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'The Artist,' 'The Descendants' Lead Golden Globe Winners

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 15, 2012 at 11:36PM

Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" and Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" led the winners 69th Golden Globe Awards, each winning a best picture prize and a best actor prize.
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Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" and Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" led the winners 69th Golden Globe Awards, each winning a best picture prize and a best actor prize.

"The Artist" topped the best picture - musical or comedy - category, and also nabbed a best actor trophy for Jean Dujardin (also in musical or comedy) and a nod for best musical score. It lost best director, however, to Martin Scorsese (for "Hugo").

"The Descendants" won in the drama category, and took a best actor award for George Clooney, where he topped his buddie Brad Pitt. The two will compete against Dujardin for a fairly contested best actor Oscar.

The Weinstein Company did exceptionally well at the awards. Besides the 3 "Artist" trophies, it took both best actress honors, including Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady" and Michelle Williams for "My Week With Marilyn." The two will compete against Viola Davis in another three-way Oscar race.

"Beginners" actor Christopher Plummer continued the road to winning his very first Oscar by taking best supporting actor at the Globes, as did Octavia Spencer, who won best supporting actress for "The Help."

Other winners included "A Separation" (best foreign language film), "The Artist" (for best original score) and "W.E." (for best original song.. notably another Weinstein pic).

The full list of Golden Globe film winners:

Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Descendants

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
The Artist

Best Director - Motion Picture
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Midnight in Paris

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Artist

Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Masterpiece" - Madonna (W.E.)

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Morgan Freeman


The full list of Golden Globe television winners:

Best Drama Series
Homeland

Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Modern Family

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Downton Abbey

Best Actress: Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actor: Television Series - Drama
Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Laura Dern, Enlightened

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Actress: TV Movie/Miniseries
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Best Actor: TV Movie/Miniseries
Idris Elba, Luther

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

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