Saturday, July 13, 2024

Les Miz Wins, Ben Affleck Is Best Director, Jodie Foster Comes Out


Golden Globes: Hugh Jackman won Best Actor for Musical/Comedy for “Les Miz.” And the movie won Best Comedy or Musical. Ben Affleck won Best Director for “Argo,” which marks an amazing turnaround since the Oscar winning co writer of “Good Will Hunting” at one point made the worst movie ever — “Gigli.”

But the big moment tonight will be remembered as Jodie Foster’s Lifetime Achievement Award speech–she came out, in a way, and admitted that she was gay, kind of, in an emotional, rambling speech that was brave, in a way, and very cool. Good for her. Foster seemed nervous that her career would be over, but that won’t happen. She’s a two time Oscar winner, and beloved in Hollywood. Anyway, everyone there knew it for years. It doesn’t matter.

“Girls” won Best TV Comedy, as expected.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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