Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The 2012 Golden Globe Winners

During the Golden Globes I was all over the Twitter tweeting the usual inane reactions to the disappointing wins and celebrity back patting.  Is it just me, or have the Golden Globes really become quite deflated over the last few years?  I used to really enjoy this award show, but the last couple years have become so very tedious...

Highlights : Christopher Plummer's win, Homeland and Woody Allen recognition, George Clooney's bad jokes, Elton John's facial expressions, the obvious disdain of many for the winners...all caught on camera. 

Disappointments : Ricky Gervais behaving well, snubs for Rango, Midnight in Paris, Tilda Swinton, and Michael Fassbender. The lack of celebrity variety (how many times can we see Angelina Jolie?), Madonna's completely affected acceptance speech, the omnipresence of Piper Perabo (say what now?).  

And the winners were...

Best Supporting Actor (Series, Mini-Series, TV Movie)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

Best Supporting Actress (Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)

Best Actress TV Series (Comedy or Musical)
Laura Dern (Enlightened)

Best Actor TV Series  (Comedy or Musical)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)

Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical)
Modern Family  --- Feel like this one has run its course, don't we have anything else to recognize?

Best (Mini-Series / TV Movie)
Downton Abbey  --- Alright, guys, can someone explain to me how it is that a normal, multi-season BBC program qualifies as a "mini" series in America?  Is this just a way to squeeze in another recognition?  Because...Mildred Pierce was phenomenal.

Best Actress (Mini-Series / TV Movie)
Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)

Best Actor (Mini-Series / TV Movie)
Idris Elba (Luther)

Actor TV Series (Drama)
Kelsey Grammer (Boss)

Best Actress TV Series (Drama)
Claire Danes (Homeland)  --- Well deserved.

Best TV Series (Drama)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Ludovic Bource (The Artist)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Masterpiece (Madonna)

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)

Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin : The Secret of the Unicorn

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Best Supporting Actress 
Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Best Actress Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) --- yep, no one was robbed here.  "HILARIOUS COMEDY"

Best Actor Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Best Actress Motion Picture - Drama
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Best Actor Motion Picture -Drama
George Clooney (The Descendants)

Best Director
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical
The Artist  --- People really need to wake up and realize that while this may be a feel good movie, it's accomplishes almost nothing deserving of recognition or future canonization...

Best Picture, Drama
The Descendants  --- Ok, why wasn't Tree of Life even nominated?

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