Monday, January 14, 2008

Golden Globes, sans spectacle, announces Awards

'Atonement,' 'Sweeney' win Globes
Christie wins best actress, Day-Lewis wins best actor

Two films that twist their genres, the period romance "Atonement" and Tim Burton's adaptation of the murderous musical "Sweeney Todd," were named the top movies of 2007 at the odd and quickly executed 65th annual Golden Globes "ceremony" Sunday.
"Atonement" and "Sweeney" were among four pics receiving two wins each.
"No Country for Old Men" won the screenplay nod for Ethan and Joel Coen and supporting actor for Javier Bardem; "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" won for director Julian Schnabel and foreign language film. "Atonement's second win was for Dario Marianelli's score.
Because the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. was unable to make a deal with the striking Writers Guild of America, which would have allowed the Globes to be televised, the usual fanfare associated with the Globes was replaced by a news conference. Award winners were read by television entertainment journalists from the shows "The Insider," CNN's "Showbiz Tonight," E!, "Extra," "Inside Edition" and "Entertainment Tonight." HFPA president Jorge Camara presented the final award of the night.
"Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street" highlighted a musical mood of the evening: Johnny Depp won an acting trophy for portraying Todd; Cate Blanchett was named supporting actress for her portrayal of Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There"; and Marion Cotillard won the musical/comedy actress award for portraying Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose."
Julie Christie, who had not been nominated for a Globe since 1975's "Shampoo," won her first for "Away From Her." Daniel Day-Lewis, who had been nominated four times previously and not won, struck oil in the actor in a drama category for "There Will Be Blood."
The Globes, determined by the 82-member Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., were handed out in 35 minutes at a press conference in the hotel's International Ballroom with no celebrities or recipients on hand.

For the second year in a row, Disney/Pixar was served the animated film award, this time for "Ratatouille."
"Charlie Wilson's War," which received five noms, and "Michael Clayton, which had four, were shut out.
HBO was the TV leader with six wins in the 11 TV categories. Among the film studios, Paramount Vantage and Miramax were involved with four winners each.
Click here for the Golden Globes scorecard.
The winners of the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards are:
MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA"American Gangster" - Imagine Entertainment/Scott Free Productions; Universal Pictures
WINNER: "Atonement" - Working Title Productions; Focus Features"Eastern Promises" - Kudos Pictures - Uk Serendipity Point Films - Canada A Uk/Canada Co-Production; Focus Features "The Great Debaters" - Harpo Films; The Weinstein Company/MGM"Michael Clayton" - Samuels Media and Castle Rock Entertainment a Mirage Enterprises/Section 8 Production; Warner Bros. Pictures "No Country For Old Men" - A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage"There Will Be Blood" - A Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production; Paramount Vantage and Miramax Films
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMACate Blanchett - "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"WINNER: Julie Christie - "Away From Her"Jodie Foster - "The Brave One"Angelina Jolie - "A Mighty Heart"Keira Knightley - "Atonement"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMAGeorge Clooney - "Michael Clayton" WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis - "There Will Be Blood"James McAvoy - "Atonement" Viggo Mortensen - "Eastern Promises"Denzel Washington - "American Gangster"
MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL"Across The Universe" - Revolution Studios International; Sony Pictures Releasing "Charlie Wilson’s War" - Universal Pictures/Relativity Media/Participant Productions/Playtone; Universal Pictures "Hairspray" - Zadan/Meron Prods./New Line Cinema in association with Ingenious Film Partners; New Line Cinema "Juno" - Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production; Fox Searchlight Pictures WINNER: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" - Parkes/Mac Donald and Zanuck Company; Warner Bros. Pictures
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICALAmy Adams - "Enchanted"Nikki Blonsky - "Hairspray"Helena Bonham Carter - "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"WINNER: Marion Cotillard - "La Vie en rose"Ellen Page - "Juno"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICALWINNER: Johnny Depp - "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"Ryan Gosling - "Lars And The Real Girl" Tom Hanks - "Charlie Wilson’s War" Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Savages" John C. Reilly - "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM "Bee Movie" - DreamWorks Animation; DreamWorks Animation WINNER: "Ratatouille" - Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Distribution "The Simpsons Movie" - Gracie Films; Twentieth Century Fox
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM"4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days" (Romania) - Mobra Films; IFC First Take WINNER: "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly" (France And USA) - A Kennedy/Marshall Company And Jon Kilik Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage "The Kite Runner" (USA) - Dreamworks Pictures Sidney Kimmel Entertainment And Paramount Classics Participant Productions Present A Sidney Kimmel Entertainment And Parkes/Macdonald Production Distributed By Paramount Classics "Lust, Caution" (Taiwan) - Haishang Films; Focus Features "Persepolis" (France) - 247 Films; Sony Pictures Classics
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTUREWINNER: Cate Blanchett - "I’m Not There"Julia Roberts - "Charlie Wilson’S War" Saoirse Ronan - "Atonement" Amy Ryan - "Gone Baby Gone" Tilda Swinton - "Michael Clayton"
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURECasey Affleck - "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford"WINNER: Javier Bardem - "No Country For Old Men" Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Charlie Wilson’s War"John Travolta - "Hairspray" Tom Wilkinson - "Michael Clayton"
DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURETim Burton - "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - "No Country For Old Men"WINNER: Julian Schnabel - "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly"Ridley Scott - "American Gangster" Joe Wright - "Atonement"
SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTUREDiablo Cody - "Juno"WINNER: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - "No Country For Old Men" Christopher Hampton - "Atonement" Ronald Harwood - "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly" Aaron Sorkin - "Charlie Wilson’s War"
ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTUREMichael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder - "Into The Wild"Clint Eastwood - "Grace Is Gone"Alberto Iglesias - "The Kite Runner" WINNER: Dario Marianelli - "Atonement"Howard Shore - "Eastern Promises"
ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE "Despedida" from "Love In The Time Of Cholera" - Music By: Shakira, Antonio Pinto, Lyrics By: Shakira "Grace Is Gone" from "Grace Is Gone" - Music By: Clint Eastwood, Lyrics By: Carole Bayer Sager WINNER: "Guaranteed" from "Into The Wild" - Music & Lyrics By: Eddie Vedder "That’s How You Know" from "Enchanted"- Music By: Alan Menken, Lyrics By: Stephen Schwartz "Walk Hard" from "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" - Music & Lyrics by: Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, Kasdan

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