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Golden Globe 2007 winners

GoldenGlobe.jpgThe Golden Globes were awarded while I was lying dreaming on my new mattress. Oh it's lovely. All the winners are listed here with a few thoughts on the winners.

The nominations were previously listed here, just so you can look back to if necessary.

There's some nice wins for British talent. See what you think, and then start complaining!

From the HFPA:

Picture, Drama: Babel

Actress, Drama: Helen Mirren, The Queen

Actor, Drama: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

Picture, Musical or Comedy: Dreamgirls

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls

Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Screenplay: Peter Morgan, The Queen

Foreign Language: Letters from Iwo Jima, USA/Japan

Animated Film: Cars

Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Painted Veil

Original Song: The Song of the Heart from Happy Feet

Series, Drama: Grey's Anatomy, ABC

Actress, Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Actor, Drama: Hugh Laurie, House

Series, Musical or Comedy: Ugly Betty, ABC

Actress, Musical or Comedy: America Ferrera, Ugly Betty

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Miniseries or movie: Elizabeth I, HBO

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, Elizabeth I

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Bill Nighy, Gideon's Daughter

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Emily Blunt, Gideon's Daughter

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth I

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Warren Beatty

Well. Let's have a look at a few here.

Best Picture is Babel over The Departed (Filmstalker review) and The Queen, however I am surprised that Eastwood's films hadn't appeared in that list, neither did Last King of Scotland.

Although I'd struggle with not giving Leonardo DiCaprio the award for Best Actor The Departed the award, it's clearly deserving of Forest Whitaker, his performance is amazing.

I haven't seen Dreamgirls yet, but Jennifer Hudson gaining the Best Supporting Actress is a stonking endorsement. Then Eddie Murphy gets the Best Supporting Actor too. It's now a must see.

Okay, I'm struggling with this. Letters From Iwo Jima over Apocalypto for Best Foreign Film. Do you think that the negative press influenced this decision, or does Iwo Jima just have more to it in terms of it being on a much grander scale and addressing such a tough subject through the eyes of the Japanese?

Despite Eastwood's double nomination, Martin Scorsese takes Best Director for The Departed, and this despite the fact that Babel was the Best Picture. I mean I loved it, but is there a little of the Scorsese history coming into play with this award?

Best Screenplay goes to The Queen, beating The Departed and Babel. Another surprise. I would have thought the adaption of Departed should have garnered a few plus points.

I have to agree with Best Actor and Actress for the TV shows Closer and House in the guise of Kyra Sedgewick and Hugh Laurie, both superb, particularly Laurie.

Sometimes I feel that when there's a big list of awards to give out and there are similar nominations throughout that there's a tendancy to spread them out a little.

So what do you think? Any that did or didn't hit the mark?



It was a night of victory for British talents indeed! Not having telly that broadcasts the Golden Globes, like Richard, I was sleeping soundly on my good old mattress, looking forward to the results first thing in the morning. ;)

My thoughts on the winners:

Marty deserves all the Directing categories this year even if The Departed as a film fails to win it. The man deserves it!

I am so thrilled that Dame Helen Mirren continues to receive well deserved accolades for her back to back Queen performances. I quite enjoyed her acceptance speech, so down-to-earth.

Not having seen The Last King of Scotland yet I really couldnt comment whether Whitaker deserves it more than DiCaprio but if you think so Rich, then I can not complain.

I am not very interesed to see Dreamgirls but now my interest has been piqued, not to mention Eddie Murphy's win! Werent we just discussing him recently? This will be a good boost for Murphy to take on roles that will further revive his career.

It's a shame that Apocalypto didnt get the award for Best Foreign Language film but then Gibson would have preferred that I would believe. He has never campaigned for any of previous films and he wont start now.

You failed to make a comment on Sacha Baron Cohen winning Best Actor for Comedy/Musical, were you shocked?

I followed all the night prizes in a rather gloomy company (some chats are not what they were), and I have my comments about it, of course:

-Hugh Laurie again. Well, he deserved it after Jack Bauer won the Emmy. Nothing to complain about.

-Grey´s Anatomy over 24, Heroes and Lost. Is that a joke? That cheesy hospital series? Annoyed by that.

-Cars: predictable, I can´t say anything. One chatter said that the last 30 mins of Happy Feet left him unsettled. That sounds interesting.

-Letters from Iwojima: Surprise! Well, not quite. The first Almodovar defeat was my first big moment of joy.

-The Queen script over the Departed? Well, that sounds a little worrying. Anyway.

-Scorsese. Yes.

-Dreamgirls: From some reliable sources, the movie that will triumph at the Oscars will be this, and the GG proved it with three awards. Everyone in the chat felt "unsettled" when I said "no movie with Beyonce in it can be that good".

-Meryl Streep: At least, Beyonce didn´t get the prize.

-Sacha Baron Cohen: YEAH!!! That was my moment of triumph. It seems that the brilliance of this man doesn´t pass unadverted. Good for him, he is a genius. Wa wa wee wa!!!

-Helen Mirren: Of course! Penelopi Crus, though loved by those who doesn´t know about her, didnñt even deserve the nomination. I was so happy by that time.

-Forest Whitaker: Big Surprise! Not to everyone, I guess, but the great Whitaker won over two Leo DiCaprios. A credit to a great big performer anyway.

-Babel: D´oh. The great deception. The worst movie of all had to win the prize. Bobby, the Queen and the Deperted were crying.

And that´s all I have to say about this.

Well I think that Cohen does deserve that in the category of "actor comedy/musical". I think before I was annoyed because in another awards listing he was up for actor in film.

That's a good point Peter, and I'm with you on it, Grey's Anatomy is a rehash of a few other shows and it doesn't really make it for me. 24 should have been the winner again. Just because you deliver top notch entertainment every time should not exclude you from winning again.

I was very Happy to see Babel beat out a remake in The Departed. They made up for it though with best director nomination, even though the last 8 seconds of The Departed ruined the rest of the movie.

Any movie filmed in 5 different languages on 3 continents with an amazing cast and "butterfly effect" storyline with extrememly poignant moments is far better than cops and gangsters blowing each other's heads off.

All the ACTOR categories were a lock. No one should be surprised by any of them (except Cohen's jackass-esque performance).

I recorded a full CINECAST last night with reaction to all the winners. Check it out.

Not having seen it yet I can't really comment about whether it deserved to win but I do find it odd that Babel won Best Picture but didnt get anything else. Is there a precedent to this? Films getting the Best Picture award but that's it?


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