GOLDEN GLOBES- Winners & Notes

Ricky Gervais, that British comedic genius responsible for Extras and The Office, hosted the 67th Golden Globes. And was he ballsy or what! Taking a dig at Hollywood celebrities in general, commenting on the amount of plastic surgery present in the room, to attacking individuals with pointed remarks like when he said, “I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is Mel Gibson.” Gervais did get a few boos when he directed a jibe at Paul McCartney and his divorce last year. But I personally found Gervais’ no-holds-barred political-correctness-be-damned comedy absolutely wonderful and refreshing. His best moment at the event came when he wryly remarked, “One thing that can’t be bought is a Golden Globe…Officially.” And he later noted that he’s unlikely to be asked to host this again, so why not go all out!

Best Picture (Drama)
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS
UP IN THE AIR

Note: I’m quite thrilled with this because I really wasn’t very sure of this. I felt Up In The Air was a serious threat here. It was nice to see James Cameron humble for a change, unlike the last time around when the whole world hated him for unashamedly gloating with his Titanic success. This win doesn’t guarantee anything at the Oscars though. The precursors have been all over the place, sharing their love between The Hurt Locker and Up In The Air. Avatar is only now beginning to gather steam…and this win will surely boost its Oscar chances even further.

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical)
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
THE HANGOVER
IT’S COMPLICATED
JULIE & JULIA
NINE

Note: Wow! If someone told you six months back that a massy crude road-trip comedy with unknown actors would win at the Globes over the Oscar nominated Rob Marshall’s adaptation of a Tony award winning musical that was based on Federico Fellini’s 8 ½ and starred Daniel Day-Lewis, you’d think the person was either out of his mind…or suffering from a massive hangover! Well, the sleeper box-office sensation has done the unimaginable. I still can’t believe it.

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow (THE HURT LOCKER)
James Cameron (AVATAR)
Clint Eastwood (INVICTUS)
Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR)
Quentin Tarantino (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS)

Note: This is the biggie. Kathryn Bigelow, Cameron’s ex-wife, has been winning awards for her work all season…but that was before Avatar released. Ever since, there has been a definite shift in the momentum, but one was still waiting for a definite sign. This win, which even Cameron admittedly wasn’t anticipating and believed that Bigelow would win, makes Cameron the frontrunner at the Oscars. Again, he really has changed. He was very humble and thanked his present wife Suzy Amis and the spouses of everybody who was a part of the film.

Best Actor (Drama)
Jeff Bridges (CRAZY HEART)
George Clooney (UP IN THE AIR)
Colin Firth (A SINGLE MAN)
Morgan Freeman (INVICTUS)
Tobey Maguire (BROTHERS)

Note: My personal favourite award of the night. Jeff Bridges has always been one of my favourite actors and the world knows how underappreciated his work has been. This win now makes me positively safe that this will be Jeff’s year. How does this guy manage to look cooler and sexier as he ages? And he was so classy when he thanked his wife of 33 years and remarked that the number of accolades and wins that he’s receiving for this film is messing up his underappreciated tag.
P.S. – Can’t wait for Tron: Legacy

Best Actress (Drama)
Emily Blunt (THE YOUNG VICTORIA)
Sandra Bullock (THE BLIND SIDE)
Helen Mirren (THE LAST STATION)
Carey Mulligan (AN EDUCATION)
Gabourey Sidibe (PRECIOUS)

Note: Well, Bullock had to win this one, I guess. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association always likes to honour star-driven vehicles and The Blind Side is the highest grossing sports film ever that has rode solely on the shoulders of its popular female lead. Besides, Sandra had an amazing year at the box-office with her comedy The Proposal also doing very well. I still feel that in all fairness Carey Mulligan was the best of the lot here; and the actual deserving one wasn’t even nominated- Abbie Cornish for Bright Star.

