Golden Globe Awards 2012 has just been kicked off on Sunday evening, January 15 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. The first winner in movie category was Christopher Plummer who won the Best Supporting Actor through his role in "Beginners". Well-reviewed silent film "The Artist" and Madonna's directorial drama "W.E." were also among the early winners at the evening.
Handing out the Best Supporting actor award to Plummer were Gerard Butler and Mila Kunis. When receiving his Golden Globe, Plummer said, "What a wonderful welcome back to the home of 'King Kong', 'Rin-Tin-Tin' and all of your youthful fantasies." He then apologized to his competitors like Kenneth Branagh and saluted actors like Ewan McGregor and Michael Mills.
"The Artist", in the meantime, brought its composer Ludovic Bource in winning the Best Original Score award. Presenting the trophy to Bource were Jimmy Fallon and Adam Levine. Upon receiving the award, the composer joked, "I'm sorry, I'm French," before sharing that if he was writing a song right now, it would be a tap-dance number. He added that music and silent movies are both universal.
As for "W.E.", the period drama won the Best Song award for Madonna's song "Masterpiece". As the Queen of Pop received her second Golden Globe award, after she last won the Best Actress prize in 1997, she enthused, "Hi. This is a surprise."
The other early winner at the evening was Michelle Williams who collected the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy award for her acclaimed role as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn". After receiving the award from Seth Rogen, Williams said, "I consider myself a mother first and an actress second" before thanking her daughter Matilda Rose Ledger in a Monroe voice.
More winners, in both movie and TV, are going to be revealed at the ongoing Golden Globe Awards. Ricky Gervais is hosting the show, which is broadcast live on NBC.