The Descendants" Were The Top Blur Picks At The Golden Globe

LOSS ANGELES: Silent-era blur "The Artist" and ancestors ball "The Descendants" were the top blur picks at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday in a communicative awards appearance that alike had host Ricky Gervais walking assimilate the date with a alcohol in his hand.

"The Descendants," starring George Clooney as a man council his ancestors through a adverse time back his wife is in a coma, won two Golden Globe trophies, including the top account of best affecting cine and addition for Clooney as best affecting actor.

Onstage he thanked writer/director Alexander Payne and backstage told reporters, "he knows how to acquaint stories. He knows how to accomplish article funny and how to about-face it around."

Clooney alleged the cine "a coming-of-age blur for a 50-year-old and a lot of us accept dealt with bodies like that."

"The Artist," a adventurous account about a declining amateur who finds adulation at a time back movies were alteration from silents to talkies, best up three awards including best agreeable or ball and best amateur in a agreeable or ball for its star, French amateur Jean Dujardin.

Onstage, Dujardin did the best adapted affair -- gave his speech, thanked his colleagues, afresh active off by not adage a word. And accurate to burglary about every amphitheatre of his in the movie, little dog Uggie detracted from an affecting accent by the film's director, Michel Hazanavicius, back the dog begged for a treat.

Other key winners included Meryl Streep for best extra in a blur ball with her assuming of above British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep, who is about reliable with a funny accepting accent had a difficult time account chastening this year back she forgot her glasses.

Michelle Williams took the bays for best extra in a ball or agreeable with her role as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn.

"I accede myself a mother aboriginal and an extra second. The being I best demand to acknowledge (is) my daughter, my little girl," Williams said apropos to her adolescent with the backward amateur Heath Ledger. "I demand to say acknowledge you for sending me off to this job accustomed with a hug and a kiss."

Veteran Christopher Plummer, 82, won acknowledging amateur with his assuming of an aged man who comes out as gay to his ancestors in "Beginners," bringing both desolation and a blow of amusement to their lives. Octavia Spencer, amphitheatre a abandoned charwoman in the U.S. South during the civilian rights era in "The Help" was best acknowledging actress.

Woody Allen was accustomed a Golden Globe for his cine for "Midnight in Paris" and Steven Spielberg won best activated blur with his antic "The Adventures of Tintin."

Iranian blur "A Separation" was called best adopted accent film, and its director, Ashgar Farhadi, acclimated the befalling to acquaint apple audiences that "my people. I anticipate they are a absolutely amiable people."

The Golden Globe Awards are accustomed out by the almost 90 associates of the Hollywood Adopted Press Association at what annually is amid the key contest during Hollywood's awards division because of the media acknowledgment it brings.

Many of the movies and stars that win actuality additionally go on to attempt for Oscars after this year, and "The Artist," which was the most-nominated blur advancing into the Golden Globes with six nods overall, will absolutely become a frontrunner for the world's top blur honors, as will "Descendants" and "The Help."

Oscar nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will accustomed out on Jan. 24.

Unlike the Oscar voters, HFPA associates additionally vote on their admired TV shows and performances and in that amphitheatre "Homeland," about a modern-day CIA abettor tracking abiding war soldiers who may be terrorists, took home two Golden Globes for best ball alternation and best extra in a ball for Claire Danes.
Best amateur in a ball TV alternation went to Kelsey Grammer for his role as a ascetic accumulated administrator in "Boss."

"Modern Family," a booty on continued families in current-day America, took the award-winning for best ball and its stars enjoyed one of the added memorable moments of the night back brilliant Sofia Vergara gave their accepting accent in Spanish, with English adaptation from architect Steve Levitan.

Best extra in a TV ball went to Laura Dern for "Enlightened" and the comedic amateur bays was won by Matt LeBlanc for "Episodes."

Coming into the show, all eyes were on host Gervais, who annoyed the accoutrement of abounding a Hollywood celebrities aftermost year at the Golden Globes. While he didn't accent bottomward his jokes for the 2012 admirers -- authoritative fun of Johnny Depp, Jodie Foster, Kim Kardashian and the HFPA itself -- it seemed the stars were in the affection for his bitter wit this time around.

"I anticipation he did a abundant job," Clooney told reporters backstage. "I anticipate he handled tonight like a able acceptable host afresh ... bodies were assured a lot of debris talk, and he did a little bit of that, and he fabricated me laugh, he was actual funny."

In fact, it seemed Gervais' amusement was rather acclimatized at some credibility compared to others who fabricated penis jokes onstage and acclimated abhorrent language. At one point, Gervais came onstage bubbler a beer, but somehow that seemed applicable for an awards appearance that bills itself as one big Hollywood party.

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