BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The Iran hostage thriller "Argo" is the surprise best-drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic "Lincoln," which had emerged as an awards-season favorite.
"Argo" also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win -- except Affleck missed out on an Oscar nomination this time.
IMAGES: Stars walk the red carpet
"Les Miserables" was named best musical or comedy, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes.
On the TV side, it was a battle for cable supremacy with three honors each for Showtime's CIA thriller "Homeland" and "Game Change," the HBO movie about Sarah Palin's 2008 vice presidential candidacy.
HBO's "Girls" picked up two awards for best comedy. Show creator Lena Dunham was tapped as best comic actress, beating out nominees Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of NBC. In fact, all the commercial networks were snubbed and PBS received just one award.
The 70th annual Golden Globes were broadcast from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Best Picture, Drama: Argo
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: Les Miserables
Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Watz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Foreign Language: Amour
Animated Film: Brave
Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Original Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Original Song: Skyfall by Adele
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Jodie Foster
Series, Drama: Homeland
Series, Musical or Comedy: Girls
Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland
Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Miniseries or Movie: Game Change
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatsfield & McCoys
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ed Harries, Game Change
Supporting Actress, Series, miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, Downtown Abbey
FULL LIST: 2013 Golden Globes