Golden Globes: And The Winner Is…

Last night Hollywood’s elite graced the red carpet of the Golden Globe awards to accept statues for film and TV. Hosted by Ricky Gervais, things went smoothly with no tantrums or fisticuffs and not even a trip on the red carpet. Damn it.

Most winners were to be expected but the race for best actress in a film was probably the most anticipated.

Sandra Bullock was twice nominated for The Proposal and The Blind Side, going up against An Education’s Carey Mulligan and Julie & Julia’s Meryl Streep.

It’s not often that people get to say that they beat Meryl but Sandra managed to pull it off, beating Meryl and winning for The Blind Side, despite Meryl also being nominated for It’s Complicated.

It came as no surprised that Avatar and James Cameron picked up best film and best director, although many would say others were more deserving *cough* Kathryn Bigelow*. Predictably, Up took away two gongs for best original score and best animation, which is never exactly a heated race as it’s usually the categories with the slimmest pickings.

Robert Downey Jr. took best actor in a comedy or musical for Sherlock Holmes and made a few folks giggle in his acceptance speech, threatening to tear the place apart if they cut his speech off early. And while Inglourious Basterds was nominated a four times it only picked something up for best supporting actor for the magnificent Christoph Waltz.

In the TV portion of the ceremony, Glee managed to knock 30 Rock from its top spot by picking up best comedy or musical series. Gleeks everywhere rejoiced.

And Dexter star Michael C. Hall, who recently spoke about his battle with cancer, won for best actor in a drama series, beating out House’s Hugh Laurie and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.

To see the full list of winners and nominees as well as backstage interviews with the winners check out the official Golden Globes site.


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