Asghar Farhadi drama 'A Separation' wins Golden Globe
The 2012 Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film was A Separation (Iran), produced by Jodaeiye Nader az Simin and distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in the United States. Accepting the award were director Asghar Farhadi and one of the film's stars, Peyman Moaadi. In the above photo, Farhadi and Moaadi are seen backstage in the Golden Globes' press room at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, Jan. 15.
Today (Jan. 18), it was announced that A Separation is one of the nine semi-finalists for the 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Also in the running are Wim Wenders' Pina, Joseph Cedar's Footnote, and Roschdy Zem's Omar Killed Me.
Long before North America's current awards season, A Separation won the Golden Bear at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival.
Asghar Farhadi, Peyman Moaadi photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Helen Mirren and Sidney Poitier with Cecil B. DeMille Award winner Morgan Freeman
Having received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his “contribution to the entertainment field,” Morgan Freeman poses with presenters Helen Mirren and Sidney Poitier backstage in the Golden Globes' press room. Back at the 1990 ceremony, Morgan Freeman won the Best Actor - Drama Golden Globe for his performance as the one who does all the driving in Bruce Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy (1989), co-starring Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd.
Helen Mirren, for her part, won the Best Actress Oscar for Stephen Frears' The Queen (2006), while at the 1964 ceremony Sidney Poitier became the first male black actor to win an Oscar: for Ralph Nelson's sentimental drama Lilies of the Field (1963).
Cecil B. DeMille Award winners
Previous recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award include the following:
Cecil B. DeMille himself. Gregory Peck. Joan Crawford. Doris Day. Paul Newman. Elizabeth Taylor. Audrey Hepburn. Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese. Steven Spielberg. Warren Beatty. Anthony Hopkins. Robin Williams. Michael Douglas. Gene Hackman. Harrison Ford. Al Pacino.
Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, and Morgan Freeman photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Golden Globes website.