"The Descendants," "The Artist" Win Big at the 69th Golden Globe Awards! See Complete List of Winners! 


In my humble opinion, Ricky Gervais was more acerbic and funnier last year! He was a bit tame this year, hence, a bit boring. The stars were funnier, fancy that?

But the second biggest night of the Awards season blessed "The Descendants" for Best Picture Drama and "The Artist" for Best Picture Comedy/Musical.

George Clooney took home the Best Actor (Drama) award for "The Descendants, while Jean Dujardin won Best Actor (Comedy) for "The Artist."

Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady" won the Best Actress (Drama) and Michelle Williams for "My Week with Marilyn" took home the Best Actress (Comedy) trophy.

Christopher Plummer continued his rise to Oscar glory with his Best Supporting Actor win for "Beginners," while Octavia Spencer received the Best Supporting Actress trophy for "The Help."

It was a night where the stars eclipsed Gervais' musings, and that's actually a good thing! If Gervais aimed to humanize the stars, he has succeeded!

Here's the complete list of winners (bolded) and nominees, to see winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here: (To read our funny musings of our Live Blogging of the 69th Golden Globes, click here)

69th Golden Globes Winners


1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. THE DESCENDANTS
Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures

b. THE HELP
DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures
c. HUGO
Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures
d. THE IDES OF MARCH
Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Crystal City
Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing
e. MONEYBALL
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing International
f. WAR HORSE
DreamWorks Pictures; Touchstone Pictures

2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. GLENN CLOSE ALBERT NOBBS
b. VIOLA DAVIS THE HELP
c. ROONEY MARA THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON
TATTOO
d. MERYL STREEP THE IRON LADY
e. TILDA SWINTON WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. GEORGE CLOONEY THE DESCENDANTS
b. LEONARDO DICAPRIO J. EDGAR
c. MICHAEL FASSBENDER SHAME
d. RYAN GOSLING THE IDES OF MARCH
e. BRAD PITT MONEYBALL

4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. 50/50
Summit Entertainment and Mandate Pictures; Summit Entertainment
b. THE ARTIST
a La Petite Reine – Studio 37 – La Classe Americaine – JD Prod- France3 Cinema -
Jouror Production-uFilms coproduction; The Weinstein Company

c. BRIDESMAIDS
Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions; Universal Pictures
d. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
A Mediapro, Versatil Cinema & Gravier Production; Sony Pictures Classics
e. MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR
MUSICAL

a. JODIE FOSTER CARNAGE
b. CHARLIZE THERON YOUNG ADULT
c. KRISTEN WIIG BRIDESMAIDS
d. MICHELLE WILLIAMS MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
e. KATE WINSLET CARNAGE

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY
OR MUSICAL

a. JEAN DUJARDIN THE ARTIST
b. BRENDAN GLEESON THE GUARD
c. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT 50/50
d. RYAN GOSLING CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.
e. OWEN WILSON MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
a. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures/ Hemisphere Capital/Amblin
Entertainment/Wingnut Films Production/ Kennedy/Marshall Production A Steven
Spielberg Film; Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures

b. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
Columbia Pictures & Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing
International
c. CARS 2
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
d. PUSS IN BOOTS
DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures
e. RANGO
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink / GK Films
Production; Paramount Pictures

8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
a. THE FLOWERS OF WAR (CHINA)
(Jing Ling Shi San Chai)
New Pictures Film Company; New Pictures Film Company
b. IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (USA)
GK Films; FilmDistrict
c. THE KID WITH A BIKE (BELGIUM)
(Le Gamin au Velo)
Les Films du Fleuve; Sundance Selects
d. A SEPARATION (IRAN)
(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics

e. THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN)
(La piel que habito)
El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.; Sony Pictures Classics

