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Golden Globes celebrate best in TV and film

Stars from cinema and television have gathered in Beverly Hills for the 70th annual Golden Globes to celebrate this years’ winners. Austrian director Michael Haneke’s film "Amour" took home best foreign language film.

The Golden Globes, bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), recognize excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. This was the 70th year for the awards, hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Austrian director Michael Haneke's French-language film "Amour" took home the Golden Globe for best foreign language film – the second of his films to win the title, the first was in 2010 for "Das weiße Band" ("The White Ribbon").

Austrian actor Christoph Waltz, who holds German citizenship, took home best supporting actor for his performance in "Django Unchained." It was his second time winning the award, having first been awarded best supporting actor in 2009 for his portrayal of a Nazi colonel in "Inglorious Basterds." Best supporting actress went to Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables."

Best director and best drama went to Ben Affleck and his film "Argo," while best comedy or musical was awarded to "Les Miserables."

Highlights from the television awards included "Homeland," which won best drama series and "Girls" for best comedy series.

American Actress Jodie Foster was also honored with the Cecile B De Mille award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment." She is the recipient of two Oscars and two Golden Globes.

hc/ccp (Reuters, AP, dpa)

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