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Golden Globe Results are in!

Submitted by on January 12, 2009 – 1:25 pmNo Comment
golden-globeDo you care about the Golden Globes? Well usually they are a good indication of who or what is going to win in the Oscars. Here are the winners and nominations (for film) which were revealed last night! Winners are in BOLD

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Slumdog Millionaire beat The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, The Reader and Revolutionary Road

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Vicky Cristina Barcelona beat Burn After Reading, Happy-Go-Lucky, In Bruges and Mamma Mia!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture

Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) beat (Revolutionary Road), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Sean Penn (Milk)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road beat Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Angelina Jolie (Changeling), (Doubt) and (I've Loved You So Long / Il y a longtemps que je t'aime)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Colin Farrell's In Bruges beat (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), James Franco (), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and (Last Chance Harvey)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky beat Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Frances McDormand (Burn After Reading), Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!) and Emma Thompson (Last Chance Harvey)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight beat Tom Cruise (Tropic Thunder), Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder), (The Duchess) and (Doubt)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Kate Winslet in The Reader beat Amy Adams (Doubt), Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), (Doubt) and (The Wrestler)

Best Director - Motion Picture

for Slumdog Millionaire beat Stephen Daldry (The Reader), David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon) and Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture:

Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire beat Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon), Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) and David Hare (The Reader)

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

The Wrestler (from the film of the same name) beat "I Thought I Lost You" (Bolt), "Once in a Liftime" (Cadillac Records), "Gran Torino" (film of the same name) and "Down to Earth" (Wall•E)

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

A. R. Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire beat Clint Eastwood (Changeling), Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), James Newton Howard (Defiance) and Hans Zimmer (Frost/Nixon)

Best Foreign Language Film

Waltz with Bashir (Vals im Bashir) from Israel beat The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) from Germany, Everlasting Moments (Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick) from Sweden, Gomorrah (Gomorra) from Italy and I've Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime) from France.

Best Animated Feature

Wall•E beat Kung Fu Panda

If you want to know who dominated in the Television market then take a look here I have a few problems with the results above.
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was overlooked for every award and it deserves recognition.
  • Why wasn't Aaron Eckhart even nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture award. Accompanied to this argument is the question of why Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise doing in the nominations? Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed both of their performances in Tropic Thunder but choosing them over Eckhart is criminal!
  • Of all the awards that Slumdog Millionaire received Dev Patel didn't get recognition for his acting of Jamal. I enjoyed Slumdog but the direction, music and story played second fiddle to the performance.
  • The animation nominations look a little bit sparse this year. Why wasn't The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o kakeru shôjo) or Ponyo On the Cliff By The Sea (Gake no ue no Ponyo) nominated? I realise that I didn't think highly of Studio Ghibli's latest work, but I am also aware that it was highly regarded in other circles. we all knew that Wall-E would win, but recognition should be given when it is due.
  • If Frances McDormand was nominated for Burn After Reading, then why wasn't she nominated for her performance in Miss Pettigrew lives for a day. Come to think of it, Amy Adams also gave an outstanding performance as her character of Delysia.
  • I am very glad that Heath Ledger has won an award for his momentous performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight. Perhaps  the saddening thing about this award is that few people realised just how good he really was until he died.
If you fancy a butchers at the photos of all of the arrivals then take a look here So there you have it. We will all have to wait for the Academy Award results when they are announced on the 22nd of February. Let us hope that the few people who decide the winners realise that despite Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire was very good, it was not THAT good.

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