Golden Globe Awards: 'The Descendants' wins Best Motion Picture - Drama
"The Descendants," which stars George Clooney as the father of two girls, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama on Sunday, January 15.
The movie, by director Alexander Payne, beat "Rampart," "The Help," "Hugo," "The Ides of March," "Moneyball" and "War Horse."
In "The Descendants," Clooney plays a Hawaii man named Matt King, who faces the challenge of raising his two young daughters after his wife is injured in a boating accident and slips into a coma. King has also just inherited a large chunk of land, while a shady relative, played by Beau Bridges, has his own ideas of what he should do with it.
One of King's daughters is played by Shailene Woodley, who is known for her role as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."
"The Descendants" was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards. Woodley and Clooney received individual acting nods. The actor win in his leading actor category and took home his third Golden Globe on Sunday.
"George is a super human," she told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "He's incredible - beyond incredible. On a ... personal level, I became a better person after knowing him. George Clooney is a phenomenal actor because he's a phenomenal actor, not because an editor makes him look good."
Clooney told OnTheRedCarpet.com that while "The Descendants" has many tricky emotional scenes, he wouldn't describe his acting work as "hard."
This year, the actor was nominated for three personal Golden Globes. His personal nod for "The Descendants" marked his only acting nomination. The other two were for Best Director - Motion Picture and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for "The Ides of March."
Clooney has been nominated for a total of 12 Golden Globes and has until this year won two - one for his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the medical drama series "ER" and one for his part in the 2005 film "Syriana." Clooney also won his first and only Oscar for the latter role and has been nominated for an Academy Award four times.
The actor can be seen next in the 3D thriller "Gravity," which stars fellow Oscar winner Sandra Bullock as a survivor of a botched space mission to repair the Hubble telescope. Her character tries to return to Earth and reunite with her daughter. "Gravity" is directed by Alfonso Cuaron and is set for release in November.