69th Golden Globe Awards

Ricky Gervais hosts the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 15, 2012. photo credit HFPA

Sunday night, the 69th Golden Globes were handed out in Los Angeles signalling the start of the 2012 awards season. Red Carpets, trophies, glamour and celebrities (and probably a few cocktails) are the name of the game. Hosted by the brilliantly funny Ricky Gervais, who seemed to have his screen-time limited after last year’s controversial Hollywood roasting he gave while hosting.

Awards were handed out in 14 film categories and 11 tv categories along with the Cecil B DeVille Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The Golden Globes went to:

Motion picture awards

Best Motion Picture – Drama : The Descendants
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy : The Artist
Best Director : Martin Scorses – Hugo
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama : George Clooney – The Descendants
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy : Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama : Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy : Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture : Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture : Octavia Spencer – The Help
Best Screenplay : Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
Best Original Score : Ludovic Bource – The Artist
Best Original Song : “Masterpiece” (music & lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry) – W.E.
Best Foreign Language Film : A Separation
Best Animated Feature Film : The Adventures Of Tintin
Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures : Morgan Freeman

Television awards

Best Drama Series : Homeland
Best Comedy Series : Modern Family
Best Actor in a Television Drama Series : Kelsey Grammar – Boss
Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series : Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Best Actress in a Television Drama Series : Claire Danes – Homeland
Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series : Laura Dern – Enlightened
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television : Downton Abbey
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television : Idris Elba – Luther
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television : Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television : Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television : Jessica Lange – American Horror Story

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