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Golden Globe winners

Globes TV show cancelledBecause of the WGA Strike this year’s Golden Globe ceremony was a press conference rather than a star studded TV event.

The big story of the night is Atonement winning Best Picture in the drama category and Julian Schnabel winning for The Diving Bell & the Butterfly.

However, given that the Globes are always distorted by the split between drama and comedy/musicals I wouldn’t read a massive amount into the winners. However, it could possibly point to a more even spread of winners in the major categories.

Here are the winners in full:


Best Motion Picture, Drama: Atonement

Best Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Actress, Drama: Julie Christie, Away From Her

Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy: Sweeney Todd

Best Actor, Comedy Or Musical: Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd

Best Actress, Comedy Or Musical: Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

Best Director: Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Best Foreign Language Picture: The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, (France/USA)

Best Screenplay: Joel And Ethan Coen, No Country For Old Men

Best Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men

Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There

Best Animated Feature Film: Ratatouille

Best Original Score: Dario Marianelli, Atonement

Best Song: “Guaranteed”, Into The Wild


Best Dramatic TV Series: Mad Men

Best Actor, TV Drama: Jon Hamm, Mad Men,

Best Actress, TV Drama: Glenn Close, Damages

Best TV Series, Musical Or Comedy: Extras

Best Actor, TV Musical Or Comedy: David Duchovny, Californication

Best Actress, TV Musical Or Comedy: Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For TV: Longford

Best Actress, In A Miniseries Or A Motion Picture Made For TV: Queen Latifah, Life Support

Best Actor, In A Miniseries Or A Motion Picture Made For Television: Jim Broadbent, Longford

Best Supporting Actress, In A Series, Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For TV: Samantha Morton, Longford

Best Supporting Actor, In A Series, Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Jeremy Piven, Entourage

> Official site of the Golden Globes
> BBC News explain the WGA strike and report on the cancelled TV ceremony

One reply on “Golden Globe winners”

Sadly, the NBC show presented only a partial list of the award winners. There was little real surprise for the list of the winners announced… though, of course, I would have loved to see either the Coen Brothers or P.T. Anderson , or even Joe Wright carry off the win. Their films carry more artistic imagination and skills to offer what it takes to direct a film of such amazing and mind-blowing quality in so many areas of the art of filmmaking.

Frankly, I had found Julian Schnabel’s The Driving Bell and Butterfly a torture to watch. It came off really as a new and fascinating ‘Kervokian’ mercy-killing tactic for hastening up the death of a stroke-stricken quadriplegic: I wasn’t at all surprised to learn that Jean-Dominique Bauby just days after the publication of his memoirs. And I was disappointed that Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days was not the winning choice in the Best Foreign Language Film category. This film was so uncanny in its portrayal of harrowing and effectively compelling social realism in such filmmaking skills that really draw the audience into interactions with the characters and into the eventfully emotional situations – just the sort of film-watching experience that genuine lovers of cinema appreciate.

I am also glad that Marion Cotillard won… boy, her character in her film came through as powerful as Daniel Day-Lewis’ character in his film. Both actors portrayed such amazingly mesmerizing and demanding multi-layered characteristics that can only be expected from superbly qualified actors. Like Day-Lewis, Cotillard does deserve her win. By the way, I was jumping with joy when I learned that the Coen Brothers won the Best Screenplay award. This and Atonement are such splendid and adaptations from the novels. I have to say that Ratatouille is the most brilliant original script

Not at all disappointed to find Juno not making any win. It’s simply an over-rated film with saleman jargon to dump off a product – the illegitimate child of a promiscuous, unwed teen! And Ellen Page, as charismatically cute as she is, still has a long way to go to master roles of multi-layered traits and personality. Her performances in Juno is no different from her character performance in Hard Candy.

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