2011 was an interesting year in television and film indeed. Awards season kicked off last night (the 15th of January 2012) – the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards winners were officially named. The event took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California in the United States. The show was hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais.
For those of you who did not know, the Golden Globe Award is an accolade bestowed by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The Golden Globe Awards recognize excellence in film and television (both in the USA and foreign). The 1st Golden Globe Awards were held in January 1944 at the 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles.
This is the full list of 2012 Golden Globe Awards Awards Winners that were announced last night:
- TV Series, Drama: Homeland
- Actor In A TV Series, Drama: Kelsey Grammar, Boss
- Actress In A TV Series, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
- TV Series, Comedy: Modern Family
- Actor In A TV Series, Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
- Actress In A TV Series, Comedy: Laura Dern, Enlightened
- Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV: Downton Abbey
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV: Idris Elba, Luther
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
- Motion Picture, Drama: The Descendants
- Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants
- Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
- Motion Picture, Comedy: The Artist
- Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
- Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy: Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
- Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
- Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer, The Help
- Best Director: Martin Scorcese, Hugo
To be honest with you, I haven’t heard or seen most of the TV shows / movies in this list. I am glad about the awards that were given to Game of Thrones and American Horror Story – 2 of my favorite shows on television at the moment. If you ask me, this year’s winners features a bunch of established Hollywood actors and not a lot of newcomers. Look through the list and you’ll see what I mean. Let’s hope this years list of Academy Awards winners is just as interesting.
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