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The 2012 Golden Globe Winners

Not all that glitters is gold

If you’d like to know why the Internet thinks that Tommy Lee Jones is Grumpy Cat, then I have an informative little post for you right here, with all the funny stuff from last night’s broadcast. But if you’d just like to know who won, then read on! Spoilers: some people didn’t. Like, you might want to steer clear of the Benedict Cumberbatch tag on Tumblr for a few days…

First, the television awards:

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Hatfields & McCoys, History
  • The Girl, HBO
  • The Hour, BBC America
  • Political Animals, USA
  • Winner: Game Change, HBO

Best Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire, HBO
  • Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Downton Abbey, PBS
  • The Newsroom, HBO
  • Winner: Homeland, Showtime

Best Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Episodes, Showtime
  • Modern Family, ABC
  • Smash, NBC
  • Winner: Girls, HBO

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
  • Winner: Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
  • Glenn Close, Damages, DirecTV
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife, CBS
  • Winner: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC
  • Louis C.K., Louie, FX
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Winner: Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zooey Deschanel, The New Girl, Fox
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock, NBC
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC
  • Winner: Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Max Greenfield, New Girl, Fox
  • Danny Huston, Magic City, Starz
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family, ABC
  • Winner: Ed Harris, Game Change, HBO

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville, ABC
  • Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife, CBS
  • Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story, FX
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC
  • Winner: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock, PBS
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change, HBO
  • Toby Jones, The Girl, HBO
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn, HBO
  • Winner: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys, History

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn, HBO
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA
  • Winner: Julianne Moore, Game Change, HBO

And now, the movie awards:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Winner: Argo

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Winner: Les Misérables

Best Director

  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Winner: Ben Affleck, Argo

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Jack Black, Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Ewan MacGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
  • Winner: Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Maggie Smith, Quartet
  • Meryl Streep, Hope Springs
  • Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

  • Richard Gere, Arbitrage
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight
  • Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

  • Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
  • Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
  • Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Winner: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Winner: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
  • Winner: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Best Screenplay

  • Chris Terrio, Argo
  • Tony Kushner, Lincoln
  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Winner: Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Original score

  • Alexandre Desplat, Argo
  • Dario Marianeli, Anna Karenina
  • Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
  • John Williams, Lincoln
  • Winner: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Best Original Song

  • Keith Urban, “For You” (Act of Valor)
  • Taylor Swift, “Safe & Sound” (The Hunger Games)
  • Hugh Jackman, “Suddenly” (Les Misérables)
  • Jon Bon Jovi, “Not Running Anymore” (Stand Up Guys)
  • Winner: Adele, “Skyfall” (Skyfall)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Winner: Brave

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Intouchables
  • Kon-Tiki
  • A Royal Affair
  • Rust & Bone
  • Winner: Amour



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