The Artist and The Descendants split the top prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony, which was hosted by a milder Ricky Gervais than we saw in 2011.
The Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy winners will likely meet again in the same category as Academy Award nominees for Best Picture, which will be announced on Jan. 24. Lead actors George Clooney and Jean Dujardin each won their respective categories; they too will likely face off at the Oscars. All told, the Golden Globes did little to tip the scales in favor of one film or the other as the Oscar Best Picture favorite.
There were no earth-shattering surprises on the Golden Globes winners list, though some eyebrows were raised when Matt LeBlanc won Best Actor in a comedy television series for Episodes. (Those who have seen the show will be less surprised.) Homeland took the Best Television Series - Drama award, and Claire Danes represented with a Best Actress prize. Indeed, it was a good night for Showtime, but certainly not a shutout: Laura Dern won the comedic actress award for HBO's Enlightened, and Kelsey Grammer took the acting prize for his lead role in Boss, the groundbreaking Starz original series.
Stay tuned for a morning-after postmortem. In the meantime, here are the winners:
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, Enlightened
Best Actress, TV Movie or Miniseries: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Best Actress, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Best Supporting Actor, Television Series Drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Best Actor, Television Series Drama: Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Best Television Series, Comedy: Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress, Television Series Drama: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Animated Feature: The Adventures of Tintin
Best Actress, Television Series Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy: Matt Leblanc, Episodes
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Artist
Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants
Best Actress, Motion Picture Drama: Meryl Streep, Iron Lady
Best Motion Picture Drama: The Descendants