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Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams Big Winners At Golden Globe Awards

posted 13 Jan 2014, 06:44 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 13 Jan 2014, 06:45 ]

Jennifer LawrenceAmy AdamsBryan Cranston, and Jacqueline Bissett win at 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 12, 2014) ( GOLDEN GLOBE SHOW) -  The film "12 Years a Slave" took the coveted Golden Globe for best drama and "American Hustle" won best musical or comedy on Sunday (January 12) in a kick-off to the Hollywood awards season that foreshadows a wide scattering of honors for a year crowded with high-quality movies.

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Only two films garnered more than one award at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, an important but not entirely accurate barometer for the industry's highest honors, the Academy Awards to be held on March 2.

Amy Adams won best actress in a musical or comedy for her role as the conniving partner to a con-man played by Christian Bale in "American Hustle," while Jennifer Lawrence took best supporting actress for her turn as his loopy wife.

Thanking the crowd, Adams said that she was celebrating her 15th year in Los Angeles as an actress.

"I have to say today's my 15, well, not today exactly, but close. My 15 year anniversary of moving out to L.A. thinking like, "I don't know, maybe I'll get a commercial or something," and I walked into this woman's office -- Mrs. Stacy O'Neil is here tonight -- and she sent me on my first audition. She's still my manager, and I still ask her, "What made you what made you pick me? What made you do that?" She said she had a feeling, and I just want to thank her so much for that feeling and for sharing so many more feelings," said Amy Adams.

Lawrence, no stranger to awards shows, was particularity nervous accepting her prize.

"I don't know why I'm so chilled by this. It's obviously a good thing. I don't know why I'm so scared. I'm sorry. You guys were so incredible and unforgettable, and thank you to my family and my team. I'm sorry I'm shaking so much. Don't ever do this again," said Lawrence, accepting her prize.

In the television awards, "Breaking Bad" won best drama for its offbeat story about a school teacher turned drug kingpin, a show that concluded last year with its much acclaimed fifth and final season.

"I was always very grateful that the show resonated with American audiences, but now, through this and the Hollywood Foreign Press, everyone around the world will be able to share in "Breaking Bad's mirth and merriment."" said Bryan Cranston, who accepted the award for best actor in a drama series.

Jacqueline Bissett took home a prize for her supporting role in the mini-series "Dancing on theEdge," and thanked the crowd in an eye-raising speech which included expletives.

"I want to thank the people who have given me joy, and there have been many. And the people who have given me shit, I say it like my mother what did she say? She used to say, 'Go to hell, and don't come back," said Bissett.

Actor Jon Voight won the best supporting actor award for his role in TV series "Ray Donovan." The Oscar-winning actor, and father of Angelina Jolie, referenced his family in his acceptance speech.

"I'm very well escorted here. My son is here and my goddaughter Skyler. And I'm thinking, obviously, about all of my lovely family. God bless. Thanks," says Jon Voight

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted the show for the second time Sunday. Some of their hit jokes were done at the expense of famed Hollywood actors.

"'Gravity' is nominated for best film. It's the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age," said Tina Fey, in her opening monologue.

Another highlight of the show was Jonah Hill and "The Wold of Wall Street" co-star Margot Robbie's teleprompter mishap, in which the speech that they were to give announcing a prize was wrongly cued for another part of the show.

The Academy Awards nominations will be announced January 16.