`Artist,' `Descendants' score top Globe wins

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The black-and-white silent film "The Artist" led the Golden Globes with three wins Sunday, including best musical or comedy and best actor in a musical or comedy for Jean Dujardin.

"The Descendants" won for best drama and star George Clooney won the dramatic-actor Globe.

The dual best-picture prizes could set up a showdown between "The Artist" and "The Descendants" for the top honor at next month's Oscars.

Other acting winners were Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, and Octavia Spencer, while Martin Scorsese
earned the directing honor.

Streep won best dramatic actress for playing former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Williams won for actress in a musical or comedy as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn." The supporting-acting Globes went to Plummer as an elderly widower who comes out as gay in "Beginners" and Spencer as a brassy housekeeper in the 1960s Deep South tale "The Help."

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