The night started out as usual with a star-studded red carpet! Gowns were breathtaking, hair was beautiful and makeup was impeccable. Host Ricky Gervais seemed a little too tame for our taste, though. He’s usually ripping celebrities with harsh jokes, constantly crossing the line. At least he’s not causing any controversy this year!

Among the winners this year were the veterans- Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady, George Clooney for The Descendants, Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce, Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn, Octavia Spencer for The Help, Claire Danes for Homeland and more! Homeland won this year’s best TV series in Drama, while Modern Family took home an award for best TV series in comedy for the second year in a row. Movie winners include The Descendants, The Artist, and Spielberg’s first animated film, The Adventures of Tintin!

Did you guys watch the Golden Globes this year? What did you think of the host and the winners?

-Patti, contributing elfette