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69th Annual Golden Globe Winners: 'The Artist' & 'The Descendants' Lead The Way

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 15, 2012 at 8:11PM

Okay, a few comments until our deeper analysis tomorrow. First thing, "The Descendants" -- while taking two awards -- dosen't jump to immediate frontrunner status. "The Help," with its civil rights theme, was never a movie that was going to connect in a big way with the HFPA so it can't be counted out yet. That said, "The Descendants" is undoubtedly going to be player at the Oscars, with Clooney looking more and more like Best Actor material. But if anything, the Globes tonight proved Harvey Weinstein is always a force to be reckoned with. His films took home six awards -- including 3 for "The Artist" -- more than any other studio. And he knows exactly how this game is played, so watch The Weinstein Company work hard over the next few weeks.
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Golden Globes: Descendants, Artists Big Winners

Okay, a few comments until our deeper analysis tomorrow. First thing, "The Descendants" -- while taking two awards -- dosen't jump to immediate frontrunner status. "The Help," with its civil rights theme, was never a movie that was going to connect in a big way with the HFPA so it can't be counted out yet. That said, "The Descendants" is undoubtedly going to be player at the Oscars, with Clooney looking more and more like Best Actor material. But if anything, the Globes tonight proved Harvey Weinstein is always a force to be reckoned with. His films took home six awards -- including 3 for "The Artist" -- more than any other studio. And he knows exactly how this game is played, so watch The Weinstein Company work hard over the next few weeks.

More to come tomorrow morning. Full list of winners below:

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The first of more to come? Ludovic Bource takes Best Original Score for the first award for "The Artist" tonight. "W.E." wins Best Song for some reason! And oooh, adorable Michelle Williams takes it for "My Week With Marilyn."

What's a "War Horse"? Spielberg/Jackson joint "The Adventures Of Tintin" takes Best Animated Film. "Midnight In Paris" wins Best Screenplay, but Woody Allen is doing other things. "A Separation" continues the awards season heat with the Foreign Film win.

Octavia Spencer breaks through, wins Supporting Actress for "The Help." Martin Scorsese takes Best Director for his 3D "Hugo"! Welcome to Hollywood, Jean Dujardin! He wins Best Actor for "The Artist." YAWN, Meryl Streep wins Best Actress for "The Iron Lady." It's her eighth Golden Globe, in case you're wondering.

Looks like Harvey is the one to beat this year, as he lands his sixth award of the night -- "The Artist" takes Best Picture Comedy/Musical. And here comes "The Descandants" out of nowhere, taking Best Actor for George Clooney. Everyone loves Clooney. And wow, "The Descendants" takes Best Picture.

Best Picture - Drama
WINNER: "The Descendants"
"The Help"
"Hugo"
"The Ides Of March"
"Moneyball"
 "War Horse"

Best Picture - Comedy/Musical
"50/50"
WINNER: "The Artist"
"Bridesmaids"
"Midnight In Paris"
"My Week With Marilyn"

Best Director
Woody Allen - "Midnight In Paris"
George Clooney - "The Ides of March"
Michel Hazavinicius - "The Artist"
Alexander Payne - "The Descendants"
WINNER: Martin Scorsese - "Hugo"

Best Actress - Comedy/Musical
Jodie Foster - "Carnage"
Charlize Theron - "Young Adult"
Kristin Wiig - "Bridesmaids"
WINNER: Michelle Williams - "My Week With Marilyn"
Kate Winslet - "Carnage"

Best Actor - Comedy/Musical
WINNER: Jean Dujardin - "The Artist"
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"
WINNER: Meryl Streep - "The Iron Lady"
Tilda Swinton - "We Need To Talk About Kevin"

Best Actor - Drama
WINNER: George Clooney - "The Descendants"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "J. Edgar"
Michael Fassbender - "Shame"
Ryan Gosling - "The Ides of March"
Brad Pitt - "Moneyball"

Best Supporting Actor
WINNER: Christopher Plummer - "Beginners"
Kenneth Branagh - "My Week With Marilyn"
Albert Brooks - "Drive"
Jonah Hill - "Moneyball"
Viggo Mortensen - "A Dangerous Method"

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain - "The Help"
Janet McTeer - "Albert Nobbs"
WINNER: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

Best Screenplay
Michel Hazavanicius - "The Artist"
Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne - "The Descendants"
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon - "The Ides of March"
WINNER: Woody Allen - "Midnight In Paris"
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian - "Moneyball"

Best Animated Film
WINNER: "The Adventures Of Tintin"
"Arthur Christmas"
"Cars 2"
"Puss In Boots"
"Rango"

Best Foreign-Language Film
WINNER "A Separation" (Iran)
"The Flowers Of War" (China)
"The Kid With The Bike" (Belgium)
"In The Land Of Blood and Honey" (USA)
"The Skin I Live In" (Spain)

Best Original Score
WINNER: Ludovic Bource - "The Artist"
Abel Korzeniowski - "W.E."
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
Howard Shore - "Hugo"
John Williams - "War Horse"

Best Original Song
"Hello Hello" - "Gnomeo & Juliet - Elton John
"Lay Your Head Down" - "Albert Nobbs" - Sinead O'Connor
"The Living Proof" - "The Help" - Mary J. Blige
"The Keeper" - "Machine Gun Preacher" - Chris Cornell
WINNER: "Masterpiece" - "W.E." - Madonna

This article is related to: The Golden Globes, The Amazing Race, The Artist, The Descendants, The Help


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