January 11, 2009

Revealing The Golden Globe Winners...

I'll be LIVE Blogging, updating the winners on this post. It will be edited through the night. Enjoy and refresh your page!

Best Motion Picture - Drama: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor (Motion Picture - Drama): Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Best TV Series - Drama: Mad Men
Best Actress (Motion Picture - Drama): Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road (woah, double victory)
Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Actor (Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy): Colin Farrell, In Bruges
Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire (yep, it's a sweep)
Best Actress (TV Series - Musical/Comedy): Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Best Score: Slumdog Millionaire
Best TV Series - Musical/Comedy: 30 Rock
Best Actor (Mini-Series, TV Movie): Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Best Actor (TV Series - Musical/Comedy): Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actress (Mini-Series, TV Movie): Laura Linney, John Adams
Best Foreign-Language Film: Waltz With Bashir
Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture): Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: John Adams
Best Actress (Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy): Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Animated Feature: WALL-E (big surprise)
Best Actress (TV Series - Drama): Anna Paquin, True Blood
Best Actor (TV Series - Drama): Gabriel Byrne, Treatment
Best Supporting Actress (Series, Mini-Series, TV Movie): Laura Dern, Recount
Best Supporting Actor (Series, Mini-Series, TV Movie): Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
Best Original Song: "The Wrestler" - Bruce Springsteen, The Wrestler
Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture): Kate Winslet, The Reader (at long last!)
Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient: Steven Spielberg (one helluva inspiring speech)

11/14 on my part so far (for film).
12/14 for the site.

HERE WERE MY PERSONAL PREDICTIONS:
Best Picture - Drama: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Picture - Musical/Comedy: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor - Drama: Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Best Actor - Musical/Comedy: Colin Farrell, In Bruges
Best Actress - Drama: Meryl Streep, Doubt
Best Actress - Musical/Comedy: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Score: Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Song: The Wrestler
Best Animated Film: WALL-E
Best Foreign Film: Waltz With Bashir

23 comments:

  1. Glad the Boss won. Hopefully Mickey will too.

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  2. Hooray for heath! And screenplay for Slumdog... Is it the start of the sweep?

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  3. thanks for doing this man! I'm folowing the show from Belgium in the middel of the night. I hope for Mickey too and Kristin Scott Thomas... Happy-go-lucky & Slumdog Millionaire...

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  4. I can't believe you bet on Viola Davis. I mean, she was really awesome, but I just saw The Reader yesterday I was blow away by Kate's performance! I knew she was going to take the Globe and that she will win the SAG and finally the Oscar. I'm so so happy for her!

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  5. Myles: Cristina is written without an "h" because the title is in spanish, not english

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  6. Whoops, thanks for correcting me there Fenix.

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  7. kate's got it locked down now

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  8. I love Kate. She is one of my favourite actresses. I almost cried when she won the second Globe

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  9. I knew it !!! Mickey is going to win the Oscars !!!!

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  10. Overjoyed for Kate Winslet's double win- although disapointed that 'Rev Road' was otherwise snubbed.

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  11. Amazing double win for Kate! I hope this carries on to the Oscars!

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  12. Ugh...I am the only one that is over all this love for Slumdog? This is now the second awards show in a row where I have sat watching and been frustrated because of the sweep of the movie! I really just don't understand, lol. I'm really hoping that the Oscars don't follow the same pattern for this highly overrated flick!

    I was generally overjoyed by all the other wins tonight, though, especially Kate Winslet, Heath, and "The Wrestler" by Springsteen. All are very deserving!

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  13. I'm a little tired of this sweep as well, but it's one of those movies that has captured lightning in a bottle. Wait for the SAG awards to prove the true test of this movie.

    I'm so excited about Colin Farrell winning. I loved In Bruges. Also, the Kate Winslet double win was very surprising, and it poses an interesting scenario, if the same thing happens at the Oscars. What a first that'll be!

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  14. I'm with you, Adam... I don't understand what makes Slumdog Millionaire so wonderful. It was enjoyable, sure, but nothing spectactular or unique.

    So excited for Kate Winslet though. I've been saying for years that she's the best working actress out there, and it's good to see at least one of the major awards agree.

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  15. I have your answer: Slumdog IS different. In a year in which so few good films have been realease, the critics have chosen different this time. The other movies bring all something that has been touched before.

    Thats what i suppose

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  16. I'm so happy and surprise for Kate's double win. I haven't seen RR yet, but she total deserved it for The Reader. Altought this was pretty exciting, I don't think Oscar will give her two awards on the same ceremony, regardless if she diserves that or not.

    I love Slumdog Millionaire, but I agree that it's not the masterpiece critics say it is. But I do think it's the best picture of the buch. And definitely way better than Benjamin Button (that Forrest Gump wannabe flick)

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  17. I think that the Slumdog Millionaire love fest is somewhat in part a reflection of the times. The favored 5 to be nominated for Best Picture at this point are Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionaire, Milk, and Frost/Nixon. All except Slumdog deal with really relevant issues (though to some extent I think people may be reaching too far when they make the socio-political connections with TDK and I personally believe that Nolan had no intentions of making a politically relevant film but rather just tell the best story possible). Benjamin Button is an epic tragedy, The Dark Knight is incredibly dark and ends somber but with a sense of hope, Milk is tragic in the end, and deals with an unfortunate political situation we are STILL finding ourselves in. Frost/Nixon touches upon the hubris and corruption of politicians. Yet Slumdog remains this happy film that all at once a drama, a rags to riches story, a love story, and an all around feel-good film. It makes you happy and celebratory at the end. There's some dark parts, but it all works out in the end. I think people are jumping all over it because not only were there so few great films this year, but its one of the few that makes you smile at the end.

    Personally, I think that The Dark Knight was the best of the year. If I had my choice of nominees, I would say

    The Dark Knight
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Wrestler
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Milk

    I would give the big prize personally to either TDK, The Wrestler or Benjamin Button. I think that right now, the love for Slumdog comes out of a desperate need for a simple story with a happy end. People need that right now. But IMO, time will favor Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, and The Wrestler as the true masterpieces of the year.

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  18. Milk is different. That's all I have to say.


    Well, maybe I'll say a little more. It's different. It's better acted. It has better directing. It was much better written. And it speaks to one of the paramount issues of our times. Truly the most deserving film that has been released this year, and I wholeheartedly hope that the Oscar bunch has recognized that fact and that they pass over the Slumdog fad.

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  19. I just caught Milk today, and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and James Franco were all great in it. I personally preferred Slumdog to Milk, but that's just me. IMO, this year's Best Picture contenders are so widespread across genres that its nearly impossible to pick just one above the others. I can tell you that while I may have loved TDK the most, I loved Benjamin Button and The Wrestler essentially equally. But they are all such different filsm that how could you really pick just one to call the "best"?

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  20. I dont want Kate Winslet to Win a supporting oscar...She's one of our great leading Ladies...but Revolutionary Road sux. Why is everyone acting like this is the only year for her to do it..like she has to win this year...it's not like she's not gonna be amazing next year. And she should win lead..just not for revolutionary road...if she's nominated for the reader than cool.

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  21. I think Kate just secured herself the Oscar, the question is for what performance? Personally, I think she will win for The Reader because, well, cuz it is a Holocaust movie lol

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  22. Revolutionary Road may not be the best film that Kate Winslet has ever been in, but it is definitely one of her best performances. April is so layered... troubled but hopeful, joyful and depressed, screaming one moment and apologetic the next. Kate easily turns in her most nuanced performance yet.

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