Monday, January 18, 2010

Avatar, Cameron Shine At Golden Globes

JAN 18, 2010 - Avatar and James Cameron took the Golden Globes as Best Dramatic film and Best Director while The Hangover won the Best Comedy or Musical award handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the 67th Golden Globes ceremony last night.

Cameron’s ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow had been expected to win as Best Director for The Hurt Locker and Cameron graciously noted this in his speech. Nominated for four awards, Avatar won two of the biggest prizes and is now the Oscar frontrunner.

Up In The Air, the overall favourite, only managed to convert only one of its six nominations when Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won Best Screenplay honours for their adaptation of Walter Kirn’s novel. Rob Marshall’s Nine had five nominations but won none.

The popular Jeff Bridges from Crazy Heart and Sandra Bullock from won top acting honours in the dramatic category, while Best Musical or Comedy prizes went to Robert Downey Jr for The Blind SideSherlock Holmes and Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia.

Supporting actors Mo’Nique for Precious and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds were the most predictable winners of the night and would appear to be shoo-ins for the Academy Award. Mo’Nique was the first recipient of the night and gave a heartfelt speech that set the tone for a classy and good-humoured night. The two were also winners at the Critics' Choice Awards.

Here's a list of the winners of the Movie categories:

Best Picture – Drama: Avatar

Best Picture - Musical or comedy: The Hangover

Best Director: James Cameron, Avatar

Best Animated Feature: Up

Best Actor in a Drama: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best Actress in a drama: Sandra Bullock (pic), The Blind Side

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy: Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Precious

Best Foreign Film: The White Ribbon

Best Screenplay: Up In The Air, Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Best Original Song: The Weary Kind, T-Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham (Crazy Heart)

Best original score: Up, Michael Giacchino


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