Sunday, January 17, 2010

Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globes seem to find a way to surprise us every year, and this year was certainly no exception, as James Cameron pulled a double upset taking home the Best Director award over Kathryn Bigelow, who took most of the awards this season, and as a producer for Best Motion Picture - Drama over favorites The Hurt Locker and Up In the Air. This win will guarantee its contendership at the Oscars but it's hard to say if it can still upset Locker at the ceremony itself. We might have to wait for the PGA award to be handed out to have a good idea. Nonetheless, this is a great victory for sci-fi action fans who are still not over the Dark Knight snub. Keeping with the mainstream, it was The Hangover who took home the Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical award, so this will definitely hurt the likes of Nine and It's Complicated. From here, we can only wait for February 2nd when the nominations are announced and until then, we'll keep on speculating. Anyway, here is the complete list of winners:
Best Motion Picture - Drama: Avatar (James Cameron & Jon Landau, producers)
Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical: The Hangover (Daniel Goldberg & Todd Phillips, producers)
Best Actor In a Drama: Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
Best Actress In a Drama: Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Best Actor In a Comedy/Musical: Robert Downey, Jr. - Sherlock Holmes
Best Actress In a Comedy/Musical: Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique - Precious
Best Director: James Cameron - Avatar
Best Screenplay: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner - Up In the Air
Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon
Best Animated Film: Up
Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino - Up
Best Original Song: ''The Weary Kind'' (T Bone Burnett & Ryan Bingham) - Crazy Heart
What do you think?