Naturally, or at least not unexpectedly, Slumdog Millionaire has won the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Feature (or whatever the exact award wording is).
The Wrestler‘s Mickey Rourke has beaten Milk‘s Sean Penn with a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama….big one! And a bit of a surprise. A beaming and moustachioed Darren Aronofsky sitting at the table. Rourke says the word “balls” twice. Goes on a bit, orchestra cuts him off, go for it.
Kate Winslet‘s double Golden Globe win — Best Actress for Revolutionary Road and Best Supporting Actress for The Reader — is probably a first. (Isn’t it?) The women who should have won for Best Supporting Actress,no offense, are Vicky Cristina Barcelona‘s Penelope Cruz or Doubt‘s Viola Davis.
Slumdog Milonaire‘s Danny Boyle has won for Best Director.
The Golden Globe for Best Picture, Comedy/Musical has been won by Woody Allen‘s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Colin Farrell has won for Best Actor, Comedy-Musical.
The Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor has gone to — who else? never any doubt — The Dark Knight‘s Heath Ledger. Standing ovation. Director Chris Nolan has come to the stage to accept. “An awful mixture of sadness and incredible pride…eternally missed, never forgotten.”
Slumdog Millionaire‘s A.R. Rahman has won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score. How much original music is in Slumdog? I’m just asking.
Best Miniseries or TV movie has gone to John Adams…fine, whatever. An excellent series as far as it went. I would have voted for Recount myself. John Adams star Paul Giamatti has won for Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie. Loved him in this. Giamatti will always be more or less the shit. What am I supposed to say? Fine. Congrats.
Tom Wilkinson has won for Best Supporting Actor in a TV movie or miniseries for his Benjamin Franklin performance in HBO’s John Adams. Great. (I think we all knew Entourage‘s Jeremy Piven wouldn’t win for obvious reasons.) John Adams‘ Laura Linney for won for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie.And Laura Dern has won in the female category for her performance as Kathryn Harris in HBO’s Recount.
Sally Hawkins‘ performance in Happy-Go-Lucky has won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. Good for Sally even if Happy-Go-Lucky is by no stretch of anyone’s will or imagination a comedy, much less a musical.
30 Rock‘s Tina Fey has won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy on TV. She obviously reads a lot of stuff online.
Slumdog Millionaire‘s Simon Beaufoy has won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. Fine, whatever…what am I supposed to say? Alec Baldwin has won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical on TV in Prime Time (stop me) for his work on 30 Rock. I’m going to have to condense all this for a single post. It’s just the Golden Globes.
The Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film has righteously gone to Ari Folman ‘s Waltz With Bashir, thus upping the likelihood that this amazing film will triumph also at the Oscars.