'The Descendants' and 'The Artist' Take Top Prizes at 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
on January 16, 2012
Commentary: I only hope it can top The Artist for the Best Picture Oscar.
Best Actor (Drama):
George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Comedy or Musical:
Best Actress (Drama):
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Commentary: A minor upset. I still think Viola Davis is the Oscar favorite.
Best Actor (Comedy or Musical):
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Commentary: Dujardin could pull an upset at the Oscars if Clooney and Pitt split the vote.
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Commentary: Wow! What a great surprise.
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Commentary: This is another safe bet for the Oscar. Put it in writing now.
Best Foreign Film:
Commentary: This one has the Oscar in the bag. It's one of the year's safest bets.
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Commentary: It was either this or Moneyball. A great pick. Maybe they should host an awards show in New York so Woody will actually show up—or maybe that doesn't matter.
Best Animated Feature Film:
The Adventures of Tintin
Commentary: A big hit abroad, so no real surprise that it topped Rango.
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical:
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Commentary: Kristen Wiig deserved this!!!
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Commentary: Completely deserved. Plummer is easily the favorite for the Oscar—Albert Brooks is now more of a dark horse. A classy and funny acceptance speech.
Best Original Score:
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best Original Song:
"Masterpiece" by Madonna
Commentary: The Globes always pick something interesting and surprising in this category. The Oscars will find a way to make a boring pick.