The awards were handed out on Sunday at this year's Golden Globe Awards ceremony and no single film dominated although "The Artist" walked away with the most awards with three. I always think it's nice when they spread the wealth around.
The show itself was the typical affair with host, Ricky Gervais, (who returned for the third time) who seemed to appear both fearless and apprehensive on doing his usual act after all the criticism he received last year. He managed to get some hilarious zingers in (Jodie Foster and her "Beaver") but he definitely seemed like he held back.
The real drama was all backstage between those old queens, Madonna and Elton John who were fussing and carrying on with each other over nothing. They really need to get over themselves, most especially the artist who will always be known as "the Material Girl", whether she likes it or not. Her acceptance speech was awkward as well her comeback to Ricky Gervais after his introduction of her which was just lame.
Some of the highlights from the show were Felicity Hoffman and William H. Macy's cute, little musical ditty before they presented an award, Jean Dujardin oozing so much charm during his acceptance speech, George Clooney giving a humorous reason to show Michael Fassbender on camera, Jane Fonda looking incredible and showing these younger ladies how to do it properly, Meryl Streep with her rambling but funny and thoughtful speech after her win, the appearance of Sidney Poitier and the cinematic tribute to the career of Morgan Freeman.
Here is the complete list of winners in the film categories:
Best Picture (Drama):
Best Picture (Comedy/Musical):
Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"
Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"
Best Actress (Drama):
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Best Actress (Comedy/Musical):
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Best Actor (Drama):
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Best Actor (Comedy/Musical):
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Best Supporting Actress:
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Best Supporting Actor:
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Best Original Score:
Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"
Best Original Song:
"Masterpiece" (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), "W.E."
Best Foreign-Language Film:
"A Separation" (Iran)
Best Animated Film:
"The Adventures of Tintin"
For the complete list of winners, go to:
GOLDEN GLOBES 2011