Top Ten


Our List of Last Night’s Biggest Surprises

By PMc Magazine Staff

Winter 2012-2013

10. I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did such an amazing job–we know they’re two of the funniest gals on the planet–but I think most people were surprised at just how great of a job they did.

9. Bill Clinton introducing Lincoln was a great surprise! How cool to have your movie introduced by a former president? And not just any former president, but one of the most charming and lovable of them all. Few things could make Steven Spielberg giddy, but I get the feeling this may have.

8. When it came to Best Screenplay, Quentin Tarantino‘s win was surely a surprise. But Tarantino’s annoyingly egotistical acceptance speech wasn’t at all. Do we expect anything less from the narcissistic “star of all Tina Fey’s sexual nightmares”?

7. Taylor Swift’s inability to master a gracious losing face probably shouldn’t be a surprise because she wins everything she’s up for so she’s had no time to practice, but she looked honestly stunned / pained when Adele won for Best Song.

6. The two wins for Lena Dunham (for her acting and for her show Girls) surprised us. The fact that she wasn’t a “cooler customer” when she accepted the award surprised herself.

5. One of the best surprises, that literally no one could have guessed, was that the big meme of the night would be about Tommy Lee Jones. Tommy Lee Jones’ not impressed face lit up the internet. Who’d have thought he’d be the new McKayla Maroney?

4. Don Cheadle’s win for Best Comedic Actor in Television (over Louis C. K. and Alec Baldwin no less!) was a definite surprise. Has anyone even seen Hou$e of Lie$? Can it be anywhere near as funny as Louie or 30 Rock?

3. Jodie Foster’s odd (but some say inspirational) sorta-kinda “Coming Out” Speech was definitely a surprise as well. It wasn’t a surprise because we didn’t know she was gay. Who didn’t know that? As she said, “I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age.” What was a surprise was the interesting way that she talked about it, and her intense pleas for privacy. Check out the transcript here.

2. For the Best Picture Award in the Drama Category, generally seen as the big award of the night, the odds on favorites were Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln, but Argo won Best Picture and surprised us all. Next stop the Oscars?

1. The only thing more surprising than Argo‘s upset in the Best Picture category was it’s director Ben Affleck winning Best Director after earlier in the week having been snubbed by not even being nominated for Best Director at the Oscars.

The Golden Globes were held on Sunday, January 13th, 2013.


The Golden Globes Official Site


Ben Affleck, The 2013 InStyle and Warner Brothers Golden Globe Awards After Party, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA, January 13, 2013, Photography by Brian Lindensmith for Patrick

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