Golden Globe Awards 2013: Complete Winners List
The film also won for its director, Ben Affleck, who failed to earn an Oscar nomination in the same category, much to the surprise of many.
Also performing well: Django Unchained, which won for Best Original Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino) and Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz). The latter sent the Oscar race into a frenzy, as many had expected Tommy Lee Jones to sweep for Lincoln.
And continuing its long history of awarding musicals, the Hollywood Foreign Press gave Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy honors to Les Miserables. The film walked away with two additional awards -- for Best Actor (Hugh Jackman) and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), respectively -- making it the top-awarded movie of the night.
On the television side, two shows dominated the evening: Homeland, which topped the night with three wins, for Best TV Drama, Best Actor in a Drama (Damian Lewis) and Best Actress in a Drama (Claire Danes); and the HBO zeitgeist series Girls, which just had its season 2 premiere tonight.
That show won for Best TV Series Comedy and for its star, Lena Dunham, who won Best Actress in a Comedy.
Who else won big? Check out the full list of winners, below, plus expert analysis from the Celebuzz team in our comprehensive videos.
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Best Motion Picture – Drama Argo Django Unchained Life of Pi Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Les Miserables Moonrise Kingdom Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Richard Gere, Arbitage John Hawkes, The Sessions Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Denzel Washington, Flight
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone Helen Mirren, Hitchcock Naomi Watts, The Impossible Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Jack Black, Bernie Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Alan Arkin, Argo Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Amy Adams, The Master Sally Field, Lincoln Anne Hathaway, Les Misearbles Helen Hunt, The Sessions Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Best Screenplay Zero Dark Thirty Lincoln Silver Linings Playbook Django Unchained Argo
Best Original Song “For You” – Act of Valor “Not Running Anymore” – Stand Up Guys “Safe and Sound” – The Hunger Games “Skyfall” – Skyfall “Suddenly” – Les Misérables
Best Original Score Argo Anna Karenina Cloud Atlas Life of Pi Lincoln
Best Foreign Language Film Amour A Royal Affair The Untouchables Kon-Tiki Rust and Bone
Best Animated Feature Brave Frankenweenie Hotel Transylvania Rise of the Guardians Wreck-It Ralph
Best TV Series – Drama Breaking Bad Boardwalk Empire Downton Abbey Homeland The Newsroom
Best TV Series – Comedy The Big Bang Theory Episodes Girls Modern Family Smash
Best Actor – TV Series Drama Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Actress – TV Series Drama Connie Britton, Nashville Glenn Close, Damages Claire Danes, Homeland Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actor – TV Miniseries or Movie Kevin Costner, Hatfield & McCoys Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Woody Harrelson, Game Change Toby Jones, The Girl Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Best Actress – TV Miniseries or Movie Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum Sienna Miller, The Girl Julianne Moore, Game Change Sigourney Weaver, Political Ani
Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Don Cheadle, House of Lies Louis CK, Louie Matt LeBlanc, Episodes Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Best Actress – TV Series Comedy Zooey Deschanel, New Girl Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Lena Dunham, Girls Tina Fey, 30 Rock Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Best Miniseries/TV Movie Game Change The Girl Hatfield & McCoys The Hour Political Animals
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, Motion Picture Made for Television Max Greenfield, New Girl Ed Harris, Game Change Danny Houston, Magic City Mandy Patinkin, Homeland Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, Motion Picture Made for Television Hayden Panettiere, Nashville Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife Sarah Paulson, Game Change Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Sofia Vergara, Modern Family