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Golden Globes 2013: The Winners' Reactions

Jennifer Lawrence, best actress in a motion picture, comedy, Silver Linings Playbook: In Silver Linings Playbook, Bradley Cooper’s character goes aggressively berserk when he hears "My Cherie Amour." Lawrence revealed that the song that sets her of is The Door’s "Light My Fire." It dates back to a tennis match she was playing -- and losing -- and she admitted she threw a tantrum. “Every time I hear that songs I want to throw a tennis racket,” she said. Lawrence, new to the awards circuit, was a bit discombobulated in the backstage press room, shoved onto a stage without much instruction. “What do I do?” she asked, looking around. She quickly got the hang of it and answered questions, thoughtful and silly, like a seasoned vet. She admitted that she though about the Oscars during the making of the movie, but only in terms of her co-stars, not herself. Even now, thinking about that gold statuette makes her nervous. “Me and the Oscars together gives me a lot of anxiety.” One journalist asked her what she thought of critics who initially said she was too young for the part. “I was too young for the part,” she admitted. “But I guess we turned that around. Fixed it in post, as they say.”

Claire Danes, best actress in a TV drama, Homeland: Danes, no stranger to the Globes press room after wins the last two years for Homeland and Temple Grandin (2011), brought up her first Globes when she came backstage: a win for My So-Called Life in 1995. "Do you know what's funny? I remember it vividly," she said. "I was so green at that point, I didn't know what the Golden Globes were. I remember when we arrived, seeing Quentin Tarantino talking to David Hasselhoff. Funnily enough, the first person I see when I come backstage is Quentin Tarantino, and I just got to tell him that story."

Kevin Costner, best actor in TV movie or miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys: Kevin Costner has become a staple in the world of Westerns, with his turn as "Devil" Anse Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys his most recent, award-winning role. On why he keeps returning to the genre, Costner told reporters: "I'll revisit that area because I like the original story and I think that they are our Shakespeare, in a sense. I never do Westerns for the shootout, I do it for the language… I like to invest in a language that comes with history." Aside from acting, Costner credits his kids with helping him relax in his downtime. "I have a life that's very outside the business," he said, quickly adding: "I love our business and I'm a romantic about what we made in Hollywood… I'll probably never get away from telling stories because I love to do that."   PHOTOS: 20 Golden Moments at the Golden Globes
Adele, best original song, Skyfall: The first question Adele fielded backstage at the Golden Globes following her best original song win for Skyfall: Would she ever be a Bond girl? Laughing hysterically, the outspoken Brit was quick with a "No!" As for Bond, himself, Adele had nothing but praise for Daniel Craig. "Pierce Brosnan was my first Bond, but Daniel Craig will be my Bond forever," she gushed. The publicity-shy songstress, politely declining to reveal her newborn son's name, appeared light-hearted and thrilled to be spending a Hollywood night out. "I feel a little bit overexcited," she confessed. "It's absolutely amazing [to be here]. It's very surreal and quite hilarious because it's not my field." And while Adele has garnered countless accolades for her latest album, 21, she may need to find a new source of inspiration for her next project. "My inspiration usually comes from heartbreak, but I don't think I'm ever going to be devastated anymore," she said with a smile.

Mychel Danna, best original score, Life of Pi: Danna, shares a common thread with Life of Pi director Ang Lee. "I think he is the master of subtlety, and wants emotion to be built up and be held and held, and then at certain very key moments released, and I think that's something musically that I've also worked on. That sense of holding back emotion that becomes submerged and then released at the right moment." Danna, a fan of the book, also told reporters that he spent more than one year on the score. "I felt really obligated to bring that essence to life and not shortchange the magic of the book and to recapture how I felt when i read the book."

Lena Dunham, best actress in a TV comedy and best TV comedy, Girls: "I think that when you get criticism, you have to be elegant about it and appreciate it," Dunham said of her HBO comedy's divided viewers. "It's part of the gift of getting to put your work out there in the world. I'm sure people don't like the show for a lot of reasons." On the subject of bringing her series to the small screen, the indie filmmaker echoed the words of one of the night's earlier winners. "I realized very quickly through talking to a variety of people that cable television was the only place that was going to get to tell the stories that I wanted to," she said. "Claire Danes put it beautifully. I'm just really lucky to be working in this medium, with these people, right now."

Judd Apatow, EP of best TV comedy, Girls: "I don't think she's the voice of any generation, but I think she has a very strong voice," said the EP of star Lena Dunham -- an the words her character uttered in the series' pilot. "The world is too diverse for there to be one voice."

Mark Andrews, best animated move, BraveAndrews doesn't view growing up as a "trap," but as a "necessity." "I am still 12 years old and 16 years old sometimes inside," he said. "You change from being adolescents to an adult, but only on the outside." As his film earned the Golden Globe for best animated feature Sunday night, Andrews recalled creating his heroine and revealed that she could have, in fact, been a hero instead. "When we're telling stories and we're making up characters, it doesn't start with who they are on the outside," he told reporters backstage. "At the heart of this character is this person's independence. Their fiery nature, their journey to explore what else is out there, to stand up for their own. That goes without gender." Adding: "She's a female, she's a princess, that goes on top."

Michael Haneken, best foreign language film, Amour: On the global success of his film Amour, Michael Haneken said that the story is relatable to anyone and everyone. "It's a universal theme," he said. "I do believe that everybody on Earth who has experienced this kind of dilemma or trauma in his own family or friends or whatever." The Austria-native, asked how he would celebrate his Sunday night win, said he planned to "follow the advice of Michel Parker from Sony because I really have no idea where to go here and he does."

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