- Associated Press - Monday, January 14, 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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QUICKQUOTE: “How will we celebrate? I’m Australian, c’mon.” _ Hugh Jackman after winning an acting Golden Globe for “Les Miserables,” which also won the award for best musical.

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

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Quentin Tarantino, who delves into Deep South history in his revenge saga “Django Unchained,” says slavery continues in the United States after the Civil War. It has just taken on a different form.

“If you go to Malaysia, there’s sexual slavery going on in places like that, but I’m more concerned about the slavery that is going on in America,” Tarantino said backstage at Sunday’s Golden Globes. “The drug laws that have put so many black males in jail that wouldn’t have existed in the `70s, that is slavery. It is just straight up slavery as far as I’m concerned.”

Tarantino won the screenplay award at the Globes for “Django.”

_ Beth Harris _ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bethharrisap

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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.

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