'Homeland' wins big at the Golden Globes

Terrorism thriller based on Israeli show 'Hatufim' takes home 3 awards; Jewish actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Lena Dunham also win.

January 14, 2013 06:36
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Homeland cast and creators at the Golden Globes.

Homeland cast at Golden Globes 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

TV drama Homeland, loosely based on Gideon Raff's Israeli show Hatufim, won big at the 2013 Golden Globes, taking the awards for Best Drama, Best Actor in a TV Drama and Best Actress in a TV Drama.

British actor Damien Lewis, who plays Marine Sargent Nicholas Brody on the show, won the award for Best Actor in a TV Drama. Actress Claire Danes, who plays CIA agent Carrie Mathison, took the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama.

Hatufim creator and Homeland executive producer Gideon Raff, who was at the ceremony that took place Sunday overnight, said he is proud and excited for Homeland's win.

"The critics' hug and our wonderful audience allow us to continue working on a project we love so dearly," Raff said.

Avi Nir, Keshet TV CEO and an executive producer on Homeland, was also at the ceremony. "Thank you to [Gideon] Raff and the Keshet crew for paving the way and allowing an entry visa to Hollywood to other Israeli creators," he said.

Jewish actor Daniel Day-Lewis won the award for Best Actor in a Drama Film for his role as the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, a film by Jewish director Steven Spielberg.

Jewish actress Lena Dunham won the award for Best Actress in a TV series - Comedy or Musical for portraying the role of Hannah Horvath in HBO TV show Girls.

Other big winners at the ceremony were Iran hostage drama Argo, that won Best Drama Film and musical Les Miserables, that won Best Movie Musical as well as acting honors for Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman.

The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), has become the entertainment industry's second-biggest awards show after February's Oscars, or Academy Awards.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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