Golden Globes 2012: And the winners are…

Golden Globes 2012 WinnersBlack-and-white silent film The Artist and family drama The Descendants took home the best picture trophies at Sunday’s 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

The Descendants won two Golden Globes, including best drama and lead actor in a drama for George Clooney, who stars in the film as a Hawaii land baron steering his family through a tragic period when his wife is in a coma. Wins for The Artist, a movie about the early days of talking pictures in Hollywood, included best musical or comedy and best actor in a musical or comedy for Jean Dujardin.

Meryl Streep picked up the award for best actress in a drama for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. The 62-year-old actress called her win “a thriller” and “embarrassing” before thanking her agent and producer Harvey Weinstein. She also credited “everybody in England who let me come in and trample all over their history.”

Here’s the full list of winners at Golden Globes 2012:

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Picture, Drama: “The Descendants.”

Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Artist.”

Actor, Drama: George Clooney, “The Descendants.”

Actress, Drama: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady.”

Director: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo.”

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist.”

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn.”

Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners.”

Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help.”

Foreign Language: “A Separation.”

Animated Film: “The Adventures of Tintin.”

Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris.”

Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist.”

Original Song: “Masterpiece” (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), “W.E.”

TELEVISION

Series, Drama: “Homeland,” Showtime.

Series, Musical or Comedy: “Modern Family,” ABC.

Actor, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, “Boss.”

Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland.”

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, “Enlightened.”

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes.”

Miniseries or Movie: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),” PBS.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce.”

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Idris Elba, “Luther.”

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story.”

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones.”

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman.

*Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards (Oscars 2012) will be announced on January 24 and the telecast is set for February 26.

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