Golden Globes 2012: The Winners

While the Golden Globes 2012 was an epic night in the fashion stakes, the small matter of who won what is pretty important too, so here’s the low-down on last night’s big winners.

Veteran actress Meryl Streep scooped the much-deserved Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, and the second Best Actress gong went to Michelle Williams, who took home Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, for My Week With Marilyn. The elfin starlet glowed in a blue velvet Jason Wu gown, cute hairband and Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, and revealed that she prepared for taking on the role of the screen siren by reading bedtime stories to her daughter in a breathless Marilyn voice for six months.

In the boys corner, George Clooney bagged Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, for The Descendants, and walked the red carpet with girlfriend Stacy Kiebler, who wowed in a bright red Valentino floorsweeper, while Hollywood newcomer Jean Dujardin was awarded Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for The Artist. A household name in his native France, the actor beat heavyweights Ryan Gosling and Owen Wilson to take the gong.

The Artist scored a double whammy, taking home Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, while other winners on the night included The Descendants for Best Motion Picture- Drama, Woody Allen with Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, for Midnight In Paris.
 
The Brits didn’t let the side down either, with Downton Abbey taking Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television, Kate Winslet bagging Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television for Mildred Pierce, and Idris Elba winning the male equivalent for Luther. GG