2012 Golden Globe Awards: Winners List

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 31st, 2013 at 10:37 am,

A relatively subdued Ricky Gervais took the stage as host of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. In his second year as host, it appears that all of last year’s controversy surrounding Gervais’ hosting must have impacted the funnyman, as all of his jabs appeared a little too nice compared to what was said last year.

For much of the evening, Michael Hazanavicius’ black-and-white silent film homage, The Artist, swept the Golden Globes in the comedy category, coming out on top overall with three wins for Best Original Score, Best Actor and Best Picture. Over on the drama side, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants took home the most awards in the drama category with a Best Actor win for George Clooney and Best Picture.

Other notable wins in the film category were Meryl Streep as Best Actress (drama) for portrayal as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Best Actress (comedy or musical) Michelle Williams for My Weekend With Marilyn and Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress in The Help.

In television, it was Showtime that came out on top, with three awards all stemming from brand new series. Matt Leblanc took home Best Actor (comedy or musical) for playing a fictionalized version of himself on the UK import Episodes, while Homeland not only brought home a Golden Globe for Claire Danes as Best Actress (drama), but it also gave Showtime its first ever award for Best Series.

Other notable wins in the television category were Peter Dinklage in HBO’s Game of Thrones and Jessica Lange in FX’s American Horror Story.

You can check out the complete list of winners from the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards below (winner in each category highlighted among nominees):

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Movies

The Descendants trailer with George Clooney 2012 Golden Globe Awards: Winners List

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • The Help (DreamWorks Pictures)
  • Hugo (Paramount Pictures)
  • The Ides of March (Columbia Pictures)
  • Moneyball (Columbia Pictures)
  • War Horse (DreamWorks Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis - The Help
  • Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • George Clooney - The Descendants
  • Brad Pitt - Moneyball
  • Ryan Gosling - The Ides of March
  • Michael Fassbender - Shame
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • 50/50 (Summit Entertainment)
  • The Artist (The Weinstein Company)
  • Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
  • Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • My Week with Marilyn (The Weinstein Company)

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

  • Jodie Foster - Carnage
  • Charlize Theron - Young Adult
  • Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids
  • Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
  • Kate Winslet - Carnage

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

  • Jean Dujardin - The Artist
  • Brendan Gleeson - The Guard
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50
  • Ryan Gosling - Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Owen Wilson - Midnight in Paris

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cars 2
  • Puss In Boots
  • Rango

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Flowers of War (New Pictures Film Company)
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey (FilmDistrict)
  • The Kid with a Bike (Sundance Selects)
  • A Separation
  • The Skin I Live In

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

  • Berenice Bejo - The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain - The Help
  • Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer - The Help
  • Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

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

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

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

  • Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
  • George Clooney - The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
  • Alexander Payne - The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese - Hugo

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

  • Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon - The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants
  • Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin - Moneyball

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

  • 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 – MOTION PICTURE

  • “Hello Hello,” Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin - Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “The Keeper,” Music & Lyrics by Chris Cornell - Machine Gun Preacher
  • “Lay Your Head Down,” Music by Brian Byrne, Lyrics by Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
  • “The Living Proof,” Music by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr., Lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas - The Help
  • “Masterpiece,” Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry - W.E.

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Television

homeland showtime review 2012 Golden Globe Awards: Winners List

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • “American Horror Story” (FX)
  • “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • “Boss” (Starz)
  • “Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • “Homeland” (Showtime)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • Claire Danes – “Homeland”
  • Mireille Enos – “The Killing”
  • Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
  • Madeleine Stowe – “Revenge”
  • Callie Thorne – “Necessary Roughness”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
  • Kelsey Grammer – “Boss”
  • Jeremy Irons – “The Borgias”
  • Damien Lewis – “Homeland”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • “Enlightened” (HBO)
  • “Episodes” (Showtime)
  • “Glee” (Fox)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “New Girl” (Fox)

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

  • Laura Dern – “Enlightened”
  • Zooey Deschanel – “New Girl”
  • Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
  • Laura Linney – “The Big C”
  • Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”

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

  • Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”
  • David Duchovny – “Californication”
  • Johnny Galecki – “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Thomas Jane – “Hung”
  • Matt LeBlanc – “Episodes”

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • “Cinema Verite” (HBO)
  • “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
  • “The Hour” (BBC America)
  • “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
  • “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

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

  • Romola Garai – “The Hour”
  • Diane Lane – “Cinema Verite”
  • Elizabeth McGovern – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Emily Watson – “Appropriate Adult”
  • Kate Winslet – “Mildred Pierce”

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

  • Hugh Bonneville – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Idris Elba – “Luther”
  • William Hurt – “Too Big to Fail”
  • Bill Nighy – “Page Eight (Masterpiece)”
  • Dominic West – “The Hour”

