Taking the coveted Golden Globe for Best Drama, ’12 Years a Slave’ is now firmly on path for the Oscars in March.
However, the Golden Globe frontrunner by British director Steve McQueen only picked up one award out of seven nominations.
The big winner was David O. Russell’s 1970s black crime comedy ‘American Hustle’, which took home three of its seven nominations including Best Comedy or Musical, Best Actress in a Comedy for Amy Adams and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence.
In the drama category, Matthew McConaughey won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his portrayal of unlikely AIDS activist Ron Woodroof in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. His co-star Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor.
The top drama acting award for a female actress went to Cate Blanchett for her role as a riches-to-rags socialite in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’.
Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy as fast-living, drug-popping, swindling stockbroker Jordan Belfort in the ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, his fifth collaboration with director Martin Scorsese.
Best Director went to Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron for his existential space thriller ‘Gravity’, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.