Saturday, January 21, 2012

Golden Globe Winners

The 2012 Golden Globe film winners are all as to be expected: Christopher Plummer & Octavia Spencer take the lead for Supporting Actor & Supporting Actress; George Clooney & Jean Dujardin battle it out to the end for Best Actor; Michelle Williams is Meryl Streep's strongest competition for Best Actress & if it weren't for The Artist, The Descendants would be the film to watch for Best Picture.

On the TV front, however, it's all newcomers. Claire Danes takes an expected win for Homeland - incidentally that is three for three for Danes at the Globes for TV: My So-called Life in 1994, Temple Grandin in 2010 & now Homeland - seems her career is best suited to TV for some reason; old favourite Kelsey Grammar becomes only the second actor to possess a Golden Globe as Best Actor in both a TV Comedy & TV Drama (the other being David Duchovney, for The X-Files & Californication) by winning for Chicago Mayor Drama Boss; Matt LeBlanc makes a frankly surprising comeback, winning Best Actor in a TV Comedy for Episodes & Laura Dern takes home the gold for another new series, Enlightened.     

Not happy about Madonna now having two Golden Globes, though. 

Best Picture: Drama
The Descendants

Best Actor: Drama
George Clooney - The Descendants

Best Actress: Drama
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady

Best Picture: Comedy / Musical
The Artist

Best Actor: Comedy / Musical
Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Best Actress: Comedy / Musical
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn

Best Director
Martin Scorsese - Hugo

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer - Beginners 

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer - The Help

Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tin Tin

Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris

Best Score
Ludovic Bource - The Artist

Best Original Song
Masterpiece - Madonna, Julie Frost & Jimmy Harry (W.E.)

Best TV Series: Drama

Best Actor in a TV Series: Drama
Kelsey Grammar - Boss

Best Actress in a TV Series: Drama
Claire Danes - Homeland

Best TV Series: Comedy
Modern Family

Best Actor in a TV Series: Comedy
Matt LeBlanc - Episodes

Best Actress in a TV Series: Comedy
Laura Dern - Enlightened

Best Mini Series / Made-for-TV Movie
Downton Abbey

Best Actor in a Mini Series / Made-for-TV Movie
Idris Elba - Luther

Best Actress in a Mini Series / Made-for-TV Movie
Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce

Best Supporting Actor in TV of any kind
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones

Best Supporting Actress in TV of any kind
Jessica Lange - American Horror Story