Argo, Les Miserables win best-pic Globes

00:45, Jan 15 2013
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Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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Actress Julianne Moore with her award for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries for Game Change.
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Actor Christoph Waltz, winner of Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Django Unchained.
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Damian Lewis, winner for Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama for Homeland.
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Actor Kevin Costner, winner of Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Hatfields & McCoys.
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Actress Jennifer Lawrence, winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for The Silver Linings Playbook.
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Actor Don Cheadle, winner of Best Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) for House of Lies.
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Director Quentin Tarantino holds the award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for Django Unchained.
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Adele, winner for Best Original Song - Motion Picture, for Skyfall from the film of the same name, poses with her award backstage with HFPA member Yoram Kahana.
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Anne Hathaway holds the award she won for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for her work in Les Miserables.
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Director Michael Haneke holds his award for Best Foreign Language Film for Amour.
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Presenters Salma Hayek and Paul Rudd on stage.
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Claire Danes, winner of Best Best Actress in a Television Series (Drama) for Homeland.
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The cast and producers of the tv drama series Homeland, which won Best Television Drama 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.
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Director Mark Andrews, winner for Best Animated Feature Film for Brave.
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Actress Jodie Foster poses with her Cecil B. DeMille award.
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Former President Bill Clinton presents an award.
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Hosts Tina Fey (as Johnny Depp) and Amy Poehler onstage.
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Actress/writer Lena Dunham with her Best Actress In A Comedy Series award for Girls, which also won Best Comedy Series.
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Ben Affleck accepts the award for best director for Argo on stage at the Golden Globes.

The Iran hostage thriller Argo was a surprise best drama winner at today's Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic Lincoln, which had emerged as an awards-season favourite.

Argo also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win - except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time.

Affleck's now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honours knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar.

Argo is a longshot for best picture at the February 24 Oscars, where films almost never win if their directors are not nominated.

In a breathless, rapid-fire speech, Affleck gushed over the names of other nominees presenter Halle Berry had read off: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, Ang Lee for Life of Pi, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty and Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.

"Look, I don't care what the award is. When they put your name next to the names she just read off, it's an extraordinary thing in your life," Affleck said.

Les Miserables was named best musical or comedy at today's Golden Globes, while Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway claimed acting prizes, honours that could boost the lush stage adaptation's prospects at next month's Academy Awards.

The musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel earned Jackman the Globe for musical or comedy actor as tragic hero Jean Valjean.

Hathaway won best supporting actress for her portrayal of tragic heroine Fantine, a young working class woman who is abandoned by a rich student to raise their child on her own.

''Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt,'' Hathaway said.

Jackman was a bit hoarse from the flu, but his Globe win seemed to be the right antidote.

''I was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot, but it appears that you don't need one. I feel great,'' Jackman said.

Other acting prizes went to Jennifer Lawrence as best musical or comedy actress for the oddball romance Silver Linings Playbook and Christoph Waltz as supporting actor for the slave-revenge tale Django Unchained.

Lawrence won as best actress in a musical or comedy for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship.

The Globe winners in musical or comedy categories often aren't factors at the Oscars, which tend to favour heavier dramatic roles. But Silver Linings Playbook is a crowd-pleasing comic drama with deeper themes than the usual comedy.

And Lawrence - a 2010 Oscar nominee for her breakout film Winter's Bone who shot to stardom with the Hunger Games - delivers a nice mix of humour and melancholy.

''What does this say? I beat Meryl,'' Lawrence joked as she looked at her award, referring to fellow nominee and multiple Globe winner Meryl Streep.

Lawrence went on to thank her mother for believing in her and her father for making her maintain a sense of humour. Waltz won supporting actor for his role as a genteel bounty hunter who takes on an ex-slave as apprentice.

The win was Waltz's second supporting-actor prize at the Globes, both of them coming in Tarantino films.

Waltz's violent but paternal and polite Django character is a sharp contrast to the wickedly bloodthirsty Nazi he played in his Globe and Oscar-winning role in Tarantino's 2009 tale Inglorious Basterds.

