The 69th annual Golden Globes took place January 15th at the Beverly Hilton. Despite getting criticized for his hosting responsibilities last year, Ricky Gervais got another opportunity to host the Hollywood awards show. Not that the host has many responsibilities since they’re pretty much MIA throughout the entire show. Although Gervais wasn’t as crude as last year, he did find some opportunities to stick in some low-blow humor.
Being a big Hollywood party without the stresses of the other awards show, it seemed like the Golden Globes this year was pretty dead. What makes it even more awkward I feel is the table positioning, everything and everyone looks so cramped and uncomfortable.
The big winners of the night were “The Descendants” and “The Artist” which took home multiple awards from each category. The emotional moment of the night came when Octavia Spencer won for Best Supporting Actress in “The Help”. Many people present gave her a standing ovation and her thank you speech was very heartfelt.
See below for all the winners in the categories:
Best Picture – Drama: “The Descendants”
Best Actress – Drama: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Actor – Drama: George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Best Picture – Musical or Comedy: “The Artist”
Best Actor – Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Separation”
Best Animated Feature: “The Adventures of Tintin”
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
Best Original Song: “Masterpiece,” Madonna from “W.E.”
Best TV Series – Drama: “Homeland”
Best Actor TV Series – Drama: Kelsey Grammer, “Boss”
Best Actress TV Series – Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Best TV Series – Comedy: “Modern Family”
Best Actor TV Series – Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Best Actress TV Series – Comedy: Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Best Supporting Actor – TV Series, Miniseries, Movie: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Best Supporting Actress – TV Series, Miniseries, Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Best Miniseries: “Downton Abbey”
Best Actor – Miniseries: Idris Elba, “Luther”
Best Actress – Miniseries: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”
Cecil B. Demille Award: Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman was presented the Cecil B. Demille Award by Sidney Poitier and Helen Mirren. Acting in about 50 movies during his career which is still going strong, he embodied every single role he had to portray. Who can deny one of the best voiceovers in entertainment history?
The Golden Globes is unique in that it brings those from different cultures together. There were a couple instances where the acceptance speeches were in a different language, or from someone who had a heavy foreign accent. Also it seems like the Hollywood Foreign Press gets the nominees and winners right most of the time. Let’s see if the big winners of the night transcend to the Academy Awards coming up soon.