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Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director At 2014 Golden Globe Awards

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Alfonso Cuaron was named Best Director at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

Cuaron, who directed the space epic "Gravity," defeated Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, Alexander Payne and David O. Russell for the honor.

It's expected that Cuaron will earn a Best Director nomination from the Academy Awards on Jan. 16 (Cuaron has received three Oscar nominations in his career, but never for directing). He was one of five filmmakers to receive a nod from the Directors Guild Awards, which is considered a strong precursor for the Oscars' award for Best Director.

This was Cuaron's first nomination at the Golden Globes. "Gravity" was also nominated in three other Globes categories: Best Picture - Drama, Best Actress - Drama (Sandra Bullock) and Best Score (Steven Price).

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 71st annual Golden Globes, which were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Last year, Ben Affleck won Best Director at the Golden Globes. Affleck was not nominated in the category at the Academy Awards, where the Best Director trophy went to Ang Lee for "Life of Pi."

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It was the only win of the night for "12 Years A Slave," but it was a big one. Steve McQueen's acclaimed drama won Best Picture - Drama, besting "Gravity," "Philomena," "Rush" and "Captain Phillips."

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All right, all right, all right.

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A no-brainer.

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"American Hustle" wins Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, besting "The Wolf Of Wall Street," "Her," "Nebraska" and "Inside Llewyn Davis."

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"This is an incredible, incredible honor." DiCaprio, ever classy, thanks his fellow nominees (Christian Bale, Bruce Dern, Oscar Isaac and Joaquin Phoenix) and also Martin Scorsese. "You're a risk taker. You're a visionary."

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The Globes love them some "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which has been on the air for half a season.

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In a bit of an upset, Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director for "Gravity," besting Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Paul Greengrass and Alexander Payne.

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YAYYYYYYYYY!

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OF COURSE IT DID!

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Douglas won for playing Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra." During his acceptance speech, Douglas remembers finding out about the project from Steven Soderbergh on the set of 2000's "Traffic."

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It was expected that "Blue Is The Warmest Color" would win, but the award went to Paolo Sorrentino's latest film.

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Samberg beat out Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Don Cheadle ("House Of Lies"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Michael J. Fox ("The Michael J. Fox Show").

More on Samberg's big win in the Best Actor category here.

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"You guys, the Globes, right? Who knew?" Andy Samberg was not prepared to win his Golden Globe, but he's happy to accept the award anyway.

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Jonze was an upset winner, topping expected contenders John Ridley (for "12 Years A Slave"), David O. Russell (for "American Hustle"), Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (for "Philomena") and Bob Nelson (for "Nebraska"). Jonze thanked his cast and also fellow nominee Russell for supporting him throughout the process.

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In her speech, she thanked the crew, Netflix and Kevin Spacey, calling her co-star "the best playdate ever."

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He defeated Barkhad Abdi, Daniel Bruhl, Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender for the win. During his speech, Leto jokes about not having to get a Brazilian wax for his role as a transgender woman who suffers from the AIDS virus.

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