‘Argo,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Girls’ Dominate Golden Globes14 Jan, 2013 By: John Latchem
The 70th annual Golden Globes ceremony Jan. 13 spread recognition to several different titles, but on the home entertainment front, as is usually the case, more of the television winners are available for immediate viewing than their film counterparts.
In the film categories, only one winner is already available on disc: Disney’s Brave, which won for Best Animated Feature Film.
Another big winner, Argo, hits Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 19 from Warner Home Video. The film, about how a fake movie was set up to smuggle six Americans away from the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, won two Globes, for Best Motion Picture — Drama and Best Director for Ben Affleck. The film likely won’t repeat such success at the upcoming Oscars, which failed to nominate Affleck in the directing category.
The film with the most trophies, with three, was the musical Les Misérables, which won Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical, Best Actor — Comedy or Musical for Hugh Jackman, and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. While Hathaway seems poised to take the Oscar for her role, Jackman must compete with Best Actor — Drama winner Daniel Day-Lewis, widely considered the Oscar frontrunner for Lincoln.
By contrast, all six TV programs awarded with Globes are on disc already.
Showtime’s “Homeland,” distributed on DVD and Blu-ray by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, repeated its Emmy success by leading the way with three Globes, including Best Television Series — Drama, Best Drama Series Actor for Damian Lewis and Best Drama Series Actress for Claire Danes. The first season is readily available on disc.
HBO’s Game Change, released on DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 8, also won three Globes, for Best TV Movie or Miniseries, Best Actress for Julianne Moore and Best Supporting Actor for Ed Harris.
Rounding out HBO’s good night was two Globes for “Girls,” which won Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series Actress for star and creator Lena Dunham. The first season was released on DVD and Blu-ray in December.
Don Cheadle won Best Comedy Series Actor for Showtime’s “House of Lies,” the first season of which was released on DVD by Paramount Home Media Distribution. Kevin Costner won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for Hatfields & McCoys, on disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. And Maggie Smith won Best Supporting Actress for Downton Abbey: Season Two, on DVD and Blu-ray from PBS Distribution.