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Golden Globes: Maggie Smith Wins For Downton Abbey, Julianne Moore For Game Change & Jodie Foster's Speech!

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

The 70th Annual Golden Globes were handed out last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California where the best in motion pictures and television get-together for the only award ceremony honoring achievements for the past year in both mediums.

For primetime and daytime soap fans there were a few big moments!  If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, like we are, Dame Maggie Smith won her first ever Golben Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Film Made For Television for her role as the Dowager Countess for the smash British soap!  Smith who is 78 was not in attendance to accept her award.

Julianne Moore, who won a Daytime Emmy for her dual role as Sabrina and Frannie Hughes on As the World Turns took home a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her performance as Sarah Palin in HBO’s Game Change,  the political drama about the 2008 presidential election.

The Golden Globes speech that has stirred a mix reaction today was that of Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award receipient, Jodie Foster! Foster announced that she was “single” in a moment where it seemed she was publicly coming out, although she had alluded it to it publicly when she received an award in 2007, and those in Hollywood were already in the know. 

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Now in 2013, Foster on-stage during the Globes telecast stated, “I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never been able to air in public. So, a declaration that I’m a little nervous about but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist.  So I’m just going to put it out there, loud and proud. I’m going to need your support on this.  I am…single! Seriously, I hope that you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming-out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age… But now apparently I’m told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference…that’s just not me.”

However towards the end of her speech, Foster thanked her longtime partner, Cydney Bernard, by calling her, “ex-partner in love” and “co-parent” who helped her raise their two sons.

The L.A. Times today said of Foster’s speech: “The mere fact that it took her more than six minutes to offer a sometimes coy but ultimately poignant explanation of why she chose to be so private on this matter for so long speaks volumes about how difficult coming out still is for many public figures.”

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Another speech garnering much attention was that of Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture winner, Anne Hathaway.  Hathaway bested Sally Field in Lincoln with her performance in Les Miserables.  However, Hathaway from the Globe podium paid tribute to Field in a memorable and touching moment.

In the most ironic twist of the night, Ben Affleck won honors for Best Director of a Motion Picture for his film Argo, although he was snubbed last week by the Academy Awards and failed to be named in the Director category.  Argo also won Best Motion Picture Drama capping off the Globes.

So soapers, what was your favorite moment of the night?  Let us know!

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Patrick
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Patrick

Hello Ms. Jodi Foster and Cydney Bernard. Thank You. Eloquent, so like her intellectual humor….

I really liked that Jessica Chastain, won best actress “Zero Dark Thirty”… she was simply the best, in last years, “The Help”… for which she was also oscar nominated. This may be her year… She’s Hollywoods’ new golden girl.

Blake
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Blake

I agree about Jodi and her speech! And I loved Jessica in The Help also, one of my favorite movies.

k/kay
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k/kay

Gosh does it ever stop! Jodie Foster no one cares who you sleep with and do the attacks on Sarah Palin never stop does it make you feel big and important to knock someone who has never brought this country to it’s knees like that creature in the White House. The food stamp President Hollywood must be so proud!

Jeff
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Jeff

k/kay: Obama(that creature in the White House) has finally brought some respect back to your country after that idiot Bush destroyed any good will or respect for the U.S. I personally refused to enter your country while Bush was in power. His government was evil and reprehensible!! Sarah Palin deserves to be picked on. Imagine if that airhead had become Vice-President, that could’ve been a disaster!

toscanti
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toscanti

So very TRUE, all of it!!!!!!!!

Blake
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Blake

Loved Jodie Foster’s speech, it was incredible. And I loved Mel Gibson’s reactions and her love for him, it made me respect him more!

And congrats to Julianne Moore! She was dead on with her Sarah Palin and she got the award for it!

bc
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bc

Bad win for moore who was horrid. Come on. It was a hit piece and made no effort to be unbiased. I don’t care for palin. But the writing was awful as was moore’s “acting” if you can even call it that. moore struggled w/ the accent and it was like she aiming not to resemble palin but to parody her. But it definitely helped moore’s career. wth is wrong w/ tarantino? He drops the n word backstage after his gg triumph while fielding questions from the press. Who used a slur against gay people backstage after his show won… Read more »

toscanti
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toscanti

Was so very pleased with the entire Golden Globes Broadcast. Two of the best host in recent history and I finally agreed with the winners list.

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