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
MOTION PICTURE

a. BERENICE BEJO THE ARTIST
b. JESSICA CHASTAIN THE HELP
c. JANET MCTEER ALBERT NOBBS
d. OCTAVIA SPENCER THE HELP
e. SHAILENE WOODLEY THE DESCENDANTS

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
MOTION PICTURE

a. KENNETH BRANAGH MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
b. ALBERT BROOKS DRIVE
c. JONAH HILL MONEYBALL
d. VIGGO MORTENSEN A DANGEROUS METHOD
e. CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER BEGINNERS

11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
a. WOODY ALLEN MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
b. GEORGE CLOONEY THE IDES OF MARCH
c. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS THE ARTIST
d. ALEXANDER PAYNE THE DESCENDANTS
e. MARTIN SCORSESE HUGO

12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
a. WOODY ALLEN MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
b. GEORGE CLOONEY, GRANT THE IDES OF MARCH
HESLOV, BEAU WILLIMON
c. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS THE ARTIST
d. ALEXANDER PAYNE, THE DESCENDANTS
NAT FAXON, JIM RASH
e. STEVEN ZAILLIAN, MONEYBALL
AARON SORKIN

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
a. LUDOVIC BOURCE THE ARTIST
b. ABEL KORZENIOWSKI W.E.
c. TRENT REZNOR, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON
ATTICUS ROSS TATTOO
d. HOWARD SHORE HUGO
e. JOHN WILLIAMS WAR HORSE

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
a. “HELLO HELLO” — GNOMEO & JULIET
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
b. “THE KEEPER” — MACHINE GUN PREACHER
Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell
c. “LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN” — ALBERT NOBBS
Music by: Brian Byrne
Lyrics by: Glenn Close
d. “THE LIVING PROOF” — THE HELP
Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr.
Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas
e. “MASTERPIECE” — W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry


15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX
Twentieth Century Fox Television
b. BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBO
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front
Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
c. BOSS STARZ
Lionsgate Television in association with Grammnet NH Productions, Roya
Productions and Old Friends Productions
d. GAME OF THRONES HBO
Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Productions in
association with HBO Entertainment
e. HOMELAND SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions,
Keshet, Fox 21


16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
DRAMA

a. CLAIRE DANES HOMELAND
b. MIREILLE ENOS THE KILLING
c. JULIANNA MARGULIES THE GOOD WIFE
d. MADELEINE STOWE REVENGE
e. CALLIE THORNE NECESSARY ROUGHNESS

17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. STEVE BUSCEMI BOARDWALK EMPIRE
b. BRYAN CRANSTON BREAKING BAD
c. KELSEY GRAMMER BOSS
d. JEREMY IRONS THE BORGIAS
e. DAMIAN LEWIS HOMELAND

18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. ENLIGHTENED HBO
Ripcord Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
b. EPISODES SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions
c. GLEE FOX
Ryan Murphy Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
d. MODERN FAMILY ABC
Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

e. NEW GIRL FOX
Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a. LAURA DERN ENLIGHTENED
b. ZOOEY DESCHANEL NEW GIRL
c. TINA FEY 30 ROCK
d. LAURA LINNEY THE BIG C
e. AMY POEHLER PARKS AND RECREATION

20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a. ALEC BALDWIN 30 ROCK
b. DAVID DUCHOVNY CALIFORNICATION
c. JOHNNY GALECKI THE BIG BANG THEORY
d. THOMAS JANE HUNG
e. MATT LEBLANC EPISODES

21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. CINEMA VERITE HBO
A Pariah Production in association with HBO Films
b. DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE) PBS
A Carnival/Masterpiece Co-production

c. THE HOUR BBC AMERICA
Kudos Film and Television/BBC America co-production.
d. MILDRED PIERCE HBO
A Killer Films/John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
and HBO Miniseries
e. TOO BIG TO FAIL HBO
A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Production in association with HBO Films

22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. ROMOLA GARAI THE HOUR
b. DIANE LANE CINEMA VERITE
c. ELIZABETH MCGOVERN DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
d. EMILY WATSON APPROPRIATE ADULT
e. KATE WINSLET MILDRED PIERCE

