January 16, 2012
The 69th Golden Globe Awards Gala was held this dawn (CET) where the winners were - mostly - not a surprise at all. The Comedy or Musical category's biggest favorite, The Artist (Hungarian premiere February 23) won 3 awards out of 6 nominations (Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor, Best Original Score). In the Drama section, The Descendants (in Hungarian cinemas from 16 February) won the Best Motion Picture though The Help based on Kathryn Stockett's novel was thought to have the greatest chance. George Clooney received the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor for his role in The Descendants, while Meryl Streep's portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady earned her an award, too. Octavia Spencer as Minnie in The Help got an award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, and other winners include Michelle Williams, Claire Danes, Christopher Plummer, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Kate Winslet and Madonna. Congratulations!