Golden Globes 2010 winners: 'Avatar' wins best picture, drama

James Cameron was again the king of the world as the 2010 Golden Globe Awards were handed out tonight in Beverly Hills. His groundbreaking Avatar won Best Picture, Drama, and Cameron won Best Director.

The Hangover was the surprise winner for Best Picture, Musical/Comedy. Also in movie categories, Jeff Bridges took Best Actor, Drama, for Crazy Heart and Robert Downey Jr. nabbed the Best Actor nod for Musical/Comedy, while Meryl Streep won Best Actress, Musical/Comedy, for Julie & Julia and Sandra Bullock took the honors for Best Actress, Drama for The Blind Side.

On the TV side, Dexter fared well, snagging Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards for Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow, respectively. Of the new crop of TV shows, Julianna Marguiles won Best Actress, Drama, for The Good Wife and the gang from Glee took home the award for Best Musical/Comedy TV series. Mad Men notched its third consecutive win for Best TV Drama.

The full list of winners is below. Also, check out our report card of the night’s best fashion and see how our readers rated 30 Golden Globes looks; peruse our picks for the evening’s best/worst moments; get Dave Karger’s analysis of how the Globes winners (and losers) will impact the Oscar race; and read our reports from backstage and the after-parties in L.A.

FILM AWARDS

Best Picture, Drama
Avatar WINNER
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
Up in the Air

Best Picture, Musical/Comedy
The Hangover WINNER
500 Days of Summer
It’s Complicated
Julie & Julia
Nine

Best Director
James Cameron, Avatar WINNER
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Clint Eastwood, Invictus
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor, Musical/Comedy
Robert Downey, Jr., Sherlock Holmes WINNER
Matt Damon, The Informant!
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 500 Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

Best Actress, Musical/Comedy
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia WINNER
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Julia Roberts, Duplicity
Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated

Best Actress, Drama
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side WINNER
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

Best Actor, Drama
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart WINNER
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Tobey Maguire, Brothers

Film, Best Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique, Precious WINNER
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Julianne Moore, A Single Man

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds WINNER
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

Best Screenplay
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner,
Up in the Air WINNER
Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell, District 9
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Film
Up WINNER
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess & The Frog

Best Song
“The Weary Kind,” Crazy Heart WINNER
“Cinema Italiano,” Nine
“I Want to Come Home,” Everybody’s Fine
“I Will See You,” Avatar
“Winter,” Brothers

Best Score
Up WINNER
The Informant!
Avatar
A Single Man
Where the Wild Things Are

Best Foreign Language Film
The White Ribbon WINNER

Baria
Broken Embraces
The Maid
A Prophet

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Martin Scorsese

TV AWARDS

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Mad Men (AMC) WINNER

Big Love (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
House (Fox)
True Blood (HBO)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Glee (FOX) WINNER
30 Rock (NBC)
Entourage (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Grey Gardens (HBO) WINNER
Georgia O’Keefe (Lifetime)
Into the Storm (HBO)
Little Dorrit (PBS)
Taking Chance (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette, United States of Tara WINNER
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock WINNER
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Michael C. Hall, Dexter WINNER
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife WINNER
Glenn Close, Damages
January Jones, Mad Men
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES,
MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
John Lithgow, Dexter WINNER

Michael Emerson, Lost
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
William Hurt, Damages
Jeremy Piven, Entourage

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A
SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Chloe Sevigny, Big Love WINNER

Jane Adams, Hung
Rose Byrne, Damages
Jane Lynch, Glee
Janet McTeer, Into the Storm

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance WINNER
Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Endgame
Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keefe

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION
PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens WINNER
Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keefe
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
Anna Paquin, The Courageous Heart of Irena
Sendler

Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

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  • Susan

    It would’ve been nice to see Anna win, but Mo’Nique did a great job.

    • TellyB

      “I Will See You”???? EW, still the place for sharp facts-checking and accurate reporting…

    • Celia

      Mo’Nique did a BRILLIANT job in Precious. She’s the only one who should have won. The other nominees were great, but Mo’nique’s performance was amazing.

      • Rashad

        I am SO HAPPY Mo’Nique won Best Supporting Actress!!!! She was AMAZING in Precious and her acceptance speech was BEAUTIFUL!! I’m SUPER HAPPY that Glee won Best Comedy Series…That show is AWESOME!!

      • Ernest

        Monique robbed the other better talented actresses. Her roll was basic, simple–meaningful, yes, but not wow, how did she manage that? It was a basic act. Hurt Locker was robbed(picture, directing), Streep robbed Sandra(The Proposal), Ice Age 3 SHOULD have been nominated and won: IT, was robbed. Avatar was very good, but Action/Fantasy movies should no be given “Drama” awards. The tinsel minds of Hollywood are easily blinded by delirium.

