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2009 Golden Globe Winners - AVATAR Takes home the Big Prize

Movie TV by Joey Paur

The winners of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards were awarded tonight at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. All the stars showed up dressed in their expensive attire in anticipation to see who would win what award. I've gotta say I was surprised by many of the winners, for others I wasn't surprised at all. 

I watched a bit of the red carpet and caught Tobey Maguire telling the interviewer that he thinks he knows who is going to direct the Spider-Man reboot and said the choice was “an exciting idea”. Unfortunately there was no follow-up question so we are left to wonder.

Ricky Gervais did a fine job hosting the awards, and he was entertaining to watch. The best speech of the night came from Robert Downey Jr., and my favorite part is when Martin Scorsese was awarded the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here are the Golden Globe nominees with the winner in bold.

BEST DRAMA

Avatar

I seriously thought The Hurt Locker would take this one, so I was pretty surprised when Avatar took home the top prize. I'm happy it won it though.

The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
Up in the Air

DIRECTOR

Katheryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker

James Cameron - Avatar

I figured Cameron would take home the Best Director Award, the guy pulled off an incredible feat with Avatar.

Clint Eastwood - Invictus
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds

ACTOR (DRAMA)

Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

I haven't seen Crazy Heart yet so I don't really know how good Bridges was in it. I expected Clooney to win this one, but wanted to see Maguire take home the award because he was amazing in Brothers.

George Clooney - Up in the Air
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Tobey Maguire - Brothers

ACTRESS (DRAMA)

Emily Blunt - The Young Victoria

Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side

I thought for sure Sibide of Precious would have won this award. Sandra Bullock gave the best performance of her career in the Blind Side, but I thought Sibide was the best actress.

Helen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Gabourey Sibide - Precious

BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY

(500) Days of Summer

The Hangover

I would have loved to see (500) Days of Summer take home the award for this, but there is no denying the comedic genius of The Hangover.

It's Complicated
Julie & Julia
Nine

ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)

Matt Damon - The Informant
Daniel Day Lewis - Nine

Robert Downey, Jr. - Sherlock Holmes

I was really surprised that Downey Jr. won this award. He was fun to watch in Sherlock Holmes, but both Matt Damon and Michael Stuhlbarg gave better performances in their roles. The people just love Downey Jr.

Joseph Gordon Levitt - 500 Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg - A Serious Man

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)

Sandra Bullock - The Proposal
Marion Cotillard - Nine
Julia Roberts - Duplicity
Meryl Streep - It's Complicated

Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

I think it's ridiculous that Streep was nominated for two roles in this award category. Just pick one and give someone else a chance! Then I loved how she acted surprised when she won. Come on! She knew she was going to win!

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

A Prophet
Baarìa
Broken Embraces
The Maid

The White Ribbon

ANIMATED FILM

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Up

It's no surprise that UP won, but I was rooting for The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Hell yeah, he won!

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Penelope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Anne Kendrick - Up in the Air

Mo'Nique - Precious

The award is definitely deserved, she was great in that film.

Julianne Moore - A Single Man

SCREENPLAY

District 9
The Hurt Locker
It's Complicated

Up in the Air

I'm glad this movie one this. The movie was written incredibly well.

Inglourious Basterds

ORIGINAL SCORE

Michael Giacchino - Up

All I can say is thank goodness it wasn't Avatar. That original score was one or two notes away from being the exact same score as Titanic.

Marvin Hamlisch - The Informant
James Horner - Avatar
Abel Krozeniowski - A Single Man
Karen O. and Carter Burwell - Where the Wild Things Are

ORIGINAL SONG

"Cinema Italiano" - Nine
"I Want to Come Home" - Everybody's Fine
"I Will See You" - Avatar

"The Weary Kind" - Crazy Heart

Like I said I haven't seen Crazy Heart or heard this song, but I'm sure it was better than Avatars original song. 

"Winter" - Brothers

CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Martin Scorsese

You just can argue with this. He is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

Here are the TV Nominees and winners:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Toni Collette, United States of Tara

It was nice to see someone other than Tiny Fey win this year.

Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

John Lithgow, Dexter

He was so freakin awesome in this role!

Michael Emerson, Lost
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
William Hurt, Damages
Jeremy Piven, Entourage

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Another well deserved award.

Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Grey Gardens

Georgia O’Keefe
Into the Storm
Little Dorrit
Taking Chance

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance

This was a great movie and Kevin Bacon gave a pretty powerful performance.

Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
Chiewetel Ejiofor, Endgame
Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keefe

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens

Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keefe
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
Anna Paquin, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

Mad Men

No surprise here.

Big Love
Dexter
House
True Blood

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

They should have giving it to someone else this year.

Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Chloë Sevigny, Big Love

Jane Adams, Hung
Rose Byrne, Damages
Jane Lynch, Glee
Janet McTeer, Into the Storm

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Glee

I thought it was really cool that Glee won. The show was much better than I thought it would be when I first started watching.

30 Rock
Entourage
Modern Family
The Office

What are your thoughts on the award winners?

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