With the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards occurring last night, awards season is now officially in full swing. With winners being chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press from the best performances in television and movies for the past year, we are drawing even closer to the biggest accolade for anyone involved in entertainment, the Academy Awards.
Ricky Gervais returned as the slightly-controversial host. While he revels in making the audience of celebrities squirm, a few Hollywood’s biggest stars anticipated these verbal assaults and had their own witty repartee loaded and ready to fire right back. Overall, Gervais was entertaining but the show went as planned — which doesn’t equal too much excitement for the viewers at home.
Now, when it came to the winners of the night, one thing was sure, it was a good night for premium television. There weren’t really any major upsets, as each category had a few nominees that were apparent front-runners.
The biggest revelation of the night is that the two champions battling at the Academy Awards next month appear to be “The Descendants” and “The Artist.” So, we shall see if once again the Golden Globes have a way of prediction those who will win the biggest prize of the year.
Here is a full list of last night’s big winners:
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Morgan Freeman
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Animated Feature Film: The Adventures of Tintin
Best Motion Picture Drama: The Descendants
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Meryl Streep, Iron Lady
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Motion Picture for Musical or Comedy: The Artist
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Jean DuJardin, The Artist
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran
Original Song, Motion Picture: “Masterpiece,” Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry
Original Score, Motion Picture: The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Best TV Series, Drama: Homeland
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Modern Family
Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Laura Dern, Enlightened
Best Actor, TV Series Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
TV Movie or Miniseries: Downton Abbey
Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Idris Elba, Luther
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Did you watch and if so, did all of your picks for victors turn out the way you had hoped they would?
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I agree, looks like The Artist and Descendants will win big at the academy. Ultimately, I think the Globes is such a boring watch. For Hollywood and upperclass folks it’s good, but for the rest of us, it’s seems too uptight and snobby. It was almost as if those who told jokes were frowned upon.