One thing that separates the Golden Globes from the Academy Awards — two “best of the year” broadcasts that forever competing for our attention — is the divide of “Drama” and “Comedy.” Splitting the genres down the middle, the Golden Globes open the door for two best picture winners. Why settle for one winner when you can get two?
This year’s Best Comedy or Musical award went to Les Misérables, beating out The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Silver Linings Playbook for top honors. The Globes sided with heavier material in this year’s Comedy/Musical category, nominating one straight musical and four films that blend drama with comedy. Sorry, 21 Jump Street and That’s My Boy fans — the Hollywood Foreign Press didn’t find room for 2012’s broad comedies.
Other genre-appropriate wins include Hugh Jackman for Best Comedy or Musical Actor for his work in Les Miserables, while star Jennifer Lawrence took home the statue in the Best Actress category for Silver Linings Playbooks. Les Misérables‘ win follows days after the movie was nominated for Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards.
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