WINNER TAKES ALL: Streep strikes gold at the Globes.
On a night marked by quite a few notable upset wins in both the film and television categories, the acclaimed silent pic The Artist and the Alexander Payne-directed family drama The Descendants emerged winners of the coveted Best Picture honours – Musical/Comedy and Drama, respectively – at Sunday’s 69th Annual Golden Globes awards held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
In one of the most closely watched categories of the night, Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) copped Best Actress (Drama) over The Help’s Viola Davis, for her critically lauded portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Clooney, as expected, was named Best Actor in a Drama for The Descendants, while Michelle Williams picked up Best Actress (Musical/Comedy) for My Week With Marilyn. The Iranian divorce saga A Separation was awarded Best Foreign Language Film.
Other big winners at the ceremony, hosted by the characteristically outrageous Ricky Gervais, included Woody Allen, Octavia Spencer, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes and Kelsey Grammer, who bested a field of fellow heavyweights to win Best Actor in a TV Series (Drama) for Boss.
In case you missed the show, TALLAWAH has all the winners right here:
THE WINNERS FOR THE 2012 GOLDEN GLOBES:
Best Motion Picture Drama: The Descendants
Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Modern Family
Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
TV Movie or Miniseries: Downton Abbey
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Jean DuJardin, The Artist
Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Motion Picture for Musical or Comedy: The Artist
Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Laura Dern, Enlightened
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Original Song, Motion Picture: “Masterpiece,” Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry
Original Score, Motion Picture: The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Idris Elba, Luther
TV Series, Drama: Homeland
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Actor, TV Series Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Screenplay, Motion Picture: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Animated Feature Film: The Adventures of Tintin
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Morgan Freeman
STUDY IN ELEGANCE: Nominees Brad Pitt (Moneyball) and Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey) brought clean glam to the Globes red carpet.