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Lincoln's New Odds, Sacha Baron Cohen's Brain and Other Golden Globes Mysteries Answered

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Is Lincoln still a shoo-in/front-runner for Oscars even though Argo won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama last night?
—Lisa, Los Angeles, via Facebook

Well, according to the most recent polls of Oscar experts in the media, Lincoln is still the odds-on favorite. But a few very smart folks disagree and are staking their reputation on Ben Affleck's period picture.

"According to the experts at Gold Derby—and we poll 24 of them—Lincoln is still out front," Gold Derby blog editor Tom O'Neil tells me. "But I personally believe that Argo is going to win. I feel that support for Lincoln is soft. The Oscar Best Picture win is chosen by passion. There was a lot of passion for Slumdog Millionaire and The King's Speech, but I don't see a passion for Lincoln."

That wasn't the only question you had about last night's Golden Globes extravaganza. Let's get to a few more...

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Who was that lady in the turban hanging out with my boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch?
—JoJoMan, via Twitter

That was Emma Kitchener, wife of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and, I will have you know, a real-life lady in waiting to Princess Michael of Kent. You're welcome.

Wasn't it freezing in Los Angeles last night? Hello, people: They're called coats.
—HelenA, via Facebook

No, they're called heat lamps—big, white ones—and I'm told they were used for the first time in the award's history Sunday. Some stars also showed up with hand-warmer packets.

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Where was Maggie Smith and why doesn't she seem to go to awards shows?
—A.S., via Twitter

A lot of celebrities don't like awards shows; Woody Allen is famous for avoiding them. Sean Penn isn't a big fan in general, and neither is Bill Cosby.

Was Sacha Baron Cohen funny or not at the Golden Globes? I didn't laugh.
—V.V., via Twitter

The actor's presentation of the Best Animated Feature may have come off as awkward—that was indeed nervous laughter you heard in the audience when he joked about costar Anne Hathaway's recent wardrobe malfunction. But plenty of people laughed. Critic Michael Musto called the "curtains" double-entendre "hilarious."

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