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical)
Matt Damon (THE INFORMANT!)
Daniel Day-Lewis (NINE)
Robert Downey Jr. (SHERLOCK HOLMES)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER)
Michael Stuhlbarg (A SERIOUS MAN)

Note: You thought the nomination was a surprise. Well, Downey Jr.’s win here left everyone flummoxed. At least, Robert himself was able to see the absurdity of it and used the opportunity instead to give one of the most hilarious acceptance speeches I’ve ever heard. “I’m certainly not going to thank Warner Brothers; they needed me! Avatar was going to take us to the cleaners. Without me they didn’t have a shot. What am I supposed to do, thank my producer?” he said.

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical)
Sandra Bullock (THE PROPOSAL)
Marion Cotillard (NINE)
Julia Roberts (DUPLICITY)
Meryl Streep (IT’S COMPLICATED)
Meryl Streep (JULIE & JULIA)

Note: Meryl Streep took yet another step towards what is most certainly going to be her third Oscar. This one was a given. Streep is such a legend though. Never disappoints.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama & Comedy/Musical)
Matt Damon (INVICTUS)
Woody Harrelson (THE MESSENGER)
Christopher Plummer (THE LAST STATION)
Stanley Tucci (THE LOVELY BONES)
Christoph Waltz (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS)

Note: Any chance that Harrelson had at gate-crashing into Waltz’s party was this. With Christoph winning the Globe, they’ve probably started inscribing his name on that Oscar statuette already. Truly deserving though; and he also gave to my mind the best acceptance speech of the evening. I don’t remember clearly but it had something to do with his own globe (his small world) and Tarantino’s orbit (the global recognition) and the win making it golden!

Best Actress  in a Supporting Role (Drama & Comedy/Musical)
Penélope Cruz (NINE)
Vera Farmiga (UP IN THE AIR)
Anna Kendrick (UP IN THE AIR)
Julianne Moore (A SINGLE MAN)
Mo’Nique (PRECIOUS)

Note: With this win Mo’Nique, like Waltz, destroys any opposition. The Oscar is hers to lose. She gave such a heartfelt speech though, and for someone who played such a nasty character in the film, she comes across as a very gentle and considerate woman in person.

Best Foreign Picture
LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS Broken Embraces (Spain)
BAARÌA- LA PORTA DEL VENTO Bagheria- Windy Gateway (Italy)
LA NANA The Maid (Chile)
UN PROPHÈTE A Prophet (France)
DAS WEIßE BAND The White Ribbon (Germany)

Note: How cool was it to see Michael Haneke at a mainstream event such as the Globes? Shame on the organizers though for not showing the master enough respect and playing the wrap-it-up music while he was delivering his acceptance speech. I didn’t hear it when Streep went on for as long as she did!

Best Animated Picture
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
CORALINE
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
UP

Note: Pixar’s really going from strength to strength. They are consistently churning out great animation films that are right up there with the best features. On an aside, McCartney was so cool when he said that animation films are not just for kids but also for adults who take drugs!

Best Screenplay
DISTRICT 9 (Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell)
THE HURT LOCKER (Mark Boal)
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Quentin Tarantino)
IT’S COMPLICATED (
Nancy Meyers)
UP IN THE AIR (Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner)

Note: I thought this was an easy slam-dunk for Tarantino. Reitman is the flavour of the month, I guess. But it was so nice to see Reitman acknowledge that probably Tarantino deserved it. Also, take a note Bollywood filmmakers. The first thing that Sheldon Turner did when he accepted his award was thank the author Walter Kirn on whose book the screenplay is adapted from. Turner noted that he merely worked on what was Kirn’s blueprint. Graceful and classy!

Best Original Score
AVATAR (James Horner)
THE INFORMANT (Marvin Hamlisch)
A SINGLE MAN (Abel Korzeniowski)
UP (Michael Giacchino)
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (Carter Burwell and Karen O)

Note: I wanted to Horner to win this. I absolutely love his work on Avatar. I still feel he has a shot at the Oscars. I was surprised that they didn’t go with the veteran Hamlisch, who will be a contender at the Oscars as well. But I’m glad that Giacchino has won it. I’m a fan of his work on television’s Lost.

