-Les Miserables topped the movie category with three big wins, including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
-Its stars Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman took home Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor
-Argo and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained tied for two
-Homeland and Game Change were TV favourites with three wins each
By Baz Bamigboye
His Iran hostage thriller Argo was a surprise best drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic Lincoln, which had emerged as an awards-season favourite.
Argo also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win - except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time.
And as he took the stage to claim the prizes, there was one woman to whom he had immense thanks for supporting him throughout the trials of its production: his wife, Jennifer Garner.
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'I want to thank my wife who is the reason why I'm standing here,' he said after giving her a kiss and claiming the prize.
'I adore you. I love you so much. Thanks for sitting through this. You are my everything. Thank you,' he added.
Affleck's now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honors knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar.
And the night left Argo taking home the top prize at the Globes but standing as a longshot for best picture at the February 24 Oscars, where films almost never win if their directors are not nominated.
VIDEO Affleck gushing about wife Jennifer Garner in acceptance speech
In a breathless, rapid-fire speech, Affleck gushed over the names of other nominees presenter Halle Berry had read off: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, Ang Lee for Life of Pi, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.
'Look, I don't care what the award is. When they put your name next to the names she just read off, it's an extraordinary thing in your life,' Affleck said.
Luckily Garner, who presented an award after her husband's win, was able to thank some people Affleck forgot to mention.
VIDEO I beat Meryl! Jennifer entertained the crowds with her speech
It was the second time in a week that Affleck won a best directing award and referred to the snub.
When picking up his Critics' Choice Best Director Award on January 10, the first thing Affleck uttered was: 'I'd like to thank the Academy. I'm kidding, I'm kidding.'
Affleck has also been nominated for the best director award this year by the Director's Guild of America.
Argo tells the bizarre story of how in 1980 the CIA - with Canadian help - sprang a group of Americans from Iran after they escaped a US embassy overrun by protestors. The film is based on real-life events.
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