LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Famed Jewish filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen picked up Golden Globe Awards, but not the most prestigious ones.
“The Adventures of Tintin” earned Spielberg top honors for best animated feature film, but his other current hit movie, “War Horse,” was nosed out by “The Descendants” as best dramatic motion picture at Sunday’s awards ceremony.
Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” initially led the field with three nominations for best picture (musical or comedy), director and screenplay. But Allen won only for best screenplay and, continuing his tradition , did not show up for the awards ceremony.
In the competition for best foreign-language film, Iran cemented its front-runner status with its entry “A Separation.” Israel’s contender, “Footnote” by Joseph Cedar, did not make the five finalists cut.
On the television side, Israel could take some vicarious pleasure in top honors for the drama series “Homeland” and for its co-star, Claire Danes, winning the award for best actress. “Homeland” is based on the Israeli TV hit “Hatufim,” or "Prisoners of War," and is produced by Howard Gordon.
“Modern Family,” created by Steve Levitan with Christopher Lloyd, topped the field as best drama TV series (musical or comedy).
The annual Golden Globe Awards are produced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.