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Twelve years after “Titanic” swept the world, James Cameron is the king of the world again.

Hailed by global audiences (and quite a few critics, including The Daily Maverick’s Kevin Bloom) as a milestone in film-making, “Avatar”, the story about the alien world of Pandora and its fight against the human scourge, is well on its way to becoming financially the most successful movie ever. Last night in Beverly Hills, California, it picked up some top awards too. The Foreign Press Association bestowed the Golden Globe for Best Drama on “Avatar” and Best Director on James Cameron. His acceptance speech didn’t include any references of him ruling the world; perhaps he was saving himself for the Oscars ceremony.

Other notable winners were Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr. and Jeff Bridges.

Here is the entire list of the winners:

 

MOTION PICTURES

  • Best Director, James Cameron, "Avatar."
  • Best Drama: "Avatar."
  • Best Musical or Comedy: "The Hangover."
  • Actress, Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia."
  • Actress, Drama: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side."
  • Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' by Sapphire."
  • Actor, Comedy or Musical: Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes"
  • Actor, Drama: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
  • Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."
  • Foreign Language: "The White Ribbon."
  • Animated Film: "Up."
  • Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air."
  • Original Score: Michael Giacchino, "Up."
  • Original Song: "The Weary Kind" (theme from "Crazy Heart"), (written by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett).

 

TELEVISION

  • Musical or Comedy: "Glee"
  • Drama: "Mad Men"
  • Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall, "Dexter."
  • Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife."
  • Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock."
  • Actress, Musical or Comedy: Toni Collette, "United States of Tara."
  • Miniseries or Movie: "Grey Gardens," HBO.
  • Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance."
  • Actress, Miniseries or Movie: "Grey Gardens."
  • Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: John Lithgow, "Dexter."
  • Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love.”

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

  • Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin Scorsese.

The list source: MSNBC

By Staff Reporter

Photo: Producer John Landau (L) and director James Cameron pose with their award for best motion picture - drama for "Avatar" at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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