12 Years a Slave walked away from the Golden Globes without any wins…except, of course, for that one very big win. The true-life slavery epic won Best Motion Picture, Drama on Sunday night, defeating its odds-on nemesis Gravity. Accepting the award with his cast and crew, 12 Years director Steve McQueen thanked pretty much everyone he could think of. When he ran out of names, 12 Years co-star Sarah Paulson threw out a few more ideas.
It remains to be seen how 12 Years’ Globes win affects the Oscar race going forward. Key competitors American Hustle and Gravity took home the Best Musical/Comedy and Best Director prizes, while star Chiwetel Ejiofor was surprise-trumped by Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club.