Yes, you know awards season has really hit its stride when a shedload of celebrity types throw on their rented togs, hit the red carpet and gobble some free grub as they find out who the Hollywood Foreign Press have awarded their highest honour to. While the Globes haven’t exactly been the best prognosticators for those who end up going home with Oscars on 25 February, some expected names have already been up on stage to grasp their gong, choke back the tears and proceed to thank everyone in their Blackberry e-mail system’s memory.
Meryl Streep surprised no one by bagging Best Actress (Musical Or comedy) For The Devil Wears Prada, but the night really belonged to Dreamgirls, as the film strutted off with Best Musical Or Comedy, a win for Eddie Murphy as Best Supporting Actor and co-star Jennifer Hudson swept to victory as Best Supporting Actress. Cars drove off with Best Animated Film and Peter Morgan’s script for The Queen nabbed the screenwriting prize. And the big Drama acting winners were, unsurprisingly, Forrest Whittaker for The Last King Of Scotland and Helen Mirren for The Queen.