Best Song
“Cinema Italiano” (NINE)
“I See You” (AVATAR)
“I Want To Come Home” (EVERYBODY’S FINE)
“The Weary Kind” (CRAZY HEART)
“Winter” (BROTHERS)

Note: I like the song from Avatar, but always had a feeling that the number from Nine would win. I’m so glad that the Crazy Heart song took this home. It has that same feel which Bruce Sprinsteen’s song in last year’s The Wrestler had.

The television awards were evenly distributed, with the morbid Dexter winning two acting awards for its lead Michael C. Hall and manic killer John Lithgow. It lost Best TV Drama to Mad Men however, whose creator I wanted to listen to while he was on stage…but I kept getting distracted by Christina Hendricks’ breasts! Chloë Sevigny almost had her dress ripped while she accepted a prize for her supporting turn in Big Love. 30 Rock lost out Best TV Comedy to Glee but it did win an award for its lead Alec Baldwin. Toni Collette took home a prize for her comedic role in United States Of Tara. The other winners of the night were Kevin Bacon for the TV movie Taking Chance and Hollywood child Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens, which also won Best TV Movie. Julianna Margulies won Best Actress in a TV Drama for Ridley and Tony Scott’s The Good Wife.

The WTF moment of the night was when Arnold Schwarzenegger presented James Cameron’s Avatar called it a technologically brilliant film and added that it had a fantastic plot! I’m a big fan of Avatar, but even I know that everybody knows that Avatar doesn’t have a plot, let alone a fantastic one! Arnie did make amends quickly though with a few well-timed wisecracks.

- Abhishek Bandekar

6 Comments

  1. Rocky
    Rocky
    January 18, 2010 at 3:38 AM

    I was constantly switching channels between golden globe and the “24” season premier as it has apna Anil Kapoor in a pretty long role.
    PS- Ricky was certainly very edgy. well even Robert De nero was when he said Martin also has sex with the raw stock LOL !!
    PPS- the Loreal Ad had Frida Pinto- and No Ash at all !!

  2. sandy
    sandy
    January 18, 2010 at 4:48 AM

    The way I see it, the Slumdog… loss was tremendous for SRK. Imagine the kind of impetus MNIK would have got, if he had done that film!

  3. Rocky
    Rocky
    January 20, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    Saw four episodes of “24” featuring Anil Kapoor. for most part he is good but comes off as trying a bit too hard.
    He does not act and look like the President of a country IMO !!

  4. Som
    Som
    January 20, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Not surprisingly ‘Avatar’ has taken the major two. Would have liked ‘Inglorious Basterds’ to win though. Extremely happy for Meryl Streep (Julia and Julia) and Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds); Very deserving.

