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.
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
Up in the Air
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
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
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
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.
Julie & Julia
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!
The White Ribbon
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
It's no surprise that UP won, but I was rooting for The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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!
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
The Hurt Locker
Up in the Air
I'm glad this movie one this. The movie was written incredibly well.
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
"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
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
Into the Storm
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
No surprise here.
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
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.
What are your thoughts on the award winners?