The Descendants triumphs at the Golden Globes

T he Golden Globes were doled out in Hollywood last night, with family drama The Descendants the big winner at what is oft referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Oscars.

Alexander Payne’s film won Best Drama ahead of the likes of Hugo and The Help , whilst leading man George Clooney beat out Leo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling to Best Actor (drama).

The Artist also enjoyed a successful evening, snagging the gong for Best Comedy / Musical, while French star Jean Dujardin scooped the accompanying actor’s award.

Genuine shocks were few and far between (Meryl Streep added yet another prize to her groaning mantelpiece for The Iron Lady ) and even Ricky Gervais was on comparatively uncontroversial form. You can check out the winners in full below…

Best Drama
The Descendants

Best Actor - Drama
The Descendants , George Clooney

Best Actress - Drama
The Iron Lady , Meryl Streep

Best Comedy/Musical
The Artist

Best Actor - Comedy/Musical
The Artist , Jean Dujardin

Best Actress - Comedy/Musical
My Week With Marilyn , Michelle Williams

Best Director
Hugo , Martin Scorsese

Best Animated Film
The Adventures Of Tintin

Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation

Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture
Beginners , Christopher Plummer

Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
The Help , Octavia Spencer

Best Screenplay For A Motion Picture
Midnight In Paris , Woody Allen

Best Original Score In A Motion Picture
The Artist , Ludovic Bource

Best Original Song In A Motion Picture
W.E. , ‘Masterpiece’ by Madonna

George Wales

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