Golden Globe Winners – Slumdog, Vicky Cristina and Heath FTW!


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association have announced the winners of the 66th Golden Globes at Los Angeles.

The big winner was Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire, which took home Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Score. It’s great to see this little film get such recognition, especially considering the pedigree of films it was competing against.

Mickey Rourke went home with the (well deserved) award for Best Actor – Drama for his work in The Wrestler, trumping favourites Sean Penn (Milk) and Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon). Bruce Springsteen also won Best Song for the film’s haunting title track (which you can listen to HERE).

Kate Winslet made up for her numerous losses in the past to win Best Actress – Drama for Revolutionary Road, as well as Best Supporting Actress for The Reader.

The late Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Dark Knight. The award was accepted on behalf of the film’s director Christopher Nolan.

Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona won Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, while WALL-E won Best Animated Picture. While I don’t think Vicky Cristina can make the jump to the Best Picture race at the Oscars, I’m still holding out hope for Pixar’s WALL-E.

Truly putting the Foreign in Hollywood Foreign Press, the HFPA awarded Colin Farrell and Sally Hawkins Best Actor and Actress – Comedy or Musical for their respective films In Bruges, and Happy Go Lucky. Although their competition wasn’t as tight in the Comedy or Musical category, I would love to see these great actor’s get some Oscar noms.

Israel’s animated film Waltz With Bashir won Best Foreign Film.

Steven Spielberg was awarded the Cecil B. Demille Award.

Interesting that Oscar faves The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, Frost/Nixon and Milk all went home empty handed. While I don’t think the Oscar race has been shaken up significantly, it will still be interesting to see who earns Oscar nominations January 22nd.

Over in TV world, the brilliant Mad Men won Best Television Drama, although it missed out prizes in every other category.

30 Rock was named Best Television Comedy, and also won Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy for stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.

See the full list of nominees and winners here.

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