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“Argo,” the retelling of the dramatic rescue of American diplomats during the Iran hostage crisis, and “Les Miserables,” a big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, were the big winners at this year’s Golden Globes, which took place at Beverly Hilton Hotel from Los Angeles (California), cnn.com informs. In fact, The Golden Globes gives a separate accolade for best film musical or comedy, which was won by Tom Hooper’s film of stage hit Les Miserables – the only British film to win an award. It won three in total, with actress Anne Hathaway winning best supporting actress for her portrayal of Fantine in the film. “Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt,” she said, quoted by bbc.co.uk, as she collected her trophy. The film’s lead Hugh Jackman won best actor in a musical or comedy. Best actor in a drama went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his role in the biopic Lincoln, while Jessica Chastain won best actress in a drama for “Zero Dark Thirty”. Earlier, British singer Adele won best song for the theme to the James Bond film Skyfall. Collecting her trophy, she said: “Honestly, I’ve come out for a night out with my friend Ida – we’re new mums – I have literally come for a night out. I was not expecting this.”Dame Maggie Smith won best supporting actress in a series for her role in Downton Abbey. Homeland took best TV drama, with Damian Lewis winning best TV actor for his role in the series. Quentin Tarantino, accepting the best screenplay award for his film Django Unchained, said: “This is a damn surprise, and I’m happy to be surprised.” Christoph Waltz took best supporting actor for his role in the film. But the western lost out to Argo in the best drama category along with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Life of Pi, Ang Lee’s adaption of the Yann Martel novel, and Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.Amour, directed by Austria’s Michael Haneke, won best foreign film. In the drama actor category, Day-Lewis was shortlisted alongside fellow Oscar candidates Denzel Washington and Joaquin Phoenix.Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper was also nominated for the award, with both men also nominated in the best actor category at the Oscars.The best actress in a musical or comedy category was won by Cooper’s co-star in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence.The ceremony was also visited by former President Bill Clinton, who praised historical drama Lincoln. “President Lincoln’s struggle to abolish slavery reminds us that enduring progress is forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise,” he said. “This brilliant film shows us how he did it and gives us hope that we can do it again.” Sam Michael Fox, son of Michael J Fox, and Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca were the two scions selected this year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA), organisers of the awards. Two-time Oscar winner, Jodie Foster, who has also won two Globes from seven nominations, received the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.