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Golden Globe Awards Recap: 'The Artist' Continues to Win; Scorsese, Streep Score Surprise Wins
And so another Golden Globes has come and gone. Much of the anticipation going into tonight’s show centered on just how much leeway NBC would allow host Ricky Gervais. Aside from a few opening jokes about Kim Kardashian and a Justin Bieber joke, Gervais was pretty much unseen for most of the show. He did return toward the latter part of the show to jokingly call Colin Firth a racist and Natalie Portman foolish for having a baby. He summed it up best when he said, "This is great to have a job where I can get drunk, say what I want and they still pay me."
The Artistcontinued to rack up the awards, scoring wins for best picture - comedy or musical, best actor for Jean Dujardin and best score.
Some of the momentum gained by The Help from the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday night may have cooled off, but the movie still won best supporting actress for Octavia Spencer. Still, it lost out to The Descendantsfor best motion picture - drama and Madonna in an upset for original song.
Several highlights of the night included George Clooney joking about Michael Fassbender’s frontal nudity in Shame, Madonna referring to Gervais as a girl, and Seth Rogen unabashedly stating that he was hiding an erection while standing next to Kate Beckinsale. Uggi, the dog from The Artist, also stole the limelight during the acceptance speech for The Artist’s best picture win.
You can see the full list of film winners below, plus more coverage in our Awards Watch. And let us know in the comments, what was your favorite moment from this year’s Golden Globes, and how do you think Gervais did?
2012 Golden Globe Award Winners: Film
Best Picture - Comedy/Musical - The Artist
Best Picture - Drama - The Descendants
Best Actor - Drama - George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress - Drama - Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Actor - Comedy - Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress - Comedy - Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor - Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress - Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Director - Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Animated Feature - The Adventures of Tintin
Best Foreign Film - A Separation
Best Screenplay - Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Original Song - Madonna, “Masterpiece,” W.E.
Best Original Score - The Artist
Cecil B. DeMille Award - Morgan Freeman, presented by Sidney Poitier and Helen Mirren
Derrick Deane, Fandango Content Personnel/Movie Blogger, joined Fandango in 2010, bringing more than 10 years of filmmaking and writing experience with him. While The Godfather, Rear Window and 12 Angry Men are all favorites, he will always have a soft spot for Die Hard, Leon: The Professional and B
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