2009 Golden Globe Award Winners

Here is the complete list of winners of The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Kate Winslet – The Reader
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

I’ve never liked Winslet…

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“The Wrestler” – The Wrestler (Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen)
“Down To Earth” – Wall-E (Music By: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman)
“Gran Torino” – Gran Torino (Music By: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens)
“I Thought I Lost You” – Bolt (Music & Lyrics By: Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele)
“Once In A Lifetime” – Cadillac Records (Music & Lyrics By: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarmon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street)

It’s good to see Bruce take one home for The Wrestler. Great movie, moving song. I woulda been really angry if Miley Cyrus won.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Tom Wilkinson – John Adams

Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother
Denis Leary – Recount
Jeremy Piven – Entourage
Blair Underwood – In Treatment

I haven’t seen John Adams yet but have heard great things about it. How many times will Piven be nominated for the same character?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern – Recount

Eileen Atkins – Cranford
Melissa George – In Treatment
Rachel Griffiths – Brothers & Sisters
Dianne Wiest – In Treatment

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers – The Tudors

I was so sure that Hall or Ham had this one in the bag. Boy was I wrong.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Anna Paquin – True Blood

Sally Field – Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order
January Jones – Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Paquin does a descent job in True Blood (people in the comments will probably disagree), but for some reason I was pulling for January Jones. Gervais was hilarious. I wonder if the Jonas Brothers get douche chills walking out with the announcer saying “stars of the Jonas Brothers 3D experience…”

Best Animated Feature Film
Wall-E

Bolt
Kung Fu Panda

First time in a while that I wasn’t 100% sure that Pixar had it in the bag, and WALL-E is such an incredible film, which just goes to show you the level of quality has been raised with this year’s animated films

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky

Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

I’m glad Hawkins won, her performance was incredible, but overlooked by theatergoers. Now hopefully more people will see the film. Hawkins could barely get through her speech, its hard not to be happy for her.

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Adams
A Raisin In The Sun
Bernard And Dori
Cranford
Recount

A second win for John Adams

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt

Not only does Ledger deserve it but the Globes would have lost all credibility if Tom Cruise won a globe for Less Grossman over Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan’s acceptance speech was as classy as it gets. You can watch the speech on YouTube.

Best Foreign Language Film
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden, Denmark)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I’ve Loved You So Long (France)

I am embarrassed to admit that I have not seen any of this year’s foreign language film nominees. That said, I’m surprised that Let the Right One in wasn’t even nominated.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Linney – John Adams
Judi Dench – Cranford
Catherine Keener – An American Crime
Shirley MacLaine – Coco Chanel
Susan Sarandon – Bernard And Doris

Third award for John Adams

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – Eric Roth
Doubt – John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan
The Reader – David Hare

So happy to see Slumdog take this one home, I was afraid that Benjamin Button was going to take it

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Steve Carell – The Office
Kevin Connolly – Entourage
David Duchovny – Californication
Tony Shalhoub – Monk

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Giamatti – John Adams

Ralph Fiennes – Bernard And Doris
Kevin Spacey – Recount
Kiefer Sutherland – 24
Tom Wilkinson – Recount

Like you didn’t know Giamatti was going to win? Fourth win for John Adams

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
30 Rock

Californication
Entourage
The Office
Weeds

Expected

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire – Composed by A. R. Rahman

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – Composed by Alexandre Desplat
Changeling – Composed by Clint Eastwood
Defiance – Composed by James Newton Howard
Frost/Nixon – Composed by Hans Zimmer

So happy that Slumdog won for best original score. I’ve been listening the the soundtrack non stop on my iphone since I first screened the film at Telluride. The film deserves all the awards it can get.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Christina Applegate – Samantha Who?
America Ferrera – Ugly Betty
Debra Messing – The Starter Wife
Mary-Louise Parker – Weeds

Third award for 30 Rock.

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Steven Spielberg

Touching Spielberg video montage is sure to touch the inner heart of even the most cynical critic. Spielberg’s speech approached Nolan levels of goodness. Spielberg basically spoke out about the importance of mentorship in the film business and the importance of independent films in hard economic times like right now.

Best Director – Motion Picture
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road

Jai Ho! Danny Boyle takes home the Golden Globe, and eveyone seems to be happy about this one! Third award for Slumdog Millionaire. And to think, this movie was originally going to go direct to DVD in the States.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

It’s good to see In Bruges get some due. Another underrated film of 2008 that will find an audience on DVD.

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!

Another film more people need to see

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long

And Kate Winslet sweeps the Best Actresses Film Awards. Maybe next year she’ll also do a miniseries and take home all three. Lets hope not. I really don’t like Kate Winslet…

Best Television Series – Drama
Mad Men

Dexter
House
In Treatment
True Blood

Mad Men really upped their game with Season two. I hate when shows win years in a row, but when you’re good, you’re good.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Rourke beats Penn for Best Actor! Second win for The Wrestler. Rourke says that Aronofsky is “smarter than the rest of us… okay, maybe not Steven”. Among others, Rourke thanked his dogs, Axl Rose and Bruce Springsteen.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Slumdog Millionaire

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road

Fourth award for Slumdog, and not a bad award to put on the shelf. Congratulations to Danny and crew, you guys deserve this one. I can’t believe NBC actually tried to cut off the acceptance speach for Best Picture.

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