Monday, 16 January 2012

THE ARTIST AND THE DESCENDANTS WIN AT GOLDEN GLOBES!

After months and months of impatient waiting, awards season has finally lifted off as
The Artist and The Descendants were the big film winners at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

The Artist, a silent Hollywood dramedy set in the late 1920s earned three awards including the coveted Best Picture Comedy/Musical (beating off the likes of Bridesmaids and Midnight In Paris) as well as a Best Actor Comedy/Musical win for leading actor Jean Dujardin as the silent film actor whose career falls apart. Its composer Ludovic Bource also won the Best Original Score gong ahead of John Williams.
 

The Descendants (due out next month) received two awards including a Best Actor (Drama) award for its handsome leading man George Clooney (beating off his pal Brad Pitt plus Leonardo Di-Caprio and Michael Fassbender) while the film itself took home the accolade for Best Picture (Drama) ahead of The Help, Hugo and War Horse.


Meryl Streep was honoured with her 8th Golden Globe win in Best Actress (Drama) award for her role as British prime-minister Margaret Thatcher beating off Viola Davis, Rooney Mara and Tilda Swinton, while Michelle Williams received the prize for 'Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)' as Hollywood beauty Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn.

The Help's Octavia Spencer was awarded 'Best Supporting Actress' ahead of her co-star Jessica Chastain, while veteran actor Christopher Plummer earned Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners beating the likes of Albert Brooks and Kenneth Branagh.

Martin Scorsese upset fellow nominees such as Michael Hazanavicius and Woody Allen in the 'Best Director' category for his direction of fantasy adventure Hugo though Allen surprisingly won for his screenplay for Midnight In Paris. Another directing legend Steven Spielberg won for his animated film The Adventures of Tintin while pop queen Madonna secured the Best Original Song award for her song Masterpiece in the historical drama W.E. Morgan Freeman received the Cecille B.Demille award for his contribution to cinema.


The show itself proved a success though returning host Ricky Gervais failed to provide many shocks to his hosting unlike the previous two years though he did ridicule the likes of Johnny Depp, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Madonna. His performance receiving mixed reviews overall.
The full list of Golden Globe winners are below....

BEST PICTURE (DRAMA): THE DESCENDANTS
BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL): THE ARTIST
BEST DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE - HUGO
BEST ACTOR (DRAMA): GEORGE CLOONEY - THE DESCENDANTS
BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL): JEAN DUJARDIN - THE ARTIST
BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA): MERYL STREEP - THE IRON LADY
BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL): MICHELLE WILLIAMS - MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER - BEGINNERS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: OCTAVIA SPENCER - THE HELP
BEST SCREENPLAY: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: THE ARTIST
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: W.E - MASTERPIECE
BEST ANIMATED FILM: THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: A SEPARATION (IRAN)


Awards race continues to hot up soon with the BAFTA nominations announced tomorrow with the Oscar nominations revealed next Tuesday, the heat is on!

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