Uggie, the dog from L’artiste, on the Red Carpet.

If you read the newspaper today (or the news online), you might have already seen the list of winners from the Golden Globes. If not, you can find it here.

According to the Guardian, L’artiste (The Artist) “makes big noise”, although I’m not too sure if three awards really amount to stealing “most of the thunder”. Don’t get me wrong – my complaint here lies with journalistic exaggeration, not the film itself: I’m delighted L’artiste won and that it won important prizes (including Best Film and Best Actor), but the Golden Globes splits its awards into Comedy and Musical as well as Drama, which the Oscars do not. In other words, who knows what will happen in February! The other thing is, three awards isn’t really winning big – seven or eight, yes, but three?

جدایی نادر از سیمین (Jodái-e Náder az Simin/A Separation) won Best Foreign Language Film and The Adventures of Tin Tin succeeded in the Best Animated Film category. I’m still not the least interested in the latter, but A Separation’s win bodes well for upcoming award ceremonies.

No (film) trophies for Tilda Swinton (Meryl Streep scooped Best Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher) or co-stars Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet (Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy went to the always great Michelle Williams) – although Winslet did win for her TV performance in Mildred Pierce.

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