Winners of the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards:
- 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
- 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
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.