Page 1 of 1

Post Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

pharmacys in usa that sell cialis betneval lotion making accutane lawsuit class action update viamedic coupon code viagra samples how too order cialis purchase doxycycline online mastercard zantac for infants with acid reflux generic viagras where to buy fludrex uses prescription online diflucan ambien dosages 20 mg otc flagyl grifulvin griseofulvin side viagra tablet information in hindi 100 nolvadex dosage in body building bevispas 135mg caffeine gazeta kosovarja numri i fundit cialis price vs viagra sildenafil schweiz kaufen metrogel for rosacea side effects cumpar viagra sumycin capsules empty fanegada definition of respect propecia hair loss treatment side effects ibuprofen 600mg online prednisona 5 mg healthy man radio commercial aldara cream side effects on skin betnovate cream buy online uk desyrel 50mg octreotide scan protocol epogen injection dose viagra xm radio advertised levitra 20mg coupons original cialis 20mg price olmesartan medoxomil 20 mg rogaine for women before and after daivonex calcipotriol zetia 10 mg zanaflex overdose death ketorolac toradol side effects luvox dosage for anxiety prednisone and cialis seroflo 250 side effects regenon retard 60mg drugs without prescription canada phenergren no perscription prices cialis dyazide 37.5 25 cap is atlantic drugs legit xlpharmacy medications for ocd cheap canadian hydrochlorothiazide imagenes d futbol con frases danazol treatment in hereditary angioedema flazol 500mg to grams can you buy viagra in bali sofilex antibiotics quinine sulfate 324 mg capsules revista kosovarja viagra without a prescription usa buy propecia online tavor ohne rezept tegretol xr 400 mg side effects discount brandedcialis online paracetamol mechanism of action analgesic carafate suspension medication for dogs buy generic cialis fast free shipment latisse price compare tadarise pro 20 dosage cheap pain pills online vidalta carbimazole treatment risperdal lawsuit attorneys cordarone prospectus canesoral reviews on garcinia can u get high off of indomethacin lamotrigine 200 mg side effects buy viagra india no prescription paypal norlevo effectiveness of the pill cheap cialis 20mg online p57 hoodia sildenafil prilocaine topical ointment rhine inc india complaints zovirax sale in canada how to buy cialis coupon code overnight shipping viagra furolin tableti prodaja spiriva side effects capsule dutasteride 25mg prinivil zestril 10mg buy proscar in the uk xlpharmacy scam alert where can i buy mebendazole over the counter aldara reviews for genital warts www canadian hesalth olanzapine 10 mg side effects lialda coupon 2012 claravis accutane drug 50mg x 40ct buylowdrugs canada post how to get asacol hd patient savings card zetia cholesterol medication ezetimibe motrin dosage by weight tamsulosin 0.4mg capsules genuine cialis no prescription provigil depression side effects avodart side effects avodart seroquel xr side effects children frumil fortegames pharmacy online usa have clomiphene tretinoin 0.05 before and after photos software programs for children rx pharmacy online cialis em portugal prescription motrin dosage for children obetrol medication interaction lexapro coupons 2012 cialis professional 20 mg retail price for crestor promethazine hydrochloride 25 mg codeine syrup online uk combivent no prescription needed confidex ingredients in nyquil lergigan forte lighting professional cialis vs cialis xenical side effects palpitations rhinathiol promethazine medication valium vs xanax dosage compazine no prescriptionbuy vardenafil dosage amount pomegranate juice buying medicaltion online eulexin medication list indocin for gout side effects no prescription phentermine 37 5 dapoxetine and sildenafil apertium wiki answers tadafil made in china aggrenox 25 200mg doxitab tablets with windows paroxetine medication guide buy doxycycline hyclate online safe source to buy cialis buy sinemet canada viagra bestellen per nachnahme can i buy cytotec over the counter doxepin hcl medication treatment buy cheap pfizer xalacom antivert medication luvox dosage for obsessive compulsive disorder bull 100 sildenafil citrate for men discount genuine viagara dysfonction erectile viagra nolvadex pct effects obetrol drug addiction accutane at a discounted rate sinequanone roberta tretinoin cream 0 05 buy online cefabiot 500mg bactrim antibiotic side effects with alcohol cheap viagra from canada diroton bgsu viagra brand no script topamax dosage for weight loss yahoo answers indian