Tuesday, 13 January 2009

#7 Golden Globes 09: The Winners And The Losers

The Golden Globes were on last Sunday and what a night it was. Laughs, tears and disappointed faces, were from start to finish. And their was some very embarrassing moments… ok, it was only Kate Whistled who made a fool of her self. From who won the awards at the Golden Globes, it really shows America that the British are coming. With Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ snatching four awards such as ‘Best Director’, ’Best Motion Picture’, ‘Best Original Score’ and ‘Best Screenplay’. Whilst a teary Boyle went to except his award, I don’t think he imagined it to do so well.

Even thought ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ took the most awards on the night, it was Aronofsky’s ‘The Wrestler’ which took two awards for ‘Best Actor’ (Mickey Rourke) and ‘Best Song’. I myself am a big Mickey Rourke fan ever since I saw him in Rodriguez/ Miller’s ‘Sin City’ (2005) and ‘Rumble Fish’ (1983), so it was fantastic to see him walk away with something. In the animation side, Pixar’s ‘Wall-E’ rightfully won ‘Best Animation’ whilst ‘Waltz With Bashir’ landed ‘Best Foreign Film’.

Now a few posts ago, I posted a blog talking about if Heath Ledger deserved an Oscar for his role as The Joker in Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’. Well whilst announcing the nominations for ‘Best Supporting Actor’, it was obvious to who would win it. A very deserving Heath Ledger won over Tom Cruise, Robert Downy Jr and Ralph Fiennes. Whilst Christopher Nolan went on stage to except Ledger’s award (even though it has been reported that the award will go to Matilda when she is old enough to understand it’s significant), Robert Downey Jr had a rather bitter look on his faced like he was surprised that Leger won. Christopher Nolan gave a brilliant acceptance speech that touched every one, even if he couldn’t stop looking at the Golden Globe.

Finally Kate Winslet won the most awards for herself with a grand total of two, you heard it two. After winning the second one Winslet was barely able to walk on stage and was breathless. You would have thought that after thirty wins and fifty nominations (awards over all) she would graciously walk on stage and say her thanks and be done with it but apparently she decided to make a fool of hear self. The two awards she won was ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in ‘Revolutionary Road’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘The Reader’. I would have thought Anjolina Jolie would have won ‘Best Actress’ for Clint Eastwood’s triumphant ‘Changling’, I mean two awards in on night share the love Kate.

Below is just a couple of the winners taken from Empire Magazine, head over there to see the full listings.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The ReaderRevolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader
Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes - The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Best Director – Motion Picture
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry - The Reader
David Fincher - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes - Revolutionary Road
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare - The Reader
Peter Morgan - Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley - Doubt
Oliver Hunt

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