Sunday, January 17, 2010

And the Golden Globe winners are!

The Globes are over. I had a great time tweeting throughout and sharing the experience with a lot of the readers and other writers out there. I did not so much enjoy the show. It was somber and awkward. Ricky Gervais was ridiculous. Occasionally amusing but mostly insulting and unappreciative. And the choices?! Such bizarre wins that leave me unenthused about the rest of the awards season. Sandra Bullock over Gabourey Sidibe or Carey Mulligan for Best Actress? The Hangover for Best Comedy over 500 Days of Summer. And although I can respect a James Cameron win for Best Direction, I cannot get on board with an Avatar best picture win over Up in the Air, Precious, The Hurt Locker and Inglorious Basterds. I hope when I wake up tomorrow, the film press will be declaring the Golden Globes a big joke so they have zero influence on the Oscar nods.

BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)

The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterds
Precious
Up in the Air

Winner: AVATAR

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)

George Clooney - Up in the Air
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Tobey Maguire - Brothers

Winner: JEFF BRIDGES - A CRAZY HEART

BEST ACTOR (COMEDY)

Matt Damon - The Informant!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - (500) Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg - A Serious Man
Daniel Day-Lewis - Nine

Winner: ROBERT DOWNEY JR - SHERLOCK HOLMES

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)

Emily Blunt - The Young Victoria
Helen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious

Winner: SANDRA BULLOCK - THE BLIND SIDE

BEST PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
IT'S COMPLICATED
JULIE AND JULIA
NINE

Winner: THE HANGOVER

BEST DIRECTOR

Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
Clint Eastwood - Invictus
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino - Inglorious Basterds

Winner: jAMES CAMERON - AVATAR

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messengers
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones

Winner: CHRISTOPH WALTZ - INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Baaria (Italy)
Broken Embraces (Spain)
The Maid (Chile)
Un Prophete (France)

Winner: THE WHITE RIBBON (GERMANY)

BEST SCREENPLAY

District 9
The Hurt Locker
It's Complicated
Inglorious Basterds

Winner: UP IN THE AIR

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY OR MUSICAL)

Sandra Brullock - The Proposal
Marion Cotillard - Nine
Julia Roberts - Duplicity
Meryl Streep - It's Complicated

Winner: MERYL STREEP - JULIE AND JULIA

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Penelope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Julianne Moore - A Single Man

Winner: MO'NIQUE - PRECIOUS

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Winner: UP!

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Cinema Italiana - Nine
I See You - Avatar
I Want to Come Home - Everybody's Fine
Winter - Brothers

Winner: THE WEARY KIND - CRAZY HEART

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Informant
Avatar
A Single Man
Where the Wild Things Are

Winner: UP!

2 comments:

Pabela said...

I completely agree!! It really was a big joke.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you got your wish, seems like just above ever critic thought the Globes were indeed a big joke.