23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. HUGH BONNEVILLE DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
b. IDRIS ELBA LUTHER
c. WILLIAM HURT TOO BIG TO FAIL
d. BILL NIGHY PAGE EIGHT (MASTERPIECE)
e. DOMINIC WEST THE HOUR

24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. JESSICA LANGE AMERICAN HORROR STORY
b. KELLY MACDONALD BOARDWALK EMPIRE
c. MAGGIE SMITH DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
d. SOFIA VERGARA MODERN FAMILY
e. EVAN RACHEL WOOD MILDRED PIERCE

25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,
MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. PETER DINKLAGE GAME OF THRONES
b. PAUL GIAMATTI TOO BIG TO FAIL
c. GUY PEARCE MILDRED PIERCE
d. TIM ROBBINS CINEMA VERITE
e. ERIC STONESTREET MODERN FAMILY

*** Morgan Freeman receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award presented by the legendary Sidney Poitier and Helen Mirren.

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Live Blogging the 2011 Golden Globe Awards! 


The 69th Golden Globe Awards in 3 minutes!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....

Here comes Ricky Gervais!!!! Can't wait!!!!

Wow, first zing, NBC -- America's third biggest network! Now, it's the Golden Globe that's being targeted, and then...Eddie Murphy! Go Gervais Go!

LOL, Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy played all the parts in "The Help!" Now, it's Jodie Foster's Beaver!

Well, so far the Golden Globe celebrities are enjoying Gervais.

Gervais seems a little less acerbic, less raw, more rehearsed.

5:08 Johnny Depp being asked by Gervais if he had seen "The Tourist" yet, to which the actor replied no! Okay that was funny!

Depp introducing the first nominated movie, Martin Scorsese's "Hugo."

And the Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor goes to Christopher Plummer for "Beginners!" I'm glad he won! I love the movie, and his performance is truly deserving of the honor! Great speech Mister Christopher!

And the Best Performance by an actress in a Television Series is Laura Dern for "Enlightened!"

The teleprompter can't keep up with Julianne Moore and Rob Lowe!

And the Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television goes to "Downtown Abbey" from PBS.

The Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television goes to...Kate Winslet for "Mildred Pierce!"

You know, I love Kate Winslet! Humble, sweet, talented!

The pretty Freida Pinto introduces Best Picture nominee, "Midnight in Paris." Plus, more Ricky! Really?

Okay, Jeremy Irons and the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association...Dr. Ila ila ilala...I didn't get her name...

Jake Gyllenhaal introduces Best Picture -- Comedy or Musical nominee, "My Week with Marilyn."

Okay, Ricky's back...but did anyone get his joke?

I love Melissa McCarthy!!!!!

Kelsey Grammer ("Boss") wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series -- Drama!

And the Best Television Drama is...."Homeland" from Showtime!

Adam Levine and Jimmy Fallon presents Best Original Score and Song!

Best Original Score -- Motion Picture goes to Ludovic Bource for "The Artist" because "Drive's" Cliff Martinez was not nominated.

And Best Original Song goes to "Life's a Happy Song" from "The Muppets," oh wait, it wasn't nominated :(

Ooops, really? Madonna won for "W.E.!" The Hollywood Foreign Press really LOVES Madonna! I do too, but I think Blige was more deserving! Madonna looks hot though!!!!

So the Hollywood Foreign Press loves Madonna more than Elton John! Sorry dude!

Who was that lady that just showed up? I didn't quite get her :)

Have I told you I enjoyed the pilot of "Smash?" It was fun, more like "Glee" for adults :)

And Idris Elba for "Luther" wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Brad Pitt introduces a clip of Best Motion Picture Drama nominees, "The Ides of March." I'm sorry, but I was not that much of a fan of the movie. It was lifeless, and really has nothing new to say. I love George Clooney though!

