Golden Globes 2013: The Winners' Reactions

The Hollywood Reporter

Winners for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Christoph Waltz, best supporting actor in a motion picture, Django Unchained: Waltz said he was not surprised by any controversies surrounding Django Unchained, given its subject matter, specifically that of slavery. “It should be controversial if you make a movie about a story against the backdrop of slavery,” he said. “You better be prepared for a controversial discussion. I wish more movies gave us an opportunity to talk about subjects that matter to us today.” He added that he learned quite a bit about slavery during his preparation for his part of the bounty hunter who trains slave Jamie Foxx -- but his biggest surprise was slavery’s current state. “This problem, and it should be called a problem, is still somewhat alive of the minds and hearts of America. I thought it was it was as much a historical fact as it was for me.”

The cast and crew of Game Change, winner of best TV movie or miniseries: "This is what my friends and I talk about all of the time," said director and EP Jay Roach of the political thread through Game Change and 2008's Recount. "It's a constant source of anxiety for me. These films are about exploring those questions." Roach added that his next HBO collaboration with writer Danny Strong and EP Gary Goetzman would come when Game Change book writers Mark Halperin and John Heilemann finished their next work. Roach also paid special compliment to lead Julianne Moore, who played Sarah Palin. "[Her] commitment to getting it right... I've never seen anyone work as hard," he said. "I've never shared or collaborated with someone who was so committed to getting it right. We could have imagined making this film with anyone else."

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Julianne Moore, best actress in a TV movie or miniseries, Game Change: "I was actually glad I got a chance to mention her in my speech tonight," Moore said of Golden Globes host Tina Fey, the first actress to famously lampoon Sarah Palin. "What she and Katie Couric did in their industries that year was incredible." Speaking to the controversy of playing a living celebrity with quite a few plans, Moore was quick to point out the movie was not about Palin. "In no way was this a biopic or a character assassination. This was about our political process. The conclusion that I drew was that she was simply unprepared for the vice presidency. I don't know why I said yes, maybe it was vanity. But the great thing was the tremendous amount of support I had."

The cast and crew of Homeland, best TV drama: Talking about the night's other terrorist-related work, Zero Dark Thirty, the Homeland team admitted that their treatment of secret ops has yet to draw any ire or scrutiny from the government. "We haven't actually heard from our agency consultants after we blew up the agency ant the end of last season... they've been Zero Dark Thirty," said EP and showrunner Alex Gansa. "We have not been in trouble, but we have not addressed the torture issue either."

Damian Lewis, best actor in a TV drama, Homeland: Briefly appearing backstage, the Showtime star spoke of one of his favorite scenes of the past season. "It actually was a gift," Lewis said of the show's grueling episode, which saw hid character take a knife through the hand. " Lesli Linka Glatter, the director, she allowed us to run like a piece of theater -- and coming from the theater, that is the most productive way to work. We were running multiple takes with multiple actors. We were running takes that were lasting 20 minutes long. That's probably why it came out as richly as it did."

Kevin Costner, best actor in TV movie or miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys: Kevin Costner has become a staple in the world of Westerns, with his turn as "Devil" Anse Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys his most recent, award-winning role. On why he keeps returning to the genre, Costner told reporters: "I'll revisit that area because I like the original story and I think that they are our Shakespeare, in a sense. I never do Westerns for the shootout, I do it for the language… I like to invest in a language that comes with history." Aside from acting, Costner credits his kids with helping him relax in his downtime. "I have a life that's very outside the business," he said, quickly adding: "I love our business and I'm a romantic about what we made in Hollywood… I'll probably never get away from telling stories because I love to do that."

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