Golden Globe Awards 2012 Winners List

– by Gig Patta

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented the 69th Annual Global Globe Awards with host Ricky Gervais.

Gervais probably took the headlines tonight as the host for making jokes about The Golden Globes, NBC and some Hollywood celebrities including Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Eddie Murphy and the Kardashians.

And even Johnny Depp wasn’t immune to Gervais’ jokes.

“I want to ask you a question. And be honest. Are you on recreational drugs?” asked Gervais directly to Depp. “I’m joking, that’s not the question. And we know the answer [to that]. Have you seen ‘The Tourist’ yet?”

Actor Morgan Freeman  was honored during the awards ceremony with the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe award. A video tribute was dedicated to his lifetime work in film and television from the 1970s children television show "The Electric Company" to his narration for "March of the Penguins."

According to IMDB, Freeman has appeared and will appear in 95 different films in his filmography. In the past, he had earned several acting nominations and won several acting awards including a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture -- Comedy/Musical for "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1990 and Oscar award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for "Million Dollar Baby in 2005.

For television, comedy "Modern Family" was honored for the best television series in musical or comedy and "Homeland" earned the best television series in drama. For acting performances, Laura Dern, Kelsey Grammer, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Claire Danes, and Matt LeBlanc won various awards on the television side.

Martin Scorsese won the best director for "Hugo." And the best animated film award went to Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin."

For the best screenplay, the award was given to Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris." And the best original movie score was given to Ludovic Bource for "The Artist" and the best original song in a motion picture was Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry's "Masterpiece" in the movie "W.E."

The motion picture best acting awards were given to George Clooney in "The Descendants," and Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady." In the motion picture best supporting acting awards were given to Octavia Spencer for "The Help," and Christopher Plummer for "Beginners."

The best motion picture for drama award was given to "The Descendants" and the best motion picture for musical or comedy was "The Artist."

Here is the official list of winners:

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Winner: Christopher Plummer for "Beginners")
  • Best Performance by and Actress in a Television Series -- Musical or Comedy (Winner: Laura Dern for "Enlightened")
  • Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Winner: "Downtown Abbey")
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television (Winner: Kate Winslet for "Mildred Place")
  • Best Performance by and Actor in a Television Series - Drama (Winner: Kelsey Grammer for "Boss")
  • Best Television Series -- Drama (Winner: "Homeland")
  • Best Original Score -- Motion Picture (Winner: "The Artist" -- Ludovic Bource)
  • Best Original Song -- Motion Picture (Winner: "W.E." -- Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television (Winner: Idris Elba for "Luthor")
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy (Winner: Michelle Williams for "My Week with Marilyn")
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Winner: Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones")
  • Best Animated Film (Winner: "The Adventures of Tintin")
  • Best Screenplay -- Motion Picture (Winner: "Midnight in Paris" -- Woody Allen)
  • Best Performance by and Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Winner: Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story")
  • Best Foreign Language Film (Winner: Iran's "A Separation")
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series -- Drama (Winner: Claire Danes for "Homeland")
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series -- Musical or Comedy (Winner: Matt LeBlanc for "Episodes")
  • Best Performance by and Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Winner: Octavia Spencer for "The Help")
  • Best Director - Motion Picture (Winner: Martin Scorsese for "Hugo")
  • Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy (Winner: "Modern Family")
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy (Winner: Jean Dujardin for "The Artist")
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama (Winner: Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady")
  • Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy (Winner: "The Artist")
  • Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy (Winner: George Clooney for "The Descendants")
  • Best Motion Picture -- Drama (Winner: "The Descendants")
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