Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford: Golden Globes
Calista Flockhart and husband Harrison Ford are seen above as they arrive at the 2012 Golden Globes ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 15. Ford was the presenter of the Best Picture – Drama Golden Globe.
The winner turned out to be Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, toplining Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama winner George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, and veteran Beau Bridges (Gaily Gaily, The Landlord).
Calista Flockhart movies and TV shows
Calista Flockhart (born on Nov. 11, 1964, in Freeport, Illinois) is best known for a couple of television series: Ally McBeal, in which she had the title role, and Brothers & Sisters, also featuring Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths, Luke Macfarlane, Dave Annable, Matthew Rhys, and Balthazar Getty.
For Ally McBeal, Flockhart was nominated for five consecutive (1998–2002) Golden Globes in the Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical category, coming out on top the first time around.
She has also been featured in nearly 15 movies, among them, Mike Nichols’ The Birdcage (1996), with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane; Michael Hoffman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999), with Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer;and Jaume Balagueró’s Fragile / Frágiles (2005), her last film to date, with Richard Roxburgh and Elena Anaya.
Harrison Ford movies
Harrison Ford has been nominated for four Golden Globes (Witness, The Mosquito Coast, The Fugitive, and Sabrina). In 2002, he was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which this year went to Morgan Freeman.
Among Ford’s other movie credits are George Lucas’ Star Wars (1977), with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher; Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), with Karen Allen; Mike Nichols’ Working Girl (1988), with Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver; and Phillip Noyce’s Clear and Present Danger (1994), with Anne Archer and Willem Dafoe.
More recently, Ford hasn’t been all that lucky at the North American box office, with flops such as Crossing Over (2009), Extraordinary Measures (2010), Morning Glory (2010), and Cowboys & Aliens (2011).
Somewhat curiously, Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford have never made a movie (or TV show) together.
Calista Flockhart and husband Harrison Ford photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA.
TV Best Actress Kate Winslet
Actress Kate Winslet is seen above posing backstage at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after having won in the category of Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her performance in Todd Haynes’ HBO drama Mildred Pierce.
Emmy & Oscar winner
Kate Winslet had already won a Primetime Emmy for her performance in Mildred Pierce, based on James M. Cain’s novel. Originally made as a motion picture in 1945, Mildred Pierce earned Joan Crawford a Best Actress Oscar. Michael Curtiz directed it as a mix of film noir and melodrama, also featuring Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominees Ann Blyth and Eve Arden, Zachary Scott, Bruce Bennett, and Jack Carson.
At the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony, Kate Winslet took home the Best Actress Oscar for her work as an illiterate woman with a Nazi past in Stephen Daldry’s The Reader. She had been previously nominated five times:
- Best Supporting Actress for Sense and Sensibility (1995).
- Best Actress for the worldwide blockbuster Titanic (1997).
- Best Supporting Actress for Iris (2001).
- Best Actress Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).
- Best Actress for Little Children (2006).
Photo of Best Actress Kate Winslet: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper: Golden Globes
Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper are seen above chatting away at the 69th Annual Golden Globes, held on Sunday, Jan. 15, ’12, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. DiCaprio was a nominee in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama category for his performance as the FBI’s dangerously powerful top dog J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, also featuring Armie Hammer and Judi Dench.
DiCaprio’s competitors were:
- Eventual winner George Clooney for Alexander Payne’s The Descendants.
- Ryan Gosling for Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March.
- Michael Fassbender for Steve McQueen’s Shame.
- Brad Pitt for Bennett Miller’s Moneyball.
Golden Globe nominations
Including J. Edgar, Leonardo DiCaprio, 36, has been nominated for eight Golden Globes. At the 2005 ceremony, he won in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama category for his portrayal of bizarre billionaire Howard Hughes in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, also featuring Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn and Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner.
DiCaprio’s other Golden Globe nominations – all but the first one in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama category – were for the following:
- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).
Director: Lasse Hallström.
Cast: Johnny Depp. Leonardo DiCaprio. Juliette Lewis.
- Titanic (1997).
Director: James Cameron.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Kate Winslet. Gloria Stuart.
- Catch Me If You Can (2002).
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Christopher Walken. Amy Adams.
- The Departed (2006).
Director: Martin Scorsese.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Matt Damon. Vera Farmiga. Mark Wahlberg.
- Blood Diamond (2006).
Director: Edward Zwick.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Jennifer Connelly.
- Revolutionary Road (2008).
Director: Sam Mendes.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Kate Winslet. Michael Shannon.
As can be seen in the list above, DiCaprio competed against himself in 2006 (actually, at the 2007 ceremony). The winner that year was Forest Whitaker for Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland.
Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
At this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, Harrison Ford presented the nominees for Best Motion Picture – Drama – the last (and thus the most important) award of the evening. The winner was Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, toplining George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer and veteran Beau Bridges (The Landlord, Gaily Gaily). Clooney also took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.
Harrison Ford has been nominated for four Golden Globes – the last time, more than 15 years ago:
- Peter Weir’s Witness (1985).
- Weir’s The Mosquito Coast (1986).
- Andrew Davies’ The Fugitive (1993).
- Sydney Pollack’s Sabrina (1995), with Ford in the old Humphrey Bogart role.
Besides, in 2002 Harrison Ford was handed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award – the HFPA’s lifetime achievement honor – which this year went to Driving Miss Daisy and Million Dollar Baby actor Morgan Freeman.
Apart from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in recent years Ford hasn’t been performing very well at the North American box office, having starred in a string flops, among them:
Harrison Ford photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Golden Globe winner Laura Dern
Laura Dern accepts the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for her performance in Enlightened.
