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Golden Globes 2014: American Hustle takes three awards

American Hustle was the night’s big winner picking up three awards including best film comedy or musical and two acting awards. Amy Adams took the best actress award and Jennifer Lawrence was named best supporting actress for their roles in the movie. The crime film is based loosely on an FBI sting operation which involved con men who were enlisted by the Bureau to help bring down crooked politicians.

As widely predicted, 12 Years a Slave took the night’s to award winning best film drama. Steve McQueen's historical story was nominated in seven categories but it only one this one award. Stars Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender missed out on acting awards which left the director “a little shocked”. McQueen’s acceptance speech was full of praise for his cast and crew but his wife got the biggest thanks as she suggested Solomon Northup’s book on which the award winning film is based.

The other major awards were spread out across a wide range of movies with best actor in a drama going to Matthew McConaughey for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey said the award for his portrayal of Aids patient Ron Woodroof was, “unexpected, but graciously accepted.” Jared Leto, his co-star in the film, was given the best supporting actor prize.

PHOTO GALLERY 71st Golden Globe awards show

There was a best actress in a drama award win for Cate Blanchett for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, and Leonardo DiCaprio was given the best actor in a comedy or musical prize for his part in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. DiCaprio’s acceptance speech praised Scorsese who he spoke directly to when he said: “thanks for allowing me to stalk you to make this movie.”

The Robert Redford movie All is Lost took the best original score prize while U2 were honoured with best original song for Ordinary Love which was used in the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

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