Golden Globes Winners

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There has been a lot of discussion concerning the 2011 films in the running for Best Picture, and the first major awards event, the Golden Globes, has set the stage for this and other categories during the presentation January 15. 

The voters’ selection? “The Descendents” for Best Motion Picture, Drama, which topped the much-discussed Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” “Martin Scorsese’s Hugo,” “Moneyball,” and “The Help.” 

Tent-pole features are consisting more and more of visual effects-heavy films. On this front, Martin Scorsese, known for many daring (gritty, violent) films that do not incorporate visual effects, changed gears with “Hugo,” a charming period tale steeped in cutting-edge VFX. The project earned the famed director a Golden Globe for Best Director. 

As for animation, the look of CG-animated films has certainly changed over the years—proved by last year’s computer-animated Western comedy “Rango.” Furthermore, well-known directors and VFX facilities have turned their attention to this medium, as is apparent with this year’s nominees: Gore Verbinski and ILM with “Rango” and Steven Spielberg and Weta with “The Adventures of Tintin.” The other nominees in this category carry the weight of big-name animation facilities: Sony Pictures Animation and Aaardman with “Arthur Christmas,” Disney-Pixar (and John Lasseter) with “Cars 2,” and DreamWorks (and Chris Miller) with “Puss in Boots.” Taking home the honors was “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Here’s a look at all the winners:

Motion Picture, Drama

The Descendants – WINNER

The Help


The Ides of March


War Horse

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama

George Clooney, The Descendants - WINNER

Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

Michael Fassbender, Shame

Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

The Artist - WINNER



Midnight in Paris 

My Week With Marilyn

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture  – Drama

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady - WINNER

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, The Help

Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Jean Dujardin, The Artist - WINNER

Brendan Gleeson, The Guard 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50

Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love

Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Director – Motion Picture

Martin Scorsese, Hugo - WINNER

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris 

George Clooney, The Ides of March 

Michel Hazanvicius, The Artist 

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Octavia Spencer, The Help - WINNER

Berenice Bejo, The Artist 

Jessica Chastain, The Help 

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs 

Shailene Woodley, The Descendants 

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation (Iran) - WINNER

The Flowers of War (China)

In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA)

The Kid With A Bike (Belgium)

The Skin I Live In (Spain) 

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris - WINNER

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

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist 

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, The Descendants 

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball

Best Animated Feature Film

The Adventures of Tintin - WINNER

Arthur Christmas 

Cars 2

Puss in Boots


Best Performance By An Actress in A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn - WINNER

Jodie Foster, Carnage 

Charlize Theron, Young Adult 

Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids 

Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Masterpiece” — W.E. - WINNER

Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

“Hello Hello” — Gnomeo & Juliet 

Music by: Elton John

Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin

“The Keeper” — Machine Gun Preacher 

Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell

"Lay Your Head Down” — Albert Nobbs

Music by: Brian Byrne

Lyrics by: Glenn Close

“The Living Proof” — The Help

Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr.

Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Ludovic Bource, The Artist - WINNER

Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.

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

Howard Shore, Hugo

John Williams, War Horse

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture 

Christopher Plummer, Beginners - WINNER

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Albert Brooks, Drive 

Jonah Hill, Moneyball 

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method 


Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Modern Family, ABC - WINNER

Enlightened, HBO

Episodes, Showtime

Glee, FOX

New Girl, FOX

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes - WINNER

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock 

David Duchovny, Californication 

Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory 

Thomas Jane, Hung

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland - WINNER

Mireille Enos, The Killing

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

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 - WINNER

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family 

Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce 

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 - WINNER

Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail 

Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce 

Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite 

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Idris Elba, Luther - WINNER

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey 

William Hurt, To Big to Fail 

Bill Nighy, Page Eight

Dominic West, The Hour

Best Television Series – Drama

Homeland, Showtime - WINNER

American Horror Story, FX

Boardwalk Empire, HBO


Game of Thrones, HBO

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Kelsey Grammer, Boss - WINNER

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 

Jeremy Irons, The Borgias 

Damian Lewis, Homeland 

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce - WINNER

Romola Garai, The Hour 

Diane Lane, Cinema Verite 

Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey 

Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Downton Abbey, PBS (Masterpiece) - WINNER

Cinema Verite, HBO

The Hour, BBC America

Mildred Pierce, HBO

Too Big to Fail,  HBO

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical

Laura Dern, Enlightened - WINNER

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

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