All the movie winners from The 69th Golden Globes 2012
The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards took place tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA. The Artist and The Descendants were the big winners on the night, but here, without further ado, Movies.ie brings you all the winners at the 2012 Golden Globes.
Helen Mirren and Sidney Poitier presented Morgan Freeman with the honourary Cecile B. DeMille Award. Poitier praised Freeman saying “you become the character, the character becomes you. And so begins a process that captivates your audience… In my humble opinion, sir, you are a prince in the profession you have chosen.”
Morgan’s career was paid tribute to with clips from his work to date, and when accepting his award, Freeman said “Looking at all those clips I am struck by two things. I got to play with people I really, really admire and how much fun I have been having.”
In the competition categories, Martin Scorsese beat off stiff competition to win Best Director for Hugo at the Golden Globes tonight. When accepting his award, Scorsese “I want to give my love to my wife Helen because we have a 12 year old daughter Francesca, and when she was 10 she read a beautiful book Hugo and she said to me ‘read this book, and why don’t you make a film that our daughter can see for once’. So we did and I gotta thank her, and I gotta thank Francesca.”
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Producer Jim Taylor accepted the award for The Descendants, which, took home the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama. He said; “We had an extraordinary ensemble cast of young and old actors, new comers and veterans, but our quarterback was George Clooney – thanks George”
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
After the canine star of The Artist – Uggie – stole the show at the acceptance speech, producer Jeremy Burdeck collected the award. It is three years since his father died and Burdek told the sweet story of his father being unable to accept an award in 1965, as he could not afford to travel to Hollywood. Director Michel Hazanavicius only had two words to say; “Thank You”.
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s motion capture film The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn won Best Animated Feature Film. Speilberg thanked the studios that backed the film; “I’d like to thank two studios who really proved the adage that Peter Jackson and I could make the telephone book if we wanted to, because Sony & Paramount gave us a chance to turn this wonderful series of 80 year old books into a motion picture”
BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
George Clooney won for his performance as a bewildered father in the Descendants and sent some love in Ireland’s direction; “I would like to thank Michael Fassbender for taking over the frontal nudity responsibility that I had… Thank you very much to Alexander Payne who makes wonderful movies and is a great friend.”
BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
Meryl Streep took home the award for Best Actress – Drama for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. “This is such a thrill, but really, really embarrassing in a year that saw so many extraordinary performances by women in leading roles”
SUPPORTING ACTOR – DRAMA
Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor for his heartbreaking performance in Beginners. When accepting his award, Plummer said; “I must praise my distinguished competitors for whom I have the greatest admiration and to whom I apologise profusely and I want to salute my partner Ewan, that wily Scot.”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – DRAMA
Octavia Spencer won Best Supporting Actress for her star making turn in The Help. Spencer thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press, and went on to say “With regard to domestics in this country now and then, I think Dr King said it best;’All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance’ and I thank you for recognising that in our film.”
BEST ACTOR – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Our own Brendan Gleeson lost out to Jean Dujardin, who won for his brilliant performance as a silent movie star in The Artist. When accepting his award, Dujardin said “I think all of us at one time get told ‘no’. When I was starting out an agent said to me that your face is too expressive, too big. I have always followed my instinct to fight for my dreams, so I want to thank him for letting me prove him wrong”.
BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy went to Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn. In her acceptance speech, Williams said she considers herself a mother first and an actress second, and thanked her daughter for sending her off to work every day with a hug and a kiss. Williams also thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press; “Thank you to the HFPA for putting in my hands the same award that Marilyn Monroe won over 50 years ago. I’m honoured”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Iran’s entry to the Golden Globes – A Separation – won Best Foreign Language Film. Director Asghar Farhadi said “I When I was coming up on the stage I was thinking what should I say here. Should I say something about my mother, my father, my kind wife, my daughters, my dear friends, my crew….? But now I just prefer to say something about my people. I think they are truly loving people”
Woody Allen won Best Screenplay for his time travel film Midnight in Paris, which tells the story of a man who is struggling with the notion that to live in another era would fulfil him. Woody Allen was not present to collect his award, but presenter Nicole Kidman told the director to “Come and get it”.
ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Fresh from his win at the European Film Awards last month, Ludovic Bource won Best Original Score for The Artist. Nerves overcame the composer as he accepted the award; “I’m sorry, I’m French, too much emotion for me tonight. I am better with music than words… Right now if I were to write a song, it would be a tap dance number. The power of music is that it is universal, the beauty of the silent movie is that it is also universal.”
BEST SONG – MOTION PICTURE
Madonna won Best Song for Masterpiece, the song she wrote for W.E. Madonna also directed W.E, a film which explores the relationship between King Edward VIII and Wallace Simpson.