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Slumdog Millionaire is the big winner of the night, garnering the golden globe in four categories: Best Original Score (A. R. Rahman), Best Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), Best Director (Danny Boyle), and Best Motion Picture – Drama. Good to see the underdog win. Hopefully the bright road leads all the way to the Oscars.
Another big winner is Kate Winslet, surprising even herself by winning both Best Supporting Actress (The Reader) and Best Actress (Drama, Revolutionary Road). Her emotion was spontaneous… She even said sorry to her fellow nominees Meryl (Doubt), Kristin (I’ve Loved You So Long), and who’s the other one? Yes, Angelina (Changeling). But ooh, she forgot Anne (Rachel Getting Married), who got all the hype from being recognized as the winner due to an earlier glitch on the GG website.
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Sally Hawkins nabbed the Best Actress trophy (Comedy, Happy-Go-Lucky), beating fellow Brit Emma Thompson (Last Chance Harvey).
After waited for a whole year, Steven Spielberg finally received the Cecil B. DeMille Award which he won in 2008 but was not presented due to the cancellation of the GG Awards ceremony. Or was it 50 years that he waited? It was in 1959 that Spielberg made his first film, an 8 min. short. He was 13.
Heath Ledger won posthumously Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight. Chris Nolan accepted it on his behalf: “He will be eternally missed, but he will never be forgotten.”
Wall-E took the Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, deservedly.
As for the TV division, John Adams garnered four Awards, seeing Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti receiving their honors.
Overall, a big night for the Brits.