Kate Winslet, Peter Dinklage, Madonna win Golden Globes

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Jan 16, 2012 05:09 hrs
Michelle Williams

Los Angeles: Actors Kate Winslet and Peter Dinklage have received the Golden Globes award for the best performance in television mini series.

Winslet walked away with the best actress award in TV mini-series for "Mildred Pierce", beating Romola Garai for "The Hour", Diane Lane for Cinema Verite, Elizabeth McGovern for "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)" and Emily Watson for "Appropriate Adult".

Dinklage won the award for "Game Of Thrones". Others nominated in this category were Paul Giamatti for "Too Big To Fail", Guy Pearce for "Mildred Pierce", Tim Robbins for "Cinema Verite" and Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family".

Music composer Ludovic Bource won the award for the best original score for the film 'The Artist' at the prestigious Golden Globes award ceremony here Sunday.

Bource beat Abel Korzeniowski for "W.E.", Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", Howard Shore for "Hugo" and John Williams for "War Horse" to walk away with the trophy.

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, the film is about a silent movie star George Valentin, who wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion.

Singer-songwriter Madonna's number "Masterpiece" from her directorial project "W.E.", won the best original song - motion picture at the Golden Globes ceremony here Sunday.

The other songs nominated in the category included "Hello hello..." from "Gnomeo & Juliet", "Keeper, the..." from " Machine Gun Preacher", "Lay your head down" from "Albert Nobbs", "Living proof, the..." from "The Help".

"Homeland", a thriller series about a person who returns to the US after eight years after going missing in Iraq and the resulting suspecting eye from an intelligence officer, won the Golden Globe award for the best TV drama here Sunday.

The show was nominated for the award along with "American Horror Story", "Boardwalk Empire, "xBoss" and "Game Of Thrones".

Actor Christopher Plummer walked away with the Golden Globes award for the best supporting actor for the film "Beginners".

Plummer beat Kenneth Branag for "My Week With Marilyn", Albert Brooks for "Drive", Jonah Hill for "Moneyball" and Viggo Mortensen for "A Dangerous Method" for the prestigious award at the ceremony here Sunday night.

Comic book-inspired "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn" bagged the best animated film trophy at the Golden Globes award ceremony here.

The Steven Spielberg film narrates the story of reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock, who set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

The movie pipped other films in the category including "Arthur Christmas", "Cars 2", "Puss In Boots" and "Rango".

Octavia Spencer picked the best supporting actress trophy at the 69th Golden Globes award ceremony here for her role as a big-mouthed maid in "The Help".

Her character in the movie, which details the African-American maid's point of view about the white families for which they work and the hardships they go through on a daily basis, was called Minny.

The actress was overwhelmed with the award.

Spencer's competition in the category included Berenice Bejo ("The Artist"), Jessica Chastain ("The Help"), Janet McTeer ("Albert Nobbs") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants").

Iranian film "A Separation" walked away with the Golden Globe award for best foreign language film at the gala ceremony here.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi, the movie narrates the story of a married couple faced with a difficult decision -- to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's.

Also nominated in this category were China's "The Flowers Of War", US' "In The Land Of Blood And Honey", Belgium's "The Kid With A Bike" and Spain's "The Skin I Live In".

Filmmaker Woody Allen won the best screenplay gong for his romantic-comedy "Midnight In Paris" at the 69th Golden Globes award ceremony here.

The movie, featuring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates in key roles, is about a family that travels to the French capital for business.

Allen defeated other competitors -- Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist"), Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash ("The Descendants"), George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon ("The Ides Of March"), Stan Chervin, Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian ("Moneyball").

Kelsey Grammer and Claire Danes won the Golden Globe award for best actor and actress respectively in a television series - drama.

Grammer walked away with the golden trophy for "Boss" while Danes was given the award for "Homeland".

"Modern Family" has won the Golden Globe award for the best television series - musical or comedy.

The hit comedy TV series takes a satirical look at three different families and the trials they face in each of their own uniquely humorous ways. Created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, the show stars Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell.

"Modern Family" emerged victorious in this category after beating "Enlightened", "Episodes", "Glee" and "New Girl".

Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist", which bagged the maximum Golden Globe nominations this year, walked away with the best motion picture - musical or comedy award at the ceremony here.

The French romantic drama, about a silent movie star George Valentin and his insecurity about the arrival of talking pictures, won the award against "50/50", "Bridesmaids", "Midnight In Paris" and "My Week With Marilyn".

Ludovic Bource won the best original score - motion picture for the same film.

Laura Dern was awarded the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a television series - comedy or musical - for "Enlightened" and "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc took home the same award in the male category for "Episodes".

Martin Scorsese has won the best director - motion picture Golden Globe award for his film "Hugo".

The 69-year-old pipped Woody Allen for "Midnight In Paris", George Clooney for "The Ides Of March", Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist" and Alexander Payne for "The Descendants" to win the golden trophy.

Set in 1930s Paris, "Hugo" is the story of an orphan who lives at a train station. He is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

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