Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Globe Winners

The Golden Globes actually offered up a few surprises amongst the usual suspects tonight, handing out awards to The Adventures of Tintin for Best Animated Feature (besting frontrunner Rango), Madonna for Best Song for "W.E." and Martin Scorsese the trophy for Best Director over presumed frontrunner Michel Hazanavicius. They did little to clear up the awards race, as The Descendants, The Artist, Hugo, and Midnight in Paris split the 4 major categories, and Meryl Streep bested Critics Choice Award winner Viola Davis for Best Actress.

It was a subdued night, overall. Host Ricky Gervais toned down his cutting humor, but remained funny throughout he night. The show itself was surprisingly brisk, and there were a few choice quips here and there (I especially loved Seth Rogen calling out My Week with Marilyn for being neither a comedy nor a musical).

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Motion Picture — Drama: The Descendants
Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical: The Artist 
Best Director — Motion Picture: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Actor — Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress — Drama: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Actor — Comedy or Musical: Jean Dujardin, The Artist 
Best Actress — Comedy or Musical: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Animated Feature Film: The Adventures of Tintin
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation (Iran)
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best Original Song: “Masterpiece,” W.E., Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

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