Golden Globe Winners Announced; Absolute Travesty!
by Alex Billington
January 13, 2008
The pitiful Golden Globe Awards just finished their measly 30 minute press conference presentation and I will say it was an absolute travesty! Not only was There Will Be Blood robbed of Best Drama, but Juno did not win a single one of the three categories it was nominated for!! Is this real? Am I dreaming?! This really goes to show how much of a hack organization the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) is and how much of a load of crap the Golden Globes truly are. If you're really curious to find out the rest of their terrible choices, you can see the full list below.
I was talking on the phone with Peter Sciretta of SlashFilm as these were being announced, and when Juno lost for a third time, he was so pissed off he wanted to punch the TV. That shows you the kind of frustration that the Globes have brewed and goes to show that these really are nothing but a load of crap. I'm not afraid to say it, so someone come and prove me wrong - the Golden Globes really are a waste of time. Sure, Sweeney Todd is a great movie, but Juno easily should have won Best Comedy. And I'm not even going to start on Atonement over There Will Be Blood!
Official winners below are listed in BOLD.
The Great Debaters
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy - Atonement
Viggo Mortenson - Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington - American Gangster
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie - Away from Her
Jodie Foster - The Brave One
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley - Atonement
MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
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
ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Amy Adams - Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Ellen Page - Juno
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Kite Runner
The Simpsons Movie
Casey Affleck - Assassination of Jesse James
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
John Travolta - Hairspray
Tom Wikinson - Michael Clayton
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Julia Roberts - Charlie Wilson's War
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd
Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley Scott - American Gangster
Joe Wright - Atonement
Diablo Cody - Juno
Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Christopher Hampton - Atonement
Ronald Harwood - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin - Charlie Wilson's War
Into the Wild
Grace is Gone
"Despidida" - Love in the Time of Cholera
"Grace is Gone" - Grace is Gone
"Guaranteed" - Into the Wild
"That's How You Know" - Enchanted
"Walk Hard" - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Pfff....The fact the Hot Fuzz didn't win every Golden Globe possible (eligibility be damned) speaks volumes about how lame the HFPA is.
IHateChildren on Jan 13, 2008
Well...from an ORIGINAL SCORE perspective, I think they got it right. I know there are only...say, 5 of us who care, but they usually really blow that category. As for ATONEMENT over THERE WILL BE BLOOD - I haven't had the chance to see BLOOD yet, but ATONEMENT was impressive on all fronts and I'm quite satisfied that it won. My impression of BLOOD is that Daniel Day Lewis delivers another stunning performance within a movie that is merely pretty good. Perhaps my view will change once I see it.
Christopher on Jan 13, 2008
It's all subjective. I wouldn't call the Globes crap, just because your favorite films didn't win. Then again, I was surprised/disappointed with some of the choices. My money was on No Country for the win.
Zach D. on Jan 14, 2008
Yeah Juno deserved something.
Stephen on Jan 14, 2008
Yeah, I don't care about Hollywood patting itself on the back with these awards shows, but it's nice to see the Coen Brothers get some respect for No Country. Same with Javier Bardem as best supporting. As for the Juno shutout, it's too bad, but you'll live. Don't be such a fanboy ; )
Sal Cangeloso on Jan 14, 2008
gawwwwwwwwwd i wanted to kill those host from the access hollywood.... they were terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible. so did the winners.....many upsets....barf....
scar on Jan 14, 2008
The Golden Globes are for blue-haired fish lovers who are afraid of a challenge. MTV Movie Awards have more credibility than the Golden Globes because it's from people who actually see and enjoy movies that aren't all the same.
sol on Jan 14, 2008
You're right to call the Golden Globes a sham. Most people don't realize how much of a pile it is. As opposed to the Academy Awards (which is determined only by people who actually make films) and other critics' association awards, the Golden Globes are determined by a handful of no-name members of the Foreign Press Association. Sharon Waxman did a great job of exposing this scam show in an LA Times opinion article on Jan. 11th. It's definitely worth checking out. Regardless of what you think about the winners (or even the nominees) of the Globes, nobody in Hollywood really takes it seriously, and it doesn't have as much influence on the Oscars as some might believe.
Mark Petitfils on Jan 14, 2008
Golde Globe sucks, now there's an understatement. Welcome to the real world.
soundtrackgeek on Jan 14, 2008
Atleast Tina Fey got Best Actress 🙂
Ryan on Jan 14, 2008
Atleast Diablo Cody will stand a much better chance at the Oscars in the Original Screenplay category, I doubt if there's any other original screenplay that matched Juno's this year, since most of the raved about movies of this year are adapted... ... as for the Golden Globes, you'll need to take it from a perspective of an international audience, what they liked and didn't about this year's American cinema... ... as for Juno, sadly it didn't resonate with them as much as it did with us, most of my international friends rated Juno in the same way as Knocked Up and Superbad, and they liked Juno only slightly better than these...
Jess on Jan 14, 2008
i am sad for juno but a lot of the other winners deserved what they got. YAY JOHNNY DEPP!!!!!!
sarah on Jan 14, 2008
Mad Men won.
name on Jan 16, 2008
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