69th Annual Golden Globe Awards – full winners recap – THE ARTIST and THE DESCENDANTS win big!

69th Annual Golden Globe Awards – full winners recap – THE ARTIST and THE DESCENDANTS win big!

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The Golden Globes is sometimes looked at as a way to predict the outcome of the Academy Awards. Falling just over a month prior to the Oscars, the Globes are voted on by considerably fewer members (strictly the Hollywood Foreign Press), and sometimes is considered a less-respectful ceremony, particularly in instances where films considered to be substandard are nominated, presumably to get specific actors to attend the ceremony. Last year THE TOURIST, a movie widely panned by both critics and fans, somehow got a nomination... and resulted in Johnny Depp attending. But occasionally the show gives awards to deserving parties, and tonight's installment was rather satisfying. THE ARTIST won quite a bit, taking home Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Jean Dujardin, and Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and Best Score for Ludovic Bource (a category he can't be nominated for in the Oscars). THE DESCENDANTS took home Best Actor in a Drama for George Clooney, and Best Motion Picture Drama. So will these results be mirrored at this year's Academy Awards? We'll see. Check out the full results below and tell us your thoughts in the comments. . Best Motion Picture - Drama WINNER - The Descendants (2011) Other Nominees: The Help (2011) Hugo (2011/II) The Ides of March (2011) Moneyball (2011) War Horse (2011) . Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy WINNER - The Artist (2011) Other Nominees: Bridesmaids (2011) 50/50 (2011) Midnight in Paris (2011) My Week with Marilyn (2011) . Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama WINNER - George Clooney for The Descendants (2011) Other Nominees: Leonardo DiCaprio for J. Edgar (2011) Michael Fassbender for Shame (2011) Ryan Gosling for The Ides of March (2011) Brad Pitt for Moneyball (2011) . Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama WINNER - Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011) Other Nominees: Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs (2011) Viola Davis for The Help (2011) Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) . Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy WINNER - Jean Dujardin for The Artist (2011) Other Nominees: Brendan Gleeson for The Guard (2011) Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 50/50 (2011) Ryan Gosling for Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Owen Wilson for Midnight in Paris (2011) . Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy WINNER - Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn (2011) Other Nominees: Jodie Foster for Carnage (2011) Charlize Theron for Young Adult (2011) Kristen Wiig for Bridesmaids (2011) Kate Winslet for Carnage (2011) . Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture WINNER - Christopher Plummer for Beginners (2010) Other Nominees: Kenneth Branagh for My Week with Marilyn (2011) Albert Brooks for Drive (2011) Jonah Hill for Moneyball (2011) Viggo Mortensen for A Dangerous Method (2011) . Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture WINNER - Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011) Other Nominees: Bérénice Bejo for The Artist (2011) Jessica Chastain for The Help (2011) Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs (2011) Shailene Woodley for The Descendants (2011) . Best Director - Motion Picture WINNER - Martin Scorsese for Hugo (2011/II) Other Nominees: Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris (2011) George Clooney for The Ides of March (2011) Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist (2011) Alexander Payne for The Descendants (2011) . Best Screenplay - Motion Picture WINNER - Midnight in Paris (2011): Woody Allen Other Nominees: The Artist (2011): Michel Hazanavicius The Descendants (2011): Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash The Ides of March (2011): George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon Moneyball (2011): Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin . Best Original Song - Motion Picture WINNER - W.E. (2011): Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry("Masterpiece") Other Nominees: Albert Nobbs (2011): Brian Byrne, Glenn Close("Lay Your Head Down") Gnomeo & Juliet (2011): Elton John, Bernie Taupin("Hello Hello") The Help (2011): Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas("The Living Proof") Machine Gun Preacher (2011): Chris Cornell("The Keeper") . Best Original Score - Motion Picture WINNER - The Artist (2011): Ludovic Bource Other Nominees: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Hugo (2011/II): Howard Shore War Horse (2011): John Williams W.E. (2011): Abel Korzeniowski . Best Animated Film WINNER - The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Other Nominees: Arthur Christmas (2011) Cars 2 (2011) Puss in Boots (2011) Rango (2011) . Best Foreign Language Film WINNER - A Separation (2011)(Iran) Other Nominees: The Flowers of War (2011)(China) In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)(USA) The Kid with a Bike (2011)(Belgium) The Skin I Live In (2011)(Spain) . Best Television Series - Drama WINNER - "Homeland" (2011) Other Nominees: "American Horror Story" (2011) "Boardwalk Empire" (2010) "Boss" (2011) "Game of Thrones" (2011) . Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy WINNER - "Modern Family" (2009) Other Nominees: "Enlightened" (2011) "Episodes" (2011) "Glee" (2009) "New Girl" (2011) . Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television WINNER - "Downton Abbey" (2010) Other Nominees: Cinema Verite (2011) (TV) "The Hour" (2011) "Mildred Pierce" (2011) Too Big to Fail (2011) (TV) . Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama WINNER - Kelsey Grammer for "Boss" (2011) Other Nominees: Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire" (2010) Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad" (2008) Jeremy Irons for "The Borgias" (2011) Damian Lewis for "Homeland" (2011) . Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama WINNER - Claire Danes for "Homeland" (2011) Other Nominees: Mireille Enos for "The Killing" (2011) Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife" (2009) Madeleine Stowe for "Revenge" (2011) Callie Thorne for "Necessary Roughness" (2011) . Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy WINNER - Matt LeBlanc for "Episodes" (2011) Other Nominees: Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock" (2006) David Duchovny for "Californication" (2007) Johnny Galecki for "The Big Bang Theory" (2007) Thomas Jane for "Hung" (2009) . Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy WINNER - Laura Dern for "Enlightened" (2011) Other Nominees: Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl" (2011) Tina Fey for "30 Rock" (2006) Laura Linney for "The Big C" (2010) Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" (2009) . Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television WINNER - Idris Elba for "Luther" (2010) Other Nominees: Hugh Bonneville for "Downton Abbey" (2010) William Hurt for Too Big to Fail (2011) (TV) Bill Nighy for Page Eight (2011) (TV) Dominic West for "The Hour" (2011) . Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television WINNER - Kate Winslet for "Mildred Pierce" (2011) Other Nominees: Romola Garai for "The Hour" (2011) Diane Lane for Cinema Verite (2011) (TV) Elizabeth McGovern for "Downton Abbey" (2010) Emily Watson for "Appropriate Adult" (2011) . Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television WINNER - Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones" (2011) Other Nominees: Paul Giamatti for Too Big to Fail (2011) (TV) Guy Pearce for "Mildred Pierce" (2011) Tim Robbins for Cinema Verite (2011) (TV) Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family" (2009) . Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television WINNER - Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story" (2011) Other Nominees: Kelly Macdonald for "Boardwalk Empire" (2010) Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey" (2010) Sofía Vergara for "Modern Family" (2009) Evan Rachel Wood for "Mildred Pierce" (2011)

About the Author

Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.