Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps: Golden Globes
Dawson's Creek veterans Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams are seen above on the 69th Golden Globes' Red Carpet just outside the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, Jan. 15, '12. Williams was the eventual winner in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category for Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn.
In that movie, which happens to be neither a comedy nor a musical, she plays Marilyn Monroe while working with Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench (as Sybil Thorndike), and Julia Ormond (as Vivien Leigh) are also in the cast.
Michelle Williams' competition consisted of:
- Charlize Theron for Jason Reitman's Young Adult.
- Kristen Wiig for Paul Feig's Bridesmaids.
- Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster for Roman Polanski's Carnage.
Absurdly, both Winslet and Foster are being pushed for the Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category.
At this year's Golden Globes ceremony, Winslet was voted the Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries for Mildred Pierce, Todd Haynes' remake of the 1945 Joan Crawford melodrama. Evan Rachel Wood was cast as the ungrateful daughter (Ann Blyth in the original directed by Michael Curtiz).
Academy Award nominations
Michelle Williams has been nominated for two Academy Awards:
- Best Supporting Actress for Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, opposite Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
- Best Actress for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine, opposite Ryan Gosling.
Busy Philipps movies
Best known for the television series Dawson's Creek, Love Inc., and Cougar Town, Busy Philipps has been featured in only about half a dozen movies. Here are a couple of titles:
- He's Just Not That Into You (2009).
Dir.: Ken Kwapis.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston. Bradley Cooper. Ben Affleck. Jennifer Connelly. Drew Barrymore. Justin Long. Busy Philipps. Kevin Connolly. Ginnifer Goodwin. Kris Kristofferson.
- Made of Honor (2008).
Dir.: Paul Weiland.
Cast: Patrick Dempsey. Michelle Monaghan. Kevin McKidd. Chris Messina. Busy Philipps. Kathleen Quinlan. Sydney Pollack.
Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA.
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.
Jan. 18 update: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that A Separation is one of the nine semi-finalists for the 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Among the other films still in the running are:
Long before North America's current awards season, A Separation won the Golden Bear at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival.
Asghar Farhadi and Peyman Moaadi photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Pictured above is Golden Globes presenter Piper Perabo on the 2012 Red Carpet. Among Perabo's movie credits are:
- The Prestige
Dir.: Christopher Nolan.
Cast: Christian Bale. Hugh Jackman. Piper Perabo. David Bowie. Rebecca Hall. Michael Caine. Scarlett Johansson.
- Coyote Ugly
Dir.: David McNally.
Cast: Adam Garcia. Piper Perabo.
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Dir.: Raja Gosnell.
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis. Drew Barrymore. Piper Perabo. Manolo Cardona.
- The upcoming Looper
Dir.: Rian Johnson.
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Emily Blunt. Paul Dano. Piper Perabo. Jeff Daniels. Bruce Willis.
Piper Perabo photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © 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 the driving in Bruce Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy (1989), co-starring Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd.
Additionally, Morgan Freeman took home a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Clint Eastwood's boxing drama Million Dollar Baby (2004), co-starring Eastwood and Best Actress Oscar winner Hilary Swank.
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 Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award include the following:
Steven Spielberg. Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese. Warren Beatty. Anthony Hopkins. Robin Williams. Michael Douglas. Gene Hackman.
Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, and Morgan Freeman photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
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