Jennifer Lawrence has won a lead-actress Golden Globe for the oddball romance "Silver Linings Playbook," while supporting-acting prizes went to Christoph Waltz for the slave-revenge tale "Django Unchained" and Anne Hathaway for the musical "Les Miserables."

The wins Sunday firm up their prospects for Hollywood's top honors at the Feb 24 Academy Awards.

Former President Bill Clinton upstaged Hollywood's elite with a surprise appearance to introduce Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic "Lincoln," which was up for best drama. The film chronicles Abraham Lincoln's final months as he tries to end the war and find common ground in a divided Congress to pass the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

Lincoln's effort was "forged in a cauldron of both principle and compromise," Clinton said. "This brilliant film shows us how he did it and gives us hope that we can do it again."

Amy Poehler, co-host of the Globes with Tina Fey, gushed afterward, "Wow, what an exciting special guest! That was Hillary Clinton's husband!"

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Daniel Day-Lewis, winner for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for "Lincoln," poses with his award backstage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. — Reuters Photo
Daniel Day-Lewis, winner for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for "Lincoln," poses with his award backstage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. — Reuters Photo

The cast and crew of "Les Miserables" (From L) actor Eddie Redmayne, director Tom Hooper, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and producer Debra Hayward celebrate their win for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical backstage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
The cast and crew of "Les Miserables" (From L) actor Eddie Redmayne, director Tom Hooper, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and producer Debra Hayward celebrate their win for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical backstage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Presenters Kristen Wiig (L) and Will Ferrell on stage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Presenters Kristen Wiig (L) and Will Ferrell on stage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Actresses Jennifer Lawrence (C) and Rosario Dawson (far R) arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Actresses Jennifer Lawrence (C) and Rosario Dawson (far R) arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Actor/director Ben Affleck (L) poses in the press room with producers Grant Heslov (C) and George Clooney with the award for best motion picture drama for "Argo" at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. — AFP Photo
Actor/director Ben Affleck (L) poses in the press room with producers Grant Heslov (C) and George Clooney with the award for best motion picture drama for "Argo" at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. — AFP Photo
Actor Hugh Jackman poses in the press room with his Best Performance by an actor in a motion picture comedy or musical award for "Les Miserables"at the Golden Globes awards. — AFP Photo
Actor Hugh Jackman poses in the press room with his Best Performance by an actor in a motion picture comedy or musical award for "Les Miserables"at the Golden Globes awards. — AFP Photo
Presenters Sylvester Stallone (L) and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2013, in this picture provided by NBC. — Reuters Photo
Presenters Sylvester Stallone (L) and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2013, in this picture provided by NBC. — Reuters Photo
Presenters Jessica Alba (L) and Keifer Sutherland  on stage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2013, in this picture provided by NBC. — Reuters Photo
Presenters Jessica Alba (L) and Keifer Sutherland on stage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2013, in this picture provided by NBC. — Reuters Photo
Singer Adele, winner of Best Original Song for a Motion Picture for "Skyfall" from "Skyfall," poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Singer Adele, winner of Best Original Song for a Motion Picture for "Skyfall" from "Skyfall," poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Actor Richard Gere and actress Carey Lowell arrive for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — AFP Photo
Actor Richard Gere and actress Carey Lowell arrive for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — AFP Photo
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, winner for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for 'Django Unchained', poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, winner for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for 'Django Unchained', poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Jessica Chastain poses in the press room with her Best Performance by an actress in a motion picture drama award for "Zero Dark Thirty" at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. — AFP Photo
Jessica Chastain poses in the press room with her Best Performance by an actress in a motion picture drama award for "Zero Dark Thirty" at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. — AFP Photo
Actor Daniel Craig and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz, arrive at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Actor Daniel Craig and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz, arrive at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Actor Christoph Waltz, from the film "Django Unchained," arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards . — Reuters Photo
