“Avatar” is King of the Globes

The Avatar gang poses with their Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Drama at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Newsflash: it actually DOES rain in Southern California but that didn’t keep the stars from coming out to the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. And although most of the winners were pretty obvious from the start, the night did include two major surprises in the form of “Avatar” winning Best Director and Best Motion Picture-Drama.  A win that shocked even James Cameron as he stepped to the podium  to accept his Best Director award and stated  ” I was ill prepared because I thought Kathryn (Bigelow) would get this.”  So did I, James. So did I.

In the Best Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical category, “The Hangover” won over “(500) Days of Summer” and the star studded “Nine.” The film’s stars, Mike Tyson included, and the film’s director accepted the award.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro presented director Martin Scorsese with the Cecil B. DeMille award for his incredible body of work over the past 3 decades.

Golden Globe winner Mo'Nique poses with her award backstage

Golden Globe winner Mo'Nique poses backstage in the pressroom with her award

And in other obvious wins, Christoph Waltz was presented with the Best Supporting Actor Globe for his role as the Jew Hunter in “Inglourious Basterds.” However there was absolutely no love for his director Quentin Tarantino, who was robbed in the Best Screenplay category. Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won the award for their adapted screenplay “Up in The Air.”  For future shows, the Globes should really consider separating the screenplay category into Original and Adapted categories; kind of like EVERY other awards show does.

Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep pretty much solidified their Oscar nominations as both ladies won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama and Comedy, respectively.  Streep used her acceptance speech to talk about the current turmoil in Haiti, encouraging everyone to do what they can. And Bullock was completely gracious and thanked her husband for “always having her back.”

As for the guys, Robert Downey Jr won Best Actor in Motion Picture- Comedy, and then gave the most hilarious speech of the night. He thanked his wife for “telling me not to prepare a speech because Matt Damon was going to win.”  He also jokingly threatened to “tear this joint down” if they started to play the violin music on him.  And riding the wave all the way to the Oscars, Jeff Bridges beat out George Clooney for Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama. He received a well deserved standing ovation from all of his peers.

The Glee crew poses with their Golden Globe

And although this is a movie blog, a MAJOR shout out to the cast of “Glee” (one of my favorite shows), for winning Best Television Series-Comedy.

All and all it was a great night, and judging by last night’s wins and the Critics’ Choice Awards it looks like the Best Picture race for the Oscars is shaping up to be “Avatar” versus “The Hurt Locker.” I’m all for “The Hurt Locker” but I would love to see Lee Daniels and Tarantino get in on the action.

This week The Real Reel is back at it again as we prepare for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday. If you weren’t aware–awards season is in full throttle mode.

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One Response to ““Avatar” is King of the Globes”

  1. Id say for the most part the wins were 100% deserved.

    Its no wonder or doubt about Sandra Bulloc. and Avatar,though.

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