Avatar Wins Golden Globe’s Best Picture

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The 67th Annual Golden Globes were held on Sunday, January 17, 2010, on NBC, announcing the 82 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Associations selection for what they democratically consider the best picture of the year out of all films released in 2009.

The Golden Globes were always given out by journalists in the association up until 1958, when so called Rat Packers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. stormed the stage, with whiskeys and cigarettes in tow, and took over the show, to the delight of the audience. They repeated their performance the next year, this time at the request of the HFPA, and since then, the stars have reigned supreme at the Globes.

James Cameron’s Avatar won the race, and has stunningly to date, grossed over 600 million dollars in the U.S. alone, beating his former record of the highest grossing film of all time, Titanic. If one counts adjustment for inflation, Gone With the Wind would still hold the record, however, if modern weights and measures are not to be held against the measures of the past, with the massively larger saturation of films in today’s marketplace, and with the larger demographic of consumers, Mr. Cameron clearly deserves some major kudos for his incredible achievement with Avatar, both in the economic success of his filmmaking, and also, for his creative and technological breakthroughs.

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James Cameron has 10 new feature films in various stages of production or development for the next four years alone. Future films by Mr. Cameron include “Fantastic Voyage,” “Heavy Metal,” and also “Terminator 5” as writer, among more. James Cameron wrote, produced, directed, and even worked as an editor on his mega-blockbuster film “Avatar,” which has to date grossed over 2.47 billion dollars worldwide, and growing.

In addition to its Golden Globe win for best picture, Avatar is nominated for 9 Oscars. Although he majored in physics at California State University, James Cameron spent days and nights as a truck driver during his early years, to support his hobby as a screenwriter. It ended up paying off- his reported salary for the hit film “Titanic” alone is estimated at over 115 million dollars. Regarding his determination in the film industry, James Cameron states, “The film industry is about saying ‘no’ to people, and inherently you cannot take ‘no’ for an answer.”

In addition to the best picture for Avatar at the Golden Globes, the following is the partial list of winners for this year.

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Award Winners:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“Avatar”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

“The Hangover”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Robert Downey Jr., “Sherlock Holmes”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mo’Nique, “Precious”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Animated Feature Film

“Up”

Best Foreign Language Film

“The White Ribbon”

Best Director – Motion Picture

James Cameron, “Avatar”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Michael Giacchino, “Up”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“The Weary Kind,” “Crazy Heart”

Best Television Series – Drama

“Mad Men”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”

Best Television Series – Comedy

“Glee”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Grey Gardens”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

John Lithgow, “Dexter”

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