The 2012 Golden Globe Winners

This year’s Golden Globe winners have been announced with “The Artist” taking the largest number of awards with three (including Best Picture – Comedy/Musical), followed by “The Descendants” with two. The black-and-white silent film remains the front runner in the run-up to the Oscars.

The winners mostly proved deserving – “A Separation” and “The Adventures of Tintin” taking best foreign and animated features respectively along with Scorsese scoring best director for “Hugo” and Woody Allen best screenplay for “Midnight in Paris”. Octavia Spencer, Christopher Plummer, Jean DuJardin, Michelle Williams, George Clooney and Meryl Streep took the film acting awards.

There were a few surprises – Streep winning over Viola Davis, Clooney over Michael Fassbender, and “The Descendants” over “Hugo,” “Moneyball” or “The Help”. Host Ricky Gervais had a few good one-liners but was oddly chaste, leaving it up to a few nominees to deliver the most memorable moments of the night such as Clooney’s acceptance speech praising Fassbender’s penis.

On the TV front “Homeland” took both best drama series and actress, the only show to take more than one award. The rest were mostly familiar faces (many from the 90’s) winning for new or fairly new shows including Kelsey Grammer, Matt LeBlanc, Laura Dern and Jessica Lange.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Descendants”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
“The Artist “

Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady”

Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
George Clooney for “The Descendants”

Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Michelle Williams for “My Week With Marilyn”

Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Jean DuJardin for “The Artist”

Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer for “The Help”

Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture
Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Martin Scorsese for “Hugo”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Woody Allen for “Midnight in Paris”

Best Animated Feature Film
“The Adventures of Tintin”

Best Foreign Language Film
“A Separation” (Iran)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Ludovic Bource for “The Artist”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Masterpiece” from “W.E.”

Best TV Series – Drama
“Homeland” (Showtime)

Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical
“Modern Family” (ABC)

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Best Actress In A TV Series – Drama
Claire Danes for “Homeland”

Best Actor In A TV Series – Drama
Kelsey Grammer for “Boss”

Best Actress In A TV Series – Comedy Or Musical
Laura Dern for “Enlightened”

Best Actor In A TV Series – Comedy Or Musical
Matt Le Blanc for “Episodes”

Best Actress In A Mini-Series or TV Movie
Kate Winslet for “Mildred Pierce”

Best Actor In A Mini-Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba for “Luther”

Best Supporting Actress In A TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story”

Best Supporting Actor In A TV Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Peter Dinklage for “Game of Thrones”