Argo was the night’s big winner, with Lincoln the loser.
- Ben Affleck’s Argo won for Best Drama, after getting snubbed in the Best Picture category by the Oscars. "I truly to God never thought I could be in the same breath as them," Affleck said of his competition Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained). Argo producer George Clooney shared the victory.
- Les Miserables nabbed three wins -- for Best Musical or Comedy, Best Actor for Hugh Jackman and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.
- Daniel Day-Lewis got Best Actor for Lincoln, which had seven nominations and lost six.
- Jennifer Lawrence took home a Best Actress win for Silver Linings Playbook and quipped, “I beat Meryl [Streep]!”
- Jodie Foster picked up a lifetime achievement award and confirmed the long-suspected fact that she’s a lesbian.
- President Bill Clinton dropped by to introduce Lincoln. Co-host Amy Poehler exclaimed, “Wow! What an exciting special guest. That was Hillary Clinton’s husband.” Tina Fey added, “Bill Rodham Clinton!” Nobody in the house was safe from the co-hosts. Fey compared Anne Hathaway’s abused single mom in Les Misérables with her disastrous Oscars co-hosting gig. Fey said, “I have not seen anyone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were onstage at the Oscars with James Franco.” The two also told us that Daniel Day-Lewis was the actor in the E.T. suit.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger gave the Best Foreign-Language Film award to Austrian director Michael Haneke for Amour.
- Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth won for Best Song with "Skyfall."
- Jessica Chastain took dramatic-actress honors for Zero Dark Thirty.
- Christoph Waltz got Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Director Quentin Tarantino won for the screenplay
- Homeland took home top honors for TV drama, with stars Damien Lewis and Claire Danes getting acting honors as well.
- Julianne Moore won Best Actress for playing Sarah Palin in the TV movie Game Change.
- HBO's Girls got honored with Best Series in the musical or comedy category, with star Lena Dunham taking home Best Actress.
Best Drama: Argo
Best Comedy or Musical: Les Misérables
Best Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Animated Film: Brave
Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Best Original Song: “Skyfall" (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth)
Best Series, Drama: Homeland
Best Series, Musical or Comedy: Girls
Best Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Lena Dunham, Girls
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Best Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Harris, Game Change