Golden Globes Winners ('Atonement') and Losers ('Society')

January 14, 2008

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Despite completely forgetting about the event taking place last night, replacing that information with anything even slightly relevant, I managed to catch most of the Golden Globes last night on NBC. Due to the writer's strike, I knew the ceremony was cancelled, to be replaced by a more discreet reading of the winners, but I had no idea exactly how pathetic it would be. Two of earth's biggest tools--their names I can't recall, but I think they're from Access Hollywood--gave some of the most obnoxious commentary I've ever heard. How many times were these turds going to say "boutique movie"? Did they just make that up? Where is Mario Lopez, or guy from Sugar Ray? If you're going to get a complete idiot from an entertainment gossip show, they're surely better options. There is something seriously wrong when the question "Couldn't they at least get Ryan Seacrest to do this?" crosses your mind, and last night may be the first and last time in recorded history that it happens.

And how about those winners? Can you believe a sweeping period romance would be awarded in some huge way?

Still, all said and done, the fact that there were no self-indulgant musical numbers or "remembrances", and that it ran under five hours, made this the best awards show in recent memory.

Winners under the cut.

Best Motion Picture
Atonement
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy)
Sweeney Todd
Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Hairspray
Juno

Best Foreign-Language Film
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Kite Runner
Lust, Caution
Persepolis

Best Director
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Ridley Scott - American Gangster
Joe Wright - Atonement

Best Animated Feature Film
Ratatouille
Bee Movie
The Simpsons Movie

Best Actor (Drama)
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
James McAvoy - Atonement
Viggo Mortenson - Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington - American Gangster

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling - Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks - Charlie Wilson's War
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Savages
John C. Reilly - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
John Travolta - Hairspray
Tom Wikinson - Michael Clayton

Best Actress (Drama)
Julie Christie - Away from Her
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Jodie Foster - The Brave One
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley - Atonement

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)
Marion Cotillard - La vie en Rose
Amy Adams - Enchanted
Nikki Blonski - Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Ellen Page - Juno

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Julia Roberts - Charlie Wilson's War
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

Best Screenplay
Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Diablo Cody - Juno
Christopher Hampton - Atonement
Ronald Harwood - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin - Charlie Wilson's War

Best Original Score
Atonement
Into the Wild
Grace is Gone
Kite Runner
Eastern Promises

Best Original Song
"Guaranteed" - Into the Wild
"Despidida" - Love in the Time of Cholera
"Grace is Gone" - Grace is Gone
"That's How You Know" - Enchanted
"Walk Hard" - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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