The 69th edition of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards was held at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, so here is the list of winners according to Reuters. The event was hosted by Ricky Gervais, but this time his remarks were less controversial than the ones from last year’s edition.
The most celebrated movies of the year were “The Descendants” and “The Artist”. However, there were several other actors and actresses who were honored for their career achievements and their recent roles in critically acclaimed motion pictures. Ricky Gervais managed, like usual, to spice up the show walking up the stage with a glass of wine in his hand.
The first to claim his award was George Clooney for his role in “The Descendants” drama. The movie won two Golden Globes, one for the best dramatic movie and the second one for the best dramatic actor. Clooney thanked writer/director Alexander Payne for his contribution to the film. He also told reporters backstage that Payne knows how to tell stories, be they funny or dramatic.
“The Artist”, the 2011 movie which recalls the era of the black and white films tells the story of a failing actor who falls in love during the period when the cinema productions were turning from silents to talkies. The movie obtained a trophy for the best musical or comedy and the best actor in a musical or a comedy for Jean Dujardin.
Dujardin was not very keen on delivering an emotional speech; he walked onstage, thanked his colleagues and signed off by not saying a word. Director Michel Hazanavicius, on the other hand, wanted his message to get to the hearts of all the viewers, but his emotional moment was interrupted, once again, by “The Artist” dog, Uggie, who begged for a treat.
Meryl Streep’s impersonation of the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady” did not go unnoticed by the jury of the gala. As opposed to other editions when the actress delivered funny acceptance speeches, this year, Streep had difficult times reading her notes because she forgot her glasses at home.
Michelle Williams also received a trophy for best actress in a comedy or musical due to her role in “My Week with Marilyn”. She thanked her daughter for sending her to work every morning with a hug and a kiss.