It was a mixed bag at last night’s 69th Golden Globes Awards ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. No one film dominated the awards, though The Descendants and The Artist each took home a handful.
The awards honoured the best in film and television for 2011, and celebrity presenters included Colin Firth, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel while Ricky Gervais took on main hosting duties.
Morgan Freeman was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe Award for for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. Previous honourees include Alfred Hitchcock in 1972, Laurence Olivier in 1983, Dustin Hoffman in 1997 and Harrison Ford in 2002.
The recipients of the film awards were as follows – the full list of winners can be viewed at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s website here.
- Best Picture (Drama) The Descendants
- Best Actor (Drama) George Clooney (The Descendants)
- Best Actress (Drama) Meryl Streep (Iron Lady)
- Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) The Artist
- Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
- Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) Michelle Williams
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- Best Animated Feature Film The Adventures of Tintin
- Best Foreign Language Film A Separation (Iran)
- Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
- Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer (The Help)
- Best Director Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
- Best Screenplay Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
- Best Original Score Ludovic Bource (The Artist)
- Best Original Song “Masterpiece” (W.E.)