Mad Men voted best on TV while Avatar scoops big screen honour

2010-01-19 11:26

Ricky Gervais, the comedian, actor, film-maker and writer of the

deadpan, cringe worthy series The Office played host at this year’s star-studded

Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverley Hilton Hotel in California on Sunday


The category Best Television Drama Series was highly contested,

with big names Big Love, Dexter, Mad Men, House and the popular True Blood, but

it was Mad Men which stole top honours. Dexter received two wins this year, with

Michael C Hall for taking home Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series,

and John Lithgow for Best Supporting Actor in a Series.

The Comedy/Musical category saw Glee taking top honours as Best

Television Comedy/Musical Series; Toni Collette as Best Actress in a Comedy for

United States of Tara; Alec Baldwin as Best Actor in a Comedy for 30 Rock. Grey

Gardens, scooped the award for Best Mini-Series and Best Performance by an

Actress in a mini-series (Drew Barrymore).

The big-screen winner of the evening was James Cameron’s

blockbuster 3-D film Avatar which took home the Best Drama and Best Director

awards. The hilarious Las Vegas stag night film, The Hangover, also took home a

statue for Best Picture in the Musical or Comedy category.

Jeff Bridges wono the accolade as Best Actor for the film Crazy

Heart while Sandra Bullock took home the honours for Blind Side.

Both Robert Downey Jr (Sherlock Holmes) and Meryl Streep (Julia and

Julia) took the Best Male and Female actors in a musical or comedy award,


Other movie awards went to:

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for

Inglourious Basterds.

Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique for Precious,

based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

Foreign Language: The White Ribbon.

Animated Film: Up

Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

for Up in the Air.

Original Score: Michael Giacchino for the

animated feature Up.

Original Song: The Weary Kind – the theme from

Crazy Heart – written by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett.

The television awards were:

Series, Drama: Mad Men, AMC.

Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall for Dexter.

Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies for The Good


Series, Musical or Comedy: Glee.

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin for 30


Actress, Musical or Comedy: Toni Collette for

United States of Tara.

Miniseries or Movie: Grey Gardens on HBO.

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Bacon for

Taking Chance.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Drew Barrymore

for Grey Gardens.

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie:

John Lithgow for Dexter.

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or

Movie: Chloe Sevigny for Big Love.

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