Monday, January 12, 2009

Golden Globes

The Golden Globes have come and gone and it’s another year that I am left disappointed. Angelina Jolie didn’t win for Changeling, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button won nothing, and this year’s star, Meryl Streep left empty handed; yet Kate Winslet won TWICE (more on her later) and Slumdog Millionaire took everything. Collin Farrell winning anything bums me out. He has about as much talent as my left shoe. What were these people thinking?

One of my problems with award shows in general is the fact that one person/movie usually takes everything. And that’s choosing from the same movies/people from every category. Kate Winslet was definitely the most irritating point of the evening. She won twice (for performances that I didn’t find all that great) and took a very long time up on stage both times. When the people were shooing her off, she said that she didn’t care if she was taking up all that time; she was going to do it anyway. That brings me to another point, these people are professionals, can’t they think of their speeches ahead of time? Is it so surprising that they won? They were nominated weren’t you?

It wasn’t all bad. 30 Rock did win along with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin (dominating affect). Heath Ledger won as well, but that was pretty much a given, his toughest competition was Tom Cruise in a fat suit.

All the winners:

Motion Picture, Drama
Slumdog Millionaire

Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Director, Motion Picture
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Actress, Motion Picture, Drama
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Actor, Motion Picture, Drama
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Actress, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

Actor, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, In Bruges

Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Foreign-Language Film
Waltz With Bashir, Israel

Motion Picture, Animated

Original Score
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

Original Song
"The Wrestler," The Wrestler; music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen

Television Series, Drama
Mad Men

Television Series, Comedy or Musical
30 Rock

Actress, Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Actress, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Linney, John Adams

Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Giamatti, John Adams

Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Adams

Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Anna Paquin, True Blood

Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment

Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Recount

Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
Photo from TV Guide

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