Slumdog Millionaire sweeps Golden Globes

Kate WinsletSlumdog Millionaire, about a penniless Mumbai orphan who is accused of cheating on India’s version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” won in every category in which it was nominated at the Golden Globes last night, including Best Dramatic Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Original Score. Kate Winslet pulled off an upset of her own, winning both Best Dramatic Actress for Revolutionary Road and Best Supporting Actress for The Reader. British actress Sally Hawkins won Best Actress for her role in the comedy Happy-Go-Lucky. As predicted, Heath Ledger won posthumously for his portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight, while Mickey Rourke won Best Dramatic Actor for his role in The Wrestler. Colin Farrell expressed surprise when announced as a winner for In Bruges. Vicky Christina Barcelona was named Best Comedy or Musical Motion Picture, while WALL*E was named Best Animated Feature. More entertaining than the awards however, were shots of celebrities in the audience and the behavior of certain presenters. Kate Winslet and Leonard DiCaprio, both nominated for The Reader, sat together and when she won, Winslet professed her love for DiCaprio (presumably as an actor and friend) over and over. Dustin Hoffman seemed as grumpy as a bear when presenting an award with Emma Thomson. He looked extremely annoyed by his co-presenter, and almost went on to read the nominees for Best Director before she’d finished speaking. When she cracked a joke about how she and Dustin would take a cut in pay to work for the nominated directors, he shook his head and then rolled his eyes. Also seen in the audience, Marc Anthony rubbing wife Jennifer Lopez‘s back as they sat together, possibly dispelling any further rumors that they’re on the brink of divorce, Tom Cruise without his wife Katie, and Brad and Angelina side-by-side at a front row table.

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  1. Jo-Anne. • January 12, 2009 @ 3:06 PM

    Interested in this Slumdog and Happy Go Lucky movies…have put them on The List.

    Kate’s wins, no surprise there, however she was nauseating in her extremely lengthy acceptance speeches, I mean when you get to thanking the hairdresser, make-up artist, to prolong your stay at the podium, it’s time to “wrap it up” like yesterday.

    Colin could have wrapped it up sooner too.

    Very happy to see Bruce win for his song and his speech was perfect. Also thrilled to see Heath’s win.

    All these choking back tears, “I never thought I would win,” let me catch my breath, I can’t believe it, enough already. You have a one in five chance….odds are you MAY win so accept with grace and save the acting for the screen.

  2. ke • January 12, 2009 @ 3:34 PM

    So happy and satisfied for Kate Winslet and Slumdog Millionaire. Her awards were way over due and that movie was fantastic, it was brilliant and of course, Danny Boyle’s win was well deserved.

    I agree Jo-Anne about Colin’s speech, I didn’t understand half of what he said. I loved In Bruges but I’m not totally convinced Farrell deserved the win…maybe he did. But I don’t agree when you say they’re acting on stage. I thought Sally Hawkins’s speech was quite sweet. But I do agree about Winslet’s speeches – could’ve been shorter.

    ps; I’ve started watching A.Dev. and I love it.

    All in all it was a great night. 🙂

  3. Jo-Anne. • January 12, 2009 @ 4:06 PM

    greast you started on A.Dev. – good show!

    Well, The List is rather long now, I have in Bruges on it as well as Reservation Road, Doubt, The Reader…..etc. I have been looking for In Treatment for ages and finally see it will be out in March I think they said. I am curious on Farrell’s performance….cannot comment at this time.

    I liked John Adams too, thought both Linney and Giamatti’s speeches very classy. Sorry, I didn’t care for Hawkins’ speech, thought it was over the top, perhaps a tad less would have sufficed. (for me anyhow)

    and just for you, Ryan Seacrest, I was wearing Chez Zellers…thanks for asking ha ha!
    yes, a great night.

  4. Jak • January 12, 2009 @ 7:07 PM

    Slumdog Millionaire sucked!! i hated it and it doesnt deserve any awards it’s given.
    a kid partcipates on a game show and is suspected of cheating. WOW big woop
    the Oscars should snub this film really hard

  5. Anonymous • January 12, 2009 @ 8:27 PM

    it wasn’t about the games show it was about how he was destined to win the game show

  6. ke • January 13, 2009 @ 1:09 AM

    totally missed the point of the movie then, Jak. what you just wrote is the most basic premise of the film, so basic in fact that its almost secondary to what the movie was really about. if that was all you managed to understand when you saw it then im not surprised you thought it sucked. pay attention next time.

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