Best Actress winner Michelle Williams: Golden Globes
Michelle Williams poses backstage after winning the Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her work in Simon Curtis’ My Week With Marilyn. In the above photo, Williams is seen holding her trophy in the press room at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, Jan. 15, ’12.
In My Week with Marilyn, Williams plays Marilyn Monroe during the making of Laurence Olivier’s The Prince and the Showgirl. The cast also includes BAFTA Orange Rising Star nominee Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh (as Laurence Olivier), Julia Ormond (as Vivien Leigh), and Judi Dench (as Sybil Thorndike).
In addition to: Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, Pip Torrens, Dougray Scott, and Geraldine Somerville.
For the record, Michelle Williams’ competition in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category 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.
Michelle Williams Oscar nominations
Michelle Williams has been nominated for two Academy Awards and, prior to My Week with Marilyn, two Golden Globes, for the following:
- Best Supporting Actress for Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain (2005), opposite Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Winner: Rachel Weisz in Fernando Meirelles’ The Constant Gardener.
- Best Actress (Golden Globes’ Motion Picture - Drama category) for Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine (2010), opposite Ryan Gosling.
Winner: Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan.
Weisz and Portman won both the Oscar and the Golden Globe in their respective categories.
A critics’ favorite, Williams is expected to receive her third Oscar nomination this year.
Michelle Williams movies
Michelle Williams has been featured in about 30 films in the past two decades. Her movie debut took place in Daniel Petrie’s Lassie in 1994. Besides the aforementioned titles, notable films include:
- Certain Women (2016).
Cast:Kristen Stewart. Michelle Williams. Laura Dern. James Le Gros. Jared Harris. Rene Auberjonois. John Getz. James Jordan. Ashlie Atkinson. Sara Rodier. Matt McTighe. Gabriel Clark.
- Manchester by the Sea (2016).
Director: Kenneth Lonergan.
Cast: Michelle Williams. Casey Affleck. Kyle Chandler. Gretchen Mol. Kara Hayward. Tate Donovan. Erica McDermott. Heather Burns.
- Meek’s Cutoff (2010).
Director: Kelly Reichardt.
Cast: Michelle Williams. Bruce Greenwood. Will Patton. Zoe Kazan. Paul Dano. Shirley Henderson. Neal Huff. Tommy Nelson. Rod Rondeaux.
- Shutter Island (2010).
Director: Martin Scorsese.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio. Mark Ruffalo. Michelle Williams. Max von Sydow. Ben Kingsley. Emily Mortimer. Patricia Clarkson. Jackie Earle Haley. Ted Levine. John Carroll Lynch. Elias Koteas. Robin Bartlett. Christopher Denham.
- Mammoth (2009).
Director: Lukas Moodysson.
Cast: Michelle Williams. Gael García Bernal. Tom McCarthy.
- Wendy and Lucy (2008).
Director: Kelly Reichardt.
Cast: Michelle Williams. Lucy. Will Oldham. John Robinson. John Breen. Will Patton.
- Land of Plenty (2004).
Director: Wim Wenders.
Cast: Michelle Williams. John Diehl. Shaun Toub. Wendell Pierce. Richard Edson. Burt Young. Gloria Stuart.
Michelle Williams movie list updated April 2016.
Michelle Williams photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Elle Macpherson movies
Elle Macpherson poses backstage in the press room at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Macpherson was one of the many presenters at the ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
The Australian model, TV personality, and sometime actress’ handful of feature film appearances include those in the following:
- Batman & Robin (1997).
Director: Joel Schumacher.
Cast: George Clooney. Chris O’Donnell. Uma Thurman. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Alicia Silverstone. Michael Gough. Pat Hingle. John Glover. Elle Macpherson.
- The Edge (1997).
Director: Lee Tamahori.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins. Alec Baldwin. Elle Macpherson. Bart the Bear.
- The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).
Director: Barbra Streisand.
Cast: Barbra Streisand. Jeff Bridges. Lauren Bacall. George Segal. Mimi Rogers. Pierce Brosnan. Brenda Vaccaro. Austin Pendleton. Elle Macpherson. Taina Elg.
- Jane Eyre (1996).
Director: Franco Zeffirelli.
Cast: William Hurt. Charlotte Gainsbourg. Anna Paquin. Fiona Shaw. Geraldine Chaplin. John Wood. Joan Plowright. Billie Whitelaw. Chris Larkin. Elle Macpherson. Julian Fellowes. Samuel West. Maria Schneider.
- Alice (1990).
Cast:Mia Farrow. Joe Mantegna. William Hurt. Julie Kavner. Cybill Shepherd. Judy Davis. Blythe Danner. Gwen Verdon. Alec Baldwin. June Squibb. Keye Luke. Patrick O’Neal. Caroline Aaron. James Toback. Bernadette Peters. Bob Balaban. Elle Macpherson. Lisa Marie. Diane Salinger. Dylan O’Sullivan Farrow.
