In case you weren’t one of the people who tuned into the
half-hour press conference that announced the Golden Globes recipients, here’s a rundown of the winners. I’ve listed the big categories below, but check out the full list of winners here
My reactions? All the winners are very deserving. The choices might be a bit out of touch with the average American’s movie taste (no love for Juno?), but that’s the case every year. What really strikes me is the internationalization of the award winners. This year, it looks like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has earnestly tried to live up to its name, presenting a very European list of victors. Atonement is a British film, and Julie Christie, and Daniel Day-Lewis both hail from England as well. La Vie En Rose‘s Marion Cotillard and Julian Schabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly are both French imports. Finally, Javier Bardem (pictured), winner of Best Supporting Actor – Drama, hails from Spain.
Hollywood has been emphasizing the globalization of the film world for a while now (most notably with the incessant glorification of Babel last year), but these Golden Globes are a clear sign that Americans are very slowly beginning to accept foreign films as credible works of art.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Best Actress – Drama
Julie Christie Away From Her
Best Actor – Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
Marion Cotillard La Vie En Rose
Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
Johnny Depp Sweeney Todd
Julian Schnabel The Diving Bell And The Butterfly