American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave Win Big at the Golden Globes

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Steve McQueen, director of "12 Years a Slave," accepts the award for best motion picture, drama. (Photo: New York Times)
Steve McQueen, director of “12 Years a Slave,” accepts the award for best motion picture, drama. (Photo: New York Times)

It was an incredibly varied night at the Golden Globes last Sunday, with almost every major category filled out by a different film. The Tina Fey and Amy Poelher-hosted event saw “12 Years a Slave” win the motion picture for drama and “American Hustle” win the best motion picture for a comedy.

Other notable winners include Cate Blanchett for her work in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” Leonardo Dicaprio for his work in Martin Scorsesee’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Breaking Bad” as the best TV drama, and Robin Wright as the lead actress in Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

The Golden Globes are one of the biggest award ceremonies in Hollywood, similar to the Academy Awards. Awards for television series are included, and the organization surrounding the event, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, distinguish the Globes from the well-known Oscars.