Writer’s Strike Strips Golden Globes of Pomp and Pizzazz
When the actors and directors unions opted to honor the picket line in support of the striking writers, this meant that the 65th Annual Golden Globes would be gutted of its essential appeal. For once you strip away the glitz and glamour of the red carpet arrivals and all the breathless acceptance speeches by Hollywood icons, what do you have left but a simple announcement of the winners.
Nonetheless, the lackluster show still went on, although NBC cut the TV telecast down to an hour. Even that seemed too long, since chatty co-hosts Billy Bush and Nancy O’Dell had absolutely nothing of substance to share except for the results and an embarrassing home video of nominee Nikki Blonsky.
As for the Globes themselves, none landed more than two trophies, which means that no movie emerged from the evening with buzz as the early Oscar favorite. This sleep-inducing fiasco doesn’t bode well for the rest of the 2008 Awards Season should the strike continue to drag on.
Complete list of Golden Globes winners:
Picture, Drama: “Atonement.”
Actress, Drama: Julie Christie, “Away From Her.”
Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood.”
Picture, Musical or Comedy: “Sweeney Todd.”
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Marion Cotillard, “La Vie En Rose.”
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Johnny Depp, “Sweeney Todd.”
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, “I’m Not There.”
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men.”
Director: Julian Schnabel, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”
Screenplay: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, “No Country for Old Men.”
Foreign Language: “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” France and U.S.
Animated Film: “Ratatouille.”
Original Score: Dario Marianelli, “Atonement.”
Original Song: “Guaranteed” from “Into the Wild.”
Series, Drama: “Mad Men,” AMC.
Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, “Damages.”
Actor, Drama: Jon Hamm, “Mad Men.”
Series, Musical or Comedy: “Extras,” HBO.
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Actor, Musical or Comedy: David Duchovny, “Californication.”
Miniseries or Movie: “Longford,” HBO.
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Queen Latifah, “Life Support.”
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Jim Broadbent, “Longford.”
Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Samantha Morton, “Longford.”
Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jeremy Piven, “Entourage.”