Golden Globe Awards 2012: All the results

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Freshly announced, the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards took place last night (early this morning, South African time) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Generally regarded as a pretty good indicator of the Academy Awards results every year, the Golden Globes are chosen by the approximately 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. As an awards ceremony the Golden Globes are  consider to be a good deal more fun than the stiff and politically correct Oscars, with plenty of boozed-up movie stars, fewer Dullsville technical awards and even some critical love going the way of top television series.

Read below for all the results (winners marked in red) if you didn’t have the stomach to get up at 3am to watch this year’s awards live on M-Net. If you are desperately trying to avoid hearing about the outcome until the televised re-broadcast which is TOMORROW night, Tuesday, 17 January on M-Net Movies 1  beware! Spoilers below.

As a tiny bit of commentary, there were no major surprises at the Golden Globes this year, with the “safe” voting typically going the way of established stars. At the same time 2012 is shaping up as one of those years where the cinema-going public doesn’t really have a popular crowd-pleasing favourite to rally behind.

MOTION PICTURE AWARDS

Best Motion Picture  Drama
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

Best Motion Picture  Musical or Comedy
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
George Clooney – The Descendants as Matt King
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar as J. Edgar Hoover
Michael Fassbender – Shame as Brandon Sullivan
Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March as Stephen Meyers
Brad Pitt – Moneyball as Billy Beane

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs as Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help as Aibileen Clark
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Lisbeth Salander
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk about Kevin as Eva Khatchadourian

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Jean Dujardin – The Artist as George Valentin
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard as Gerry Boyle
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50 as Adam Lerner
Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love. as Jacob Palmer
Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris as Gil Pender

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Jodie Foster – Carnage as Penelope Longstreet
Charlize Theron – Young Adult as Mavis Gary
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids as Annie Walker
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe
Kate Winslet – Carnage as Nancy Cowan

Read  Here are the 2018 Golden Globe Awards nominations

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn as Laurence Olivier
Albert Brooks – Drive as Bernie Rose
Jonah Hill – Moneyball as Peter Brand
Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method as Sigmund Freud
Christopher Plummer – Beginners as Hal

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo – The Artist as Peppy Miller
Jessica Chastain – The Help as Celia Foote
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs as Hubert Page
Octavia Spencer – The Help as Minny Jackson
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants as Alexandra “Alex” King

Best Director
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
George Clooney – The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon – The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash – The Descendants
Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball

Best Original Score
Ludovic Bource – The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski – W.E.
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore – Hugo
John Williams – War Horse

Best Original Song
“Hello Hello” (music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin) – Gnomeo & Juliet
“The Keeper” (music & lyrics by Chris Cornell) – Machine Gun Preacher
“Lay Your Head Down” (music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Glenn Close) – Albert Nobbs
“The Living Proof” (music by Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige & Harvey Mason, Jr., lyrics by Blige, Mason & Damon Thomas) – The Help
“Masterpiece” (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry) – W.E.

Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

Best Foreign Language Film
The Flowers of War
In the Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid with a Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

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TELEVISION AWARDS

Best Series – Drama
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Boss
Game of Thrones
Homeland

Best Series – Comedy
Enlightened
Episodes
Glee
Modern Family
New Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire as Nucky Thompson
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad as Walter White
Kelsey Grammer – Boss as Tom Kane
Jeremy Irons – The Borgias as Pope Alexander VI
Damian Lewis – Homeland as Nicholas Brody

Read  Here are the 2018 Golden Globe Awards nominations

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Claire Danes – Homeland as Carrie Mathison
Mireille Enos – The Killing as Sarah Linden
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife as Alicia Florrick
Madeleine Stowe – Revenge as Victoria Grayson
Callie Thorne – Necessary Roughness as Dr. Danielle “Dani” Santino

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock as Jack Donaghy
David Duchovny – Californication as Hank Moody
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory as Leonard Hofstadter
Thomas Jane – Hung as Ray Drecker
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes as Matt LeBlanc

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern – Enlightened as Amy Jellicoe
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl as Jessica “Jess” Day
Tina Fey – 30 Rock as Liz Lemon
Laura Linney – The Big C as Catherine “Cathy” Jamison
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation as Leslie Knope

Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film
Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey as Robert, Earl of Grantham
Idris Elba – Luther as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther
William Hurt – Too Big to Fail as Henry Paulson
Bill Nighy – Page Eight as Johnny Worricker
Dominic West – The Hour as Hector Madden

Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film
Romola Garai – The Hour as Bel Rowley
Diane Lane – Cinema Verite as Pat Loud
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey as Cora, Countess of Grantham
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult as Janet Leach
Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce as Mildred Pierce

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister
Paul Giamatti – Too Big to Fail as Ben Bernanke
Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce as Monty Beragon
Tim Robbins – Cinema Verite as Bill Loud
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family as Cameron Tucker

Best Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story as Constance Langdon
Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire as Margaret Schroeder
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Sofía Vergara – Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce as Veda Pierce

Best Miniseries or Television Film
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Hour
Mildred Pierce
Too Big to Fail

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Morgan Freeman

Last Updated: January 16, 2012

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

  • Peter Dinklage and Homeland won. All is right with the world.

  • Noelle Adams

    And Jessica Lange!

  • Matt LeBlanc is back? Didn’t see that coming.. 

  • Nick de Bruyne

    I’m sorry, but who the hell are all these people and what movies are these. Did I skip a year?

    • Noelle Adams

       It’s not a great year, frankly. Compare with last year: Black Swan. Social Network, True Grit, King’s Speech, The Fighter, 127 Hours – all big, interesting movies. We had to wait to watch most of them locally, but I know many of us were excited to do so. This year’s nominees? Yawn…

      • Hugo, Ides of March, War Horse and Moneyball are all movies that I’m eagerly awaiting. But even so, it’s nowhere close to the collective awesomeness of 2011.

        • Noelle Adams

           Moneyball and Ides of March are out – or have already been released – locally. There’s no more waiting for those guys.

  • ClericZA

    Halfman! Halfman! Halfman!

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