YAY!!!! MICHELLE WILLIAMS FOR BEST "COMEDY" ACTRESS FOR "MY WEEK WITH MARILYN!"

Williams referred to the 1960 Best Motion Picture Actress Comedy/Musical win of Marilyn Monroe for "Some Like it Hot"

What the heck is Buffy wearing? Some blue plant?

Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones" wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

George Clooney walks in with Brad Pitt's cane! Then introduces "Moneyball!"

Jessica Alba and Channing Tatum present the Best Animated Feature Film to..."The Adventures of Tintin!" Sorry "Rango!" Steven Spielberg accepts the award!

Ewan McGregor introduces the fantastic film "50/50."

Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman present the Best Screenplay Award to...Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris!" Sorry Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin of "Moneyball."

The lovely and talented Jessica Lange wins Best Supporting Actress TV for "American Horror Story!" I really have to catch-up with that show, I'm only in Episode 3.

Pizza break!

Madonna: "If I'm just like a virgin Ricky, then why don't you come over here and do something about it. I haven't kissed a girl in a while, on TV."

The Queen of Pop ("not you Elton") is presenting the Best Foreign Film award!

And the Best Foreign Language Film goes to...Iran's "A Separation!" Director Asghar Farhadi dedicates his win to his fellow Iranians.

Dustin Hoffman presents the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama award to Claire Danes for "Homeland" who won this award before as a fifteen-year old actress in "My So Called Life."

Emily Blunt introduces Best Picture Comedy/Musical nominee "Bridesmaids."

Matt LeBlanc, looking very maturely, wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series -- Comedy or Musical -- as presented by Tina Fey and Jane Lynch

Bradley Cooper is presenting the Best Supporting Actress award!

Octavia Spencer, radiant in a purple dress, wins Best Supporting Actress for "The Help!"

Reese Witherspoon looking HOT introduces Best Picture Drama nominee "The Descendants."

All hail Sidney Poitier! The iconic actor is presenting the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Morgan Freeman, truly deserving! Queen Helen Mirren presents the best clips of Mister Freeman's amazing career!

It's truly an honor to be able to interview a Cecil B. DeMille awardee! And Morgan Freeman was truly a wonderful person in life! Check out my interview with the actor for Dolphin Tale."

Aw...Freeman calls the DeMille Award the Poitier Award...

"The party's still going strong..." yeah! Vodka break!

Robert Downey Jr. introduces Best Picture Comedy/Musical nominee "The Artist."

Brad Pitt seems mighty happy seeing Angelina Jolie up there on the stage! By the way, is it just me or does she look weird?

And the Golden Globe Best Director goes to....Martin Scorsese for "Hugo!"

Did they just cut out Ricky Gervais' bit on Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas? It was a long cut!

"Modern Family" wins Best Television Series -- Comedy or Musical!

Michelle Williams is still hot, but I'm not loving her hair style! The actress introduces Best Picture nominee, "War Horse."

Jessica Biel and Mark Wahlberg present Best Actor Comedy or Musical to Jean Dujardin for "The Artist."

Jean Dujardin: "It is not my fault my eyebrows are too independent!" HA!

Colin Firth is next...

Wait, is that Tilda Swinton? She looks mannish! Much like her character in "Orlando!"

Queen Latifah introduces Best Picture nominee, "The Help!"

Colin Firth is very racist according to Gervais! HA! The "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" actor is presenting the Best Actress Award to...Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady," sorry Viola Davis and Tilda Swinton.

And then...did they cut off Streep's speech? Was she censored?

But I love how the great actress gave love to "Pariah" and "Jane Eyre." And called Harvey Weinstein god...and the second mention of the night, The Punisher!

Jane Fonda presents the Best Picture Comedy/Musical to "The Artist!" YAY!

The "very foolish" Natalie Portman presents the Best Actor award to....George Clooney "The Descendants!"

