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Doom Discussion: 67th Annual Golden Globe Winners & Losers
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Globes

Well, the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards were just handed out, and the winners and losers are now here for us to talk about.

The popularity and integrity of the Globes has consistently declined over the years as it became apparent that those who were voting were typically voting based on popularity and not so much on those who are deserving (a trend among awards shows, it would seem). Still, these are the awards that set the table for the big one, the Academy Awards, and what we can start to expect when those are handed out.

The show was actually better than it usually is. Ricky Gervais was a brilliant host, and even though he likely pissed a lot of people off with his edgy humor, it will be impossible to ignore the positive feedback you will hear from his job this evening. The awards played out as expected with a few pleasant surprises and the typical sickening winner from time-to-time.

For those of you who missed the Golden Globes or just didn’t watch them, click on over to the other side to see a rundown of highlights to seek out on YouTube and low points to avoid. Also to be found below is the entire list of nominees, with the winner in each category in bold if you don’t care and just want to peek at who won.

HIGHLIGHTS

Ricky Gervais — The British comedian and host of the evening came out and hit it hard. Aside from the expected over-abundance of NBC jokes, Gervais didn’t candy coat anything and delivered a pile of funny that won’t likely go over well with censors and the network. This of course always translates to popularity with we the viewers!

Cher — Yeah, Cher was totally there. I swear, I saw her with my own eyes!

De Niro Out Of LeftRobert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio were the perfect pair to present Martin Scorsese with the Cecil B. Demille Award. Out of nowhere, De Niro breaks out some Scorsese sex video jokes that no one was expecting, and it was incredibly funny.

Winners — On the bright side, Christoph Waltz, Jeff Bridges, and The Hangover were winners, proving that the Hollywood Foreign Press doesn’t always give awards to the wrong contenders.

LOW POINTS

Organization — The room was set up so that no one who won an award could get to the stage without completing some sort of fun little table maze. The frustration was obvious, and for an awards show who is renowned for pushing the show along and rushing acceptance speeches, they should have maybe taken a second to clear an f’n path.

More Organization — Even though it took actors 26 minutes to find their way to the stage, the Globes were sure to still cue the music and push them off the stage…unless you’re Meryl Streep, who no one made the mistake of rushing.

The Not-So-Blind-Side — This is a year where I have no movies I really want to see pull off wins, which is really rare. Hopefully with the Oscars now having ten Best Picture nominees, one will get me cheering, but one thing I was rooting for is that Sandra Bullock NOT win for The Blind Side or for The Proposal. Nothing against Sandra Bullock at all — she’s good for romantic comedies and the sort — I just think it’s crazy that she’s actually getting nominations for these movies. When you see her along with other nominees, you can’t help but scratch your head and wonder.

Sadly, the Globes had to make it even worse by actually naming her winner. Again, I’m not saying this to hate on Bullock, and I like her as an actress, but I’m pretty sure Helen Mirren on her worst day would still beat out Bullock’s best performance. I’m just saying.

Winners — On the not-so-bright-side of things, winners like James Cameron and Avatar winning for Best Director and Best Picture, and again, Bullock winning for The Blind Side reaffirm our beliefs that the Hollywood Foreign Press has no idea what the hell is going on.

Someone get me a bottle of whiskey.

Here’s all of the winners.

Golden Globe Winners

BEST MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA

Avatar
Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox

The Hurt Locker
Voltage Pictures; Summit Entertainment

Inglourious Basterds
The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures/A Band Apart/Zehnte Babelsberg GmbH Production; The Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures

Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate

Up In The Air
Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures

BEST ACTRESS — 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

BEST ACTOR — DRAMA

Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

George Clooney – Up In The Air

Colin Firth – A Single Man

Morgan Freeman – Invictus

Tobey Maguire – Brothers

BEST MOTION PICTURE — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

(500) Days Of Summer
Watermark Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Hangover
Warner Bros. Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

It’s Complicated
Relativity Media, Scott Rudin Productions; Universal Pictures

Julie & Julia
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing

Nine
The Weinstein Company/Relativity Media/Lucamar Productions/Marc Platt Productions; The Weinstein Company

BEST ACTRESS — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Sandra Bullock – The Proposal

Marion Cotillard – Nine

Julia Roberts – Duplicity

Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated

Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

BEST ACTOR — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Penélope Cruz – Nine

Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air

Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air

Mo’nique – Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Julianne Moore – A Single Man

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing

Coraline
Laika, Inc.; Focus Features

Fantastic Mr. Fox
American Empirical Picture; Twentieth Century Fox

The Princess And The Frog
Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Up
Walt Disney Pictures/PIXAR Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Baaria (Italy)
The Country of Italy
Medusa Film; Summit Entertainment

Broken Embraces (Spain)
The Country of Spain
El Deseo SA; Sony Pictures Classics

The Maid (La Nana) (Chile)
The Country of Chile
Forastero; Elephant Eye Films

A Prophet (Un Prophete) (France)
The Country of France
Chic Films/Page 114/Why Not Productions; Sony Pictures Classics

The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band – Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany)
The Country of Germany
X Filme Creative Pool/Les Films Du Losange/Lucky Red; Sony Pictures Classics

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

BEST SCREENPLAY — MOTION PICTURE

District 9
Written by Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

The Hurt Locker
Written by Mark Boal

Inglourious Basterds
Written by Quentin Tarantino

It’s Complicated
Written by Nancy Meyers

Up In The Air
Written by Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE — MOTION PICTURE

Up
Composed by Michael Giacchino

The Informant!
Composed by Marvin Hamlisch

Avatar
Composed by James Horner

A Single Man
Composed by Abel Korzeniowski

Where The Wild Things Are
Composed by Karen O and Carter Burwell

BEST ORIGINAL SONG — MOTION PICTURE

“Cinema Italiano” – Nine
Music & Lyrics By: Maury Yeston

“I See You” – Avatar
Music By: James Horner and Simon Franglen
Lyrics By: James Horner, Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell

“I Want To Come Home” – Everybody’s Fine
Music & Lyrics By: Paul McCartney

“The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)” – Crazy Heart
Music & Lyrics By: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

“Winter” – Brothers
Music By: U2
Lyrics By: Bono

BEST TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA

Big Love (HBO)
Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment

Dexter (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

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

Mad Men (AMC)
Lionsgate

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

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA

Glenn Close – Damages (FX NETWORK)

January Jones – Mad Men (AMC)

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)

Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)

Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer (TNT)

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA

Simon Baker – The Mentalist (CBS)

Michael C. Hall – Dexter (SHOWTIME)

Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)

Hugh Laurie – House (FOX)

Bill Paxton – Big Love (HBO)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

30 Rock (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.

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

Glee (FOX)
Twentieth Century Fox Television

Modern Family (ABC)
Twentieth Century Fox Television

The Office (NBC)
Universal Television Studios, Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Toni Collette – United States Of Tara (SHOWTIME)

Courteney Cox – Cougar Town (ABC)

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)

Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)

Lea Michele – Glee (FOX)

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)

Steve Carell – The Office (NBC)

David Duchovny – Californication (SHOWTIME)

Thomas Jane – Hung (HBO)

Matthew Morrison – Glee (FOX)

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Georgia O’Keeffe (LIFETIME)
Sony Pictures Television

Grey Gardens (HBO)
Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Films

Into The Storm (HBO)
Scott Free and Rainmark Films Production in association with the BBC and HBO Films

Little Dorrit (PBS)
Masterpiece/BBC Co-production

Taking Chance (HBO)
Motion Picture Corporation of America and Civil Dawn Pictures in association with HBO Films

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Joan Allen – Georgia O’Keeffe (LIFETIME)

Drew Barrymore – Grey Gardens (HBO)

Jessica Lange – Grey Gardens (HBO)

Anna Paquin – The Courageous Heart Of Irena (CBS)

Sigourney Weaver – Prayers For Bobby (LIFETIME)

BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Kevin Bacon – Taking Chance (HBO)

Kenneth Branagh – Wallander: One Step Behind (BBC)

Chiwetel Ejiofor – Endgame (PBS)

Brendan Gleeson – Into The Storm (HBO)

Jeremy Irons – Georgia O’Keeffe (LIFETIME)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Jane Adams – Hung (HBO)

Rose Byrne – Damages (FX NETWORK)

Jane Lynch – Glee (FOX)

Janet McTeer – Into The Storm (HBO)

Chloe Sevigny – Big Love (HBO)

BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Michael Emerson – Lost (ABC)

Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

William Hurt – Damages (FX NETWORK)

John Lithgow – Dexter (SHOWTIME)

Jeremy Piven – Entourage (HBO)

That about sums it up, folks. Yet again, some infuriating stuff, some entertaining stuff, and all around mediocre.

What did you think of the show and more importantly, the winners?

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