• Black and white silent film "The Artist" took home three prizes from the Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles, hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais. The Oscar-tipped movie was named best comedy and won additional prizes for lead actor Jean Dujardin and its score.
  • "The Descendants" was named best film drama and won a best actor prize for its star George Clooney. Other lead actor awards went to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady and Michelle Williams for "My Week" with Marilyn.