2014 Golden Globe Awards: 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle Take Top Honors

12 Years a Slave and American Hustle took home best motion picture of the year and best comedy of the year at the 2014 Golden Globe awards sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and telecast on ABC television, Sunday, January 12.

The two wins put the two motion pictures into the top positions for the Academy to choose from at the 2014 Oscars, since the Golden Globes are often seen as an Oscar forecasting list.

“This is for the hundreds of people who made this film possible, and because of my thick accent, they end up doing what they think I said, not what I actually intended,” Alfonso Cuaron said after he accepted the award for best director for his film Gravity.

American Hustle was the biggest winner of awards with two acting awards, Amy Adams for best actress and Jennifer Lawrence for best supporting actress, and the movie also won the best comedy film award.

Mathew McConaughey won the award for best actor in a drama for his lead role in The Dallas Trading Club. Cate Blanchett won the award for best actress in a drama for her performance in Blue Jasmine. Leonardo DiCaprio won best actor in a musical or comedy for his performance in the Wolf of Wall Street.

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ” took the gold again,” according to yahootv.com. “For a second year, these funny ladies were the most-est as co-hosts,” added the website.