Gold makes the Globe go round

January 16, 2007 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

Bill Condon’s DreamGirls and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Babel were the big winners in last night’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, taking home the Best Comedy/Musical and Best Drama awards respectively. 

There were no surprises in the drama acting categories, The Queen’s Helen Mirren and The Last King of Scotland’s Forest Whitaker picked up the Best Actress and Actor awards respectively. The two have cleaned up at awards ceremonies so far and last night’s success makes them a safe-bet for Oscar success. 

Meryl Streep was awarded a globe for Best Actress in a comedy/musical for her role in The Devil Wears Prada and surprisingly, Sacha Baron Cohen was named Best Actor in a comedy/musical for his hilarious role as Kazakhstani television presenter Borat. The actor was grateful to the American people in his acceptance speech. “Thank you to every American who has not sued me so far,” he said.  

Clint Eastwood lost out to long-time Oscar-loser Martin Scorsese in the Best Director category. The award, for his Boston gangster film The Departed, is the second globe the director has earned, the first for Gangs of New York in 2003. However, the night was not a complete loss for Oscar-winner Eastwood, whose World War II film Letters from Iwo Jima was named Best Foreign Language Film. 

The Golden Globes are often a good indication of Oscar-favourites, and besides one or two small surprises, it appears that there are some pretty safe bets in Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker. However, the Oscars do not split the categories into drama, comedy or musical, so it’ll be interesting to see DreamGirls and Babel pitted against each other. If you’re in the grasps of the evil Gamblor and simply have to throw some money down on the event, we reckon Babel is the safer bet.*  

*IT CAME FROM THE BLOG! is not responsible for any losses, damages or marital breakdown that may occur as a result of betting on an inadvisable choice for Oscar success.

Pictures: Thumbnail: Helen Mirren, Top Left: Sacha Baron Cohen, Middle Right: Martin Scorsese, Bottom Left: Forest Whitaker 

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