2008 Golden Globe Winners Announced

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The 2008 Golden Globe Award winners were announced last night in an hour-long press conference. For the most part, the awards seemed to be spread out quite a bit across many different movies, giving little indication as to the general direction that the Oscars might go in. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street came away with a pair of awards, as did Atonement, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and No Country for Old Men. Daniel Day-Lewis won the coveted award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama”… although it’s interesting to note that Javier Bardem also won — in the Supporting Actor category.

Here is a quick summary of most of the winners in the major categories; to read the he full list of nominees and winners head over to the Golden Globes official site.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
— ATONEMENT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
— JULIE CHRISTIE (Away From Her)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
— DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (There Will Be Blood)

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
— SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
— MARION COTILLARD (La Vie En Rose)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
— JOHNNY DEPP (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
— RATATOUILLE

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
— THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
— CATE BLANCHETT (I’m Not There)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
— JAVIER BARDEM (No Country for Old Men)

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
— JULIAN SCHNABEL (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
— ETHAN COEN & JOEL COEN (No Country for Old Men)


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
— DARIO MARIANELLI (Atonement)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
— Eddie Vedder – “GUARANTEED” (Into the Wild)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
— MAD MEN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
— GLENN CLOSE (Damages)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
— JON HAMM (Mad Men)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
— EXTRAS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
— TINA FEY (30 Rock)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
— DAVID DUCHOVNY (Californication)

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
— LONGFORD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
— QUEEN LATIFAH (Life Support)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
— JIM BROADBENT (Longford)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
— SAMANTHA MORTON (Longford)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
— JEREMY PIVEN (Entourage)



  • Liz

    I was pretty satisfied with the results of most of the acting categories, but I just about died when Atonement was announced as the Best Picture winner. Atonement? Really? I still can’t wrap my head around what’s supposed to be so great about this movie, but then again aside from No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood, I didn’t think most of the Best Picture nominees were anything special, so maybe it’s a weak year.

    Thank god Daniel Day-Lewis and Cate Blanchett won, though, or else I would have lost what little faith I have in these awards ceremonies.

  • Is one of the catrgories seriously Best Comedy or Musical? If so, does that mean that the saddest, most depressing musical of all time could theoretically go up against a Will Ferrell movie or something? That seems wrong.

  • Yeah the fact that the Globes have a separate category for comedies and musicals is, in theory, kind of cool because it gives recognition to something other than dramas. But because it lumps the comedies in with musicals, it’s almost always the musicals that win.