Michael Fassbender's new job, according to Clooney, a Golf player in the buff! But why was Clooney looking oooohhhhhh.....

Will "Hugo" win best picture now that Scorsese was awarded best director? Stay tuned....

And the winner for Best Picture is Alexander Payne's "The Descendants!"

So what's the verdict? Was Ricky Gervais funnier last year? I say...yes!

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"Contraband" Smuggles Box-Office Gold with $24 Million Opening! 


Mark Wahlberg and company stole the top spot! Their Universal film, "Contraband," opened at No. 1 with $24 million. The action drama held the love affair between "Beauty and the Beast" at bay.

The Disney 3D reissue, the first animated film to be nominated with a Best Picture nod (Disney/Pixar's "Up" followed suit by being nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 2009), sang into the No. 2 spot with $18.5 million.

Paramount's "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" sold $11.5 million of tickets for the No. 3 position, while "Joyful Noise" starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton as dueling choir singers debuted at No. 4 with $11.3 million.

Related Posts:
"Joyful Noise" movie review
"Joyful Noise" interview with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah
"Joyful Noise" interview with Keke Palmer and Jeremy Jordan

Previous weekend's box-office champ, Paramount's "The Devil Inside," suffered a steep drop, plunging 77 percent and coming in at No. 6 with $7.9 million.

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of Friday the 13th, January edition:

1. "Contraband," $24 million
2. "Beauty and the Beast," $18.5 million
3. "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," $11.5 million
4. "Joyful Noise," $11.3 million
5. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," $8.4 million
6. "The Devil Inside," $7.9 million
7. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," $6.8 million
8. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," $5.8 million
9. "War Horse," $5.6 million
10. "The Iron Lady," $5.3 million


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Let's Predict the 69th Golden Globes Movie Winners, Shall We? Who Will Win, Who Must Win, and Yes, We Care! 


Handicapping the Golden Globes is like predicting the next move of your frenemy HA! You love them, but sometimes, you can't understand what the heck they're doing (I even wrote an impassioned letter to the Hollywood Foreign Press, but no one listened he-he-he). I love the Globes, and I certainly enjoy their ballsy move of hiring Ricky Gervais (don't you just love his devil horns?) to host yet again after last year's controversial awards gala where the comedian pretty much offended everyone in Hollywood, much to our entertainment.

So welcome back Mister Ricky Gervais! You are one of the reasons I will be glued in front of my television for 3 hours and beyond (oh yeah, it's 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern on NBC). And I will be blogging like a madman here, on Facebook, and on Twitter! (cue in evil laughter!)

So without further adieu, let's predict the movie categories of the 69th Golden Globes (see the full nominees right here). We love all the nominees, but yup, sometimes, the Globes can throw a few surprises.

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. THE DESCENDANTS
Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures
b. THE HELP
DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures
c. HUGO
Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures
d. THE IDES OF MARCH
Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Crystal City
Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing
e. MONEYBALL
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing International
f. WAR HORSE
DreamWorks Pictures; Touchstone Pictures

Will Win: "The Help" is getting help from various award-giving bodies, most recently from the Critics' Choice Movie Awards where Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer emerged atop the acting categories. And it was a big summer hit so the Globes will pay attention.

Should Win: "The Descendants" is an honest-to-goodness family drama that brilliantly eschewed melodrama for an honest-to-goodness look at a tale of a man in need of redemption! I simply love this movie!

2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. GLENN CLOSE ALBERT NOBBS
b. VIOLA DAVIS THE HELP
c. ROONEY MARA THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON
TATTOO
d. MERYL STREEP THE IRON LADY
e. TILDA SWINTON WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Will win: The Critics' Choice blessed Viola Davis and I think the Hollywood Foreign Press will follow.

Should win: Tilda Swinton gave a mesmerizing performance as a mother who will do anything to understand her child...brilliant!

