The 2010 Golden Globes Awards Winners

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After the jump you can find the entire list of winners from the 2010 Golden Globe Awards, along with a few brief thoughts from myself, which were recorded as the awards were announced. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.


Red Carpet Notes:

There is nothing I hate more than the interviewers on the red carpet. Tobey Maguire just dropped word that he thinks he knows who is going to direct the Spider-Man reboot, even calling the choice “an exciting idea”. But of course, the awkward red carpet interviewer didn’t ask him the expected follow-up: who that is… ughh

Winners:

The Award Show has begun. Host Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue gently attacked Steve Carell and the American version of The Office, a show he created which he mentioned that some people in the forums believe jumped the shark. He also took some fun jabs at NBC. Lets hope this becomes a theme of the night.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Mo’Nique, Precious
  • Penélope Cruz, Nine
  • Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
  • Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
  • Julianne Moore, A Single Man

I’m one of the few critics that believes that Precious is a bit overrated. I’m definitely disappointed that Vera or Anna didn’t take home the Award for Up in the Air, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (and The Academy for that matter) tend to award bigger, more dramatic performances over the more subtle.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Toni Collette, United States of Tara
  • Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Lea Michele, Glee

I don’t really watch and of these television shows, so I have no real place in commenting. I will say this: From the few episodes I have seen, Toni Collette seems to be the the biggest performance of the bunch, while some of the other choices, like Tina Fey is essentially playing a bigger version of herself in 30 Rock.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • John Lithgow, Dexter
  • Michael Emerson, Lost
  • Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
  • William Hurt, Damages
  • Jeremy Piven, Entourage

The only actor worthy of a win in this category over Michael Emerson is Lithgow, who was amazing in this season of Dexter.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • Up
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Coraline
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Princess and the Frog

Paul McCartney introduced the category, mentioning the upcoming Yellow Submarine animated/performance capture feature. It’s not much of a surprise that Up won, as Pixar has been the favorite in this category for over a decade now. This year has seen the toughest competition yet, with many rooting for Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox and Coraline. For the first time in many years, I’m sure Pixar’s win will leave a lot of you unhappy. For me, I would have accepted any of the aforementioned choices, as they were all on the same level. If anything, Up edged out the others as it is the only one in the bunch that made me both laugh and cry.

Gervais joked that a “Golden Globe can not be bought… officially” adding “what the hell, I’m not going to do this again anyways.” Truer words have never been spoken on that stage. Hilarious.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Simon Baker, The Mentalist
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Bill Paxton, Big Love

This is the second win of the night for the Showtime series Dexter, and well deserved. Some might be wondering why Hall was wearing a cap on his head. The actor was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and is currently being treated, which resulted in hair loss. He has been nominated for three Golden Globes previously, all for Dexter — this is his first win.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • January Jones, Mad Men
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Anna Paquin, True Blood
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “The Weary Kind,” Music & Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart)
  • “Cinema Italiano,” Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine)
  • “I Want to Come Home,” Music & Lyrics by Paul McCartney (Everybody’s Fine)
  • “I Will See You,” Music by James Horner, Simon Franglen; Lyrics by James Horner, Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell (Avatar)
  • “Winter,” Music by U2; Lyrics by Bono (Brothers)

I still haven’t seen Crazy Heart but have heard wonderful things.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Michael Giacchino, Up
  • Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant!
  • James Horner, Avatar
  • Abel Korzeniowski, A Single Man
  • Karen O and Carter Burwell, Where the Wild Things Are

This is Giacchino’s first Golden Globes nomination and win. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Ratatouille. Have you watched the early animatic version for the opening of Up on the Blu-ray? It’s horrible and doesn’t work, which is why they completely revamped it for the theatrical version. But even so, the background of Giacchino’s score will still put you in tears. That is a testament of how great Giacchino’s score is — it gets you inside. This is the second win for Pixar’s Up.

