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Winners of the 2009 Golden Globe Awards

Winners of the 2009 Golden Globe Awards

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Jan 12, 2009

Hollywood’s biggest stars were out to shine tonight as the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place in true style!

Predictions have been noticeably diverse leading up to the big night, a telling sign that the competition was the fiercest it has been in years.  For audiences, the Globes serve as a fantastic reminder of the impressive year 2008 has been for cinema.

Easily the biggest winner of the night was Slumdog Millionaire; taking home Best Drama, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy) and Best Original Score (A.R Rahman).

Kate Winslet was also a Globe trotter as she outshone all her female colleges by taking home both Best Actress in a Drama (Revolutionary Road) and Best Supporting Actress  (The Reader).

Mickey Rourke struck gold with his performance in The Wrester, walking out with the highly contested Best Actor in a Drama Globe, giving Darren Aronofsky’s film it’s second award after it won Best original song (Bruce Spingsteen) earlier in the night.

As predicted by many, Heath Ledger was awarded a posthumous Golden Globe for his stand out performance in The Dark Knight, coincidently the only category the film was nominated in.

Surprise wins came from the ‘Comedy and Musical’ category; Colin Farrell (In Bruges) being  favoured as Best Actor over Javier Badem (Vicky Christina Barcelona) and James Franco (Pineapple Express)  and Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) awarded  Best Actress ahead of Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!) and Frances McDormand (Burn After Reading).


Surprise loses also ensured; Leaving the ceremony completely empty handed was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Frost/Nixon, despite being nominated in five categories each.


Below is a complete list of the winners and nominees from the 66th Golden Globe Awards!

golden-globe-winners- Indicates winners

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures

Frost/Nixon
Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures

The Reader
Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company

Revolutionary Road
An Evamere Entertainment BBC Films Neal Street Production; DreamWorks Pictures in Association with BBC Films and Paramount Vantage

golden-globe-winnersSlumdog Millionaire
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.; Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married

Angelina Jolie - Changeling

Meryl Streep - Doubt

Kristin Scott Thomas - I’ve Loved You So Long

golden-globe-winnersKate Winslet - Revolutionary Road


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road

Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon

golden-globe-winnersMickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Sean Penn - Milk

Brad Pitt - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button


Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Burn After Reading
Working Title/Releasing Company; Focus Features in association with Studio Canal

Happy-Go-Lucky
Summit Entertainment, Film4, Ingenious Film Partners, Miramax Films; Miramax Films

golden-globe-winnersVicky Cristina Barcelona
Mediapro; The Weinstein Company

In Bruges
Blueprint Pictures; Focus Features

Mamma Mia!
Relativity Media, Playtone, Littlestar; Universal Pictures



Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Rebecca Hall - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

golden-globe-winnersSally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky

Frances McDormand - Burn After Reading

Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia!

Emma Thompson - Last Chance Harvey


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Javier Bardem - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

golden-globe-winnersColin Farrell - In Bruges

James Franco - Pineapple Express

Brendan Gleeson - In Bruges

Dustin Hoffman - Last Chance Harvey


Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams - Doubt

Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Viola Davis - Doubt

Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler

golden-globe-winnersKate Winslet - The Reader


Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

golden-globe-winnersHeath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder

Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder

Ralph Fiennes - The Duchess

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt



Best Animated Feature Film

Bolt
Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Kung Fu Panda
DreamWorks Animation SKG; Paramount Pictures

golden-globe-winnersWall-E
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures



Best Foreign Language Film

The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Country of Germany
(DER BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX) Constantin Film Produktion GmbH; Summit Entertainment, LLC

Everlasting Moments (Sweden, Denmark)
The Country of Sweden and The Country of Denmark
(MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA ÖGONBLICK) Final Cut Productions Aps; IFC Films

Gomorrah (Italy)
The Country of Italy
(GOMORRA) Fandango; IFC Films

I’ve Loved You So Long (France)
The Country of France
(IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T’AIME) UGC YM/UGC Images/France 3 Cinema/Integral Film; Sony Pictures Classics

golden-globe-winnersWaltz With Bashir (Israel)
The Country of Israel
Bridgit Folman Film Gang/Les Films D’Ici/Razor Films/Arte France/ITVS International; Sony Pictures Classics