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. GEORGE CLOONEY THE DESCENDANTS
b. LEONARDO DICAPRIO J. EDGAR
c. MICHAEL FASSBENDER SHAME
d. RYAN GOSLING THE IDES OF MARCH
e. BRAD PITT MONEYBALL

Will win and should win is George Clooney for "The Descendants." I admired Leonardo DiCaprio in "J. Edgar," and I fell in love with the raw emotion of Michael Fassbender in "Shame." And yes, I believe Ryan Gosling is a gifted actor, and Brad Pitt threw us a curve ball with not just "Moneyball" but "The Tree of Life" as well.

But Clooney gave a brilliant performance in "The Descendants" whose character's wife threw him a curve ball upon her death. Whether he's in mourning, or sleuthing, or bonding with his family, Clooney gives his Matt King character a deeper ounce of pathos and enough charm to carry the film from start to finish.

4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. 50/50
Summit Entertainment and Mandate Pictures; Summit Entertainment
b. THE ARTIST
a La Petite Reine – Studio 37 – La Classe Americaine – JD Prod- France3 Cinema -
Jouror Production-uFilms coproduction; The Weinstein Company
c. BRIDESMAIDS
Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions; Universal Pictures
d. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
A Mediapro, Versatil Cinema & Gravier Production; Sony Pictures Classics
e. MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company

Why oh why did the Globes put "The Artist" in this category? Yes there's enough comedy and music in the film but it's really a drama. And selfishly, I'm torn! I love "Bridesmaids" to win but I love "The Artist" too! What to do, what to do?

But in the end, "The Artist" will win, shall win, and is a winner in my book!

5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR
MUSICAL

a. JODIE FOSTER CARNAGE
b. CHARLIZE THERON YOUNG ADULT
c. KRISTEN WIIG BRIDESMAIDS
d. MICHELLE WILLIAMS MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
e. KATE WINSLET CARNAGE

Same reason as above! "My Week with Marilyn" is neither a comedy nor a musical and I love Kristen Wiig in "Bridesmaids," heck I love all the nominees, BUT Michelle Williams must win and will win!!! Her performance was not academic (my gripe about Meryl Streep's learned performance in "The Iron Lady" -- she's THE best living, breathing American actress we have but I couldn't quite connect with her Margaret Thatcher performance, perhaps it's the movie itself), and Williams, instead of imitating Marilyn Monroe gave a raw, untarnished, unvarnished, characterization of the icon and you know how hard that is to do!

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY
OR MUSICAL

a. JEAN DUJARDIN THE ARTIST
b. BRENDAN GLEESON THE GUARD
c. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT 50/50
d. RYAN GOSLING CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.
e. OWEN WILSON MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Will win: Ryan Gosling because he's awesome in our eyes, and because he's a gifted actor!

Should win: I'm torn! I love Jean Dujardin in "The Artist" but my heart belongs to Joseph Gordon-Levitt for his amazing performance as a cancer patient in "50/50." Part comedy, part drama with a whole lot of heart!

7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
a. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures/ Hemisphere Capital/Amblin
Entertainment/Wingnut Films Production/ Kennedy/Marshall Production A Steven
Spielberg Film; Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures
b. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
Columbia Pictures & Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing
International
c. CARS 2
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
d. PUSS IN BOOTS
DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures
e. RANGO
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink / GK Films
Production; Paramount Pictures

Will win and should win is "Rango!" Brilliant animation, and a thought-provoking plot about a lizard who wants to be somebody! Don't we all?

8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
a. THE FLOWERS OF WAR (CHINA)
(Jing Ling Shi San Chai)
New Pictures Film Company; New Pictures Film Company
b. IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (USA)
GK Films; FilmDistrict
c. THE KID WITH A BIKE (BELGIUM)
(Le Gamin au Velo)
Les Films du Fleuve; Sundance Selects
d. A SEPARATION (IRAN)
(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics
e. THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN)
(La piel que habito)
El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.; Sony Pictures Classics

Will win and should win is "A Separation!" Yup, it's a bit melodramatic but the subject deserves a melodramatic structure. Watch this film and mourn!

