News: James Cameron and Avatar take top Golden Globes
Collecting the award for best director, Cameron avoided any ‘king of the world’ references in his acceptance speech, instead paying tribute to his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, who was nominated for her Iraq film, The Hurt Locker.
He said: ‘I’m actually not well prepared because frankly I thought Kathryn was going to get this, so I’m kinda winging it here. And she richly deserves it.’
The double whammy of best director and best movie drama puts Avatar in the box seat for the upcoming Oscars. Any lingering doubts that Cameron’s tale of humans and blue creatures fighting on the planet of Pandora would not be taken seriously on the awards circuit have now been dispelled.
The Globes were a blow for George Clooney vehicle Up In The Air, however, as it only went home with best screenplay. There is a sense though that it could appeal more to Academy voters.
Jeff Bridges is looking like an Oscar favourite after he won the Golden Globe for his performance as a country singer in Crazy Heart. Sandra Bullock took the best actress in a drama gong for The Blind Side.
Meryl Streep was named best actress in a musical or comedy for Julie and Julia. Pretty much because she’s Meryl Streep. Accepting her award, she said: ‘In my long career I’ve played so many extraordinary women I’m being mistaken for one.’
As expected, Christoph Waltz took best supporting actor honours for Inglourious Basterds. He is almost as hot a favourite as the late Heath Ledger was for the Oscars in the same category last year. Robert Downey Jr took home the best comedy actor award for Sherlock Holmes.
FULL WINNERS LIST:
Best Picture – Drama: Avatar
Best Director: James Cameron, Avatar
Best Actress in a Drama: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Best Actor in a Drama: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Best Picture – Musical or Comedy: The Hangover
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia
Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy: Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes
Best Supporting Actress: Mo-Nique, Precious
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
Best Screenplay: Up In The Air
Best Animated Film: Up
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE RESULTS AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY MEAN FOR THE OSCARS? OR DO YOU EVEN CARE?