The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards are upon us. And while they are on live on ABC as of 8/7c, you may not be watching them. That’s okay, as I will updating the list below with the winners as they are announced.
All winners are highlighted in red. Commentary is in gray.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Avatar (20th Century Fox)
The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment)
Inglourious Basterds (The Weinstein Company)
Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
Up in the Air (Paramount Pictures)
Not exactly a surprise, if you ask me. At their advance screening, the HFPA went nuts for Cameron’s film. I wouldn’t count this as an Oscar precursor though, as everyone seemed to expect The Hurt Locker to win. It remains the front-runner for Best Picture.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
Another non-surprise. Sandra Bullock was in control of her role in The Blind Side, embodying a strong character with force. Carey Mulligan was a critical favorite, I know, but she will have her time. Look for Bullock to likely follow up with an Oscar win.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Tobey Maguire – Brothers
Bridges was everything in Crazy Heart, a mostly listless movie. Aside from Clooney, he’s the strongest of the bunch. And it seems like strong performances in mediocre movies getting awards are in vogue. That should continue.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
(500) Days of Summer (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
The Hangover (Warner Bros. Pictures)
It’s Complicated (Universal Pictures)
Julie & Julia (Columbia Pictures)
Nine (The Weinstein Company)
As much as I adored 500 Days of Summer, I was blown away by the refreshing sliminess of The Hangover. Todd Phillips’ most absurd, but most controlled effort was a breakout — and mostly because it was well-executed. It certainly was the funniest film I saw this year.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Sandra Bullock – The Proposal
Marion Cotillard – Nine
Julia Roberts – Duplicity
Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia
A two out of five chance of winning. Are you surprised that Meryl brought home the award? That, and don’t be surprised if she gets an Oscar nom for Julie and Julia.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Matt Damon – The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis – Nine
Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man
One of the bigger surprises of the night. Downey was good in Holmes, but not great. He was surpassed (in my mind) by the likes of both Stuhlbarg and Gordon-Levitt.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Sony Pictures Animation)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Coraline (Focus Features)
The Princess and the Frog (Walt Disney Pictures)
In a year when Pixar could have been dethroned by Coraline or Fantastic Mr. Fox, they pull it out with Up. There’s no denying this one, in the end.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Broken Embraces (Spain)
The Maid (Chile)
A Prophet (France)
The White Ribbon (Germany)
Take that, America. Michael Haneke has won. God, that guy’s disdain for the U.S. is palpable.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
Penelope Cruz – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Julianne Moore – A Single Man
One of the most heartfelt acceptance speeches, for one of the most appropriate award wins. Mo’Nique’s performance in Precious is heart-stopping. Her win was more than appropriate.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Matt Damon – Invictus
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
Waltz is a classy, bearded and scary man. Obviously the HFPA didn’t want to cross ‘The Jew Hunter,’ or logic.
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
James Cameron – Avatar
Clint Eastwood – Invictus
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
The precursor to Best Picture. Cameron made reference to thinking that Bigelow would win. He’s right, she probably should have won. But he’s James Effing Cameron. Even if you don’t agree with the win, you can’t exactly rail against it, can you?
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell – District 9
Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker
Nancy Meyers – It’s Complicated
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Having read the book, I vouch for this choice. Reitman took the basic premise behind Walter Kirn’s novel and enhanced it perfectly, making it into the movie it is. The stories are the different, in all the right ways.
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Michael Giacchino – Up
Marvin Hamlisch – The Informant!
James Horner – Avatar
Abel Korzeniowski – A Single Man
Karen O and Carter Burwell – Where the Wild Things Are
This score made me cry once while walking down the street, listening to it on my iPod. Damn you Michael Giacchino, and your damn perfect score.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Cinema Italiano”; Mysic & Lyrics by Mary Yeston – Nine
“I Want to Come Home”; Music & Lyrics by Paul McCartney – Everybody’s Fine
“I Will See You”; Music by James Horner and Simon Franglen, Lyrics by James Horner, Sion Franglen and Kuk Harrell – Avatar
“The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)”; Music & Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett – Crazy Heart
“Winter”; Music by U2, Lyrics by Bono – Brothers
Thankfully, that damn Avatar song didn’t win. It was annoying. The Weary Kind was at least a solid song.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
“Big Love” (HBO)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Blood” (HBO)
Clearly. I mean, do you watch that show. Brilliance, week in and week out.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Glenn Close – “Damages”
January Jones – “Mad Men”
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Anna Paquin – “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”
People watch this show?
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Simon Baker – “The Mentalist”
Michael C. Hall – “Dexter”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie – “House”
Bill Paxton – “Big Love”
Good for Michael C. Hall, after three nominations without winning. He’s been great as Dexter since day one.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“The Office” (NBC)
Yes. As you know, I fell in love with Glee mere weeks ago. It deserves to be the show that takes down 30 Rock for the first time.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette – “United States of Tara”
Courteney Cox – “Cougar Town”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Lea Michele – “Glee”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”
Steve Carell – “The Office”
David Duchovny – “Californication”
Thomas Jane – “Hung”
Matthew Morrison – “Glee”
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
“Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime Television)
“Grey Gardens” (HBO)
“Into the Storm” (HBO)
“Little Dorrit” (PBS)
“Taking Chance” (HBO)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Joan Allen – “Georgia O’Keeffe”
Drew Barrymore – “Grey Gardens”
Jessica Lange – “Grey Gardens”
Anna Paquin – “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”
Sigourney Weaver – “Prayers for Bobby”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kevin Bacon – “Taking Chance”
Kenneth Branagh – “Wallander: One Step Behind”
Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Endgame”
Brendan Gleeson – “Into the Storm”
Jeremy Irons – “Georgia O’Keeffe”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jane Adams – “Hung”
Rose Byrne – “Damages”
Jane Lynch – “Glee”
Janet McTeer – “Into the Storm”
Chloe Sevigny – “Big Love”
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Michael Emerson – “Lost”
Neil Patrick Harris – “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt – “Damages”
John Lithgow – “Dexter”
Jeremy Piven – “Entourage”
As well, you can see my commentary via the Twitter stream below: