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January 16, 2012  | by: Nicholas Persad

Golden Globe Winners

So last night was the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards. I love the Golden Globes because it highlights the best (even though Glee did not win for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy) in both television and film. However, you can’t watch the Globes without watching at least one of the pre-shows.

My Globes routine started at 6 p.m. I got some Doritos and salsa (extra spicy), my MAC (so I could tweet anything instantly), and I began to watch the pre-show on E! hosted by Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana Ranic, Kelly Osbourne and Ross (some comedian).

All of your favorite stars parading down the red carpet decked out in the hottest designer gowns and suits makes seeing them win (or drunk on stage) even more exciting.

Ricky Gervais, the hilarious host of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Ricky Gervais was the perfect host, yet again. I was on the edge of my seat, along with probably all the celebs, waiting for the irreverent comments to spew from his mouth. However, I do think he was more reserved than last year, but he still managed to make fun of most of the celebs in attendance. His gags at Eddie Murphy and Elton John were particularly hilarious.

The first award of the night was Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Like at the Critic’s Choice Awards, the award went to Christopher Plummer for Beginners. Octavia Spencer received a standing ovation while accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for The Help. The teary-eyed Spencer described the moment as “Nuts”.

Octavia Spencer, winner of Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for The Help

George Clooney beat out Brad Pitt for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Descendants. With this win, Clooney is the clear front runner for the Best Actor Oscar (sorry Brad). The film also took home the Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama.

Meryl Streep took home Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Iron Lady. Streep looked shocked to hear her name called as the winner since Viola Davis won the Critic’s Choice award only a few days earlier. Streep’s acceptance speech was also rather unusual. Personally, I thought she was a little drunk. That being said, her win was well deserved, and she was my favorite from the beginning. Jean Dujardin took home the Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for The Artist while Michelle Williams received the Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for My Week With Marilyn.

In television, the Showtime hit Homeland won two awards. The first being Best TV Series, Drama and Claire Danes won the second for Best Actress, TV Series, Drama. My personal favorite show, Glee, lost the Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy award to Modern Family, which led to the oh-so-funny bilingual acceptance speech initiated by Modern Family hottie, Sofia Vergara.

Some other highlights were Morgan Freeman accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award for his amazing work in film spanning over 5 decades and Madonna winning the award (No! definitely not for acting) for Best Original Song.

Overall, the night had very few surprises and could have been quite boring had it not been for the comical relief of Mr. Gervais.

Hopefully, The Oscars are a little more nerve-wracking.

Here is a list of all the winners in the order they were presented:

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Actress, TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Best Mini Series or TV Movie

Downtown Abbey

Best Actress, Mini Series or TV Movie

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Best Actor, TV Series, Drama

Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best TV Series, Drama

Homeland

Best Original Score

Ludovic Bourse, The Artist

Best Original Song

Masterpiece, Madonna, W/E

Best Actor, Mini Series or TV Movie

Idris Elba, Luther

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor, TV Series, Mini Series or TV Movie

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Best Animated Feature

The Adventures of TinTin

Best Screenplay

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Supporting Actress, TV Series, Mini Series or TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation (Iran)

Best Actress, TV Series, Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actor, TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Lifetime Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman

Best Director, Motion Picture

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Modern Family

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Artist

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Descendants

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