Elle Macpherson photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Piper Perabo and Sarah Michelle Gellar: Golden Globe presenters
Presenters Piper Perabo and Sarah Michelle Gellar pose backstage in the press room at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, Jan. 15, ’12.
Among Piper Perabo’s movie credits are:
- Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, opposite Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.
- David McNally’s Coyote Ugly, with Adam Garcia.
- Raja Gosnell’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua, with Jamie Lee Curtis.
- Rian Johnson’s upcoming Looper, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels, and Bruce Willis.
The star of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar has also appeared in about two dozen feature films. Among these are:
- Jim Gillespie’s I Know What You Did Last Summer.
- Roger Kumble’s Cruel Intentions, with Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
- James Toback’s Harvard Man, with Adrian Grenier and Joey Lauren Adams.
- Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales.
- Raja Gosnell’s Scooby-Doo, with Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Piper Perabo photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
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).
Director: 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).
Director: 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:
- Wim Wenders’ Pina.
- Joseph Cedar’s Footnote.
- 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 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
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Cast: Christian Bale. Hugh Jackman. Piper Perabo. David Bowie. Rebecca Hall. Michael Caine. Scarlett Johansson.
- Coyote Ugly
Director: David McNally.
Cast: Adam Garcia. Piper Perabo.
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Director: Raja Gosnell.
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis. Drew Barrymore. Piper Perabo. Manolo Cardona.
- The upcoming Looper
Director: 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.
Golden Globe winner Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg won the Best Animated Feature Film Golden Globe for for The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Spielberg, and produced by Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, and Peter Jackson. The film’s distributors were Paramount and Columbia (depending on the territory). In the above photo, Spielberg is seen backstage in the Golden Globes’ press room at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
Three Steven Spielberg-directed movies have won Golden Globes in the Best Motion Picture - Drama category:
- E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), with Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, and Peter Coyote.
- Eventual Best Picture Oscar winner Schindler’s List (1993), with Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Kingsley.
- Saving Private Ryan (1998), with Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore.
Spielberg won Best Director Oscars for both Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan – which lost Best Picture to John Madden’s Shakespeare in Love.
This year, Spielberg’s War Horse was in the running for the Best Picture - Drama Golden Globe, but it lost to Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, a family drama-comedy featuring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, and Beau Bridges. Despite his film’s nomination, Spielberg failed to be shortlisted in the Best Director category.
Golden Globes’ presenters
Besides Sarah Michelle Gellar and Piper Perabo, among the other presenters at the 2012 Golden Globes ceremony were:
Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home). Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark star Harrison Ford. Two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man). Transamerica and Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman. Oscar winner Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner).
Helen Mirren. Julianne Moore. Paula Patton. Brad Pitt. Bradley Cooper. Colin Firth. Channing Tatum. Jessica Biel. George Clooney. Angelina Jolie. Michelle Pfeiffer. Freida Pinto. Nicole Kidman. Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jessica Alba. Kate Beckinsale. Emily Blunt. Pierce Brosnan. Gerard Butler. Jane Lynch. Madonna. Antonio Banderas. Salma Hayek. Elle Macpherson. William H. Macy. Debra Messing. Ewan McGregor.
And Mark Wahlberg, whose Contraband opened to bigger than expected figures; and Water for Elephants actress Reese Witherspoon, whose This Means War, co-starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, opens shortly.
Steven Spielberg photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Golden Globe winner ‘Downton Abbey’
The British Downton Abbey (Masterpiece, PBS in the U.S.) was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, Jan. 15. Never mind that in actuality Downton Abbey is not exactly a miniseries, but the U.K. version of a TV series, with a few episodes broadcast each season, over the course of a few years.
Anyhow, accepting the Golden Globe statuette were actor Hugh Bonneville, Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Elizabeth McGovern (Ragtime, 1981), director Brian Percival, Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Best Original Screenplay for Downton Abbey‘s big-screen cousin Gosford Park, 2001), and producers Gareth Neame and Rebecca Eaton.
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‘Downton Abbey’ cast
Besides Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, also in the Downton Abbey cast are:
Two-time Oscar winner Maggie Smith (Best Actress for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1969; Best Supporting Actress for California Suite, 1978).
Laura Carmichael. Penelope Wilton. Jim Carter. Michelle Dockery. Brendan Coyle. Siobhan Finneran. Joanne Froggatt. Phyllis Logan. Rob James-Collier. Sophie McShera. Allen Leech. David Robb.
Lesley Nicol. Kevin Doyle. Dan Stevens. Thomas Howes. Rose Leslie. Robert Bathurst. Brendan Patricks. Jonathan Coy. Iain Glen. Christine Lohr. Kevin McNally. Daniel Pirrie. Andrew Westfield.
