Here is a list of the film winners at the 63rd Golden Globes…
Best Picture, Drama: "Brokeback Mountain"
Best Actress, Drama: Felicity Huffman, "Transamerica"
Best Actor, Drama: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: "Walk the Line"
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line"
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Joaquin Phoenix, "Walk the Line"
Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz, "The Constant Gardener"
Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney, "Syriana"
Best Director: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"
Best Screenplay: Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, "Brokeback Mountain"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Paradise Now," Palestine
Best Original Score: John Williams, "Memoirs of a Geisha"
Best Original Song: "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" from "Brokeback Mountain"
Some thoughts: Brokeback Mountain still seems to be the strong Oscar front runner for Best Picture and Best Director, although the acting categories seem a bit more interesting. It is good to see Phoenix and Witherspoon recognised for their sterling work in Walk The Line and I think they will both be strong candidates come Oscar time. However, it is worth remembering that the Globes (especially with the Drama / Comedy or Musical split) often throw up misleading signals.
My gut feelings (at the moment anyway) for the major categories at the Oscars are:
> Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain
> Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman or Heath Ledger
> Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon
> Best Director: Ang Lee
> Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney
> Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz
On Sunday, March 5th you can see just how wrong I was! 😉
What do you think? Your thoughts and comments are more than welcome…