Monday, 14 January 2008

Golden Globe Winners 2008 (film only)

Well, it came and went in less than an hour that was the Golden Globes for 2008. I decided to Twitter through the telecast and was surprized that four of the awards weren't announced. I had to go to the Globes site to get the responses. Bizarre!

The big surprize for me was Best Director going to Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell And The Butterfly. I've heard only wonderful things about the film but the competition was pretty fierce being up against the Coens, Sir Ridley, Tim Burton and Joe Wright. The other surprize was: no sweeps. The most awards any film won was a total of two, and those were:

No Country For Old Men (Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem, Best Screenplay)
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Best Director - Julian Schnabel, Best Foreign Language Film)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Best Actor Musical/Comedy - Johnny Depp, Best Film - Musical/Comedy)
Atonement (Best Film – Drama, Best Original Score)

Many favourites got the snub including Juno and Hairspray. I was thrilled to see Julie Christie win for Actress - Drama in the Canadian Away From Her, and how cool is it that Eddie Vedder
won Best Original Song - Into The Wild for "Guaranteed"? Pretty cool I say! Props also to Johnny Depp for snagging Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He was due for that.

I did miss seeing the pretty dresses and the crazy speeches. Congratulations to all the winners!

Here are all the winners, in the order in which they were announced:

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Cate Blanchett – I'm Not There

Best Animated Feature Film
Ratatouille

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Javier Bardem – No Country For Old Men

Best Director - Motion Picture
Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Julie Christie – Away From Her

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Atonement

__NOT SHOWN ON TELECAST__

Best Foreign Language Film
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly - France/United States

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
No Country For Old Men

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Atonement - Composed by Dario Marianelli

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Guaranteed" – Into The Wild
Music & Lyrics By: Eddie Vedder

Cecil B. DeMille Award - Steven Spielberg – will be postponed til next year

1 comment:

Gary said...

We both noted the same things on our blogs: no film got more than two awards and the surprise in Schnabel's win. I was also caught off-guard by the fact that not all the categories were announced-- this just had me throwing up my hands all the more at what a debacle the whole thing was. I too was glad to see Julie Christie win.

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