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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ wins 4 at Golden Globes

January 12, 2009


Complete list of Golden Globe winners

The complete list of winners at Sunday’s 66th annual Golden Globes:


• Picture, Drama: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Picture, Musical or Comedy: “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”

• Actor, Drama: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler.”

• Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road.”

• Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Actor, Musical or Comedy: Colin Farrell, “In Bruges.”

• Actress, Musical or Comedy: Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky.”

• Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight.”

• Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader.”

• Foreign Language Film: “Waltz With Bashir.”

• Animated Film: “Wall-E.”

• Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Original Score: A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

• Original Song: “The Wrestler” (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen), “The Wrestler.”


• Series, Drama: “Mad Men.”

• Actor, Drama: Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment.”

• Actress, Drama: Anna Paquin, “True Blood.”

• Series, Musical or Comedy: “30 Rock.”

• Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock.”

• Actress, Musical or Comedy: Tina Fey, “30 Rock.”

• Miniseries or Movie: “John Adams.”

• Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, “John Adams.”

• Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Paul Giammatti, “John Adams.”

• Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Dern, “Recount.”

• Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Wilkinson, “John Adams.”

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Steven Spielberg.

— “Slumdog Millionaire” lived up to its underdog theme at Sunday’s Golden Globes, sweeping all four of its categories, including best drama and director for Danny Boyle.

Kate Winslet won two Globes all on her own, best dramatic actress for “Revolutionary Road” and supporting actress for “The Reader.” “The Wrestler” also had two, dramatic actor for Mickey Rourke and best song for Bruce Springsteen.

“Golden Globes, or the GGs as we very affectionately refer to them — your mad, pulsating affection for our film is much appreciated. Really, deeply appreciated,” Boyle said.

“Slumdog Millionaire” also won best screenplay and musical score, firming up its prospects for the Academy Awards. The film features a generally unknown cast in the story of an orphan boy in Mumbai who rises from terrible hardship to become a champ on India’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” all the while trying to reunite with a lost love from his childhood.

Winslet, who has previously been nominated five times without winning at both the Globes and Oscars, won for her role as a woman in a crumbling marriage in “Revolutionary Road” and as a former Nazi concentration camp guard in “The Reader.”

“Revolutionary Road” was directed by Winslet’s husband, Sam Mendes, and reunited her with her “Titanic” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Woody Allen’s Spanish romance “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” won for best musical or comedy film.

As expected, the late Heath Ledger earned the supporting-actor Globe for his diabolical turn as the Joker in the Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The Globe win boosts Ledger’s prospects for the supporting-actor honor at the Oscars, whose nominations come out Jan. 22, the one-year anniversary of the actor’s death from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

The robot romance “WALL-E” won for best animated feature.

Among TV categories, “30 Rock” won best comedy series, with stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin earning the acting Globes in a musical or comedy. “Mad Men” won best TV drama.

The 66th annual Globes, the town’s second-biggest movie celebration after the Academy Awards, returned to their somewhat boozy glory.

Last year’s Globe show was scrapped after stars said they would stay away in honor of picket lines by the Writers Guild of America, which was engaged in a bitter strike against producers.


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