by Wilfred Okiche
The Golden Globe award, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was broadcast last night from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hollywood A-listers from television and film turned up in their numbers to celebrate with the winners and stars such as Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon gracefully walked the red carpet.
The silent film, ‘The Artist’ emerged big winner, picking up globes for best score, best picture, musical and best actor, musical/comedy for Jean Dujardin. George Clooney’s ‘The Descendants’ followed closely with two wins in the dramatic category including one for Clooney himself.
Other winners were Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My week with Marilyn) and Octavia Spencer (The Help)
In the television categories ‘Homeland’ came out tops with two wins for best series and best actress (Claire Danes), both in the drama categories while ‘Modern family’ won best comedy series.
The show was hosted for the third time by British comedian Ricky Gervais who delivered a somewhat toned down performance after last year’s controversial outing where he took offensive barbs at the celebrities present.
See list of winners:
The Artist- Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Descendants- Best Motion Picture, Drama
George Clooney (The Descendants)- Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)- Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)- Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)- Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer (The Help)- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)- Best Screenplay
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)- Best Director
The Adventures of Tintin- Best Animated Feature Film
Best Foreign Film- A Separation (Iran)
The Artist- Best Original Score
Madonna (W.E)- Best Original Song
Cecile B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award- Morgan Freeman
Modern Family- Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Homeland- Best Television Series, Drama
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)- Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Kelsey Grammar (Boss)- Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Claire Danes (Homeland)- Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Laura Dern (Enlightened)- Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Best Miniseries or Motion Picture made for TV- Downtown Abbey
Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)- Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Idris Elba (Luther)- Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)- Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie, Series or Miniseries.
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)- Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie, Series or Miniseries