The Descendants has bagged Best Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes, with the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama gong going to leading actor George Clooney.
The film is based on native Hawaiian Kaui Hart Hemmings’ debut novel, which sees its middle-aged protagonist try to build relationships with his family and find some sense of peace in the face of tragedy and betrayal.
George Clooney stars as Matt King, a Honalulu-based land owner whose wife is involved in a boating accident. As she lies in a coma, absent father Matt is forced to fend for himself and his two daughters, mischievous 10-year-old Scottie (Amara Miller) and his troubled 17-year-old, Alexandra (Shailene Woodley), who he finds he barely knows.
While desperately struggling to control his daughters, Matt discovers that his wife was having an affair at the time of her accident and, deciding to give his wife’s lover the chance to say a final goodbye, the family embark on a bizarre journey to find the man their mother loved….
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