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Golden Globes 2014: ‘Slave,’ ‘Hustle,’ McConaughey, Blanchett Top Winners

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“12 Years a Slave” went into the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night with seven nominations but was passed over again and again. That is, until the last award of the evening, and arguably the best of them all. The harrowing portrayal of slavery in America took home the prize for best drama of 2013.

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Tom Hanks arrives on the red carpet for the Golden Globe awards on Jan. 12, 2014. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

The film’s director, Steve McQueen, seemed surprised by the win. “Little bit in shock,” said the British filmmaker, clutching the award. “I wasn’t expecting it.”

But the evening’s biggest victor was David O. Russell’s Abscam-inspired comedy, “American Hustle.” It won three trophies during the three-hour ceremony that aired on NBC from the Beverly Hilton, including for best musical or comedy, best actress for Amy Adams and best supporting actress for Jennifer Lawrence.

Also performing well at the awards show considered a key indicator for Oscar gold: the AIDS drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” Matthew McConaughey won his first Golden Globe as lead actor in the film, as did Jared Leto for supporting actor in the film. Cate Blanchett received the best actress in a drama honor for Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”
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