''Let me gasp,'' said Waltz, whose competition included Django co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. ''Quentin, you know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude knows no words.''

Meanwhile, former United States President Bill Clinton upstaged Hollywood's elite with a surprise appearance to introduce 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!''

Lincoln came in with seven nominations to lead the Globes, but it went zero-for-five on its first categories, including director for Spielberg, supporting actress for Sally Field and supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones.

The film also lost for screenplay, a prize that went to Tarantino for Django Unchained.

Tarantino thanked his cast and also the group of friends to whom he reads work-in-progress for reaction.

 ''You guys don't know how important you are to my process. I don't want input. I don't want you to tell me if I'm doing anything wrong. Heavens forbid,'' Tarantino said.

''When I read it to you, I hear it through your ears, and it lets me know I'm on the right track.''

The Scottish tale Brave won for best animated film. It was the sixth win for Disney's Pixar Animation unit in the seven years since the Globes added the category.

Austrian director Michael Haneke's old-age love story Amour, a surprise best-picture nominee for the Oscars, won the Globe for foreign-language film.

The top prize winner at last May's Cannes Film Festival, Amour is a grim yet moving portrait of an elderly woman tended by her husband as she is incapacitated by age.

Pop star Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth won for best song for their theme tune to the James Bond adventure Skyfall.

''Oh, my God!'' Adele gushed repeatedly, before offering gratitude to the group that presents the Globes. ''I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I never thought I'd say that.''

The prize for musical score went to Mychael Danna for the lost-at-sea tale Life of Pi.

Hosts Fey and Poehler, who co-starred in the 2008 big-screen comedy Baby Mama, had a friendly rivalry at the Globes. Both were nominated for best actress in a TV comedy series, Fey for 30 Rock and Poehler for Parks and Recreation.

''Tina, I just want to say that I very much hope that I win,'' Poehler told Fey at the start of the show. ''Thank you. You're my nemesis. Thank you,'' Fey replied. Neither won.

Lena Dunham claimed the comedy series Globe for Girls. After that, Fey and Poehler showed up on stage with cocktail glasses, Fey joking that it was time to start drinking.

''Everyone's getting a little loose now that we're all losers,'' Poehler said.

Among other TV winners, Julianne Moore won a best-actress Globe for her role as Sarah Palin in Game Change, which also was picked as best TV mini-series or movie and earned Ed Harris a supporting-actor prize.

Best actor in a mini-series or movie went to Kevin Costner for Hatfields & McCoys.

Homeland was named best TV drama series, and its stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis received the dramatic acting awards.

Maggie Smith won as supporting actress for Downton Abbey.

Jodie Foster received the Globes' Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

''It is the most fun party of the year,'' Foster said, ''and tonight, I feel like the prom queen.'' 

Full List of Winners of the 70th Golden Globes Awards:

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E! hosts Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne will doubtless be slamming many a poor B-lister for their fashion choices soon, and while Kelly somehow still manages to make purple hair look cool, Rancic looked deathly in this Oriett Domenech dress. That odd neckline will be in our terror dreams tonight.
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie's Naeem Khan dress is actually one of our faves of the night, but zoom in and all we can see is blue eyeshadow, blue eyeshadow, blue eyeshadow. For some reason, sky blue eyes always look badly applied to us.
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Actress Julianne Hough arrives in a Monique Lhuillier tulle white and gold gown. This girl definitely loves to sparkle on the carpet, and while there's no slamming this dress, we find the Gwen Stefani-style quiff an unsettling hair choice.
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Ryan Seacrest plants a small kiss on Julianne Hough.
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Actress Amy Adams takes a small tumble on the red carpet. Granted, it looks gorgeous, but that blush (or cappuccino?) Marchesa gown must be mighty hard to walk in (let alone sit in during the three hour ceremony).
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Actress Ariel Winter of Modern Family looks cute in a printed Valentino dress with Benjamin Adams shoes. If Winter was in her twenties, we'd probably critique this for looking too cutesy with the headband-and-all, but it's perfect for a 14-year-old.
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Actors Hugh Dancy and wife Claire Danes arrive. The Homeland actress looks enviably amazing in pure-red Versace just one month after giving birth to son Cyrus. ""Hoping I don't leak anytime soon," she quipped to Ryan Seacrest.
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Actress Alyssa Milano wore a Ports 1961 gown that swamped her small frame, and, we hate to say it, but the ruched style makes the actress look a little like she's expecting (which we don't think she is).
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Just three months after giving birth to son Noah, Megan Fox opted for a form-fitting Dolce&Gabbana dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. Say what you will about her acting, this girl knows how to work old-world Hollywood glam (although hubbie Brian Austin-Green's hair's verging on Vanilla Ice).
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Quirk queen Zooey Deschanel arrives in an Oscar de la Renta dress, which sits somewhere on the colour spectrum between red and orange. You can't really go that wrong with Oscar, but the neckline here looks a little awkward (we just want to get all mum on her and hike it up).
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Smash actress Katharine McPhee sits on the right side of the goth-glam spectrum in this sleek Theysken's Theory dress. She's like Angelina but likeable, and we love it.
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Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler said they went for a "husband and wife" look, with Tina in L'Wren Scott and Amy sexing-up a black capri tuxedo with Chopard diamonds.
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Nominated Nashville star Hayden Panettiere paired natural makeup with a blush-pink Roberto Cavalli gown. It's simple yes, but it's also gorgeous.
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Looking more like her 18-years-her-senior Modern Family co-star Sofia Vergara, 22-year-old Sarah Hyland's Max Azria dress ages her. The misplaced peplum aside, it's the pint-sized actress' big hair that most offends.
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Actress/writer Lena Dunham of HBO show Girls wears an eggplant gown by Zac Posen. This isn't deep-down bad, but it'd be better suited on an actress like Glenn Close, aka, a woman of 65 - we expect edgier from Lena.
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Newly-single it-girl Jennifer Lawrence wore a glamorous tomato red Dior gown. We appreciate the dressed-up sentiment, but her chest cups are just plain pointy.
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Host Tina Fey on the red carpet.
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Actor Michael J. Fox, his wife Tracy Pollan and their son Sam Fox arrive.
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Halle Berry borrowed ferosh-side leg inspiration from Angelina, but the pattern on her Versace dress just does not work: curtains from a dodgy rental pad anyone?
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Actress Naomi Watts clearly came in character, mimicking the late Princess Di's coy head tilt while walking the carpet in Zac Posen. Considering it's winter in the US, we appreciate that she opted for something that's actually seasonally appropriate.
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Actress Jessica Chastain is a designer's darling, and this ice blue Calvin Klein gown looks beautiful from the back (although the middle-part makes her forehead look a little Kling On; nothing a side-part wouldn't have fixed).
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Actor Bradley Cooper of the film Silver Linings Playbook arrives.
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Newsroom actress Olivia Munn opted for sleek hair with a strapless Giorgio Armani Spring 2013 dress. The turquoise detailing is to-die, although we'd have preferred it paired with a less classic, more tribal necklace.
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Actress Nicole Kidman and singer Keith Urban arrive. She-of-the-remarkably-smooth-forehead opted for Alexander McQueen, and while it ticks all the boxes, we can't help but wonder if it'd be nicer with just the sheer midriff or the gold embellishments, not both?
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We love the springtime whimsy of Lucy Liu in this Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2013 ball gown. So many would've fallen flat on their fash-faces in this, but Liu's tiny waist and artfully simple accessorising and hair means she gets an A.
