Golden Globes – The LOWDOWN

The cast and director of “Slumdog Millionaire”

MSN.com reports:
“Slumdog Millionaire” won best director, best screenplay and musical score, firming up its prospects for the Academy Awards. The film features a generally unknown cast in the story of an orphan boy in Mumbai who rises from terrible hardship to become a champ on India’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” all the while trying to reunite with a lost love from his childhood.

Kate and Leo…together again!

KATE WON TWO GOLDEN GLOBES!!

Winslet, who has previously been nominated five times without winning at both the Globes and Oscars, won for her role as a woman in a crumbling marriage in “Revolutionary Road” and as a former Nazi concentration camp guard in “The Reader.”

Best Actor in a Film Drama, Mickey Rourke for “The Wrestler”

I was really rooting for Mickey on this one. He’s an oddball, I know. Remember “9 1/2 Weeks”? How ’bout “Diner”? Yeah. It’s the same dude, only 25 years later and 25 plastic surgeries ago. (WHY, Mickey? WHY??) Stop and think about it though. He’s a good actor. “Barfly” with Faye Dunaway? Genius. Even in “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” he was awesome. Just remember…HE’S NOT A MONSTER! He’s a HUMAN BEING. But I still expect all this acclaim to go to his head and he’ll crash and burn this summer. Just sayin’.

“Rourke won for a role as a former wrestling star who gets a last chance at glory in the ring, a theme that mirrors the actor’s life after he derailed his career with bad-boy behavior.
“It’s been a very long road back for me,” said Rourke, who poured out his thanks to “The Wrestler” director Darren Aronofsky. ”

Heath Ledger – 4/4/1979-1/22/08

Heath Ledger, as The Joker, in “The Dark Knight”

“As expected, the late Heath Ledger earned the supporting-actor Globe for his diabolical turn as the Joker in the Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The Globe win boosts Ledger’s prospects for the supporting-actor honor at the Oscars, whose nominations come out Jan. 22, the one-year anniversary of the actor’s death from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

And now the Beauty Contest:

Hands down, my favorite. Drew Barrymore in a John Galiano gown for Christian Dior looks brilliant!

Radiant in strapless red, Eva Longoria.

Eva Mendez, stunning in Dior.

Brad and Angie

Wow. Hold on to your hats. Brad looked great. I’m sure he was wearing Tom Ford again. Angelina? What the hell? Did anyone notice that when the camera panned over to their table they NEVER showed her? Did she ask to be completely avoided by the camera once she saw how tremendous the other ladies looked? I can’t imagine NBC would deliberately not show Saint Angelina. Brad was always shown smiling, clapping, chatting…never Angie. Weird. Anyway, she looked dreadful. AND crabby when she lost. Hmmph.

Beyonce`, looking lovely and happy with husband, Jay-Z

Apparently low-budget movies from India and strapless gowns are all the rage! Again, I’m calling “Slumdog…” to sweep the Oscars.

It’s been said that Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin hate each other.
That would be funny.

Among TV categories, “30 Rock” won best comedy series, with stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin (who had a hilarious winning speech) earning the acting Globes in a musical or comedy. “Mad Men” won best TV drama.

Yet another list:

MOVIES
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Slumdog Millionaire
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY,
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Kate Winslet, The Reader
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURESlumdog Millionaire
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WALL-E
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE”The Wrestler,” The Wrestler (Bruce Springsteen)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURESlumdog Millionaire
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMWaltz With Bashir (Israel)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMAMad Men
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 Rock
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Anna Paquin, True Blood
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Laura Linney, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISIONTom Wilkinson, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Laura Dern, Recount

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