Foreign Films Invade Golden Globes

Foreign Films Invade Golden Globes

It was a big night in Hollywood, but an even bigger night for foreign films at the 69th annual Golden Globe awards.

The Hollywood Foreign press gave the most awards to the French silent film The Artist, including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Score, and Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) to its lead French actor, Jean Dujardin.
Meryl Streep won her eighth Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her role as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. While Michelle Williams garnered a Best Actress in a comedy or musical for her London set My Week With Marilyn, the same award Marilyn Monroe won 50 years ago.
The Hawaiian based film The Descendants did help America score with Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor in a drama for George Clooney. Octavia Spencer won Best Supporting Actress in a Movie for her portrayal of a Southern maid in The Help, while Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy happily cried on.
If foreign films ruled the movie portion of the awards, then cable television shows dominated the television portion. ABC’s Modern Family took home the Globe for best comedy series, the only award to go to a network television show. Showtime struck gold with Homeland, who took home globes for Best TV Series (Drama) and for its lead actress Claire Danes. Matt LeBlanc previously struck out with Friends but scored with Showtime’s Episodes, a first for the actor.
Kelsey Grammer scored for Starz with his win for best drama actor in his cable hit Boss. Laura Dern took a surprise win for
best comedy actress for HBO’s Enlightened. British host Ricky Gervais was tamer than last year, only attacking the likes of Johnny Depp (“Have you seen The Tourist yet?”) and Kim Kardashian (“The Golden Globes are to the Oscars like Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton.”)
Following the foreign theme of the night, Antonio Banderas responded in Spanish to Gervais’ comment about not understanding the actor and Sofia Vergara funnily accepted Modern Family’s globe in Spanish. However if anything stole the show, besides Madonna telling Gervais to come do something about it if she was “still a virgin,” it was the male anatomy. During his acceptance speech, Clooney complimented Michael Fassbender’s package in, while Seth Rogen stood next to the beautiful Kate Beckinsale and told the crowd that he was “trying to conceal a massive erection.”
The full list of 2012 Golden Globes Winners (Winners In Bold):
Best Motion Picture – DramaThe Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides Of March
Moneyball
War Horse
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help
Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep – Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

George Clooney – The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – The Ides Of March
Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight In Paris
My Week With Marilyn

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Jodie Foster – Carnage
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet – Carnage

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Owen Wilson – Midnight In Paris

Best Animated Feature Film

The Adventures Of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss In Boots
Rango

Best Foreign Language Film

The Flowers Of War (China)
In The Land Of Blood And Honey (United States)
The Kid With A Bike (Belgium)
A Separation (Iran)
The Skin I Live In (Spain)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks – Drive
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Best Director – Motion Picture

Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
George Clooney – The Ides Of March
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash – The Descendants
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – The Ides Of March
Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
Stan Chervin, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian – Moneyball

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Ludovic Bource – The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski – W.E.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore – Hugo
John Williams – War Horse

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Hello Hello” – Gnomeo & Juliet (Elton John & Bernie Taupin)
“Keeper, The” – Machine Gun Preacher (Chris Cornell)
“Lay Your Head Down” – Albert Nobbs (Brian Byrne & Glenn Close)
“Living Proof, The” – The Help (Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas)
“Masterpiece” – W.E. (Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry)

Best Television Series – Drama

American Horror Story (FX)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Boss (STARZ)
Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (SHOWTIME)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Claire Danes – Homeland (SHOWTIME)
Mireille Enos – The Killing
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
Madeleine Stowe – Revenge
Callie Thorne – Necessary Roughness

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer – Boss (STARZ)
Jeremy Irons – The Borgias
Damian Lewis – Homeland (SHOWTIME)

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Enlightened (HBO)
Episodes (SHOWTIME)
Glee (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
New Girl (FOX)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Laura Dern – Enlightened (HBO)
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl (FOX)
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)
Laura Linney – The Big C (Showtime)
Amy Poehler – Parks And Recreation

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)
David Duchovny – Californication (SHOWTIME)
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes (SHOWTIME)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

Cinema Verite (HBO)
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
The Hour (BBC AMERICA)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Too Big To Fail (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Romola Garai – The Hour (BBC AMERICA)
Diane Lane – Cinema Verite (HBO)
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Idris Elba – Luther
William Hurt – Too Big To Fail (HBO)
Bill Nighy – Page Eight (Masterpiece)
Dominic West – The Hour (BBC AMERICA)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story (FX)
Kelly MacDonald – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family (ABC)
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Paul Giamatti – Too Big To Fail (HBO)
Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Tim Robbins – Cinema Verite (HBO)
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC)

Cecil B. DeMille AwardMorgan Freeman