Zoomer’s Prove Golden at Globes Ceremony

Zoomers and Zoomer-themed productions ran away the hardware at last night’s Golden Globes award ceremony in Hollywood.

Of course, the big news north of the border is Christopher Plummer’s win for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his role as a 75-year-old father who comes out of the closet in Beginners.  

As well, perhaps the world’s most eligible Zoomer, George Clooney, took home the award for best actor in a dramatic motion picture for his work in The Descendants, which won best picture in the same category. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep shocked no one with her widely-expected win for best actress in a motion picture drama for her depiction of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

Kelsey Grammer showed that he doesn’t need the comedic antics of Frasier Crane or Sideshow Bob to get attention with his win for best actor in a dramatic television series for Boss. Jessica Lange took the statue for best supporting actress in a mini series or TV movie for her work on American Horror Story.

Two iconic film directors and a Material Girl were also spotlighted when Woody Allen (best original screenplay, Midnight in Paris), Martin Scorsese (best director, Hugo) and Madonna (best original song in a motion picture: “Masterpiece” from W.E.) came out on top in their respective categories.

As far as Zoomer-themed films go, Michelle Williams won for best actress in a comedy or musical for playing Hollywood’s most famous starlet in My Week with Marilyn, while silent film The Artist, which takes place just before the advent of “talkies” in the late 1920’s, took home a bevy of awards including best film score (Ludovic Bourse), 
best actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical (Jean Dujardin), and best motion picture, comedy or drama.

Topping off the evening was 74-year-old Morgan Freeman, honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

“If you do what you love,” Freeman as he accepted the award, “you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

– Mike Crisolago