Golden Globes 2014 : Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett win big
In the end, it wasn’t a slave nor the celluloid version of Nelson Mandela that won the top award at the Golden Globes.
In the day’s biggest upset, giant-killer Matthew McConaughey scored his first Golden Globe, beating favourites Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom) and Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) to win Best Actor – Drama for Dallas Buyers Club.
Dallas Buyers Club also scored another acting award for Jared Leto who beat Michael Fassbender and Daniel Bruhl to score Best Supporting Actor.
Leonardo DiCaprio won his second Globe, scoring Best Actor – Comedy/Drama for The Wolf Of Wall Street. He previously won Best Actor – Drama for The Aviator.
American Hustle was the biggest winner with 3 awards including Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Best Actress – Comedy/Musical for Amy Adams and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence.
12 Years A Slave, which led the nominations with American Hustle, won just a single award out of seven: Best Motion Picture – Drama.
Cate Blanchett won an expected award: Best Actress – Drama for Blue Jasmine.
Alfonso Cuaron scored a major win with Best Director for Gravity. TV series Breaking Bad may have ended but the love keeps coming. It won Best TV Series – Drama and lead actor Bryan Cranston scored Best TV Actor – Drama.
Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra scored Best TV Film or Miniseries as well as the Best Actor – TV Film or Miniseries for Michael Douglas who beat his co-star Matt Damon, nominated in the same category.
Director Woody Allen was this year’s recipient of the Cecil B DeMille award. “Woody’s women cannot be compartmentalized. They are a hallmark of Woody’s work,” said actress Diane Keaton of her long-time collaborator.