Kate Winslet scored a stunning double triumph at the 66th GoldenGlobes last night while SlumdogMillionaire upset the form guide andshut out pre-show joint favourites The Curious Case Of BenjaminButtonand Frost/Nixon.
Winslet made herself an Oscar frontrunner after taking home the first two Globes of her career for best actress in a drama for DreamWorks-Paramount’s Revolutionary Road and supporting actress for The Weinstein Company’s The Reader. She had previously been nominated five times.
Slumdog Millionaire won best drama, director for Danny Boyle, screenplay for Simon Beaufoy and score for A R Rahman.
It was an extraordinary success for the Film4 and Celador Films production, which is released in North America through Fox Searchlight.
Neither The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, released in North America through Paramount and by Warner Bros internationally, nor Universal’s Frost/Nixon managed to translate any of their five nominations into a
The Weinstein Company’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona won best musical or comedy while in another triumph for British talent, Sally Hawkins was named best actress in a musical or comedy for Miramax’s Happy-Go-Lucky.
Mickey Rourke drew raucous applause when he won best dramatic actor for Fox Searchlight’s The Wrestler and Colin Farrell took top musical or comedy acting honours for Focus Features’ In Bruges.
The late Heath Ledger was named best supporting actor for Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight in a choice that drew prolonged and respectful applause.
Sony Pictures Classics’ Waltz With Bashir won best foreign language films and Buena Vista’s Wall-E tooK the animated feature prize.
Golden Globes winners
Best film (drama)
Best film (musical or comedy)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best actor (drama)
Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Best actress (drama)
Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)
Best actor (musical or comedy)
Colin Farrell (In Bruges)
Best actress (musical or comedy)
Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)
Best supporting actor
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Best supporting actress
Kate Winslet (The Reader)
Best foreign language film
Waltz with Bashir
Best animated feature film
Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best original song
The Wrestler (The Wrestler)
Best original score
AR Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire)