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Golden Globes - The Winners Print E-mail
Written by Ivan Radford   
Monday, 12 January 2009 08:37
Well, Kate did it for the Foreign Press Association. Old SS Winslet beat Ange to the Best Serious Actress award - not for The Reader (where her performance was a far more understated form of Oscar-baiting, with no screaming or wailing) but for Revolutionary Road. What is surprising, though, is that she got the Best Supporting Serious Actress for The Reader as well.

In other categories, Danny Boyle did as I predicted and swept Clint Eastwood clean away with his vibrant, sassy and overall British, direction. Nice one, Danny. And Slumdog naturally picked up screenplay and soundtrack awards - is there any other score that could compete? Hardly Changeling's melodramatic slush. Slumdog is so full of crack-a-lacking components, in fact, that it won Best Serious Film too. Well done the Brits!

Speaking of which, Sally Hawkins got her recognition (as I did indeed pray for), trumping Penelope Cruz for her winning, winsome and whimsical portrayal of Happy-Go-Lucky teacher Polly. If you're up there, Morgan Freeman, thank you. And whilst on the topic, congratulations to Heath Ledger. Was there ever any doubt?

Anyway, enough of that. Here are the winners:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - 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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams – Doubt
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Animated Feature Film

Kung Fu Panda

Best Foreign Language Film

The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden, Denmark)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I've Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Director - Motion Picture

Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - Eric Roth
Doubt - John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan
The Reader - David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - Alexandre Desplat
Changeling - Clint Eastwood
Defiance - James Newton Howard
Slumdog Millionaire - A. R. Rahman

Frost/Nixon - Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

"Down To Earth" – Wall-E
"Gran Torino" – Gran Torino
"I Thought I Lost You" – Bolt
"Once In A Lifetime" – Cadillac Records
"The Wrestler" – The Wrestler

I've been saying for a whlie that Slumdog would clean up this year - it's one of those stories that everyone can enjoy, a rags-to-torture-to-riches tale. Forrest Gump on a gameshow. But, naturally, far far better than Forrest ever could be. It's time for Danny Boyle to recognised as a stalwart of the British industry (compare that to Shallow Grave and tell me he's not a genius), and maybe, just maybe, it's time for another director's comeback. The countdown to Vicky Cristina Barcelona begins...