12 January, 2009

66th Golden Globes Results

I absolutely don't think that the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, nor any other prestigious awards are the end all and be all or the creme de la creme of entertainment. I mean, sure, sometimes they get it right, but sometimes they're so wrong it's bordering on offending (coughemmyscough). This year, the 66th Golden Globe Awards get it right in the middle, not too disappointing, but not totally euphoric about it either.

One thing for sure, it is very apparent that some very deserving actors/films/directors got snubbed, most of the awards were swept by the underdog film, Slumdog Millionaire. Although I am pleased by the fact that Heath Ledger won best supporting actor. Some may argue that his death contributed to the hype, but who cares? His outstanding performance more than served up to the hype, and he more than deserves the Golden Globe award. I'm also really happy that Wall-E won best animated film, I would have been infinitely outraged if it didn't. Surprisingly, the prestige studded project Doubt didn't win anything, I would have bet before that Doubt would sweep the Golden Globes, but thankfully I didn't. Another awesome thing? 30 Rock swept the awards on the television categories.

Best Motion Picture - Drama
*Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
*Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married

Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I've Loved You So Long

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
*Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road

Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
*Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Burn After Reading

Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
*Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
*Colin Farrell – In Bruges
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
*Kate Winslet – The Reader
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
*Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt

Best Animated Feature Film
*Wall-E
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda

Best Foreign Language Film
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Director - Motion Picture
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire - Written by Simon Beaufoy

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire - Composed by A. R. Rahman

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"The Wrestler" – The Wrestler -Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen

Best Television Series - Drama
Mad Men (AMC)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment (HBO)

Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
30 Rock (NBC)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Adams - (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Linney – John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Giamatti – John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern – Recount (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Tom Wilkinson – John Adams (HBO)

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom Cruise was most certainly not in Tropic Thunder yo! Check yoself before u wreck yoself.

Ken said...

wow! I forgot to watch it yesterday. Anyways, i'm happy to see some really deserving winners on the TV side.

Thanks.

Jizzka said...

Actually, Tom Cruise was in Tropic Thunder. I don't think his performance warranted a Golden Globe nomination, but he WAS there, and he was funny, fat, ugly, and outrageously foul-mouthed. He played Les Grossman.

YOU check YOself. lol.

coffee said...

Mickey Rourke was great in The Wrestler, maybe too good... i guess that's why he deserves the Golden Globe

Anonymous said...

Tom Cruise was certainly their you dumbass! Its either your eyes are broken or your head is so far up in your ass. =)



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