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Alexander Payne, George Clooney Win 69th Golden Globe Awards with “The Descendants”

Greek-American director, Alexander Payne, at the 69th Golden Globe Awards

Ricky Gervais giddily piled on the humiliation as the 69th annual Golden Globes went down at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills California. Alexander Payne’s “the Descendants” won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama while George Clooney, the star of the film, won a Golden Globe for Best Perfomance by an actor in a motion picture. Alexander Payne is a second generation Greek-American from Omaha, Nebraska.  Payne, answering Greek Reporter’s question about how his heritage might have shaped his movies stated that “sometimes it gives me a different perspective and my source of humor may be my Greek heritage.”

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Another Greek-American, Tina Fey, was nominated once more for ‘Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series-comedy’  for her role in 30 Rock but lost to Laura Dern. In the best comedy or musical category, one of the nominees is “50/50″, a comedy which includes two Greek actors in its cast: Peter Kelamis and Marie Avgeropoulos. Finally “Enlightened”, in which Greek-American actor Jason Mantzoukas plays Omar, was nominated in the category Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical but lost to “Modern family.”

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

THE DESCENDANTS

Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

MERYL STREEP The Iron Lady

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

GEORGE CLOONEY The Descendants

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

THE ARTIST

a La Petite Reine – Studio 37 – La Classe Americaine – JD Prod- France3 Cinema –

Jouror Production-uFilms coproduction; The Weinstein Company

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR

MUSICAL

MICHELLE WILLIAMS My Week with Marilyn

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR

MUSICAL

JEAN DUJARDIN The Artist

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures/ Hemisphere Capital/Amblin

Entertainment/Wingnut Films Production/ Kennedy/Marshall Production A Steven

Spielberg Film; Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A SEPARATION (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) – IRAN

Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION

PICTURE

OCTAVIA SPENCER The Help

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION

PICTURE

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER Beginners

BEST DIRECTOR MOTION PICTURE

MARTIN SCORSESE Hugo

BEST SCREENPLAY MOTION PICTURE

WOODY ALLEN Midnight in Paris

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE MOTION PICTURE

LUDOVIC BOURCE The Artist

BEST ORIGINAL SONG MOTION PICTURE

“MASTERPIECE” W.E.

Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, and Jimmy Harry

HOMELAND

SHOWTIME Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet,

Fox 21; Showtime

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

CLAIRE DANES Homeland

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES DRAMA

KELSEY GRAMMER Boss

BEST TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY OR MUSICAL

MODERN FAMILY

Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television;

ABC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY OR

MUSICAL

LAURA DERN Enlightened

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES COMEDY OR

MUSICAL

MATT LEBLANC Episodes

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)

A Carnival/Masterpiece Co-production; PBS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

MADE FOR TELEVISION

KATE WINSLET Mildred Pierce

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

MADE FOR TELEVISION

IDRIS ELBA Luther

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

JESSICA LANGE American Horror Story

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

PETER DINKLAGE Game of Thrones

WINNERS BY MOTION PICTURE

AND TELEVISION SERIES OR PROGRAM

MOTION PICTURE

The Artist 3

The Descendants 2

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) 1

The Adventures of Tintin 1

Beginners 1

The Help 1

Hugo 1

The Iron Lady 1

Midnight in Paris 1

My Week with Marilyn 1

W.E. 1

TELEVISION SERIES OR PROGRAM

Homeland 2

American Horror Story 1

Boss 1

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) 1

Enlightened 1

Episodes 1

Game of Thrones 1

Luther 1

Mildred Pierce 1

Modern Family 1

WINNERS BY MOTION PICTURE

DISTRIBUTOR AND TELEVISION NETWORK

MOTION PICTURE DISTRIBUTOR

The Weinstein Company 6

Fox Searchlight Pictures 2

Paramount Pictures 2

Sony Pictures Classics 2

Columbia Pictures 1

Focus Features 1

Touchstone Pictures 1

TELEVISION NETWORK

HBO 3

Showtime 3

ABC 1

BBC America 1

FX 1

PBS 1

Starz 1

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