Avatar, Hangover, Bullock rule 67th Golden Globes
While Avatar and The Hangover captured the top film awards, Sandra Bullock won the award for best actress and Jeff Bridges won the best actor award. The other winners who rocked this year are...entertainment Updated: Jan 18, 2010 13:40 IST
Science fiction epic Avatar won the best picture prize at the Golden Globe Awards, cementing its status as a front-runner for the Oscars. The film, which earned a best director prize for creator James Cameron, beat out competition from The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious and Up in the Air.
The Hangover won the Globe for the best picture in the comedy or musical category. The low budget film about the three men struggling to piece together the events of a hellraising stag party in Las Vegas beat out the star-studded musical Nine for the prize.
Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy actress as chef Julia Child in Julie & Julia, while Mo'Nique earned the supporting-actress honor for her role as a loathsome, abusive welfare mother in Precious.
Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges left behind George Clooney to win the Golden Globe best actor award. The actor won the award for Crazy Heart, written and directed by Scott Cooper. The movie is based on the 1987 novel Crazy Heart by Thomas Cobb. Others nominated in the category were George Clooney for Up In The Air, Colin Firth for A Single Man, Morgan Freeman for Invictus and Tobey Maguire for Brothers.
In the TV categories, Mad Men, about the lives of men and women working in a Madison Avenue advertising agency, won the Golden Globe for best television drama. In other top TV awards, Julianna Margulies was named best actress in a TV drama for The Good Wife and Michael C. Hall was best actor in a drama in serial killer show Dexter.
Alec Baldwin won the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV comedy playing a network executive in 30 Rock, and Toni Collette was best actress in a comedy for United States of Tara.
Austrian Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, a drama set in a German village on the eve of World War I, scooped the Golden Globe award for best foreign language film.