Avatar soars to Golden Globe triumphs

By Branko Brkic 18 January 2010

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:



  • 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).



  • 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.”



  • 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


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