Golden Globe winners are in; Winslet gets two, "Slumdog" three!

by Eric Melin on January 11, 2009

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kate winslet wins!She’s been nominated for five Oscars and five Golden Globes and never won, until tonight. Kate Winslet swept the dramtic film actress categories, winning for “Revolutionary Road” and “The Reader.”

“Slumdog Millionaire” is far and away the frontrunner for Best Picture in February at the Academy Awards now, with its Picture/Director/Writer/Score sweep Thursday at the Critic’s Choice Awards and tonight again at the Golden Globes.
Mickey Rourke countered Sean Penn’s Thursday night win with a win tonight at the Globes, proving that Best Actor is a two-man race. And “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan had the task of reminding the crowd of his supporting actor’s great talent by accepting Heath Ledger’s award both nights. Here’s the winners of the 66th Golden Globes:

danny boyle slumdog winnerBest Picture – Drama
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor – Drama
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Actress – Drama
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Director
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

mickey rourke golden globe winnerBest Supporting Actress
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Picture – Comedy/Musical
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Actress – Comedy/Musical
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
Colin Farrell – In Bruges

Original Score
A. R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Writer
Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire

Foreign Language Film
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Animation
Wall-E

Original Song
“The Wrestler” – The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen

Also: 30 Rock and John Adams won a bunch of TV awards, Seth Rogen joked about doing cocaine with Mickey Rourke, Rourke used the word “balls” a bunch in his speech, his director Darren Aronofsky flipped him off, Sacha Baron Cohen called ex-husband Guy Ritchie one of Madonna’s assistants, and “Slumdog Millionaire” producer Christian Colson closed out the night with what I’m pretty sure was the “f” word. Did I mention that everybody’s drinking at the Globes?

Still my favorite shout-out of the night was Ricky Gervais, after Kate had won her first award for “The Reader,” who joked about an episode of his show “Extras” where¬† Winslet–playing herself–talks about how people in Holocaust movies have “Oscars coming out their ass.” “Well done, Winslet,” he said, pointing to the actress while standing at the podium with a beer in his hand. “I told you. Do a Holocaust movie and the awards come, didn’t I?” She guested on that series’ best episode.

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The original episode; start at 3:27

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Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 Jim January 12, 2009 at 8:34 am

Yeah not bad. The race is pretty interesting except the Best Picture, which Slumdog Millionaire is the clear frontrunner, which is fine as it is one of the better films of the year. Glad to see Rourke win, as he might not come Oscar time. I think Langella could pull a surprise, but as of now it is between Rourke and Penn. Nice standing ovation to Ledger, Winslet gets two wins, and what else can you say Slumdog dominates. I’m thinking films like Benjamin Button will have to settle for technical wins. Not bad ceremony, at times somewhat predictable and somewhat surprising. Oh loved the Springsteen win.

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2 Jim January 12, 2009 at 8:34 am

Yeah not bad. The race is pretty interesting except the Best Picture, which Slumdog Millionaire is the clear frontrunner, which is fine as it is one of the better films of the year. Glad to see Rourke win, as he might not come Oscar time. I think Langella could pull a surprise, but as of now it is between Rourke and Penn. Nice standing ovation to Ledger, Winslet gets two wins, and what else can you say Slumdog dominates. I’m thinking films like Benjamin Button will have to settle for technical wins. Not bad ceremony, at times somewhat predictable and somewhat surprising. Oh loved the Springsteen win.

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