The results are in and some of them are not all that pretty. There were a few that I was very happy to see win, while others made me yell at my television screen. I know that does not accomplish much and in the big picture awards shows like these do not mean much. However, I do still enjoy seeing personal favorites take home big prizes, it sort of validates my own feelings. Not that I need to be validated, but it does make me smile, if only a little.
So, without further adieu, let’s take a look at some clips of the winners with minimal notes from yours truly. I will not be covering all of the winners, but most will be here. I left off much of the television coverage because for as much television as I watch, the majority of those nominated I do not watch (usually because I do not have the premium nets on which they air).
Before moving on to all of the awards, here is a compilation of what were deemed the best moments by someone:
Steven Spielberg won the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award and relates a wonderful story.
Best Motion Picture – Drama - Slumdog Millionaire
Notes: It is a great movie that is not topping my list, but comes pretty darn close. It is a movie that made me smile and it makes me happy to see it doing well.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Notes: This one had me saying “Noooooo!” Darth Vader style. Not that it is a bad movie, but it is not all that good. My pick was In Bruges. I was also amused by how the producer almost forgot to thank Woody Allen, I mean without him this movie would not even exist.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama - Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler
Notes: I have not even seen the movie yet and I was cheering this victory. I think Rourke was snubbed for his performance in Sin City, and I have heard nothing but great things for his work here. On top of that, he gave one heck of an entertaining acceptance speech.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama - Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road
Notes: With Winslet’s penchant for being nominated and losing, I was not expecting this, especially with her already having won the Supporting Actress trophy. Her speech indicated she was surprised as well. I bet that she won due to Meryl Streep and Ann Hathaway splitting the vote.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy - Colin Farrell for In Bruges
Notes: I was secretly rooting for James Franco, despite knowing there was no way he would win (not to mention I picture his role as more of a supporting one). I was happy to see Farrell win and give In Bruges some love, the movie is brilliant. It is also amusing considering the campaigning he was doing with co-star Brendan Gleeson on the red carpet.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy - Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky
Notes: I have not seen this film, but have heard good things. I thought her speech was good, genuinely overcome with emotion.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight
Notes: Was there really any other choice? Even if he had not died, I am certain he would still have been showered with accolades. His performance just captivates and showed the actor and the talent that was quickly becoming apparent. I thought the tribute clip was very nice.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Kate Winslet for The Reader
Notes: I have not seen the performance, but it is nice to see her actually win something. This despite my wanting Viola Davis to win.
Best Director – Motion Picture - Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture - Slumdog Millionaire: Simon Beaufoy
Notes: It is good, but not the best. Of those nominated Doubt should have won. Burn After Reading and Gran Torino should have been nominated.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture - Slumdog Millionaire: A.R. Rahman
Notes: In lieu of The Dark Knight, this is a fantastic score and the one I wanted to see win.
Best Animated Film - WALL·E
Notes: Was there any other choice? Kung Fu Panda is definitely up there, but nothing even comes close to touching WALL-E.
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy - 30 Rock
Notes: Easy choice, it is hard to top what may be the funniest show going. Plus, ain’t Tracy Morgan a funny guy?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy - Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock
Notes: The same goes for the performances.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy - Tina Fey for 30 Rock
Notes: See above.
Enough with the awards. There were other entertaining clips not speech-related.
Megan Fox wants a piece of Salma Hayek and what’s up with Brian Austin Greene?
Ann Hathaway looks lovely on the carpet as she talks about preparing for Rachel Getting Married.
Rainn Wilson comes complete with geek chic.
30 Rock just maybe the best thing Alec Baldwin has ever done. Here he has fun turning the tables on Ryan Seacrest.
How much did it cost to get these guys through the door? It isn’t bad enough I was subjected to them during holiday parades and New Year’s Eve specials, they have to be at the Globes too? Enough is enough.
I love Amy Adams.