The Golden Globes 2012: full list of winners

Here's the full list of winners from the 2012 Golden Globes, and our thoughts on what won...

Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has rarely been a reliable indicator of excellence over the years with its Golden Globes awards, particularly with regards movies, but its 69th giving out of gongs seemed to get a lot of things right, and pointed towards some likely Oscar winners, too.

For instance, the battle for Best Picture is now a two horse race between The Descendants and The Artist, a pair of film that both took home a top prize from the gongs. Likewise, George Clooney and Meryl Streep look good bets for the top acting prizes, Woody Allen’s screenplay award should be replicated at the Oscars, and don’t be surprised if the supporting acting gongs go to Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer.

The giving of the Best Animated Feature prize to The Adventures Of Tintin is the film award that perplexed me the most (outside of best song, but then, the best songs weren’t even nominated). Putting aside arguments over whether Tintin was a true animated film, my biggest complaint was that Rango and Arthur Christmas were both better, and deserved the award a lot more.

I’d be surprised, too, if Martin Scorsese got the Best Director Oscar, although he did win the Golden Globe for the divisive Hugo.

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In the world of television, it was harder to find too many grumbles. Downton Abbey’s success was little surprise, but I was thrilled to see Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones) and Jessica Lange (American Horror Story) pick up prizes for genre shows (and a welcome win for Idris Elba, as well). It’s hard to argue against Modern Family and Homeland, too.

Here, then, is the complete list of winners from the night…BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAThe Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Nominees:The Help (DreamWorks Pictures)Hugo (Paramount Pictures)The Ides of March (Columbia Pictures)Moneyball (Columbia Pictures)War Horse (DreamWorks Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAMeryl Streep – The Iron Lady

Nominees:Glenn Close – Albert NobbsViola Davis – The HelpRooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon TattooTilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMAGeorge Clooney – The Descendants

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Nominees:Brad Pitt – MoneyballRyan Gosling – The Ides of MarchMichael Fassbender – ShameLeonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALThe Artist (The Weinstein Company)

Nominees:50/50 (Summit Entertainment)Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics)My Week with Marilyn (The Weinstein Company)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALMichelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn

Nominees:Jodie Foster – CarnageCharlize Theron – Young AdultKristen Wiig – BridesmaidsKate Winslet – Carnage

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICALJean Dujardin – The Artist

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Nominees: Brendan Gleeson – The GuardJoseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love.Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILMThe Adventures of Tintin

Nominees: Arthur ChristmasCars 2Puss In BootsRango

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMA Separation

Nominees: The Flowers of War (New Pictures Film Company)In the Land of Blood and Honey (FilmDistrict)The Kid with a Bike (Sundance Selects)The Skin I Live In

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTUREOctavia Spencer – The Help

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Nominees: Berenice Bejo – The ArtistJessica Chastain – The HelpJanet McTeer – Albert NobbsShailene Woodley – The Descendants

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTUREChristopher Plummer – Beginners

Nominees: Kenneth Branagh – My Week with MarilynAlbert Brooks – DriveJonah Hill – MoneyballViggo Mortensen- A Dangerous Method

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTUREMartin Scorsese – Hugo

Nominees: Woody Allen – Midnight in ParisGeorge Clooney – The Ides of MarchMichel Hazanavicius – The ArtistAlexander Payne – The Descendants

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTUREWoody Allen – Midnight in Paris

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Nominees: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon – The Ides of MarchMichel Hazanavicius – The ArtistAlexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – The DescendantsSteven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURELudovic Bource – The Artist

Nominees: Abel Korzeniowski – W.E.Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – The Girl with the Dragon TattooHoward Shore – HugoJohn Williams – War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTUREMasterpiece – W.E.

Nominees: Hello Hello – Gnomeo & JulietThe Keeper – Machine Gun PreacherLay Your Head Down – Albert NobbsThe Living Proof – The Help

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMAHomeland (Showtime)

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Nominees: American Horror Story (FX)Boardwalk Empire (HBO)Boss (Starz)Game of Thrones (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMAClaire Danes – Homeland

Nominees: Mireille Enos – The KillingJulianna Margulies – The Good WifeMadeleine Stowe – RevengeCallie Thorne – Necessary Roughness

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMAKelsey Grammer – Boss

Nominees: Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk EmpireBryan Cranston – Breaking BadJeremy Irons – The BorgiasDamien Lewis – Homeland

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICALModern Family (ABC)

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Nominees: Enlightened (HBO)Episodes (Showtime)Glee (Fox)New Girl (Fox)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICALLaura Dern – Enlightened

Nominees: Zooey Deschanel – New GirlTina Fey – 30 RockLaura Linney – The Big CAmy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICALMatt LeBlanc – Episodes

Nominees: Alec Baldwin – 30 RockDavid Duchovny – CalifornicationJohnny Galecki – The Big Bang TheoryThomas Jane – Hung

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONDownton Abbey

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Nominees: Cinema VeriteThe HourMildred PierceToo Big to Fail

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONKate Winslet – Mildred Pierce

Nominees: Romola Garai – The HourDiane Lane – Cinema VeriteElizabeth McGovern – Downton AbbeyEmily Watson – Appropriate Adult

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONIdris Elba – Luther

Nominees: Hugh Bonneville – Downton AbbeyWilliam Hurt – Too Big to FailBill Nighy – Page EightDominic West – The Hour

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONJessica Lange – American Horror Story

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Nominees: Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk EmpireMaggie Smith – Downton AbbeySofia Vergara – Modern FamilyEvan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONPeter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

Nominees: Paul Giamatti – Too Big to FailGuy Pearce – Mildred PierceTim Robbins – Cinema VeriteEric Stonestreet – Modern Family

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