Sunday, January 11, 2009
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE WINS BIG AT GOLDEN GLOBES
The big winners at tonight's Golden Globe Awards were Heath Ledger who won a posthumous award for the role as The Joker , Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler and Kate Winslet who won two statuettes for The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Indian film “Slumdog Millionaire” became the little picture that could at last night’s Golden Globes Awards. It went four for four, winning best picture drama, director, screenplay and musical score.
In the television category, “30 Rock” won Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress and Actor in a Comedy for Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, while New York-set “Mad Men” won best TV Drama.
Double nominee Kate Winslet became a double winner after five previous nominations.
“Excuse me, I have a habit of not winning things,” a breathless Winslet said her first time onstage, for Best Supporting Actress for “The Reader.” Returning to collect Best Actress (Drama) for “Revolutionary Road,” Winslet wailed, “Oh, god, here’s the other one!”
Rourke, said during his win for The Wrestler, “It’s been a very long road back for me,” Rourke said. “Several years ago I was almost out of this business.”
Legandary film director Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” won Best Picture (Musical or Comedy.)
Bruce Springsteen won Best Song, for his theme to “The Wrestler.”
“Slumdog” was top dog, winning Best Picture (Drama), Director, Screenplay and Best Original Score.
Musical or Comedy Best Actor went to Colin Farrell for “In Bruges.” and Best Actress to Sally Hawkins for “Happy-Go-Lucky.”
“Wall-E” won Best Animated Film. “Waltz With Bashir” won Best Foreign-Language Film.