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GOLDEN GLOBES 2009 - WINNERS

They’re going nuts in Mumbai, said producer Christian Colson as he accepted the Golden Globe for Best Drama, as Slumdog Millionaire won its fourth award for the night, the film set and shot in Mumbai and made with many of the crew hired in that city. And earlier, the Hollywood Foreign Press stayed true to expectations and awarded the late Heath Ledger the award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Slumdog Millionaire is a happy win for both its makers and the Hollywood Foreign Press, injecting new blood and fresh colour into the start of the movie award season, with Best Drama, screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), director (Danny Boyle) and music score (A.R. Rahman) awards.

Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona was perhaps the surprise win of the Best Comedy award, Wall.E was voted best animation and Waltz With Bashir Best Foreign Film, with Best Song going to Bruce Springsteen for The Wrestler, whose star Mickey Rourke won the well received Best Actor award; the equivalent in the comedy/musical category was the deserving Colin Farrell for In Bruges. He promised the cut the award in half and share it with his co-star Brendan Gleeson, who was also nominated.

Kate Winslet won both the Best Actress (Drama) and Best Supporting Actress awards for Revolutionary Road and The Reader respectively, much to her surprise and delight. She was barely able to contain herself as she accepted the second GG for Revolutionary Road, starting by apologising to her fellow nominees Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Stunning gowns, sensational jewellery and a sense of fun marked the occasion, with only one poor taste gag, from Sacha Baron Cohen who cited as one example of the financial hard times as Madonna having to fire one of her staff – Guy Ritchie. It didn't go down well.

What did go down well, to a standing ovation, was the HFPA’s lifetime achievement award to Steven Spielberg, presented to him by his friend and colleague of almost 40 years, Martin Scorsese, who praised Spielberg for being a true movie pioneer.

WINNERS IN THE FILM CATEGORIES:

BEST FEATURE - 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
"Slumdog Millionaire" -Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.; Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros. - WINNER

BEST FEATURE - 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
"In Bruges" - Blueprint Pictures; Focus Features
"Mamma Mia!" - Relativity Media, Playtone, Littlestar; Universal Pictures
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" - Mediapro; The Weinstein Company - WINNER

ACTOR - DRAMA
Leonardo DiCaprio - "Revolutionary Road"
Frank Langella - "Frost/Nixon"
Sean Penn - "Milk"
Brad Pitt - "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Mickey Rouke - "The Wrestler" - WINNER

ACTRESS - DRAMA
Anne Hathaway - "Rachel Getting Married"
Angelina Jolie - "Changeling"
Meryl Streep - "Doubt"
Kristin Scott Thomas - "I've Loved You So Long"
Kate Winslet - "Revolutionary Road" - WINNER

ACTOR - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Javier Bardem - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Colin Farrell - "In Bruges" - WINNER
James Franco - "Pineapple Express"
Brendan Gleeson - "In Bruges"
Dustin Hoffman - "Last Chance Harvey"

ACTRESS - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Rebecca Hall - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Sally Hawkins - "Happy-Go-Lucky" - WINNER
Frances McDormand - "Burn After Reading"
Meryl Streep - "Mamma Mia!"
Emma Thompson - "Last Chance Harvey"

DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Danny Boyle - "Slumdog Millionaire" - WINNER
Stephen Daldry -"The Reader"
David Fincher -"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button"
Ron Howard - "Frost/Nixon"
Sam Mendes -"Revolutionary Road"

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Cruise - "Tropic Thunder"
Robert Downey Jr. - "Tropic Thunder"
Ralph Fiennes - "The Duchess"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Doubt"
Heath Ledger - "The Dark Knight" - WINNER

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams - "Doubt"
Penelope Cruz - "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Viola Davis - "Doubt"
Marisa Tomei - "The Wrestler"
Kate Winslet - "The Reader" - WINNER

SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
Simon Beaufoy - "Slumdog Millionaire" - WINNER
David Hare - "The Reader"
Peter Morgan - "Frost/Nixon"
Eric Roth - "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
John Patrick Shanley - "Doubt"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"The Baader Meinhof Complex" ("Der Baader Meinhof Komplex")(Germany) - Constantin Film Produktion GmbH; Summit Entertainment, LLC
"Everlasting Moments" ("Maria larssons eviga ögonblick") (Sweden) - Final Cut Productions Aps; IFC Films
"Gomorrah" ("Gomorra") (Italy) - Fandango; IFC Films
"I've Loved You So Long" ("Il y a longtemps que je t’aime") (France) - UGC YM/UGC Images/France 3 Cinema/Integral Film; Sony Pictures Classics
"Waltz with Bashir" (Israel) - Bridgit Folman Film Gang/Les Films D'Ici/Razor Films/Arte France/ITVS International; Sony Pictures - WINNER

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"Bolt" - Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
"Kung Fu Panda" - DreamWorks Animation SKG; Paramount Pictures
"Wall-E" - Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures - WINNER

BEST SCORE
Alexandre Desplat - "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button"
Clint Eastwood - "Changeling"
James Newton Howard - "Defiance"
A. R. Rahman - "Slumdog Millionaire" - WINNER
Hans Zimmer - "Frost/Nixon"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Down To Earth" from "Wall-E" - Music By: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman; Lyrics By: Peter Gabriel
"Gran Torino" from "Gran Torino" - Music By: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens; Lyrics By: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
"I Thought I Lost You" from "Bolt" - Music & Lyrics By: Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele
"Once In A Lifetime" from "Cadillac Records"
Music & Lyrics By: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott Mcfarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street
"The Wrestler" from "The Wrestler" - Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen - WINNER

Published January 12, 2009

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