      • mdw225

        It’s clear, Ernie, that you cannot be taken seriously as you cannot spell “role,” and just name-checked Ice Age 3. Sheesh.

      • Barbara

        After seeing Mo’Nique on T.V.,and then watching her transform into a completely different character like Precious; I can only say that this was the BEST ACTING I have ever seen in years! I cried, I hated her,and she just brought that character to LIFE! You deserve the OSCAR! AND THEN SOME! Smile.

  • LaTisha

    Who the **** is Toni Colette? The other nominated actresses got robbed

    • rachel

      how do you not know who toni colette is? She’s an oscar nominated movie star who stars on a good show in the showtime network called The United States of Tara.

    • amj

      Toni Colette so deserved this award. If you see her show The United States of Tara you will understand. I am so happy to see her win, I didn’t think she would be she does deserve her win.

      • Cam

        Agreed! I love Toni & USOFT!

    • VickiH

      She played Haley Joel Osmant’s mother in The Sixth Sense among other movies.

      • ad

        …should have won an oscar for the sixth sense.

    • Brian

      Stop showing your ignorance in talking about something to which you quite clearly have nothing to contribute

    • Veronica

      Tony is amazing. You should check out United States of Tara before judging. It’s guaranteed to satisfy!

    • fiveagainstone

      Seriously, you have no clue who Toni Collette is, LaTisha? You need to rent the following: MURIEL’S WEDDING, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, THE SIXTH SENSE, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, IN HER SHOES. Then you WILL know who she is.

      • Taylor

        Her best movie is Clockwatchers, by far. That recent stuff doesn’t compare people!

      • Celia

        Toni Collette is NOT in My Best Friend’s Wedding.

      • DaniVT

        Maybe you are thinking of Rachel Griffiths in My Best Friend’s Wedding?

      • claudenorth

        It was a long time before I realized that the actresses who gave such great performances in Muriel’s Wedding, The Sixth Sense, 8 1/2 Women, About a Boy, and The Hours (among others) were actually just one terrifically talented woman named Toni Collette.

      • Michael

        And About A Boy… one of Collette’s best performances.

    • Celia

      I actually just watched the pilot for United States of Tara and her performance on that show is pretty amazing. She really captures those different personalities so well. It’s almost scary how good she is. She definitely deserved to win.

  • noam

    toni collette? really? love her as an actress, but find united states of tara to be awful…perhaps i just wanted courteney cox to win too much…

    • Ne_Oublie

      I was rooting for Edie Falco.

      • Lashae

        Me too. Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie is great.

  • mishka

    “Women sacrifice!” Kudos to terrific Mo’Nique!!! Now head for SAG and OSCAR!!!

    • psychoanalyzer

      Mo’nique was amazing! Best speech of the night so far. Loved her!

    • amj

      I agree Mo’Nique is pretty awesome! The thing I love about her is her fantastic ability to be so normal and so amazing at the same time.

    • mishka

      Horror: Jane Lynch has been robbed, shame on HFPA. That’s why People Choice Awards exist, critics and so called pros act like tools sometimes.
      Jennifer Aniston, WTH was that vent, woman???
      It’s a shame Brad Pitt wasn’t there to support his nominated movie, just because Ms Jolie didn’t want to go and didn’t want him to bound on Aniston’s vent. Btw, I hope while sitting at home, she’s trying to braid Zahara’s hair! The girl is AA, she can’t just fluff her hair when she gets out of bed like her sisters, her hair needs to be done, Angelina. Or you get a braided AA nanny or you buy some relaxer, but don’t let go out with a messy hair. I know it’s not the subject, but I needed to write this somewhere.

      • sure

        get a life

    • mishka

      DON’T STOP BELIEVING! GLEE WINS BEST COMEDY SERIES, OMG!!!!!!!!

      • mishka

        And The Hangover winning : CLASSIC!

      • Olga

        OMG i know, soooo exciting!!! yay GLEE!!!

        Ughh you know something that i wish they would change? Is the fact that they have best actor/actress for tv in all catagories (Drama, comedy and Mini-series) But when it comes to the supporting actor catagory they just have Best supporting actor in a series, mini-series or motion picture for tv. I think some of the great supporting actors would have a better chance at being recognized for their role if they would break up that catagory a bit, like Jane Lynch, so deserved it but when you put her against serious actors and it comes down to critics, whos going to win? No suprise :(

  • RJ

    John Lithgow? Are you kidding me? His time passed some years ago. So much for these awards to be of any true value

    • Angel2480

      Seriously?!?! They should have just handed that award to him on the day that nominations were announced. He was SPECTACULAR on Dexter. Well deserved!

