Golden Globes 2012

Winners of the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards:

MOTION PICTURES
- Picture, Drama: The Descendants
- Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Artist
- Actor, Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants
- Actress, Drama: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
- Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
- Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
- Actress, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
- Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
- Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
- Foreign Language: A Separation
- Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin
- Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
- Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist
- Original Song: Masterpiece (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), WE

TELEVISION
- Series, Drama: Homeland, Showtime
- Series, Musical or Comedy: Modern Family, ABC
- Actor, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, Boss
- Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
- Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, Enlightened
- Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
- Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey (Masterpiece), PBS
- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Idris Elba, Luther
- Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
- Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

CECIL B. DE MILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Morgan Freeman





A FEW GENERAL THOUGHTS
Ricky Gervais was a good host. Not as controversial as last year, but unlike many people, I wasn't at all offended by his hosting last year anyway.

Morgan Freeman was a worthy recipient of the lifetime achievement award. He's had an amazing career thus far and continues to give great performances.

The Descendants is a fantastic film, there's no doubt about that. Did it deserve to win best picture drama? I'm not entirely convinced. Moneyball was also very good, and perhaps was a more deserving choice. Does it really matter though when the best picture musical/comedy went to The Artist? I'm seeing it next week and it seems to me that it's going to be the favourite to win best picture at the Academy Awards.

I don't want to seem like I'm bashing The Descendants and laying praise on Moneyball, because I'm not and I think you should all see both films, but I don't think George Clooney deserved to win the best actor category. Brad Pitt was very good in Moneyball and maybe just out-did his buddy. I still think it's anyone's Oscar though.

Meryl Streep has a good chance at the Oscar after her victory, but I still think Michelle Williams will win for My Week With Marilyn.

I haven't seen Beginners, but it's nice to see Christopher Plummer finally being recognised for his many decades of amazing work.

Martin Scorsese was a surprise winner for best director, but I could never find fault in anything he does, so I'm more than happy for these types of award shows to shower him with praise and accolades. I am equally as happy for Woody Allen. I can't encourage you enough to see Midnight In Paris. It really is a beautiful script.





MY LIST OF THE BEST DRESSED WOMEN ON THE RED CARPET:
1) Helen Mirren - She knows how to age gracefully and dress tastefully. Beautiful gown.
2) Sofia Vergara - A woman with real curves who flaunts her assets in a classy way. This dress looked fabulous on her.
3) Nicole Kidman - Looking very thin, but she wore this dress well.
4) Lea Michele - A controversial choice, but I think she pulls the look off well.
5) Angelina Jolie - Nice to see her in something other than black. She was radiant.
6) Claire Danes - Sophisticated, elegant and stylish.
7) Emma Stone - Sexy, but not trashy.
8) Jessica Alba - A chic look from the mother of two.
9) Stacy Keibler - Everyone loves a cute red dress.
10) Sarah Michelle Gellar - Probably another controversial choice, but she somehow managed to look great.

THE BEST DRESSED MEN ON THE RED CARPET:
Rob Lowe, Colin Firth, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clive Owen, Ryan Kwanten, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Josh Brolin, Mark Wahlberg and Guy Pearce. Two thumbs up for these 10 well-dressed men.

MY LIST OF THE WORST DRESSED CELEBRITIES ON THE RED CARPET:
1) Jessica Biel - She looked like a grandmother, a nice grandmother, but still a grandmother.
2) Matt Le Blanc - His suit was not working. Brad Pitt couldn't even get away with it.
3) Reece Witherspoon - Not a flattering dress for her petite frame.
4) Amanda Peet - It looked like she was wearing a curtain.
5) Julianna Margulies - Just plain ugly.




I would love to know what you thought of the award winners and even the fashion choices.

Comments

  1. Haven't seen a lot of the best movie contenders, but disappointed that 50/50 didn't get any recognition...movie of the year, in my opinion. Brad Pitt was fine in Moneyball, but nothing spectacular.

    The TV awards were a strange mix...just a case of the Golden Globes wanting to support the new big thing. Homeland is very good, but not better than Breaking Bad, which wasn't even nominated. Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones were more likely winners as well.

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  2. There is no one like Meryl ... I would go to any movie she made ... wow what an actress and a well-deserved win for Maggie ... very, very realistic and that's speaking as someone who met her too and who grew up in the wake of her rise up the political ladder.

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  3. Lucky you, Ali.
    I agree about Breaking Bad, Anonymous.

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