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

  • Jessica Lange – “American Horror Story”
  • Kelly Macdonald – “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
  • Evan Rachel Wood – “Mildred Pierce”

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

  • Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones”
  • Paul Giamatti – “Too Big to Fail”
  • Guy Pearce – “Mildred Pierce”
  • Tim Robbins – “Cinema Verite”
  • Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”

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  1. The link to see what Gervais said last year goes to 2010s Golden Globes, not 2011s. I didn’t see last years show, but I heard all about it. I tuned in this year to see what the hype was about. Gervais was somewhat funny, but he was barely present. His best bit was the introduction of Colin Firth. I felt like I was tricked into watching especially since Modern Family’s acceptance speech was more risqué than any joke by Gervais (besides the Jodie Foster one). Also Anthony, you should mention Morgan Freeman’s award somewhere in your article.

  2. These awards dont mean anything anymore.. George Clooney wins something every year. I keep seeing the same names over and over again. Is there no one else in the world?

    • None of these award shows have any credibility anymore. IMO, they’re all just a “pat on the back”. Yes, that includes the Oscars.

      • Well isn’t that the point of an award, a pat on the back?

  3. I would say Rooney Mara got snubbed, but Merly Streep always brings a great performance.

  4. I agree Rooney Mara deserves an award for her performance but I haven’t seen the Iron Lady yet so maybe Streep deserved it. I can’t believe Melissa McCarthy wasn’t nominated for Bridesmaids. I laughed everytime she was on screen!

  5. best line of the night *Seth Rogan while introducing an award with Kate Beckinsale* “Hello, I’m Seth Rogan, and I’m currently trying to conceal a massive erection”
    GOLD.

    • I laughed so hard at that line!

  6. Good for Idris and Jessica.

  7. Well Done Tintin :)

  8. Seems kinda like the expected people won, I agree on rooney mara only cause streep has one enough already

  9. I don’t understand what it is about George Clooney that he wins all these awards. I watch his movies and his performances are all the same to me. I have never seen him “reach” as an actor. There are so many more talented actors that should be recognized over him, I really hope he doesn’t get the Oscar…

    • I guess you’ve never seen From Dusk til Dawn. :)

      • Actually I have, and I love that movie, but I am talking about in recent years and the awards he wins, his performances aren’t that amazing (just in my oppinion) compared to the other actors he is up against. I just don’t see it. Love his movies, but not because of him, it is usually the story itself or other performances in the movie(s).

        • Someone like Christian Bale.

    • I thought all 3 of ryan goslings performances were better than clooney as was brad pitts just my opinion tho

    • I thought all 3 of ryan goslings performances were better than clooney as was brad pitts just my opinion.

  10. I also thought arthur christmas was better than tintin not visually just in general and I didn’t like the decendents I enjoy hugo more

  11. The whole time reading this article my only thought was “oh, the Golden Globes happened, eh?” It’s a crap stack. Pretty much all award shows are.

  12. Golden gloves were so boring last night only thing I probalbly liked was when Morgan freeman got his award and did his speech

  13. I know I`m going to get flack for this!!But here goes I was hopeing for an award for Brad Pitt.I feel he has done so much for the movie industry,in the way of so much variety and well done.Where as I find some actors like George Clooney can put out anything and gets an award for it.George ha sdone some great work in the past but I for haven`t seen it lately. Isn`t that what acting is? Also please don`t shoot the messenger.I`m talking about talent and I think Angelina Jolie is one of the finest actresses to come out of Hollywood.Now she has directed this fabulous Movie in the land of Blood and Honey.This is what I think these Award people should be looking at.Not the gossip that continualy floats.

  14. yet another horrible award show…while The Artist is good it’s not GREAT I enjoyed by miles Hugo better and Viola/Mara deserved that award not Meryl and Fassbender/Pitt rather than Clooney…I miss the times when the awards show actually mean a thing

  15. There used to be a time when the winner of the screenplay and directing awards lined up with best picture. And that made sense to me. But lately and last night was a perfect example it’s all over the place. 3 different winners in all 3 categories.

  16. Good to see that Scorsese and Allen won best director and screenplay, respectively.

  17. Good to see Idris Elba won for Luther, damn good show…

  18. Really A Separation was The Best One I Like That But All The Guests Whent Maddodnna Said A Separation Take A Shock Really Why????

  19. What About Natalie Portman????She Got Nothing????

  20. Breaking Bad was NOT nominated for best drama in its best season yet….enough said, these awards, along with the Academy Awards, should just be considered a complete joke

  21. Rooney Mara should have won Best Performance by an Actress! disappointing…