Golden Globe winners!

SAM WORTHINGTON, JAMES CAMERON, ZOE SALDANA, JON LANDAU and SIGOURNEY WEAVER The stars lined the red carpet at Sunday’s 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, despite the rainy weather, and saw the top honors in of the night go to James Cameron’s futuristic film Avatar. Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the star-studded event provided many clues as to Oscar night’s possible winners.

Cameron’s science-fiction blockbuster took home Best Director and Best Drama, beating out critically acclaimed films The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious: Based on the Novel Push By Sapphire and Up in the Air.

The Hangover won a great feat for comedies when it received the best comedy or musical award over the star-studded Nine, (500) Days of Summer, Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated.

A funny, yet tearful address was given by Sandra Bullock when named lead actress in a drama for her work in the football film The Blind Side while Jeff Bridges won best dramatic actor for his country-music role in Crazy Heart, which also won best original song for ‘The Weary Kind.’

Acting legend Meryl Streep — nominated twice for best actress in a comedy or musical for Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated — ending up winning for the former, while Robert Downey Jr. accepted best actor in a comedy for his work in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. Supporting actor awards went to Christoph Waltz for his unforgettable portrayal of the ‘Jew Hunter’ in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and to Mo’Nique for her work in Precious.

Other big winners were the tear-jerker Up, which won best animated feature and best original score and HBO’s Grey Gardens – the winning movie/mini-series for which Drew Barrymore received best actress. Kevin Bacon also won best actor for his work in the HBO film Taking Chance. And Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air, starring George Clooney, was not totally locked out of the awards when it won best screenplay. The foreign language film award went to Germany’s The White Ribbon.

Lastly, legendary director Martin Scorsese was honored by long-time friends and colleagues Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro when given the Cecil B. DeMille award for his many achievements in film. ~Clare Hill

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  1. Jo-Anne • January 18, 2010 @ 1:18 PM

    really enjoyed Gervais’ commentary last night and the Scorsese segment. Loved Jeff Bridges speech, and hope to see that film along with The Hurt Locker, Avatar, It’s Complicated and Up in the Air soon. Good to see Streep beat out Roberts/Bullock, she’s do deserving of the award. Really great to see Kevin Bacon accept his award, have seen Taking Chance and he played the role perfectly with true compassion.

    and (most importantly), was relieved to see Cameron finally got a chance to pee….

  2. Nancy • January 18, 2010 @ 4:18 PM

    I was very happy to see The Hangover take Best Comedy; Loved ‘Up’, great movie. Sandra Bullock rightly deserved her win…very nice dress, good colour for her. Didn’t like her hair so much. Reese Witherspoon looked great, loved her dress. George Clooney, looking pretty snazzy for an old guy, LOL. JC and Avatar, very deserving (even though JC needs a haircut). Loved Jason Reitman’s speech about Clooney and mostly to his wife: “She is the fuel to my creative fire”. That was really sweet.

  3. janis • January 18, 2010 @ 8:30 PM

    I really didn’t think Sandra bullock or avatar or James cameron deserved to be nominated(let alone win) against the other nominees in there category. Other then that I was happy with all the film wins(would of like Jeremy renner to win over Jeff bridges but he wasn’t nominated so it wasn’t likely)

  4. Coop • January 18, 2010 @ 8:43 PM

    Nice to see Christoph Waltz recognized for his brilliant performance in Inglorious Basterds.

  5. Jo-Anne • January 19, 2010 @ 1:24 AM

    janis, I haven’t see Avatar, so even though I’m not keen on Cameron, I’ll wait till I see the film to decide.

    Agree wholeheartedly re Bullock, I saw the film, didn’t enjoy it at all and found her role mediocre at best. Would have been even more disappointed had she won for The Proposal, which in my opinion was a stinker movie and even more non-deserving of an award performance…

    Have to agree, Coop, re Waltz and also thought the movie very good….

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