Golden Globes: The night of ‘Homeland’ and Lena Dunham


The 70th Golden Globe Awards (or the “Drunk Oscars,” as I like to call them), took place in Hollywood last night, and like every year, provided some interesting stories and headlines, mostly made by the powerful, successful and funny women of the industry, orchestrated by the hilarious Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

The biggest story didn’t even involve any of the films or shows this year, it was the official coming out of Jodie Foster, who publicly shared her secret with the world as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille honorary Golden Globe Award, though it didn’t come as a surprise to the people who are familiar with her personal history. Amy Poeler signed the night off by saying:  “We’re going home with Jodie Foster!”

Above all winners was Lena Dunham, who won both Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for “Girls,” and Best Comedy Series for the same show. “This award is for every woman who felt like there wasn’t a space for her,” Dunham said as she accepted the award. “This show has made a space for me.”

In addition, Dunham’s funny speech moment was after accepting the award for best comedy,  “I also promised myself if I ever got this chance, I would thank Chad Lowe,”I’m sorry, I just promised and I promised my mom.” Why did Dunham thank Chad Lowe? Find out here.

The other major winner of the night was Showtime’s “Homeland,” which is based on the Israeli show “Prisoners of War (Hatufim).” Much like the in the Emmy awards, the show won Best Drama, in addition to Best Actor for Damian Lewis, and Best Actress for Claire Danes.

Despite predictions of a total sweep (and an introduction by former president Bill Clinton), Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” did not win Best Motion Picture, Drama and Best Directing, as both went to Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” however, Daniel Day Lewis took home the Best Actor award for portraying “Honest Abe.”

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