A familiar Washington face was in the audience at Sunday night's Golden Globes and we're not talking about former President Clinton. (Though he counts too). Chris Dodd, former senator and current Motion Picture Association of America head attended the star-studded awards show. We know because the telecast briefly caught a glimpse of him as "Zero Dark Thirty" actress Jessica Chastain's Golden Globe win was announced.
Of course, Dodd was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to Washington's influence at the Globes. There was the Clinton cameo. "That was Hillary Clinton's husband," host Amy Poehler gushed as he exited. Three of the winning movies held premieres in town. "Argo," which dominated in drama and direction, was filmed partially at the State Department. Director and star Ben Affleck and his cohorts headed to the Canadian Embassy and the Regal Gallery Place theater for a screening last October. "Game Change" was filmed outside of Washington and the stars like Julianne Moore and Sarah Paulson attended the HBO flick's Newseum premiere last March. Finally, director Kathryn Bigelow and actor Chris Pratt were in Washington last week for a "Zero Dark Thirty" screening.
And even though "Homeland" doesn't film in the real District, it is popular among Washingtonians, including President Obama.