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Grey Gardens
  • Georgia O’Keefe
  • Into the Storm
  • Little Dorrit
  • Taking Chance

I rarely watch television movies/miniseries, so I really could care less about this category. Next year, however, should be different.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
  • Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
  • Marion Cotillard, Nine
  • Julia Roberts, Duplicity
  • Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated

An almost entirely forgettable movie aside from Streep’s amazing performance.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
  • Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
  • Chiewetel Ejiofor, Endgame
  • Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
  • Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keefe

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
  • Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keefe
  • Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
  • Anna Paquin, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
  • Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
  • Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9
  • Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
  • Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated
  • Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Up in the Air finally takes home an award after losing twice for Best Actress. And Reitman deserves the Globe for best screenplay. Even though the film was adapted from a novel, most of the screenplay was created for the screen. I love that Retiman graciously acknowledges Tarantino’s loss: “Quentin, I’m still waiting for them to say your name, I’m really confused right now.” Tarantino won a Globe in 1995 for Pulp Fiction, but has not won one since. This is his first Globe nomination in 15 years. I also think the globe producers need a better producer to pick and choose when to play music to get someone off stage. Ramping up the music just as Jason began thanking his father Ivan Reitman seemed just wrong. And this isn’t the first time tonight that they curt off an interesting speech… and there have been quite a few borring speeches that went on too long without music.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The White Ribbon (Germany)
  • Baaria (Italy)
  • Broken Embraces (Spain)
  • The Maid (Chile)
  • A Prophet (France)

A Prophet deserved the win.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

  • Mad Men
  • Big Love
  • Dexter
  • House
  • True Blood

Mad Men’s first win, Dexter’s first loss. Was bound to happen in one of the categories… And again, they begin playing music way early to get the Mad Men cast and producers off the stage. The Golden Globes needs to find someone with better judgement to make the call of when to hit the music.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Steve Carell, The Office
  • David Duchovny, Californication
  • Thomas Jane, Hung
  • Matthew Morrison, Glee

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Chloë Sevigny, Big Love
  • Jane Adams, Hung
  • Rose Byrne, Damages
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Janet McTeer, Into the Storm

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
  • Matt Damon, Invictus
  • Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
  • Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
  • Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

If Waltz hadn’t won, the entire rest of this year’s awards winners would have been put into serious question.

Cecil B Demille Award: Martin Scorsese

The Scorsese montage was actually pretty amazing. Too bad it had to turn into a mini advertisement for Shutter Island. As expected, Scorsese’s speech was even more amazing. For those who missed it, we’ll post video later, when available.

BEST DIRECTOR

  • James Cameron, Avatar
  • Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
  • Clint Eastwood, Invictus
  • Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
  • Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Cameron said in his award speech that his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow deserved the win, and he isn’t well prepared because he thought she had the award in the bag. I think the movie critics around the US would agree. I think I would have rather seen Quentin Tarantino or Jason Reitman take the award… but there is always best picture, right? The foreign critics seem to be more taken with Cameron and Avatar than the American critics. Cameron thanked everyone using the native Na’vi language, translated to: “I see you, my brother and sisters”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Glee
  • 30 Rock
  • Entourage
  • Modern Family
  • The Office

Congratulations to /Film podcaster and Glee co-star Stephen Tobolowsky.

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • The Hangover
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • It’s Complicated
  • Julie & Julia
  • Nine

Did The Hangover just win an award over (500) Days of Summer? Really?

Comment on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s introduction of the Avatar video package from a /Film reader: “What’s Avada?” Funny…

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

  • Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
  • Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
  • Helen Mirren, The Last Station
  • Carey Mulligan, An Education
  • Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

I haven’t yet seen The Blind Side, but I can’t imagine that Bullock’s performance trumps that of Carey Mulligan in An Education… I could be wrong.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
  • Matt Damon, The Informant!
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

Downey Jr. is a favorite of the foreign press, and I can’t say I don’t agree. His acceptance speech was masterful. Hopefully, we’ll have it online later. Downey decided, in jest, to thank no one but himself for winning the award. Also, this is the second loss for (500) Days of Summer, which means they are walking away from the Globes completely empty handed.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

  • Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
  • George Clooney, Up in the Air
  • Colin Firth, A Single Man
  • Morgan Freeman, Invictus
  • Tobey Maguire, Brothers

Standing ovation for Bridges. The dude abides.

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Precious
  • Up in the Air

James Cameron wins again, with Avatar. Bigelow, Reitman and Tarantino all equally deserved the win. I love that Cameron commented that “They’re telling me to wrap it up, but they’re afraid to start the music.”

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