Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globes Winners

My earlier predictions didn't pan out so well and I may have jinxed some of my favorites. I went 5/14 in the film categories and 5/10 in the TV ones. The only predictions I got right were for Avatar, Mad Men, Glee, Up, Meryl Streep, Christoph Waltz, Mo'Nique, Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, and Kevin Bacon.

Here are all of the winners:

Best Motion Picture, Drama: Avatar
Best Motion Picture, Comedy: The Hangover
Best Director: James Cameron, Avatar
Best Actress, Drama: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Best Actress, Comedy: Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Best Actor, Drama: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Best Actor, Comedy: Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Animated Film: Up
Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon
Best Screenplay: Up in the Air
Best Score: Michael Giacchino, Up
Best Song: "The Weary Kind," Crazy Heart

Best TV Series, Drama: Mad Men
Best TV Series, Comedy: Glee
Best Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actress, Comedy: Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Best Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Best Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Actress, Miniseries/TV Movie: Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Best Actor, Miniseries/TV Movie: Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Best Supporting Actress: Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
Best Supporting Actor: John Lithgow, Dexter

The Hollywood Foreign Press decided to spread the wealth a bit with no one movie or TV program dominating. Avatar, Up, Crazy Heart, and Dexter got the most trophies with two wins each. Avatar was the night's big winner as it nabbed Best Drama Picture and Best Director. James Cameron accepted the wins for his billion-dollar-grossing film briefly mentioning ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow who was thought of as the frontrunner to win the Best Director award.

Most of the film acting awards went according to script with Christoph Waltz, Mo'Nique, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, and Sandra Bullock repeating their earlier wins at the Critics Choice Awards. The latter two look to resume their award rivalry next at the SAG Awards and finally at the Academy Awards.

The TV awards mostly went for fresh blood as seven of the ten winners were first-time winners. Finally, verdict on Ricky Gervais? I don't know. He had a few good zingers, but for the most part he seemed a bit nervous and the pacing of some of his jokes didn't work. Oh well.

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