‘Avatar’,'Crazy Heart’ lead 67th Golden Globe Awards (Lead)

January 18th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Sandra Bullock Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi epic “Avatar” and “Crazy Heart” starring Jeff Bridges were the big winners at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, with two awards each.
“Avatar”, that is still going strong at the international box office with over $1.3 billion in earnings, bagged the best motion picture (drama) award here and also the best director trophy for Cameron.

“Avatar” which stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez and Stephen Lang, beat other nominees “Up In The Air”, “The Hurt Locker”, “Inglourious Basterds” and “Precious” to emerge as the winner in the best film category.

Following the alien world drama was Scott Cooper’s “Crazy Heart”, a movie based on the 1987 novel with the same name by Thomas Cobb.

It won the Golden Globe for best song “The weary kind” and also got Jeff Bridges the best actor award. George Clooney (”Up In The Air”), Colin Firth (”A Single Man”), Morgan Freeman (”Invictus”) and Tobey Maguire (”Brothers”) were also nominated for the best actor category.

Sandra Bullock took home the best actress award for motion picture (drama) “The Blind Side” and Meryl Streep won the best actress (comedy/musical) for “Julie & Julia”.

Best supporting actor in a motion picture was taken by Christoph Waltz for Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” while Mo’Nique took the best supporting actress in a motion picture for “Precious”.

“The Hangover”, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Bradley Cooper, claimed the night’s other top movie award for best comedy/musical. Robert Downey Jr. won the best actor comedy/musical for his role in Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes”.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures was given to Martin Scorsese.

The full list of winners also includes:

* Best Actress in a TV Series/Comedy or Musical - Toni Collette (”United States of Tara”)

* Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV Movie - John Lithgow (”Dexter”)

* Best Animated Feature Film - “Up”

* Best Actor in a TV Series/Drama - Michael C. Hall (”Dexter”)

* Best Actress in a TV Series/Drama - Julianna Margulies (”The Good Wife”)

* Best Original Score/Motion Picture - Michael Giacchino (”Up”)

* Best Mini-Series or TV Movie - “Grey Gardens”

* Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie - Kevin Bacon (”Taking Chance”)

* Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie - Drew Barrymore (”Grey Gardens”)

* Best Screenplay/Motion Picture - Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (”Up In The Air”)

* Best Actor in a TV Series/Comedy or Musical - Alec Baldwin (”30 Rock”)

* Best Foreign Language Film - “The White Ribbon”

* Best TV Series/Drama - “Mad Men”

* Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV Movie - Chloe Sevigny (”Big Love”)

* Best TV Series/Comedy or Musical - “Glee”

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