Sunday, 11 January 2009

66th Golden Globe Winners (film only)

It was great to have the full telecast of The Golden Globes tonight. A night of great speeches and honouring many celebrated films. The big sweeper was Slumdog Millionaire which took home all 4 awards it was nominated for: Picture - Drama, Director (Danny Boyle), Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy) and Original Score (A.R. Rahma). Next up with two wins is The Wrestler which took home Best Actor - Drama (Mickey Rourke) and Best Song (Bruce Springsteen). Also with two wins was not a film, but Kate Winslet who won Best Actress - Drama (Revolutionary Road) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (The Reader); both of her speeches were lovely and I think everyone was moved by her second speech which pouring out the love for Leonardo DiCaprio and Sam Mendes. One surprize of the evening was the 3 films that had 5 nominations each (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon and Doubt) were all shut out winning no awards at all.

I think I'm still on overdrive from watching the awards, twittering through the awards and live chatting with Andrew (gmanReviews) & Ethan (Screen Geeks). Thanks to those who joined the chatroom and played along in twitter, it was one fantastic night!

In case you missed it, the Golden Globe went to...

66th Golden Globe Winners (film only):

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Colin Farrell in In Bruges

Best Animated Film
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film
Waltz with Bashir

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Best Director - Motion Picture
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire

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

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"The Wrestler"" from The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics by: Bruce Springsteen

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Steven Spielberg

Visit the Golden Globes website here.

3 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

So Mickey Rourke did it eh? Talk about a comeback! He's proven he is a contender. And the lovely Kate Winslet, I'm glad she won. It will be interesting to see how the results compare to the Oscars. I wish I had seen you in all your Twittering glory Shannon!

RC said...

i really enjoyed this years globe ceremonies...it was nice...it reminded me of how sad it was not to have the globes last year :-(

coffee said...

i didn't think Mickey Rourke would ever show up in public again, then there he was, winning big at the Golden Globes

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