2010 Golden Globes Recap-- Avatar emerges with early Oscar edge
By Kam Williams
Let’s face it, although the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out annual awards in a variety of television and film categories, most people really consider the Golden Globes a fashion show and an early indicator of Academy Award potential. Judging by this year’s results, Avatar, which won for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director (James Cameron), emerged from the evening with the most Oscar buzz.
In the acting categories, perennial-nominee (24) Meryl Streep took home her 7th trophy for Julie & Julia, while Sandra Bullock won one for the first time in four tries for The Blind Side. Mo’Nique was a shoo-in for Precious in the supporting actress category, as was Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds.
Lead actor-honorees Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) and Robert Downey, Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) appear headed for a showdown at the Oscars, although common sense says George Clooney will remain in the mix. Still, Bridges enjoyed the early edge given his body of work, his pedigree, and the fact that he’s been an Academy Awards also ran on several occasions.
As for the evening gowns, most were understandably subdued, given the ongoing tragedy over in Haiti, with glaring exceptions Halle Berry and Mariah Carey turning heads in low-cut outfits ostensibly designed to draw a lot of attention to their golden globes. Rest assured, decadence and excess will be back in fashion on the red carpet by the time the Oscars roll around, so brace yourself for a perfunctory parade of gaudy baubles and gratuitous cleavage on March 7th.
Complete List of Golden Globe Winners:
Best motion picture – drama
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Best motion picture – comedy or musical
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – comedy or musical
Robert Downey, Jr. (Sherlock Holmes)
Best animated feature
Best foreign language film
The White Ribbon (Germany)
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Best director – motion picture
James Cameron (Avatar)
Best screenplay – motion picture
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air)
Best original score – motion picture
Michael Giacchino (Up)
Best original song – motion picture
The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)
Cecil B DeMille Award
Best television series
Best performance by an actress in a television series – drama
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Best performance by an actor in a television series - drama
Michael C Hall (Dexter)
Best television series – comedy or musical
Best performance by an actress in a television series – comedy or musical
Toni Collette (United States of Tara)
Best performance by an actor in a television series – comedy or musical
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Best mini-series or motion picture made for television
Best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television
Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens)
Best performance by an actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television
Kevin Bacon (Taking Chance)
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television
Chloe Sevigny (Big Love)
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television
John Lithgow (Dexter)
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