Accessibility links

The 69th Golden Globes Hit Hollywood!


Photographers are taking a picture of a film star

Photographers are taking a picture of a film star

Learn English by reading and listening to the article. Then open the activities on the right side of the page. Skill Level: BEGINNER

Read and listen to the article. Then open the activities on the right side of the page to improve your English!


Or download MP3 (Right-click or option-click and save link)

The 69th annual Golden Globes were broadcast live on Sunday, January 15 from Los Angeles, California. There were over 16.8 million viewers watching the awards show.

Ricky Gervais is a British comedian. He hosted the Golden Globes for the third time this year. Many people expected him to be outrageous and rude—but they ended up being very disappointed. Gervais was controlled and calm, unlike his performance last year.

Now for the winners! The highlights of the night included the following actors and actresses bringing home awards.

George Clooney won big for The Descendants. Michelle Williams earned her first Golden Globe award for My Week With Marilyn, beating out Jodie Foster for Carnage, Charlize Theron for Young Adult, Kristen Wiig for Bridesmaids, and Kate Winslet for Carnage.

The 69th Golden Globes Hit Hollywood!

The 69th Golden Globes Hit Hollywood!

It wasn't a total loss for Winslet, though. She won for her work in the TV mini-series Mildred Pierce.

Madonna won the “Best Song” Golden Globe award. The pop singer and W.E. director won for her song Masterpiece.

The British TV drama Downton Abbey won one of the first awards, and the Iranian film A Separation was named Best Foreign Language Film.

Meryl Streep also took home an award for her work in The Iron Lady. In that movie, she portrayed the former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

The 69th Golden Globes Hit Hollywood!

The 69th Golden Globes Hit Hollywood!

Morgan Freeman was honored for a lifetime of work, taking home the honorary Cecil B. DeMille award. This award is given for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

Now, on to something much more interesting than the winners of the awards. Did you see what the actresses were wearing? There were some definite winners for fashion out on the red carpet!

XS
SM
MD
LG