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The Artist sweeps Golden Globe Awards

They say silence is golden, and the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards stood testimony to it. Michael Hazanavicius’ silent movie, The Artist, was the big winner on Sunday night with three wins out of six nominations.

hollywood Updated: Jan 17, 2012 01:53 IST
Priyanka Monga
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They say silence is golden, and the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards stood testimony to it. Michael Hazanavicius’ silent movie, The Artist, was the big winner on Sunday night with three wins out of six nominations.

Apart from winning the best motion picture musical or comedy, it also won the best original score (motion picture) award for Ludovic Bourve. Also, actor Jean Dujardin won the best performance by an actor in a motion picture award-comedy or musical.

The Descendants followed suit with two gongs. Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, the star studded gala saw Hollywood in full attendance with names such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Mila Kunis, Nicole Kidman and several others.

Gervais tones it down
Third time Golden Globes’ host Ricky Gervais was rather timid at his jabs this time, though he did manage to make some digs at actors Johnny Depp, Jodie Foster, Kim Kardashian and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association itself.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press have warned me that if I insult any of you, or any of them, or offend any viewers or cause controversy whatsoever...they’ll definitely invite me back again next year as well,” he said.

But Gervais couldn’t help himself and made a joke about how pop diva Madonna can no longer act Like a Virgin. Madge retorted by saying, “If I’m still a virgin, Ricky, then why don’t you come over here and do something about it?” which led to a scared-looking Gervais running across the stage.

Gervais even asked Depp, “Have you seen The Tourist yet?” Depp replied with a deadpanned “no”.

Muted style @ Globes
A number of Hollywood stars shied away from colour and opted to go neutral at this year’s Golden Globes. Seen sporting muted tones were actors Charlize Theron (below right), Jessica Biel (below), Nicole Kidman, Kate Beckinsale, Angelina Jolie (left) and many others.

“Neutral colours stand out on the red carpet and make for a befitting choice. Charlize Theron’s Dior gown was one of the best gowns of the evening,” says fashion stylist Aakanksha Jain. Fashion designer Anand Bhushan says, “Muted tones are so apt for the red carpet and they makes you look all the more gorgeous.”

Winner: Motion Pictures

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
Animated film: The Adventures of Tintin
Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Original score: Ludovic Bource,

The Artist
Winners:
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