The Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category was a tough one this year, with each of the films having a solid chance for the prize, but the 2014 Golden Globe ultimately went to American Hustle. Though a close race, American Hustle seemed like a frontrunner from the start, with great reviews, an amazing cast, and two wins earlier in the ceremony.
The '70s-set film was up against Nebraska, Her, The Wolf of Wall Street and Inside Llewyn Davis, and had already faced some in earlier categories. Its female stars were already winners, with Jennifer Lawrence taking home Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and Amy Adams claiming Best Actress in a Motion Picture. The men weren't quite so lucky, with Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale both losing their acting categories and David O. Russell getting beat for the Best Director and Best Screenplay prizes.
The large cast gathered on stage as producer Charles Roven thanked Russell and the HFPA, and said that one of the benefits of the movie industry is being able to make films about people, and how American Hustle is about the art of survival, resilience, and reinvention.
Roven seemed to get more time than any other winner so far, but that's what happens when you win the big prize. Congratulations to the cast and crew of American Hustle, I think it's safe to say we'll be seeing you at the Oscars.
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