Golden Globe 2007 winners
The 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?