Group Downton Abbey picture featuring Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Brian Percival, Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, and Rebecca Eaton: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Jeremy Irons and Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Aida Takla-O’Reilly
Pictured above are Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.
A presenter at the Golden Globes telecast, Jeremy Irons won the 1990 Best Actor Oscar for Barbet Schroeder’s Reversal of Fortune (1990), co-starring Glenn Close – coincidentally, a Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama nominee this year for Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs. Additionally, Close is a co-nominee in the Best Original Song category for the film’s tune “Lay Your Head Down,” co-written with Brian Byrne.
Jeremy Irons nominations
Jeremy Irons has been nominated for six Golden Globes, winning twice:
- Reversal of Fortune.
- The television miniseries Elizabeth I (2005).
Irons has received three other television nods:
- Brideshead Revisited (1982).
- Georgia O’Keeffe (2009).
- The Borgias (2011).
In addition to getting shortlisted in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama category for Roland Joffé’s The Mission (1986), co-starring Robert De Niro.
Jeremy Irons movies
Other Jeremy Irons movie credits include:
- Dead Ringers (1988).
- Betrayal (1983).
- The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981).
Director: David Cronenberg.
Cast: Jeremy Irons. Geneviève Bujold.
Director: David Hugh Jones.
Cast: Jeremy Irons. Ben Kingsley. Patricia Hodge.
Director: Karel Reisz.
Cast:Meryl Streep. Jeremy Irons.
Golden Globes presenters
Besides Jeremy Irons, other 2012 Golden Globes presenters included:
Helen Mirren. Julianne Moore. Paula Patton. Piper Perabo. Brad Pitt. Debra Messing. Antonio Banderas. Jessica Biel.
Jake Gyllenhaal. Salma Hayek. Channing Tatum. Madonna. Seth Rogen. Jimmy Fallon. Robert Downey Jr. Johnny Depp.
Jeremy Irons and Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Aida Takla-O’Reilly photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Actor-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen wasn’t nominated for any Golden Globes this year, but he is one of the stars of Martin Scorsese’s fantasy adventure Hugo, which also features Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jude Law, Ben Kingsley, and Christopher Lee.
In 2007, Baron Cohen won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Borat turned out to be a surprising box office hit, also earning him an Academy Award nomination in the Best Original Screenplay category.
Baron Cohen’s follow-up comedy vehicle, Brüno, was a major box office misfire in North America. His next star vehicle is the upcoming The Dictator.
Sacha Baron Cohen photo: Golden Globes 2012 © HFPA.
2012 Golden Globes presenters
Besides Elle Macpherson, the extensive list of Golden Globes presenters at this year’s ceremony included:
- Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda (Klute, 1971; Coming Home, 1978; in addition to On Golden Pond, Julia, The China Syndrome, The Electric Horseman).
- Two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman (Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979; Rain Man, 1988; in addition to Lenny, All the President’s Men, Straw Dogs, Midnight Cowboy).
- Best Actor Oscar winner Sidney Poitier (Lilies of the Field, 1963; in addition to Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Bedford Incident, In the Heat of the Night).
- Best Actor Oscar nominee Harrison Ford (Witness, 1985; in addition to Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark).
- Channing Tatum (Magic Mike).
- Helen Mirren (The Queen, The Last Station).
- Julianne Moore (Crazy Stupid Love, The Hours).
- Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code, Brokeback Mountain).
- Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye).
- Felicity Huffman (Transamerica, Desperate Housewives).
- Jessica Biel (The Illusionist).
- Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey, Wanted).
- Gerard Butler (Coriolanus).
- George Clooney (Up in the Air).
- Clive Owen (Closer).
- Michelle Pfeiffer (The Love Field, New Year’s Day).
- Freida Pinto (Immortals, Slumdog Millionaire).
- Bradley Cooper (Limitless).
- Colin Firth (The King’s Speech).
- Brad Pitt (The Tree of Life, Moneyball).
- Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!, Rabbit Hole).
- Jessica Alba (Sin City).
- Ewan McGregor (Beginners).
- Reese Witherspoon (Water for Elephants, and whose This Means War, co-starring Star Trek actor Chris Pine and The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy, opens shortly).
- Salma Hayek (Frida, Puss in Boots).
- Madonna (E.W., Evita).
- Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol).
- William H. Macy (Fargo).
- Kate Beckinsale (Total Recall).
- Debra Messing (The Women).
- Rob Lowe (The West Wing).
- Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids).
- Mila Kunis (Black Swan).
- Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny).
- Ashton Kutcher (What Happens in Vegas).
- Singer Adam Levine.
- Jane Lynch (Glee).
- Johnny Depp (The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland).
- Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In).
- Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada).
- Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man).
- Seth Rogen (50/50).
- Queen Latifah (Joyful Noise).
- Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights, Contraband).
- Talk show host Jimmy Fallon.
Golden Globes website.