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This is a big call, but we think this is Anne Hathaway's best look ever. This classic textured gown could be by no other designer than Chanel, and Hath's pixie crop seems to be at that perfect-two-weeks-after-cut length right now. A+.
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Actor George Clooney and actress Stacy Keibler arrive, with the former-wrestler proving she's one of the only women in the world that can look good in horizontal stripes in form-fitting Armani Prive.
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A stark improvement on Lea Michele of Glee fame's weird ice-skater-meets-bodybuilder look from last year's GG's, this white halter is by Lea's designer-of-the-moment Elie Saab. Safe for her, but still pretty.
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Taylor Swift's Donna Karan gown just doesn't work for us. A) it already looks like it needs an iron and she probably hasn't even sat down yet. B) High-neckline + dark plum + satin = frumpy.
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Amanda Seyfried wore Givenchy. Meh.
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Actor Daniel Craig and his wife actress Rachel Weisz arrive.
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Naomi Watts' Zac Posen dress features a keyhole back.
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Jennifer Lopez wore a Zuhair Murad silk gown with an ivory lace overlay, accessorising with her 18-years-her-junior boyf, Casper Smart. This dress looks like almost everything JLo's been pictured in during her recent world tour: skintight. We know you have a good body, you can stop wearing body stockings.
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Jessica Alba is setting herself up as quite the fashionista, and we love this salmon-pink Oscar de la Renta gown, adore the lipstick colour and even, despite our better judgement, kind of like the taxidermy-chic clutch.
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Jennifer Garner has a remarkable ability to make everything she touches look down-to-earth and simple, even a fully-embellished Vivienne Westwood couture gown.
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One of the most fashion-forward stars on the night was Sienna Miller in this crop top and maxi (sounds so bad on paper) appliqués combo from Erdem. We dig her simple make-up and hair, too (also loving the Jay Leno impersonator behind her).
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Helen Mirren looked fresh and modern in a Badgley Mischka jersey gown - we love the earrings, she's a pro.
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Kate Hudson is flawless in this Alexander McQueen gown, pulling off a high neck without looking severe thanks to soft hair.
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Julianne Moore was dressed by best bud Tom Ford, natch (we're struggling from serious friendship group envy right now). The 47-year-old Globe winner's not afraid to make a statement, and this geometric look was surprisingly subtle for her, but still super-chic.
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French screen goddess Marion Cotillard shows those Yanks how it's done in velour Christian Dior Couture. Many will say it's too simple, but we don't, this look's already firmly in our fantasy wardrobe.
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Her hair's a bit messy (we really liked her drug lord look in Savages and dream to see that on the red carpet) and we don't dig her giant waist bow, but Salma's face screams: "Move aside, this is Dior and I can pull off anything".
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We're a little sick of Sofia Vergara relying on sequins, and fear her red carpet choices are becoming a touch heavy on the slamming-but-could-almost-be-an-Eighties-prom-dress side. Ruminating aside, she still looks fierce but we'd just love if she tackled a trend for once next time.
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Shimmer was a key trend this year, and 36-year-old Isla Fisher was one of our victors of the look. She looks like a diva of yesteryear in this Reem Acra gown. In a redhead-off with Amy Adams, we think she wins.
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New mum Adele opted for a lace-detail Burberry boatneck in - wait for it - black. It's very her, and while there's nothing wrong with having a signature style, we'd love it if she gave us a flash of colour every now and then.
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Kerry Washington is resplendent in Miu Miu, and we even like the touches of blonde in her choppy bangs.
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Michelle Dockery - Lady Mary Crawley in our hearts - looks wonderful in Alexandre Vauthier. Colour is key here, if this was black and silver it'd be too harsh, but gold and white makes it lovely and regal.

- Picture, Drama: Argo.

- Picture, Musical or Comedy: Les Miserables.

- Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln.

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- Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty.

- Director: Ben Affleck, Argo.

- Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables.

- Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook.

- Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained.

- Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables.

- Foreign Language: Amour.

- Animated Film: Brave.

- Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained.

- Original Score: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi.

- Original Song: Skyfall (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), Skyfall.

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- Series, Drama: Homeland.

- Series, Musical or Comedy: Girls.

- Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland.

- Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, Homeland.

- Actress, Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls.

- Actor, Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, House of Lies.

- Miniseries or Movie: Game Change.

- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, Game Change.

- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys.

- Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey.

- Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ed Harris, Game Change.

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