Les Miserables beat out stiff competition to be crowned the Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, while the film's stars Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman emerged victorious in the acting categories.
It was also a big night for Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), who all won acting awards in the drama categories. Ben Affleck picked up the Best Director for Argo, which also won the Best Motion Picture Drama honour.
Homeland was named Best TV Series Drama, while Damian Lewis and Claire Danes picked up the top male and female acting nods. Small screen movie Game Change, about the 2008 U.S. presidential election campaign, earned Julianne Moore and Ed Harris prizes for their work, in addition to the accolade for Best TV Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV.