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January 15, 2012 11:36 PM
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'The Artist,' 'The Descendants' Lead Golden Globe Winners

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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5 Comments

  • Antonia | January 16, 2012 5:20 PMReply

    Huge congratulations to "A SEPARATION" - winner of Best Foreign Film - entirely deserved. Wishing you the best of luck with the Academy!

  • Victor Goss | January 16, 2012 2:09 AMReply

    I guess this list shows the entire industry is involved in fraud, just like the banksters...... who paid who when, or is it something more sinister?

  • Clark Claim to Fame | January 16, 2012 12:26 AMReply

    That makes absolutely no sense. Just because My Week With Marilyn had a musical routine in it
    Michelle Williams gets a Best Actress award? She was terrible in that movie. First of all there is no truth to the story. Colin Clark made it all up I heard. What an honor to win an award based on some jerk's made up story about a week that was nothing more than being Marilyn Monroe's gofer. Michelle should not feel honored to win an award she should be ASHAMED to have been
    privy to this garbage told by Colin Clark. Michelle probably knew but she didn't care and did the movie anyway.

  • Craig Bentley | January 16, 2012 12:23 AMReply

    Out of 8 TV performer awards, not a one from the broadcast networks - how times have changed!

  • jingmei | January 15, 2012 10:36 PMReply

    What did Jean Dujardin say? Will this sexy funny l'homme francais come to Hollywood to develope instead of staying in france though doesn't speak much anglais? 8)