Golden Globes 2012 Winners and Losers

George Clooney, Claire Danes and Kate Winslet were among this year's 2012 Golden Globes winners

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In this image released by NBC, Kate Winslet accepts the award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for her role in "Mildred Pierce" during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)
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Ricky Gervais behaved for the most part as he hosted the Golden Globes, allowing the spotlight to shine on the actual award winners. Click through the gallery to see who they are.
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<b>Best Supporting Actor:</b> Christopher Plummer took home the Golden Globe for playing a 70-something cancer patient who comes out of the closet late in life in "Beginners," inspired by director Mike Mills’ own experiences.
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<b>Best Actress – TV Musical or Comedy:</b> Laura Dern won for the HBO series "Enlightened," created by "School of Rock" writer Mike White, about an emotionally fragile woman who experiences a spiritual awakening.
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<b>Best Actress – TV Mini-series or Film:</b> Kate Winslet won the third Golden Globe of her career, this time for the title role in the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce," about a woman struggling to raise a child and make ends meet during the Great Depression.
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<b>Best TV Mini-Series or Film:</b> In a surprise win, the critically acclaimed PBS series "Downton Abbey" beat out HBO's "Mildred Pierce."
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<b>Best Actor – TV Drama:</b> Kelsey Grammer, who’d previously won two Golden Globes for his comedic turns on "Frasier," was recognized for his dramatic work on "Boss," as a Chicago mayor concealing a degenerative neurological disorder.
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<b>Best Series – Drama:</b> “Homeland" beat out the heavily favored "Boardwalk Empire." The Showtime series stars Claire Danes, who won Best Actress for her role, as a CIA operative with personality problems of her own.
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<b>Best Original Song:</b> Madonna won her first Golden Globe since 1997’s Best Actress award for "Evita," taking home a trophy for "Masterpiece" from her film "W.E.," which she also wrote and directed about the romance between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII.
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<b>Best Animated Feature:</b> The prize went to Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," an adaptation of the beloved Belgian comic book series about a young journalist, his trusty dog and his drunken friend Capt. Haddock.
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<b>Still standing</b>: Brad Pitt didn't win any awards for "Moneyball" but looked happy anyway, despite his minor leg injury that had him walking with a cane. (His partner Angelina Jolie came up short, too.)
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<b>Best Actress – Musical or Comedy:</b> Michelle Williams thanked her young daughter for enduring six months of bedtime stories read in Marilyn Monroe's voice while she prepared for her role in “My Week With Marilyn.”
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<b>Best Actor — Mini-Series or TV Movie</b>: In one of the biggest surprises of the night, Idris Elba took home the award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for his role in "Luther." Although under the radar, the BBC series has been critically hailed.
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<b>Best Actor – Mini-series or TV Film:</b> In accepting his award for his work on "Game of Thrones," Peter Dinklage thanked his mom for telling him that Guy Pearce of "Mildred Pierce" would beat him out.
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<b>Best Actor – Drama:</b> George Clooney won for his portrayal of a widower who must come to terms with his late wife's past in "The Descendants," which won Best Picture in the category.
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<b>Best Supporting Actress – Mini-Series or TV Film</b>: Jessica Lange took home the award for her role in "American Horror Story."
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<b>Best Foreign Film:</b> The Iranian film "A Separation," about a family torn between fleeing Tehran for freedom or staying to care for an ailing parent, took home the Golden Globe.
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<b>Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Series:</b> Matt LeBlanc, best known as Joey on "Friends," found a whole new level of success getting recognized for his work playing an out-sized version of himself on the sitcom "Episodes."
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<b>Best Director:</b> Martin Scorsese, who’d previously won for "The Departed" and "Gangs of New York," won the award again, this time for "Hugo," his first foray into children’s films as well as 3D.
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<b>Now Who's the Bad Boy?</b> We love Seth Rogen. But his off-color remark about co-presenter Kate Beckinsale, while funny, put him dangerously close to being a loser for the night.
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<b>Best Supporting Actress:</b> Octavia Spencer took home Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her work in "The Help." Spencer was actually the inspiration for the character of Milly before the novel was even written.
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<b>Cecil B. DeMille Award:</b> Morgan Freeman, whose career has spanned nearly a half-century, was recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."
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<b>Best Actor – Musical or Comedy:</b> Jean Dujardin won for his performance as a silent film star who sees the industry and his young love interest pass him by in the "The Artist," which also won Best Comedy or Musical and Best Score for Ludovic Bource.
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<b>Best Actress – Drama:</b> Meryl Streep won her eighth Golden Globe, this time for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady."
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<b>Best Series – Musical or Comedy:</b> Defending champ "Modern Family" again took the prize, with Sofia Vergara giving an acceptance speech in Spanish that was translated by creator Steve Levitan.
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<b>Best Screenplay:</b> Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman were on hand to present the award, but Woody Allen wasn't there to accept it for his "Midnight in Paris," leaving Kidman to shout, "Come and get it, Woody!"
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