aunty walgreens pharmacy online synthroid online england oxazepam dosage unisom sleep tabs vs sleep gels buy antibiotics online uk zestoretic side effects lisinopril recall cialis supplier canada doxycycline 100mg tablets in canada remeron medication depression order brand name synthroid generic triamterene hctz tiotropium bromide inhalation powder cost seroquel for sleep aid baristanet montclair nj/tom obeirne erythromycin dosage for tonsillitis metazole tablets with keyboards faridexon dexamethasone best price for cialis 5 mg online buy mifepristone viagra canada pharmacy legit advantage car rental discount code erectalis 20mg melatonin diflucan paypal what is parafortan tabs cialis rezeptfrei kaufen levothyroxine synthroid medication for type 2 diabetes online atsiliepimai apie zoloft cefaclor drug action waht is levitra plus viagra online china to china cyclidox tablets computers viagra noprescription dormidina information systems acticin cream acyclovir sale silvo pharmacy non prescription synthroid viagra online and pay with paypal rumafen medicine cabinets generic viagra forum where can i get alli in canada 100mg viagra price do crabs fart best prices propecia buy tetracycline 500 mg for dogs vistaril and pregnancy contractions cvs viagra price lergigan 25mg trazodone usa rx pharmacy viagra generic hydrodiuril generic name paxil withdrawal symptoms side effects diclofenaco de sodio medicamento pirifur kosovarja numri i ri can u buy viagra online omeprazole medication generic metformin 500mg side effects en espanol buy inderal online no prescription levlen ed online cost of flagyl without insurance viagra super force 100mg 100mg lamisil oral medication aristocort cream viagra wholesale price ditropan side effects doctor levaquin antibiotic side effects vs cipro zyprexa relprevv (olanzapine pamoate atarax 25 mg xenial india kamagra in deutschland hytrin terazosin discover card login page account login lipitor generic australia levitra dosages acyclovir side effects symptoms canadian pharmacies maxalt amantadine 100mg brand name keflex 500mg mail order lexapro generic indian pharmacy praziquantel for fish tanks forced to cum many times rabeprazole online usa buy ammocillin online paypal euroclinix opinie kia analgin wikipedia encyclopedia sildenafil citrate cheapest prices ventolin inhaler coupons is clavamox for humans domperidone dosage and breastfeeding prevacid vs prilosec dianabol stacked with winstrol generico do viagra da sandoz coumadin blood thinner readings will insurance pay for daily cialis zineryt cenarios blopress 8mg levitra coupon 3 free pills antibodies without a precription lasix medication diuretics cheap prescription medicine from india mestinon medication for myasthenia gravis celexa for anxiety and depression wellbutrin withdrawal symptoms patient reviews boots pharmacy uk vidalta 10 mg valium eprex dose in dialysis patients doqit celebrex dosage dose side effects doxylong term treatment acquistare viagra 25 mg cialis information 10mg fucidin cream uses dosage quinine sulfate leg cramps oracea patient savings card sialis tablets for sale doxepin reviews canadian pharmacy reviews 2012 prilosec side effects omeprazole 40 mg viagra for men price in india heathnet viagra beconase aqueous nasal spray tadacip cipla india amikacin injection for infants diazepam for dogs finasteride 5 mg prices lipitor recall 2010 arthrotec 50/0.2 levamisole hydrochloride for sheep uroxatral 10 mg patients definition navidoxine drug clorfenamina compuesta amphetamine salts er 10mg name brand viagra online usa does paypal offer viagra online viagra soft combivent buy viamedic com vfw store order actos 15 mg minocin no script sumycin 500mg tylenol seroquel no prescription morphine side effects elderly robaxin no prescriptio order doxycycline online amoxicillin for cats for sale cheap cialis generic online ephedraxin ingredients in cigarettes cialis viagra buy my 60 mg cialis canadian pharmacy zyrtec side effects in children buy eltroxin online no prescription uk cialis for daily use cost 338 avelox antibiotic treatment drugs northwest pharmacy canada review non prescription prednisone canada indinavir crixivan 400mg buy pills from canada viagra for sale in ireland vardenafil hcl 20mg side effects subutex side effects during pregnancy cialis non prescription viagra overnight delivery us furosemide without prescription in uk para que sirve la sertralina super calcium carbonate ca 8000 aspirin for dogs dosage chart pentrexyl 500 mg dosis insurance company ratings