Monday, January 16, 2012

Awards Watch: Golden Globe Winners

Here are the list of Golden Globe Winners as they announced. For the list of nominees and my predictions, click here.

Best Supporting Actor - Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

This was to be expected. Either Plummer or Albert Brooks. Plummer takes it out - and is now the heavy Oscar favourite.

Best Actress: Television Series Comedy - Laura Dern (Enlightened)

Best Miniseries - Downtown Abbey

I bought this for my mother for Christmas. Seems like a great choice.

Best Actress in a Miniseries - Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)

I love Kate. I really should check out this Miniseries.

Best Actor: Television Series Drama - Kelsey Grammar (Boss)

Best Television Series: Drama - Homeland
This show must be good if it beat out Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.

Best Original Score - Ludovic Bource (The Artist)

Not a surprise. I had hoped Reznor/Ross would take this out. I also liked Howard Shore's work in Hugo.

Best Original Song - Madonna for 'Masterpiece' from W.E.

Umm. Ok.

Best Actor in a Mini-Series - Idris Elba (Luther)

Elba is awesome. He's Stringer Bell from The Wire.

Best Actress: Comedy/Musical - Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Glad to see Michelle Williams take out this award. I am yet to see her film, but I understand she is fantastic.

Best Supporting Actor in a Series or Mini-Series - Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

Yes. Dinklage is so great in that show.

Best Animated Feature - The Adventures of Tintin

Not Rango? What a shame.

Best Screenplay - Midnight in Paris

Great to see Woody take out this award. It's a delightful film. I did think it would go to The Artist, however. A pleasant surprise.

Best Supporting Actress in a Series or Mini-Series - Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)

Best Foreign Language Film - A Separation

Though I have only seen The Skin I Live in from the other nominees, the Golden Bear winner is one of the best films I saw in 2011. It's a masterpiece.

Best Actress, Television Series Drama - Claire Danes (Homeland)

Best Actor, Television Series Comedy - Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)

Best Supporting Actress - Octavia Spencer (The Help)

This is one of the tightest categories, but Octavia follows up her win at the CCA.

Best Director - Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Wow. I did expect Hazanavicius to win this for The Artist, but I am happy for Marty. Does this mean he is now the Oscar favourite? No.

Best Television Series: Comedy - Modern Family

Best Actor: Comedy/Musical - Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

No surprise here. No one was going to beat Dujardin, one of the locks for an Oscar nomination.

Best Actress: Drama - Meryl Streep (The Iron lady)

Yawn. Realistically, this was between Viola Davis and Meryl Streep. They went with Streep. Of course. Couldn't they have thrown a wrench in the works and picked Rooney Mara to make this ceremony somewhat exciting?

Best Picture: Comedy or Musical - The Artist

Wow. No shock. Has won a couple of awards earlier in the night (though Woody's screenplay win had me thinking twice about the inevitability of The Artist's win here) but this was in the end, inevitable.

Best Actor: Drama - George Clooney (The Descendants)

I can live with that. He was excellent. Still, if I had seen Shame I might have a different opinion.

Best Picture: Drama - The Descendants

Contrary to all the hate for this film on Twitter, which I don't get, I am perfectly content with this film winning, given the nominees. I loved Moneyball, and enjoyed Hugo, but this had built plenty of buzz and I was not surprised.

What are your thoughts on these choices? How much bearing do you think they will have on the Oscars?


  1. Well, it's likely The Artist and The Descendants are lock for Best Picture while Martin Scorsese is a definite lock for a Best Director nod. I'm hoping for some surprises.

    Oh, and that Madonna song was shit. Usually, songs like that don't get Oscar nominations.

  2. I muted the computer when Madonna was on....gosh she annoyed me....

  3. Oh yeah, once you see Shame, you will DEFINITELY have a different opinion.

    I thought the show as a whole was very blah. Like last year, the Oscars are going to play it safe this year and award everything (and everyone) you think they are going to award.

  4. @ Steven - I didn't hear the Madonna song, but I can imagine. Yeah, all of the winners are now locks at least, but I do hope the Academy wipe the slate clean and don'y make the safe choice - and not follow the Globes, like they followed the CCA. The Artist is certainly the favourite now. It was before the Globes too.

    @ Ruth - I didn't even watch it - but sat in my room following a live stream. Fun.

    @ Alex - Yeah, my interest in the Oscars are always at a peak for a while when I am optimistic that there will be some interesting nominees - but that interest has subsided. Still, there will be a few nominees we can optimistically support I guess.