Monday, January 12, 2009

Golden Globe Winners!

Congratulations to the adorable and magnificent Kate Winslet who, in a semi-stunning turn of events, nabbed both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress trophies at last night's Golden Globe Awards. The genuinely touched goddess even managed to give an unintentional jab to my current love/hate obsession: superdiva Angelina Jolie, whose name Winslet couldn't remember when acknowledging her fellow nominees (I believe her words were, "oh God, who's the other one?!?"). Priceless. She went on to give a tearful thanks to her two husbands: co-star and BFF Leo DiCaprio and actual hubby, "Revolutionary Road" director, Sam Mendes. What an extraordinary - to borrow a word that she used repeatedly - evening for an actress who's deserved these kinds of accolades for some time now (it even made me weep). Could the double win be repeated at the Oscars? If so, it'd be an Academy Awards first. Things just got a little more interesting...

Best Picture, Drama: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Picture, Comedy/Musical: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor, Drama: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Best Actress, Drama: Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz With Bashir
Best Animated Feature: WALL·E
Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Colin Farrell
Best Actress, Musical/Comedy: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Original Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millonaire
Best Original Song: Bruce Springsteen, The Wrestler
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Stephen Spielberg

*I don't cover television at this blog, so if you want those other winners, you'll have to CLICK HERE (Yeah, I'm totally serious). I can't end this post without offering a big congrats to both Sally Hawkins and surprise winner Colin Farrell, both of whom were deservedly recognized for their great work in two of the year's best films. Bravo, Hollywood Foreign Press.

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