Best Director – Motion Picture

golden-globe-winnersDanny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire

Stephen Daldry - The Reader

David Fincher - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon

Sam Mendes - Revolutionary Road


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Written by Eric Roth

golden-globe-winnersSlumdog Millionaire
Written by Simon Beaufoy

Doubt
Written by John Patrick Shanley

Frost/Nixon
Written by Peter Morgan

The Reader
Written by David Hare



Best Original Score – Motion Picture

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Composed by Alexandre Desplat

Changeling
Composed by Clint Eastwood

Defiance
Composed by James Newton Howard

golden-globe-winnersSlumdog Millionaire
Composed by A. R. Rahman

Frost/Nixon
Composed by Hans Zimmer


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Down To Earth” - Wall-E
Music By: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
Lyrics By: Peter Gabriel

“Gran Torino” - Gran Torino
Music By: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
Lyrics By: Jamie Cullum

“I Thought I Lost You” - Bolt
Music & Lyrics By: Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele

“Once In A Lifetime” - Cadillac Records
Music & Lyrics By: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarmon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street

golden-globe-winners“The Wrestler” - The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen


Best Television Series – Drama

Dexter (SHOWTIME)

House (FOX)
Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios

In Treatment (HBO)
Sheleg, Closest To The Hole Productions and Leverage in association with HBO Entertainment

golden-globe-winnersMad Men (AMC)
Lionsgate

True Blood (HBO)
Your Face Goes Here Productions in association with HBO Entertainment


Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Sally Field - Brothers & Sisters (ABC)

Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order

January Jones - Mad Men (AMC)

golden-globe-winnersAnna Paquin - True Blood (HBO)

Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer (TNT)


Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

golden-globe-winnersGabriel Byrne - In Treatment (HBO)

Michael C. Hall - Dexter (SHOWTIME)

Jon Hamm - Mad Men (AMC)

Hugh Laurie - House (FOX)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers - The Tudors (SHOWTIME)


Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

golden-globe-winners30 Rock (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.

Californication (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents in association with Aggressive Mediocrity, and Then…, Twilight Time Films

Entourage (HBO)
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

The Office (NBC)
Deedle Dee Productions/Reveille/NBC Universal Television Studio; NBC

Weeds (SHOWTIME)
Showtime/Lionsgate Television/Tilted Productions, Inc.; SHOWTIME


Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Christina Applegate - Samantha Who? (ABC)

America Ferrera - Ugly Betty (ABC)

golden-globe-winnersTina Fey - 30 Rock (NBC)

Debra Messing - The Starter Wife (USA)

Mary-Louise Parker - Weeds (SHOWTIME)


Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

golden-globe-winnersAlec Baldwin - 30 Rock (NBC)

Steve Carell - The Office (NBC)

Kevin Connolly - Entourage (HBO)

David Duchovny - Californication (SHOWTIME)

Tony Shalhoub - Monk (USA)


Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Judi Dench – Cranford (PBS)

Catherine Keener – An American Crime

golden-globe-winnersLaura Linney – John Adams (HBO)

Shirley MacLaine – Coco Chanel

Susan Sarandon – Bernard And Doris (HBO)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Ralph Fiennes – Bernard And Doris (HBO)

golden-globe-winnersPaul Giamatti – John Adams (HBO)

Kevin Spacey – Recount (HBO)

Kiefer Sutherland – 24 (FOX)

Tom Wilkinson – Recount (HBO)


Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

A Raisin In The Sun (ABC)
Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment, and Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment

Bernard And Doris (HBO)
Trigger Street Independent Productions in association with Little Bird and Chicago Films and HBO Films

Cranford (PBS)
A Co-Production of BBC and WGBH Boston.

golden-globe-winnersJohn Adams (HBO)
Playtone in association with HBO Films

Recount (HBO)
Spring Creek/Mirage Productions in association with Trigger Street Productions, Everyman Pictures and HBO Films