The 65th Golden Globes Winners Announced

The 65th Golden Globes Awards winners was announced with little ceremony and fanfare yesterday, as the on-going writer’s strike took its toll on this year’s awards ceremony with no-shows from celebrities from across Hollywood. As such, the results were marred by somewhat controversial decisions, as deserving individuals and efforts were overlooked, some say as a direct result from their involvements in the strike. The aftermath of such a situation now resulted in many that perceive the Golden Globes with little merit and a whole lot of skepticism. In other words, the reputation of the ever-famous Golden Globes is now in deep scrutiny. Many now question the value of this particular award show, as the decision to award ‘Best Film’ in a Drama category went to the film ‘Atonement’, a British production instead of the much widely-acclaimed films like ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘No Country for Old Men’, both American productions. Other notable sways toward foreigners include British actress Julie Christie winning the ‘Best Actress’ category with the film ‘Away From Her’, Australian Cate Blanchett winning ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in ‘I’m Not There’ and Spaniard Javier Bardem taking home the award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in ‘No Country For Old Men’. More examples litter the awards show and having now itself being awarded the accolade of the fastest ever broadcasted awards show, clocking at a mere 30 minutes as the host plainly read out the list of winners in a press-conference style format, the 65th Golden Globes will be remembered, and given awards, for all the wrong reasons.

There is no majority winner as awards were given evenly and flatly across the board, probably Here is the list of winners for their respective categories, with its nominees:

Best Film (Drama)

Also nominated:
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Film (Musical or Comedy)
Sweeney Todd

Also nominated:
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson's War

Best Director - Film
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Also nominated:
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men
Ridley Scott - American Gangster
Joe Wright - Atonement

Best actor (Drama)
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood

Also nominated:

George Clooney - Michael Clayton
James McAvoy - Atonement
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington - American Gangster

Best actress (Drama)
Julie Christie - Away from Her

Also nominated:

Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Jodie Foster - The Brave One
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley - Atonement

Best actor (Musical or Comedy)
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd

Also nominated:
Ryan Gosling - Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks - Charlie Wilson's War
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Savages
John C Reilly - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Best actress (Musical or Comedy)
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose

Also nominated:
Amy Adams - Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Ellen Page - Juno

Best supporting actor
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men

Also nominated:

Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
John Travolta - Hairspray
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

Best supporting actress
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There

Also nominated:
Julia Roberts - Charlie Wilson's War
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

Best foreign language film
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France and US)

Also nominated:

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romania)
The Kite Runner (US)
Lust, Caution (Taiwan)
Persepolis (France)

Best animated feature film

Also nominated:

Bee Movie
The Simpsons Movie

Best screenplay
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men

Also nominated:
Diablo Cody - Juno
Christopher Hampton - Atonement
Ronald Harwood - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin - Charlie Wilson's War

Best original song
Guaranteed - Into the Wild

Also nominated:
Despedida - Love in the Time of Cholera
Grace is Gone - Grace is Gone
That's How You Know - Enchanted
Walk Hard - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Best original score
Dario Marianelli - Atonement

Also nominated:

Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder - Into the Wild
Clint Eastwood - Grace is Gone
Alberto Iglesias - The Kite Runner
Howard Shore - Eastern Promises


Best series (drama)
Mad Men

Also nominated:

Big LoveDamages
Grey's Anatomy
The Tudors

Best series (musical or comedy)

Also nominated:
30 Rock
Pushing Daisies

Best mini-series or film made for TV

Also nominated:

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
The Company
Five Days
The State Within

Best actor (drama)
Jon Hamm - Mad Men

Also nominated:

Michael C Hall - Dexter
Hugh Laurie - House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers - The Tudors
Bill Paxton - Big Love

Best actor (musical or comedy)
David Duchovny - Californication

Also nominated:

Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Steve Carrell - The Office
Ricky Gervais - Extras
Lee Pace - Pushing Daisies

Best actor (mini-series or film made for TV)
Jim Broadbent - Longford

Also nominated:

Adam Beach - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Ernest Borgnine - A Grandpa for Christmas
Jason Isaacs - The State Within
James Nesbitt - Jekyll

Best actress (drama)
Glenn Close - Damages

Also nominated:

Patricia Arquette - Medium
Minnie Driver - The Riches
Sally Field - Brothers and Sisters
Holly Hunter - Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer
Edie Falco - The Sopranos

Best actress (musical or comedy)
Tina Fey - 30 Rock

Also nominated:

Christina Applegate - Samantha Who?
America Ferrera - Ugly Betty
Anna Friel - Pushing Daisies
Mary-Louise Parker - Weeds

Best actress (mini-series or film made for TV)
Queen Latifah - Life Support

Also nominated:
Bryce Dallas Howard - As You Like It
Debra Messing - The Starter Wife
Sissy Spacek - Pictures of Hollis Woods
Ruth Wilson - Jane Eyre

Best supporting actor (mini-series or film made for TV)
Jeremy Piven - Entourage

Also nominated:
Ted Danson - Damages
Kevin Dillon - Entourage
Andy Serkis - Longford
William Shatner - Boston Legal
Donald Sutherland - Dirty Sexy Money

Best supporting actress (mini-series or film made for TV)
Samantha Morton - Longford

Also nominated:
Rose Byrne - Damages
Rachel Griffiths - Brothers and Sisters
Katherine Heigl - Grey's Anatomy
Anna Paquin - Bury My Heart On Wounded Knee
Jaime Pressly - My Name is Earl

So where did the celebrities go and how did they celebrate this low-key awards event? Here are a few ideas, courtesy of

"We managed to rustle up two champagne glasses... That's as glamorous as it gets." Tom Hooper, Longford director, who said he wore jeans, no shoes and a "scruffy shirt".

"I kinda didn't want to watch. It would just make me tense or nervous. I knew if my phone was ringing when I walked into my hotel room that I would have won, and it was. Nobody calls a loser." David Duchovny, winner for best actor in a TV comedy or musical series, who went to the cinema instead.

"I'd just got off the plane from Los Angeles and I was standing there and it was just perfect. It was perfect to stand there, that was better than being in a proscenium kind of space or at a dinner." Julian Schnabel, director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly found out his film had won best foreign language film while waiting in the baggage claim at New York's John F Kennedy Airport.

"I was at the Brass Monkey Bar in the Meatpacking District in New York, watching it on TV with a bunch of the cast and crew. I was drinking bourbon on the rocks. It was great. This huge cheer went up." Glenn Close on how she learned she had won the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for Damages.

"I wish I could have thanked everyone publicly. But it was still a great experience. I wouldn't trade it. I will remember this always." Jon Hamm, winner for best actor in a dramatic TV series, celebrated on the roof of the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles.

"People are going swimming actually. I guess that's what you do, isn't it, after you win a Golden Globe? You go for a swim." Atonement producer Tim Bevan, speaking from his Hollywood hotel on how he planned to celebrate his film's win for best dramatic motion picture.

"It's nice not to be in a tuxedo." Sweeney Todd producer Richard Zanuck, who watched the Globes announcement from his son's home in Beverly Hills.

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