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Winners of the 69th Annual Golden Globes

January 15, 2012

Hosted by Ricky Gervais for the third year in a row, the 69th Annual Golden Globes took place tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, with numerous celebrities in attendance to present and accept the many awards.  Honouring the best movies and TV shows of 2011, The Artist deservingly took home the gold for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical and The Descendants was equally deserving of its triumph in the dramatic category.  Martin Scorsese took home Best Director for the unforgettable Hugo.

The winners in the four main acting categories were Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and George Clooney (The Descendants).  Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) won in the supporting categories.

I tweeted throughout the evening, offering brief updates that included my thoughts on the winners in many of the major categories and brief commentary on the telecast, but my full and uncensored opinion on everything that happened tonight will be coming tomorrow.  Please see below for a complete list of winners in all fourteen of the film categories.  We would like to take the time to offer our congratulations to everyone who was nominated and took home the awards.  Have a great night, everyone!

-John C.

Best Picture – Drama

The Descendants

The Help


The Ides of March


War Horse

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Artist



Midnight in Paris

My Week With Marilyn

Best Director

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

George Clooney, The Ides of March

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Actor – Drama

George Clooney, The Descendants

Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

Michael Fassbender, Shame

Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Brendan Gleeson, The Guard

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50

Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Actress – Drama

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, The Help

Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

Jodie Foster, Carnage

Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Charlize Theron, Young Adult

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Albert Brooks, Drive

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo, The Artist

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Screenplay

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants

George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, The Ides of March

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, Moneyball

Best Foreign Language Film

The Flowers of War

In the Land of Blood and Honey

The Kid With a Bike

A Separation

The Skin I Live In

Best Animated Feature

The Adventures of Tintin

Arthur Christmas

Cars 2

Puss in Boots


Best Original Score

Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Howard Shore, Hugo

John Williams, War Horse

Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.

Best Original Song

“Lay Your Head Down,” Albert Nobbs

“Hello Hello,” Gnomeo and Juliet

“The Living Proof,” The Help

“The Keeper,” Machine Gun Preacher

“Masterpiece,” W.E.

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