Dern’s competition in her category consisted of:
- Zooey Deschanel for New Girl.
- Tina Fey for 30 Rock.
- Laura Linney for The Big C.
- Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation.
Laura Dern movies
Among Laura Dern’s film credits are:
- David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Inland Empire.
- Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.
- Jessie Nelson’s I Am Sam.
- Peter Bogdanovich’s Mask.
She is the daughter of veteran actors Bruce Dern (Family Plot, Coming Home) and Diane Ladd (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Wild at Heart).
Both Dern and Ladd were nominated for Academy Awards for Martha Coolidge’s Rambling Rose (1991); the daughter as Best Actress, the mother as Best Supporting Actress. They lost to, respectively, Jodie Foster for Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs and Mercedes Ruehl for Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King.
Laura Dern photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Best Actor – Drama winner George Clooney: Golden Globes
George Clooney won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his performance in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, playing opposite Best Supporting Actress nominee Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, and veteran Beau Bridges.
In the above photo, Clooney poses backstage in the press room with his Golden Globe statuette at the 2012 ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 15.
‘The Ides of March’ shut out
George Clooney has been nominated for a total of 13 Golden Globes in various categories, in both the motion picture and television arenas. Prior to The Descendants, Clooney’s only victory was as a Best Supporting Actor for Stephen Gaghan’s political thriller Syriana, featuring Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, and this year’s Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe winner, Christopher Plummer. (Plummer took home the Golden Globe for playing Ewan McGregor’s gay father in Mike Mills’ Beginners).
At this year’s ceremony, Clooney was also in the running in the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories for The Ides of March, a political drama in which he also starred opposite double nominee Ryan Gosling. (Gosling was in contention for The Ides of March and, in the Best Actor – Comedy or Musical category, for Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s Crazy, Stupid, Love.)*
Additionally, The Ides of March was a Best Picture – Drama nominee. The film, however, ended up not winning a single award. Clooney lost the screenwriting Golden Globe to Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris. Martin Scorsese was voted Best Director for Hugo. And of course, Clooney himself beat The Ides of March star Ryan Gosling in the Best Actor – Drama category.
Best Actor – Drama nominees
Besides Gosling, George Clooney’s competition in the Best Actor – Drama category consisted of:
- Leonardo DiCaprio for playing J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s political drama J. Edgar.
- Michael Fassbender (the target of Clooney’s risqué penis joke) for Steve McQueen’s sex drama Shame.
- Brad Pitt for Bennett Miller’s baseball drama Moneyball.
2012 Golden Globes presenters
George Clooney was also a presenter at the Golden Globes ceremony. His fellow presenters included:
- The Hours actress Nicole Kidman.
- Black Swan actress Mila Kunis.
- Oscar winner Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Defiant Ones, The Bedford Incident, Paris Blues).
- Two and a Half Men actor Ashton Kutcher.
- Singer/actor Adam Levine.
- The Breakfast Club actor Rob Lowe.
- Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy.
- The House Bunny actress Katharine McPhee.
- Children of Men actor Clive Owen.
- The Fabulous Baker Boys actress Michelle Pfeiffer.
- Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto.
- The Fighter actor Mark Wahlberg.
- Water for Elephants actress Reese Witherspoon – whose This Means War, directed by McG, and featuring Star Trek‘s Chris Pine and The Dark Knight Rises’ Tom Hardy, opens in February.
* A previous version of this post had erroneously stated that Ryan Gosling had been shortlisted in the Best Actor – Drama category for his work in Nicolas Winding Refn’s thriller Drive.
Best Actor – Drama Golden Globe winner George Clooney photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Golden Globe winner George Clooney
George Clooney is seen above while accepting the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his star turn in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants – which, as mentioned elsewhere in this post, also won a Golden Globe statuette in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category.
Clooney has been nominated for a total of 13 Golden Globes, in various categories, in both the motion picture and television subdivisions. In the 1990s, he received three nods for the television series ER.
As a motion picture actor, Clooney had been previously nominated for:
- Joel and Ethan Coen’s O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000).
- Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana (2005).
- Tony Gilroy’s Michael Clayton (2007).
- Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air (2009).
He won as Best Supporting Actor for Syriana, which also earned him an Academy Award.
Clooney also received nods for directing and co-writing Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), starring David Strathairn, and for directing, co-writing, and producing this year’s The Ides of March, in which he also starred opposite Best Actor in a Motion Picture -Drama nominee Ryan Gosling.
George Clooney photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, Jan. 15. Kidman was a presenter at the 2012 Golden Globes.
Nicole Kidman has been nominated for eight Golden Globes. She has won three times: twice as Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical (To Die For, Moulin Rouge!) and once as Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama (The Hours). Directed by Stephen Daldry, The Hours also earned Kidman a Best Actress Oscar.
Among Nicole Kidman’s other film credits are Far and Away, with Tom Cruise; Alejandro Amenábar’s horror drama The Others; Rob Marshall’s musical Nine, with Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard; and John Cameron Mitchell’s family drama Rabbit Hole, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination last year. Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest co-starred in Rabbit Hole.
Singer Keith Urban hasn’t been featured in any movies, though Urban’s songs can be heard in a handful of films, such as Kill the Man and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA
Julianna Margulies © HFPA
Julianna Margulies, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her role in CBS’ The Good Wife, arrives at the 2012 Golden Globes Awards ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 15. Julianna Margulies’ competition consisted of: eventual winner Claire Danes for Homeland; Mireille Enos for The Killing for Madeleine Stowe, Revenge; and Callie Thorne for Necessary Roughness. Dustin Hoffman presented the award.
Julianna Margulies Photo: Golden Globes Red Carpet 2012 – © HFPA
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