2008 Golden Globe Winners

The Golden Globes totally sucked.

A few notes: Someone needs to tell the Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight ladies that we don’t care about them, their lame self-absorbed jokes. Most of the films and actors/actresses with foreign film backgrounds took home the gold, most times at the expense of better movies. Aside from nods to Daniel Day Lewis, Javier Bardem and Ratatouille, I completely disagreed with most of the winners. I continue to wonder the merits of this particular award show. And did I mention, Juno was totally screwed over?! Please also read Why The Golden Globes Are Wrong.

How could Atonement win best picture of the year over No Country For Old Men or There Will Be Blood? Is Sweeney Todd really a better movie than Juno? Did Julian Schnabel really deserve to win Best Director over The Coen Brothers? Did Johnny Depp have a better performance than Philip Seymour Hoffman or Ryan Gosling? Was Marion Cotillard a more deserving best actress than Ellen Page? Cate Blanchett over Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone? And why wasn’t Johnny Greenwood’s music for “There Will Be Blood” even nominated?

Here is a full rundown of the winners:

Best Motion Picture

American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy)

Sweeney Todd
Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson’s War

Best Foreign-Language Film

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Kite Runner
Lust, Caution

Best Director

Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Tim Burton – Sweeney Todd
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
Ridley Scott – American Gangster
Joe Wright – Atonement

Best Animated Feature Film

Bee Movie
The Simpsons Movie

Best Actor (Drama)

Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood
George Clooney – Michael Clayton
James McAvoy – Atonement
Viggo Mortenson – Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington – American Gangster

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)

Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling – Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks – Charlie Wilson’s War
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages
John C. Reilly – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
John Travolta – Hairspray
Tom Wikinson – Michael Clayton

Best Actress (Drama)

Julie Christie – Away from Her
Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Jodie Foster – The Brave One
Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley – Atonement

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)

Marion Cotillard – La vie en Rose
Amy Adams – Enchanted
Nikki Blonski – Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd
Ellen Page – Juno

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
Julia Roberts – Charlie Wilson’s War
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

Best Screenplay

Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
Diablo Cody – Juno
Christopher Hampton – Atonement
Ronald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin – Charlie Wilson’s War

Best Original Score

Into the Wild
Grace is Gone
Kite Runner
Eastern Promises

Best Original Song

“Guaranteed” – Into the Wild
“Despidida” – Love in the Time of Cholera
“Grace is Gone” – Grace is Gone
“That’s How You Know” – Enchanted
“Walk Hard” – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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