The Golden Globes 2012
Monday 16 January 2012
The world’s most fabulous Hollywood stars were last night seen sashaying down the Golden Globes’ red carpet.
Celebrating the cream of the crop for film and television, the awards were presented by Ricky Gervais, who many believed would never be offered the job again after his risqué performance at last year’s do.
Taking no prisoners, 50-year-old Ricky began the night with all guns blazing. He opened the ceremony by taking aim at everyone from Kim Kardashian and Eddie Murphy to Elton John and Jodie Foster. Lucky for the show’s producers, a seven-second delay in broadcasting meant there was just enough time to reach for the bleep button as Ricky repeatedly used the F-word. But the stars seemed to take it all on the chin, as regular shots of the audience showed them laughing and cheering.
Our Brits gave the US stars a run for their money, with Kate Winslet winning the Best Actress award for her leading role in the US mini-series Mildred Pierce. Downton Abbey also picked up a gong at the 69th annual awards ceremony, for Best Mini-series, while the star of BBC crime drama Luther, Idris Elba, was honoured with Best Actor in a TV Movie.
Other big winners on the night included silent film The Artist, which won Best Motion Picture for a Comedy or Musical and George Clooney who beat off competition from Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio to win the Best Actor award for his role in The Descendants.
The glittering awards ceremony is always a great opportunity for stars to make a fashion statement, and last night’s event was no exception. Many stars shied away from bold colours and instead chose pale hues for their grand gowns, including Angelina Jolie who looked her usual stunning self in a figure hugging cream satin dress with thigh high split and red detail.
Kate Winslet chose to mix black and white by stepping out in a Jenny Packham monochrome gown, while Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern looked elegant in her colour-block blue and black floor-length dress.
By Anna Lewis