2010 Golden Globe Winners

Avatar leads the way...

 

The 2010 Golden Globe Awards Ceremony took place in Beverly Hills last night, presented by our very own Ricky Gervais.

Well, the winners are in. And what looks like the biggest surprise of the evening is the fact that Avatar nabbed both top prizes: the Best Drama and Best Director awards.

Despite being up against stiff competition from the likes of Precious and The Hurt Locker, it was Cameron’s blue-skinned 3D epic that grabbed the coveted prizes.

Meanwhile, Jeff Bridges took home the Best Actor (Drama) award for his performance in Crazy Heart, and Sandra Bullock received her first Globe for her dramatic turn in Blind Side. She has been nominated twice before.

Here’s a full rundown of the winners:

BEST DRAMA
Avatar

DIRECTOR
James Cameron - Avatar

ACTOR (DRAMA)
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side

BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
The Hangover

ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Robert Downey, Jr. - Sherlock Holmes

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
The White Ribbon

ANIMATED FILM
Up

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mo'Nique - Precious

SCREENPLAY
Up in the Air

ORIGINAL SCORE
Michael Giacchino - Up

ORIGINAL SONG
"The Weary Kind" - Crazy Heart

CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Martin Scorsese

Fans of Michael Haneke will be pleased that his quietly compelling black-and-white drama The White Ribbon grabbed the Foreign-Language Film award, while we’re pleased to see Mo’Nique and Christoph Waltz honoured for their supporting turns in Precious and Inglourious Basterds.

But what of The Hangover grabbing Best Musical or Comedy, shoving (500) Days of Summer aside in the process? And did Avatar really deserve Best Drama?

Tell us your thoughts below...
 

Comments

    • govenorarnold

      Jan 18th 2010, 9:18

      Utterly stupid. Avatar, while amazing visually, was average at best as a drama. By the same benchmark Armageddon, or Independence Day should have won previous globes! To send home The Hurt Locker without either major award is a major slap in the face for quality film making.

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    • rareretreats

      Jan 18th 2010, 10:30

      Should have been The Hurt Locker, not Avatar.

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    • DannyJ9008

      Jan 18th 2010, 11:10

      I agree, The Hurt Locker should have eased it...but on the plus side...Christoph Waltz won...now hopefully for the Oscar.

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    • jettiblue

      Jan 18th 2010, 11:58

      I disagree, it deserves the award. True, Hurt Locker may have the better script, but Avatar's script is solid. Also you need to take into consideration that Best Picture is given for the overall efforts of all different areas combined (directing, acting, script, music, effects and so on). While the script may be the weaker part, Avatar has many other strong pluses like directing, editing, music, effects, the whole effort of creating and inventing revolutionary technology over 4 and a half years plus the new cinema experience it has been given many of its viewers.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 18th 2010, 13:59

      Disappointing to see The Hurt Locker go home empty handed. Hopefully Jeff Bridges winning means The Dude is finally going to get an Oscar.

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    • joker16

      Jan 18th 2010, 14:37

      Everyone one except fanboys knows that Avatar did absolutely not deserve to win Best Picture. And contrary to what everyone else on the planet thinks, neither does The Hurt Locker. That award belongs to Inglourious Basterds. The awards season just becomes a question of how long they can continue to overlook Quentin Tarantino. I feel, unfortunately, that he is suffering from the Martin Scorsese syndrome.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 18th 2010, 14:48

      As much as I enjoyed Inglorious Basterds it was not 2009's best movie.

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    • ManMadeMonkey

      Jan 18th 2010, 23:36

      Gotta agree 100% Avatar had phenomenal special effects but the film was not good and it is a sad state of affairs when that type of film wins the best drama. Completely ridiculous. Hurt Locker should have won, no competition.

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    • SussexUK

      Jan 19th 2010, 2:40

      Its unbelievable that this kids film should win best drama. It was the most fantastic amazing CARTOON i'd ever seen but definitely no drama, to put it up against movies like Hurt Locker, Basterds, Precious and Up in the Air is a total insult to those movies and the people involved in them. Why is everyone so far up James Camerons back side about this film. Okay so its pretty amazing to look at.. but thats it, poor tired story, no acting and never got close to creating the excitement of "event" movies like Star Wars and Jurassic Park. The marketing team should have got an oscar for "best con". Will this change cinema forever... not a chance.

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