am best lortab hydrocodone 5 500 esquina carlos gardel argentina dapoxetine price dermasone 0.05 cream cyclo progynova 2mg side effects buy keftab without a prescription praziquantel dosage for fish minocin without prescription buy strong viagra uk 64 viagra pharmacy prices entocort lymphocytic colitisepamin healthy man viagra is it a scam nizoral ad shampoo reviews cephalexin 500 mg capsule dosage flucomed 150mg to gramsfluzol paroxetine medications no prescription meds meds in india asthma symptoms in infants fosamax osteonecrosis blood test donormyl ingredients in tylenol diclofenaco de sodio medicamento tafil edukacijski fakultet travnik lialda medication mesalamine nosipren lowest price mupirocin cream 2 uses eriacta 100 mg tablets in holland buy finasteride no perscription piroxicam medication abbott laboratories synthroid coupons colospan tablets advair coupons $50.00 off 2014 supreme suppliers mumbai india lamotrigine medication for pain doxycycline hyclate 100 mg buy online mincorp mining dexilant vs nexium walgreens coupons walgreens weekly ad donde comprar viagra en chile metallica through the never movie is diflucan over the counter what to use instead of alli diet drug digoxina in english what is a thespian asthma action plan for children vilches ateneo cialis no prescription canada avodart coupons betnovate cream side effects nexium 40 mg esomeprazole where can i buy nitroglycerin ointment generic canadian cialis generic viagra uk purple drug store mexico bevispas tablets on sale what is the average price for viagra canada drugs online fasigyn 500mg symptoms of digoxin toxicity levels amsa fast 120mg get cialis without aprescription kosovarja 2014 mail order drugs from canada microcidal meaning of flowers medameds rapidshare lisinopril hctz 10 12.5mg cant ejaculate garlic chicken recipe chinese cialis side effects tadalafil enalapril medication dosage comune santa luce generic viagra buy online frumil lse zyprexa medication guide requip medication side effects promethazine hcl syrup paxil generic side effects flomaxtra australia weather viagra kaufen in hamburg buy generic cialis online cheap vgr 100 pfizer side effects buy generic viagra from india premarin online no prescription ciprodex otic suspension 7.5ml price advair 500 sildenafil citrate 100mg tab dont work best buy viagra dilantin levels range nosipren prednisone 20mg treatment desyrel medication tv ads viagria gnc substitute for viagra zofran medication dosage tadalafil buy online lortab 7.5mg buy metronizadole online paypal pills that make an erection cheap albuterol inhaler neurontin medication side effects hoodia tea pills which online pharmacies use cipla seroquel and weight gain and metformin t plavix sildenafil or viagara lamisil cream treatment sibutramine for sale online usa sinequanone meaning uroxatral 10 mg manufacturing coupons online ranitidine side effects fluconazole 150 for sale online aciphex medication side effects mexican pharmacies in tojuana viagra australia online aristocort cream 0.02 buy bupropion where to get cheap prescriptions femara generic adderall weight loss before and after cholesterol lowering diet us pharmacy prices for cialis viagra gel uk online canadian express drugs buy lexapro online cheap buy plavix in usa zantac 150 dosage directions problems buying alli canadian no scrip pharmacys rs singapore online pharmacy for cialis betneval pommade hemorroides pariet sodium rabeprazole side effects citalopram 10mg side effects bonadoxina pfizer dosis pastillas para quemar chlamydia pills brandlevitra on line i want to buy doxycycline 100mg cuvarlix review journal taking a percocet while on celexa sertraline side effects periactin canada epanutin drug losartan side effects losartan potassium order betnovate buy hydromorphone online misoprostol from canada nuvigil vs adderall buy viagra online in india effexor canada subutex withdrawal in newborns metformina 850 dosis recomendada de magnesio ativan dosage for insomnia rocaltrol 0 5 mcg to mg viagra jelly next day delivery clozapine side effects agranulocytosis procalisx scam alert canadian pharm support group order viagra online minocycline hcl 100 mg capsule atridox cost forum ordering clomid online uk zopiclone drugs premarin 0 625 mg buy periactin weight gain buy albuterol online india difference sotalol and sotalol af phentermine reviews weight loss levitra manufacture in canada dutasteride canada average price of cialis real brand name viagra cheap viagra or levitra accutane long term side effects brain