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
MOTION PICTURE

a. BERENICE BEJO THE ARTIST
b. JESSICA CHASTAIN THE HELP
c. JANET MCTEER ALBERT NOBBS
d. OCTAVIA SPENCER THE HELP
e. SHAILENE WOODLEY THE DESCENDANTS

Will win: Octavia Spencer for "The Help"

Should win: Jessica Chastain, but she should have been nominated in either "The Tree of Life" or "Take Shelter." But I also agree that she was amazing in "The Help." Heck, she was amazing in anything she starred in!

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
MOTION PICTURE

a. KENNETH BRANAGH MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
b. ALBERT BROOKS DRIVE
c. JONAH HILL MONEYBALL
d. VIGGO MORTENSEN A DANGEROUS METHOD
e. CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER BEGINNERS

Will win and should win is Christopher Plummer in "Beginners." I don't belong in the Albert Brooks bandwagon. Don't get me wrong, I admire his crime boss performance in "Drive" but I think Plummer's deeply torn gay father/husband acting in "Beginners" deserves recognition. Plus, this will be more like a "career award" for the legendary actor.

11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
a. WOODY ALLEN MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
b. GEORGE CLOONEY THE IDES OF MARCH
c. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS THE ARTIST
d. ALEXANDER PAYNE THE DESCENDANTS
e. MARTIN SCORSESE HUGO

Will win and should win is Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist." The film, deemed gimmicky in the surface, actually exceeded expectations. I worship Martin Scorsese, but between both movies honoring cinema's golden history, my heart belongs to "The Artist."

12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
a. WOODY ALLEN MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
b. GEORGE CLOONEY, GRANT THE IDES OF MARCH
HESLOV, BEAU WILLIMON
c. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS THE ARTIST
d. ALEXANDER PAYNE, THE DESCENDANTS
NAT FAXON, JIM RASH
e. STEVEN ZAILLIAN, MONEYBALL
AARON SORKIN

Will win and should win is "Moneyball" by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Even if you don't care for baseball, like me, you will embrace the movie's heart.

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
a. LUDOVIC BOURCE THE ARTIST
b. ABEL KORZENIOWSKI W.E.
c. TRENT REZNOR, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON
ATTICUS ROSS TATTOO
d. HOWARD SHORE HUGO
e. JOHN WILLIAMS WAR HORSE

Will win: "The Artist"

Should win: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

But honestly? Where's "Hanna" or "Drive?" I love the musical scores of those movies! The Chemical Brothers gave "Hanna" its much needed pace while Cliff Martinez made his music an important character in "Drive."

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
a. “HELLO HELLO” — GNOMEO & JULIET
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
b. “THE KEEPER” — MACHINE GUN PREACHER
Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell
c. “LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN” — ALBERT NOBBS
Music by: Brian Byrne
Lyrics by: Glenn Close
d. “THE LIVING PROOF” — THE HELP
Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr.
Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas
e. “MASTERPIECE” — W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

Okay I love Madonna, but in honoring her in this category meant ignoring "The Muppets" which should have been nominated and should win!

So, "Gnomeo and Juliet" will win, Elton John hello!, but Mary J. Blige rocks, so if "The Help" wins, I'll be happy!

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Two women, one a mother of two teenagers, the other a widow of the recently deceased choir director, join forces to save their small-town gospel choir.

Genres: Musical/Performing Arts, Drama and Comedy

Running Time: 1 hr. 58 min.

Release Date: January 13th, 2012 (limited)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for for some language including a sexual reference.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

Cast and Credits

Starring: Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer,Courtney B. Vance, Jeremy Jordan

Directed by: Todd Graff

Produced by: Michael Nathanson, Joseph Farrell, Catherine Paura

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