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Hollywood elite came together last night for the 69th annual Golden Globe awards to see comedian Ricky Gervais host the first major award show of the season in Beverly Hills, California.
Family drama “The Descendants” took home two major awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, including best drama and lead actor in a drama for George Clooney. Silent film “The Artist” also took center stage with three Golden Globes for best film (musical or comedy), lead actor in a musical or comedy and score.
Actress Meryl Streep took home the award for lead actress in a drama for her role in “The Iron Lady”. Martin Scorsese and Morgan Freeman received standing ovations when they were individually honored at the award ceremony for their significant contribution to the film industry. Scorsese won best director for “Hugo” and Freeman was honored with the Cecil B. De Mille Award, presented by Sidney Poitier.
“Modern Family” won for TV comedy series, Octavia Spencer won supporting actress for her role in “The Help” and former “Friends” star Matt LeBlac won his first Golden Globe for lead actor in a TV series comedy or musical for “Episodes.” Kate Winslet won for lead actress in a mini-series or movie for “Mildred Pierce,” Laura Dern won for lead actress in a TV comedy or musical series for “Englightened” and Peter Dinklage won supporting actor in a mini-series or TV movie for “Game of Thrones.” Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg won for animated feature with “The Adventures of Tintin.”
Other winners included Woody Allen for screenplay (“Midnight in Paris”), Michelle Williams for lead actress in a motion picture comedy or musical (“My Week with Marilyn”), Madonna for best song (“W.E.”) and 82-year-old Christopher Plummer won for supporting actor in a movie (“Beginners”).
Source: The Envelope