Apologies for massively dropping the ball on the Critics Choice Movie Awards, but I honestly got to a point of not caring in the slightest. The Golden Globes are different. I don't at all care who wins, but I do care about the glamorous dresses, and above all else, Ricky Gervais as host. Worst part of the proceedings? The fact that he was given so little time. Were they just too cared to let him off the leash? You could see clearly that they were concerned about him this time. Still, he managed to make me break down in tears of hilarity in the little time that he did have. And besides that, there were plenty of little moments that managed to make the show worth it.
Like what? Well, for one thing there was the brilliant stream of hilariously hateful tweets when Madonna won Best Original Song ("You're right, Madonna...you have NO excuse. @JustinJagoe"). There's the sweet gesture by George Clooney to hand Meryl Streep's glasses up to the front, which was confronted by a reluctant David Fincher. Seth Rogen's nicely sneaked in jab at the fact that "My Week with Marilyn" is totally not a comedy, and without passing judgment either. Myself, I was overcome with joy at two unexpected moments. 1) When Michelle Williams won, regardless of the fact that she didn't deserve to win for that performance. 2) When Claire Danes won for "Homeland", as I just absolutely love her and want to see whatever else she has to offer.
BEST DRAMA: "The Descendants"
BEST COMEDY/MUSICAL: "The Artist"
BEST DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese ("Hugo")
BEST ACTOR (DRAMA): George Clooney ("The Descendants")
BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA): Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady")
BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL): Jean Dujardin ("The Artist")
BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL): Michelle Williams ("My Week with Marylin")
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer ("Beginners")
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Octavia Spencer ("The Help")
BEST SCREENPLAY: "Midnight in Paris"
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "A Separation"
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: "The Adventures of Tintin"
BEST SCORE: Ludovic Bource ("The Artist")
BEST SONG: "Masterpiece" ("W.E.")
BEST TV SERIES (DRAMA): "Homeland"
BEST TV SERIES (MUSICAL/COMEDY): "Modern Family"
BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE: "Downton Abbey"
BEST ACTOR (DRAMA): Kelsey Grammer ("Boss")
BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA): Claire Danes ("Hometown")
BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL COMEDY): Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes")
BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL/COMEDY): Laura Dern ("Enlightened")
BEST ACTOR (MINISERIES/TV MOVIE): Idris Elba ("Luther")
BEST ACTRESS (MINISERIES/TV MOVIE): Kate Winslet ("Mildred Pierce")
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jessica Lange ("American Horror Story")
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones")