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Avatar Takes Best Picture at Golden Globes

Published January 18, 2010 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
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While you can check out all the Golden Globes nominations and winners at the official website, I thought I might as well point out that Avatar isn't only doing well at the box office. The film not only grabbed the award for Best Motion Pictures (for a drama) but landed James Cameron the prize for Best Director.

Avatar Wins Golden Globes

Avatar upset The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds for Best Picture, my two top contenders. The Hurt Locker, who had all the momentum going into the awards show, ended up walking away without a single award. Inglourious Basterds at least landed Christoph Waltz the trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role; something he greatly deserved.

"Quentin (Tarantino) made a big bang of a movie, and I wouldn't have dared to dream that my little world, my globe, would be part of that constellation. And now you've made it golden," Waltz said when excepting his award.

Many predicted Up in the Air to take the award for Best Picture, and I can't imagine why. Having seen the film I can confirm that it is good, but not exceptional.

When Cameron excepted the award for Best Director he made sure to give appreciation to his ex-spouse, Kathryn Bigelow, who was also nominated in the same category for The Hurt Locker. "Frankly, I thought Kathryn was gonna get this," said Cameron, who picked up his second directing Globe after 1997's Titanic. "But make no mistake, I'm very grateful."

Last, but certainly not least, a memorable speech came from Robet Downey Jr., who pulled off an upset in the bracket for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical. The actor won the award for his interpretation of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes. His surprise was apparent.

"First of all, I'd like to thank (wife) Susan Downey for telling me that Matt Damon is going win, so don't bother to prepare a speech. That was at about 10 a.m. I don't have anybody to thank. I'm sorry."

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