Quem curte cinema deve ter assistido pela televisão à edição 69 do Globo de Ouro, na última semana, em Beverly Hills, Califórnia (EUA). Os prêmios Critic´s Choice Awards são determinados pelos membros da Broadcast Film Critics Association, críticos cinematográficos dos EUA e Canadá, e representam uma prévia do Oscar. Não houve surpresa e o grande vencedor foi o francês O Artista (The Artist), nas categorias Melhor Filme (Comédia Musical), Melhor Ator (Jean DuJardin) e Melhor Trilha Sonora. Em preto-e-branco e mudo da velha Hollywood, O Artista conta a história de um famoso ator de filmes mudos que vê seu mundo ruir quando chegam os filmes falados.
Destaque da premiação ainda para Os Descendentes, estrelado por George Clooney, que venceram nas categorias Melhor Drama e Melhor Ator Dramático. Outros premiados foram a atriz Meryl Streep (Dama de Ferro), Martin Scorsese como diretor em a Invenção de Hugo Cabret, Woody Allen, pelo roteiro em Meia Noite em Paris, e Steven Spielberg, pela animação em As Aventuras de Tintim.
Para colocar o nosso segundo idioma em dia, descrevemos abaixo, em inglês. a cerimônia de premiação, apresentada por Rick Gervais (The Office), com áudio da Voice of América (The Artist Tops Golden Globe Awards).
French actor and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for his role in “The Artist” Jean Dujardin and cast member Missi Pyle (R) attend The Weinstein Company after party after the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 15, 2012.
A silent, black-and-white film from France was the big winner Sunday at the 69th annual Golden Globe awards. The honorees are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
From Spielberg to Martin Scorsese, George Clooney to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the “A” list of film celebrities turned out for the gala event in Beverly Hills as the 90 international entertainment reporte in the HFPA spread their awards among a handful of films.
They gave three Golden Globes to the French-made audience favorite The Artist. A silent, black-and-white story of old Hollywood, it won best comedy film as well as awards for lead actor Jean DuJardin and musical score composer Ludovic Bourse.
The Descendants, a bittersweet story of a family in Hawaii, won best dramatic film and best lead actor in a drama for star George Clooney, who accepted the award with thanks to its writer-director.
George Clooney poses with his award for best actor in a motion picture – drama for “The Descendants,” backstage at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 15, 2012.
“Especially, thank you very much to Alexander Payne who makes wonderful films and is a great friend,” Clooney said. “I thank you very much for this.”
Meryl Streep took home best actress in a dramatic film for playing former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Best actress in a comedy film went to Michelle Williams for her portrayal of a screen legend in My Week With Marilyn.
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for putting in my hands the same award that Marilyn Monroe herself won over 50 years ago. I am honored,” Williams said.
Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris took best screenplay. Scorcese got best director for his ambitious “Hugo.” And Spielberg accepted best animated feature for The Adventures of Tin Tin.
“Wow, thank you very much Hollywood Foreign Press. This is fantastic,” said director Steven Spielberg as he accepted his award.
The Golden Globe for best foreign language film went to the Iranian drama A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi.
“It’s an award that was chosen by critics and critics are not easy people to please,” he noted. “This will most likely cause more audiences to be found for this movie in the world.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association also gives out awards for television programs and performances, but the film categories get the most attention as one of the first salvos in the barrage of award shows leading up to Hollywood’s top annual honors, the Oscars, presented in February.