Posted on Sun Jan 15th, 2012 5:39pm PDT
George Clooney beat our Brad Pitt tonight at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The friendly rivals have been verbally sparring ahead of this year's awards season, with Clooney seen as the frontrunner for Best Film with Ides of March and Best Actor for The Descendants. Well tonight half of the critics' prediction came true, with Clooney nabbing the prize for Best Actor in a Drama. Clooney, in his acceptance speech, said he admired Pitt for his humanitarian work and for his work in film.
Michelle Williams won the prize for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for My Week With Marilyn - the same aware Marilyn Monroe herself won for Some Like It Hot. Williams was sure to pay homage to the icon "for putting in my hands this same award that Marilyn Monroe herself won over 50 years ago."
Meryl Streep won the aware for Best Dramatic Actress for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
The Artist continues to be an Oscar frontrunner, having picked up awards for its leading man, Jean Dujardin, for Best Actor; for its musical score; and for Best Comedy/Musical.
Best Director went to Martin Scorsese for Hugo.
Madonna even won a prize at tonight's film awards ... but not for her directing of her first feature film W.E., but for a song on the soundtrack.
Here's a full list of the winners in the top categories of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards:
Best Picture (Drama): The Descendants
Best Actor in a Movie (Drama): George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Picture (Comedy or Musical): The Artist
Best Actress in a Movie (Drama): Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Actor in a Movie (Comedy or Musical): Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical): Modern Family
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Actor in a TV Series (Comedy or Musical): Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama): Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Foreign Language Movie: A Separation (Iran)
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
Best Animated Movie: The Adventures of Tintin
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Best Actress in a Movie (Comedy or Musical): Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Idris Elba, Luther
Best Original Song: “Masterpiece,” W.E.
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best TV Series (Drama): Homeland
Best Actor in a TV Series (Drama): Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Best Miniseries or TV Movie: Downton Abbey
Best Actress in a TV Series (Comedy or Musical): Laura Dern, Enlightened
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
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