Actor Christoph Waltz, from the film "Django Unchained," arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards . — Reuters Photo
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Actor Michael J. Fox, his wife Tracy Pollan and their son Sam Fox (R) arrive at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Actor Michael J. Fox, his wife Tracy Pollan and their son Sam Fox (R) arrive at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Director Ang Lee (L) with "Life of Pi" cast members Tabu (C) and Suraj Sharma at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Director Ang Lee (L) with "Life of Pi" cast members Tabu (C) and Suraj Sharma at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Actor Bradley Cooper of the film "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Actor Bradley Cooper of the film "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Actress Nicole Kidman of the TV movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn" and her husband Keith Urban. — Reuters Photo
Actress Nicole Kidman of the TV movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn" and her husband Keith Urban. — Reuters Photo
Jennifer Lopez, right, and Casper Smart arrive at the Golden Globe Awards. — AP Photo
Jennifer Lopez, right, and Casper Smart arrive at the Golden Globe Awards. — AP Photo
Actors Paul Rudd (L) and Salma Hayek pose in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. — AFP Photo
Actors Paul Rudd (L) and Salma Hayek pose in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. — AFP Photo
Actor Kevin Costner poses with Best Actor in a Miniseries Award in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. — AFP Photo
Actor Kevin Costner poses with Best Actor in a Miniseries Award in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. — AFP Photo
Actress Sally Field arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Actress Sally Field arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Director Mark Andrews, winner of Best Animated Film for "Brave," poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. — AFP Photo
Director Mark Andrews, winner of Best Animated Film for "Brave," poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. — AFP Photo
Director Michael Haneke poses in the press room with his Best Foreign Language film award for "Amour" at the Golden Globes awards ceremony. — AFP Photo
Director Michael Haneke poses in the press room with his Best Foreign Language film award for "Amour" at the Golden Globes awards ceremony. — AFP Photo
Actress Julianne Moore, winner of Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for "Game Change," poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Actress Julianne Moore, winner of Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for "Game Change," poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Lena Dunham (C) poses in the press room with her Best performance by an actress in a television comedy or musical series award for "Girls" with co-stars Zosia Mamet (L) and Allison Williams at the Golden Globes awards ceremony. — AFP Photo
Lena Dunham (C) poses in the press room with her Best performance by an actress in a television comedy or musical series award for "Girls" with co-stars Zosia Mamet (L) and Allison Williams at the Golden Globes awards ceremony. — AFP Photo
Musician Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. — AFP Photo
Musician Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. — AFP Photo
Presenter Bill Clinton on stage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Presenter Bill Clinton on stage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
The cast and producers of the TV drama series "Homeland," from left, actor Diego Klattenhoff, executive producer Gideon Raff, actor Timothie Chalamet, actor Damien Lewis, executive producer Alex Gansa actress Morgan Saylor, actress Morena Baccarin, actor David Marciano, executive producer Howard Gordon and actor Navid Negahban, pose together backstage after "Homeland" won the award for Best Drama Series at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
The cast and producers of the TV drama series "Homeland," from left, actor Diego Klattenhoff, executive producer Gideon Raff, actor Timothie Chalamet, actor Damien Lewis, executive producer Alex Gansa actress Morgan Saylor, actress Morena Baccarin, actor David Marciano, executive producer Howard Gordon and actor Navid Negahban, pose together backstage after "Homeland" won the award for Best Drama Series at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler perform on stage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2013, in this picture provided by NBC. — Reuters Photo
Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler perform on stage at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 13, 2013, in this picture provided by NBC. — Reuters Photo
Actor Hugh Jackman of the film "Les Miserables" and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Actor Hugh Jackman of the film "Les Miserables" and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. — Reuters Photo
Presenter Megan Fox poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Presenter Megan Fox poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. — AFP Photo
Actress Helen Mirren greets actor George Clooney as they arrive at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Actress Helen Mirren greets actor George Clooney as they arrive at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. — Reuters Photo
Actress Claire Danes (L) and Hugh Dancy arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. — AFP Photo
Actress Claire Danes (L) and Hugh Dancy arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. — AFP Photo

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