“The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton. A bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker, and more easily bought,” said Ricky Gervais as the 2012 Golden Globes kicked off. “Allegedly, nothing’s been proven.”
“What’s with all the divorces? What’s going on? Arnold and Maria, J.Lo and Marc Anthony, Ashton and Demi. Kim Kardashian and some guy no one will remember. He wasn’t around long. 72 days. A marriage that lasted 72 days. I’ve sat through longer James Cameron acceptance speeches,” he added as the crowd giggled in their designer tuxedos and gowns.
Ricky Gervais welcomed the crowd to the 2012 Golden Globe Awards with a slew of jokes and kept the crowd going all night, ripping on celebrities, most of which, were not in attendance including the likes of Justin Bieber, Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy.
Between Gervais’ jokes and the laughs they produced, awards were handed out to those actors and actresses most deserving. As previously announced, Morgan Freeman took home the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
The Descendants won Best Motion Picture for a Drama. The movie was up against “Hugo,””The Ideas Of March,””War Horse,””The Help” and “Moneyball.”
Meryl Streep took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture in a Drama for her role in the “Iron Lady.”
George Clooney took home Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in a Drama for his role in “The Descendants.” He was up against Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender and his close friend, Brad Pitt.
Kelsey Grammer took home the award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series in a Drama for his work on “Boss.” He beat out “Boardwalk Empire” star, Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad,” Damian Lewis of “Homeland” and Jeremy Irons of “The Borgias.”
Other winners included:
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical-“The Artist”
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture-Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical-Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”
Best Animated Film-“The Adventures of Tintin”
Best Screenplay-Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture-Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Director-Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical-Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Foreign Film-“A Separation”
Best Song-Masterpiece, “W.E.”
Best Score-Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
TV Series, Drama-“Homeland”
TV Series, Comedy-“Modern Family”
TV Movie or Miniseries-“Downton Abbey”
Actress in a TV Series, Drama-Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Actor, TV Series Comedy-Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Actress in a TV Series, Comedy-Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie-Idris Elba, “Luther”
Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie-Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie-Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie-Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”