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(Los Angeles, CA)  —  “The Descendants” is ascending to the top of the crop at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.  The film was named Best Motion Picture in the drama category at Sunday night’s star-studded awards ceremony.  “Descendants” star George Clooney was named Best Actor in a Drama and Meryl Streep took the Best Actress-Drama Golden Globe for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”  The black-and-white silent film “The Artist” took the top prize in the film category for Best Comedy Musical.  In the television categories, Showtime’s “Homeland” was named Best Drama, while ABC’s “Modern Family” took the category for Best TV Comedy. 

Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes honor the best in film and television each year.  NBC aired the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Here is a list of winners for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards:

Best Drama

The Descendants

Best Comedy/Musical

The Artist

Best Animated Film

The Adventures of Tintin

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation (Iran)

Best Actor in a Drama

George Clooney, The Descendants

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Actress in a Drama

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best TV Drama


Best TV Comedy or Musical

Modern Family

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture

Downton Abbey

Best Actress In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie

Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce

Best Actor In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie

Idris Elba – “Luther”

Best Actor in a TV Drama

Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Best Actress in a TV Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture

“Masterpiece,” W.E.

Cecil B. DeMille Award

Morgan Freeman