The 64th Annual Golden Globe awards were held tonight with well spread but predictable results across the board short of one minor surprise. “Dreamgirls” took home the most with three wins, followed by “The Queen” with two.
“Babel” & “Dreamgirls” landed the best film nods, Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren nabbed best dramatic acting, Sacha Baron Cohen (aka. Borat) & Meryl Streep best comedic, Jennifer Hudson & Eddie Murphy best supporting, Martin Scorsese got his best directing nod and “The Queen” best script.
The surprise here was “Babel”. Many knew that due to its themes that the multi-cultural, multi-character drama with Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt would be well received by the Hollywood Foreign Press, but as the evening came to a close without a win in sight, it looked as if it would be dismissed in favour of more popular or better received films like “The Queen” or “The Departed”. Guess not.
The only other surprises were the music awards with the Ed Norton/Naomi Watts period piece “The Painted Veil” nabbing best score and “Happy Feet” a best song nod. The only real complaints to be had were “Iwo Jima” winning best foreign film and “Cars” best animated – good films but arguably the weakest ones in their category.
Where does this all put the Best Film Oscar? No doubts pundits will be guessing Babel, Departed, Dreamgirls, Iwo Jima and Queen for the best film category. That rivalry will be hyped up come next month as quite frankly all the other big award categories (short of the foreign film) are pretty much locked down it seems.
On the TV front the title characters of “House” and “The Closer” – Hugh Laurie and Kyra Sedgwick – took home best dramatic acting awards whilst ratings smash “Grey’s Anatomy” got best drama series. “Ugly Betty” shined over the comedy category with best comedy series and actress for America Ferrera whilst Alec Baldwin took best actor for his great role in “30 Rock”. “Elizabeth I” yet again swept the mini-series category, nabbing three of the five biggies with the other two going to “Gideon’s Daughter”.
Here’s a complete list of the results:
Best Motion Picture – Drama: “Babel”
Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: “Dreamgirls”
Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama: Helen Mirren for “The Queen”
Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama: Forest Whitaker for “The Last King Of Scotland”
Best Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: Meryl Streep for “The Devil Wears Prada”
Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical: Sacha Baron Cohen for “Borat”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Cars”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Letters From Iwo Jima” (USA/Japan)
Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture: Jennifer Hudson for “Dreamgirls”
Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture: Eddie Murphy for “Dreamgirls”
Best Director – Motion Picture: Martin Scorsese for “The Departed”
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Peter Morgan for “The Queen”
Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Alexandre Desplat for ” The Painted Veil”
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “The Song Of The Heart” — Happy Feet
Music & Lyrics By: Prince Rogers Nelson
Best Television Series – Drama: Grey’s Anatomy
Best Actress In A Television Series – Drama: Kyra Sedgwick for ” The Closer”
Best Actor In A Television Series – Drama: Hugh Laurie for “House”
Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical: Ugly Betty
Best Actress In A Television Series -Comedy Or Musical: America Ferrera for “Ugly Betty”
Best Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical: Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock”
Best Mini-Series Or TV Movie : Elizabeth I
Best Actress In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie
Helen Mirren for “Elizabeth I”
Best Actor In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie
Bill Nighy for “Gideon’s Daughter”
Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Mini-Series Or TV Movie
Emily Blunt for “Gideon’s Daughter”
Best Supporting Actor In A Series, Mini-Series Or TV Movie: Jeremy Irons for “Elizabeth I”