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The Golden Globes 2012 Winners Revealed! 

George Clooney, The Artist & Madonna were among the prize-winners...

The Descendants, Michelle Williams and The Artist were the big winners at The Golden Globes last night (15th January) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.

The Descendants took home two major accolades for Best Motion Picture (Drama), with George Clooney bagging the prize for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama).

Upon accepting his award, Clooney paid homage to his fellow nominees in the category, including his close pal Brad Pitt.


The Artist was also triumphant on the night, winning three awards for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Original Score and Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for Jean Dujardin.

When picking up their trophy for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), the flicks famous Jack Russell terrier Uggie made an appearance alongside the cast and crew.

Other big winners on the night included Meryl Streep who was named Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for playing former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.


The Help's Octavia Spencer won the prize for Best Supporting Actress, while Michelle Williams took home the Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical of Comedy) gong for her role as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn.

In her acceptance speech, Williams thanked her daughter Matilda - whose father is the late actor Heath Ledger.

Madonna won the Globe for Best Original Song for W.E's Masterpiece, with the Queen of Pop appearing speechless as she accepted the prize.


In the TV categories, Kate Winslet, Downton Abbey and Homeland also took home awards, with host Ricky Gervais poking fun at the likes of Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Eddie Murphy during his opening speech.

Full List of Golden Globe 2012 Winners:

Best Motion Picture (Drama)
The Descendants - WINNER!

The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
50/50
The Artist - WINNER!
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

Best Actor (Drama)
George Clooney (The Descendants) - WINNER!

Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
Michael Fassbender (Shame)
Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March)
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist) - WINNER!

Brendan Gleeson (The Guard)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50)
Ryan Gosling (Crazy, Stupid, Love)
Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris)

Best Actress (Drama)
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
Viola Davis (The Help)
Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) - WINNER!
Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)
Jodie Foster (Carnage)
Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) - WINNER!
Kate Winslet (Carnage)

Best Director
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
George Clooney (The Ides of March)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo) - WINNER!

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
Albert Brooks (Drive)
Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Viggo Mortensen (A Dangerous Method)
Christopher Plummer (Beginners) - WINNER!

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Octavia Spencer (The Help) - WINNER!
Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)

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

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) - WINNER!

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon (The Ides of March)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)
Steven Zallian, Aaron Sorkin (Moneyball)

Best Original Score
The Artist - WINNER!

W.E.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
War Horse

Best Original Song
'Lay Your Head Down' (Albert Nobbs)
'Hello Hello' (Gnomeo & Juliet)
'The Living Proof' (The Help)
'The Keeper' (Machine Gun Preacher)
'Masterpiece' (W.E.) - WINNER!

Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin - WINNER!

Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

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