George Clooney won the Best Actor Award (Dramatic category) for the film "The Descendants" at the 69th Golden Globe Awards. Meryl Streep won the Best Actor Award (Dramatic category) for the film "The Iron Lady".

Martin Scorsese won the Best Director for the film "Hugo" at the annual awards.

Best Actor (in Comedy) was won by French actor Jean Dujardin for his role in "The Artist".

Iranian film "A Separation," was picked for the best the Foreign Language Film.

The star-studded event in Beverly Hills, California, was hosted by British actor Ricky Gervais.

Hollywood's top actors, actress and directors were seen at the red carpet, including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Leonardo Caprio, and host of others. Jolie looked radiant in an Atelier Versace with a red fold across her chest.

The Golden Globe Award was instituted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944, recognising excellence in film and television. Both domestic and foreign films and television prgrammes are included.

Other winners of the award are:

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christopher Plummer for "Beginners"

Animated Feature Film: Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin"

Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones"

Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Williams for "My Week With Marilyn"

Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Idris Elba for "Luther"

Original Song, Motion Picture: "Masterpiece," by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry

Original Score, Motion Picture: "The Artist" by Ludovic Bource

TV Series, Drama: "Homeland"

Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Kelsey Grammer in "Boss"

Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kate Winslet in "Mildred Pierce"

TV Movie or Miniseries: "Downton Abbey"

Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Laura Dern in "Enlightened"

George Clooney poses with his award for best actor in a motion picture - drama for "The Descendants," backstage in Beverly Hills.Reuters
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.Reuters
Best Actor George Clooney with girlfriend Stacy Keibler with the award.Reuters
Meryl Streep poses with the award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama for "The Iron Lady," backstage in Beverly Hills.Reuters
Actress Nicole Kidman poses as she arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.Reuters
Actress Sofia Vergara looks over her shoulder while posing for photographers on the red carpet at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.Reuters
Charlize Theron is a proud new mom. The actress adopted a baby boy named Jackson.Reuters
Kate Winslet poses with her award for "Mildred Pierce" backstage at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.Reuters
Claire Danes poses with the award for best performance by an actress in a television series - drama, for "Homeland," backstage in Beverly HillsReuters
Director Steven Spielberg is introduced as he arrives backstage after winning the award for best animated feature film for "The Adventures of TinTin" in Beverly HillsReuters