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19 January 2010 :: 12:01:15 pm 8873

Avatar & Bullock Take Out Top Honors at the Golden Globes

The groundbreaking science-fiction blockbuster “Avatar” took top honors at the 67th Golden Globes on Sunday, winning both best motion picture and best director awards.
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United States, the 18th of January 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Critically acclaimed director James Cameron (Titanic, Terminator) is on course to break his own records with the epic “Avatar” flick, set to surpass Titanic as the highest-grossing film in history. The movie is hailed as a cinematic milestone for its use of state-of-the-art 3D cameras and motion capture technology, so it comes as no real surprise that the movie dominated proceedings and is now hailed as the front-runner for Oscars honors.

 

Accepting the best director award, a delighted Cameron explained that he was expecting his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow to take out the award for her powerful war drama “The Hurt Locker.” Cameron exclaimed, “I’m unprepared. Frankly I thought Kathryn was going to get this. Make no mistake I’m very grateful.”

“This is the best job in the world,” Cameron told a star-studded audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel after accepting the best motion picture drama award. Since its release in December, “Avatar” has earned an astonishing 1.6 billion dollars worldwide and is rapidly closing in on the 1.8 billion dollar record of Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winner “Titanic.”

The Golden Globes are seen as a precursor to the ultimate prize of an Oscar, which this year will take place on the 7th of March. The Globes often help decide the frontrunners for best picture contenders at the Oscars, however fantasy films have rarely been rewarded with top honors, so it is expected that “Avatar” will face some stiff competition from Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” Tarentino’s “Inglorious Bastards,” “Precious” and “Up In The Air.” Nominations for the Oscars will be announced on the 2nd of February, with Avatar now expected to be installed as favorite.

Losers on the night included; “Up In The Air” with six nominations the cast and crew had to be content with just the one Globe, for best screenplay. Another big disappointment was the musical, “Nine” which was five times nominated but managed to go home empty handed, largely due to the popularity of the raucous comedy flick “The Hangover.”

Best drama actor went to veteran Jeff Bridges [60] for his portrayal of a washed up country singer in “Crazy Heart,” whilst best drama actress went to Sandra Bullock [45] for her portrayal of southern housewife Leigh Anne Tuohy in “The Blind Side,” the true story of Michael Oher a homeless African American taken in by Tuohy, who went on to become and American Football star with the Baltimore Ravens.  

Hollywood Icon Meryl Streep took out a record seventh Golden Globe for her portrayal of celebrity chef Julia Child in “Julia & Julia.” The 60 year old won in the best comedy actress category where she was also nominated for her performance in “It’s Complicated.”

Robert Downey Jr won in the best comedy actor category for his performance as the legendary Victorian super-sleuth “Sherlock Holmes.” Best supporting acting awards went to Austria’s Christoph Waltz for “Inglorious Basterds” and Mo’Nique for “Precious.”

Reporter : John Weston   Photo : Internet   Category : Entertainment News

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