- Associated Press - Sunday, January 13, 2013

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (AP) - Show Bits brings you the 70th annual Golden Globes awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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QUICKQUOTE: “I’m really grateful. We got nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. I was thrilled. I mean, if you can’t be happy with that, your prospects for long-term happiness are probably pretty dim.” _ Ben Affleck, addressing whether he was upset that he wasn’t nominated for an Academy Award for best director, an award he won at Sunday’s Golden Globes.

_ Anthony McCartney_ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mccartneyAP

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Shooting a musical with more than 200 actors, someone was bound to lose their voice.

For “Les Miserables,” that was Sacha Baron Cohen, and it caused a shutdown of production at one point.

“Only one man proved himself not to have the vocal stamina,” the film’s director, Tom Hooper, revealed at Sunday’s Golden Globes.

“Ladies and gentlemen, Sacha Baron Cohen.”

Baron Cohen’s reaction to the revelation: He bowed and curtseyed.

_ Anthony McCartney_ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mccartneyAP

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Don’t mess with Meryl.

That’s what a lot of Twitter users were saying after Jennifer Lawrence accepted the Golden Globe for lead actress in a motion picture comedy or musical, looked it over and quipped, “What does it say? I beat Meryl!”

Meryl Streep was nominated in the same category for “Hope Springs.”

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