‘The Artist’ won an award for Best Picture for a Musical or Comedy, as well as Best Actor in a musical or Comedy for actor Jean Dujardin. ‘The Artist’ received three awards in total, while ‘The Descendants’ took two. George Clooney was named Best Dramatic Actor, and the film- Best Drama.
The Best Dramatic Actress award went to Meryl Streep for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady’. This marks Streep’s eighth win at the Globes. Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy went to Michelle Williams for her role as Marilyn Monroe in ‘My Week With Marilyn.’ The Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards went to Christopher Plummer from ‘Beginners’ and Octavia Spencer from ‘The Help.’
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie went to Kate Winslet for her performance in ‘Mildred Pierce.’ Meanwhile, Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series went to Game of Thrones’s Peter Dinklage, who plays the cunning dwarf Tyrion Lannister. Matt LeBlanc, the beloved ‘Joey’ from ‘Friends’ also received an award for Best Actor for the new show ‘Episodes.’
With the top film honors awarded for ‘The Artist’ and ‘The Descendants’, and major television prizes given to ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Homeland,’ the event may have been relatively predictable for some. The most surprising twist was the third directing globe given to Martin Scorsese for his work ‘Hugo.’ Scorsese won two other awards in the past ten years, for ‘Gangs of New York’ and ‘The Departed.’