12-years-a-slave-poster 12 Years a Slave, the arresting and disturbing movie based on the real-life story of Solomon Northup as shared in his memoir and as told to and edited by David Wilson, was the expected Best Picture, Drama winner at the 71st Golden Globes in Los Angeles last night.

12 Years a Slave is a movie like no other. Solomon Northup was born a free man, then kidnapped and forced into slavery in the Washington of The South, then, after 12 years in a nightmarish existence, found and rescued and returned to his family in Saratoga Springs, New York. Here’s my video interview with people who saw it after a special screening last year:

And here’s a scene from 12 Years a Slave:

American Hustle, the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (played by Christian Bale of The Dark Night series), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (played by Amy Adams of Man of Steel) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (played by Bradley Cooper of Silver Linings Playbook), won three Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Best Actress (Amy Adams), and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence).

Here’s a scene from American Hustle:

The 71st Golden Globes Winners List

Best motion picture, drama

12 Years a Slave — WINNER
Captain Phillips

Best actress in a motion picture, drama

• Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine — WINNER
• Sandra Bullock, Gravity
• Judi Dench, Philomena
• Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
• Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best actor in a motion picture, drama

• Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
• Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
• Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
• Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club — WINNER
• Robert Redford, All is Lost

Best motion picture, comedy or musical

American Hustle — WINNER
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

• Amy Adams, American Hustle — WINNER
• Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
• Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
• Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

• Christian Bale, American Hustle
• Bruce Dern, Nebraska
• Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street — WINNER
• Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
• Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best animated feature film

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen — WINNER

Best foreign language film

Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty — WINNER
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best supporting actress in a motion picture

• Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
• Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle — WINNER
• Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
• Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
• June Squibb, Nebraska

Best supporting actor in a motion picture

• Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
• Daniel Brühl, Rush
• Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
• Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
• Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club — WINNER

Best director, motion picture

• Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity — WINNER
• Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
• Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
• Alexander Payne, Nebraska
• David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best screenplay, motion picture

• Spike Jonze, Her — WINNER
• Bob Nelson, Nebraska
• Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena
• John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
• Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best original score, motion picture

• Alex Ebert, All is Lost — WINNER
• Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
• Steven Price, Gravity
• John Williams, The Book Thief
• Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

Best original song, motion picture

Atlas,Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Let It Go, Frozen
Ordinary Love,Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom — WINNER
Please Mr. Kennedy,Inside Llewyn Davis
Sweeter Than Fiction,One Chance

Best TV series, drama

Breaking Bad — WINNER
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best actress in a TV series, drama

• Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
• Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
• Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
• Kerry Washington, Scandal
• Robin Wright, House of Cards — WINNER

Best actor in a TV series, drama

• Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad — WINNER
• Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
• Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
• Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
• James Spader, The Blacklist

Best TV series, musical or comedy

The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine — WINNER
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy

• Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
• Lena Dunham, Girls
• Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
• Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation — WINNER

Best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy

• Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
• Don Cheadle, House of Lies
• Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
• Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
• Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine — WINNER

Best TV movie or miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra — WINNER
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie

• Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
• Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
• Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
• Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
• Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake — WINNER

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie

• Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
• Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra — WINNER
• Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
• Idris Elba, Luther
• Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie

• Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge — WINNER
• Janet McTeer, The White Queen
• Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
• Monica Potter, Parenthood
• Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie

• Josh Charles, The Good Wife
• Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
• Aaron Paul,
Breaking Bad
• Corey Stoll, House of Cards
• Jon Voight, Ray Donovan — WINNER

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