American Hustle wins three Golden Globes awards

American Hustle wins three Golden Globes awards

PanARMENIAN.Net - American Hustle has won three awards at the Golden Globes including best film comedy or musical, BBC News reports.

Its stars Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence also picked up best actress and supporting actress prizes for their roles in the 1970s-set crime movie.

Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave picked up the top honor of the night, winning best film drama. However, it was the only award the movie picked up, after going into the evening with seven nominations.

Both McQueen and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o had received nods but came away empty-handed.

Collecting the award, McQueen said he was "a little bit in shock" and thanked his wife for finding the book by Solomon Northup, on which the film was based.

The other film awards were spread around a number of movies, the BBC says.

Matthew McConaughey was named best actor in a drama for his role as Aids patient Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. The actor said the award was "unexpected, but graciously accepted". His co-star Jared Leto also won the best supporting actor in a drama prize for his depiction of a transgender woman.

Cate Blanchett collected the best actress in a drama award for Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine, while Leonardo DiCaprio won best actor in a comedy or musical for The Wolf of Wall Street.

Alfonso Cuaron was named best director for Gravity - the only award the space movie picked up on the night - beating McQueen, Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips, Alexander Payne for Nebraska and David O Russell for American Hustle.

The screenplay award went to Spike Jonze for his comedy romance Her. Italian film The Great Beauty won the title of best foreign language film and Disney's Frozen took home the best animated feature award.

Irish band U2 won the best original song prize for Ordinary Love, as featured in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

British band Coldplay and Taylor Swift had also been in the running for their songs from Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Paul Potts film One Chance respectively.

The TV categories featured a number of double award winners.

Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra was named best TV movie/mini-series, with Michael Douglas picking up the best actor in a TV movie, series or mini-series.

Breaking Bad also came away with two awards including best drama series and best actor in a drama for its star Bryan Cranston.

It was the first Golden Globe for Cranston, having been nominated for the same award every year since 2011. He was also nominated in 2003 for his role in comedy Malcolm in the Middle.

Police caper Brooklyn Nine-Nine also collected two prizes including best comedy or musical TV series and best actor in a comedy for Andy Samberg.

Amy Poehler won best actress in a TV comedy or musical for her role in Parks and Recreation, while Robin Wright was named best actress in a drama series.

Jacqueline Bisset was the only British actor to win an award for her part in BBC drama Dancing on the Edge.

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