      • noam

        john lithgow’s turn on dexter was freakin’ phenomenal. THAT’S an award totally deserved.

      • amj

        I agree with noam, there was no contest here Lithgow had that one totally nailed down. His turn on Dexter was freakin’ phenomenal as you stated!

    • Shannon

      Okay, you clearly do not watch Dexter…he was creepily AMAZING on Dexter this season and definitely deserved to win.

      • Ne_Oublie

        And naked…

      • Jeremy

        Lithgow was totally mesmerizing along with the entire season of Dexter. I thought it was much better than Mad Men as well. Michael Hall and Lithgow had me wanting more after each episode.

    • rachel

      RJ, you obviously have not see a single episode of Dexter.

    • Celia

      Um. John Lithgow was brilliant on Dexter. He was the only winner!

      • Skip182

        That’s because he’s the only one who can act on that show. Seriously the worst actors ever.

      • suuuure

        yeah skip, the other actors are sooo bad. I guess that’s why michael c hall won best actor huh?

      • Merideth

        Best acted show on TV by a mile. Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow were a master class in acting, and the rest of the cast is also superb especially Jennifer Carpenter.

      • Celia

        Skip, what the hell are you talking about? Every actor on Dexter is brilliant. When I heard they were going to kill a major character, there wasn’t one that I wanted to lose. They’re all amazing actors and bring their own unique talent to the show.

    • lmb

      You obviously did not see DEXTER this season. John Lithgow did an awesome job! His award was well-deserved.

    • Celia

      Okay. Don’t even talk until you’ve seen him on Dexter. Only someone who did NOT see him on that show can even THINK of writing the words you just wrote! That man was BRILLIANT!! John Lithgow had already won that award from the first episode of Season 4 of Dexter.

    • Merideth

      ARe you kidding me? Did you even watch the absolutely mind blowing season of Dexter this year??? Lithgow was phenomenal. There was no contest who should have won that award this year.

  • Dave

    Totally called the Toni Collette win in Ken Tucker’s prediction gallery. I don’t know why people think she won’t win. Her role in United States of Tara has “award-winning” all over it. The voters love to award people who take on multiple-personality roles.

    • Moxie

      Plus, she freakin’ amazing as Tara! And Buck. And T. And Alice.

    • Mac

      The Globes are hard to predict because you don’t know whether they will go for style or substance (RDJ for Sherlock Holmes over anyone else in the category?! He’s a great guy, but clearly won a popularity contest). As for Toni, turns out the GG went for substance.

      • Bob

        He’s one of the most talented actors today, easily. Get your brain checked, he did a fabulous job in Sherlock Holmes. He WAS that movie, and he IS every movie he’s in…

      • Menchy

        He is… Robert Downey jr. in every movie he’s in. That’s the problem. If he actually tried… acting

  • Ne_Oublie

    Congrats to John Lithgow and Michael C. Hall!

  • Angel2480

    SO SO SO HAPPY that Michael C. Hall finally won!!!

    • amj

      I totally agree, I didn’t think that he would even though I know that he should. So glad for him, he definitely deserves to be recognized he is phenomenal.

    • madd

      Yes!!! He such an amazing actor. I still can’t believe this was his first win.

    • Lashae

      He’s been overlooked for so long and it was about time he won. I was so happy.

    • gen

      Is this his first one? He definitely has deserved it for a long time. Even though I would’ve been happy if Jon Hamm won too because more time with that man on any screen makes the world a better place. He even makes beards sexy!!!

    • jezlebel

      Finally. I loved Michael C. Hall since Six Feet Under. So glad he finally won.

      • sarah

        agreed… he deserved a globe for david as well… it’s his time! he’s fantastic.

      • Jilly

        So so happy that Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges won!! Two of the nicest and most under-rated actors in Hollywood. I hope they win the Oscars. Hooray for AVATAR.

    • Merideth

      Agreed. Soooo happpy this brilliant and classy man was FINALLY recognized for his mesmerizing work. He is truly one of our finest actors. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery Michael :)

  • Megan

    So glad Mo’Nique and Julianna won..great job ladies!

  • Tracy C.

    First off Dexter is an awesome show!!!! Michael C. Hall/John Lithgow deserved to win, they were both awesome this season. Toni Collette is good in United States of Tara…Courtney Cox, really?? That show sucks……I do wish Anna Pacquin would have won…Maybe next year!!

  • Ne_Oublie

    I am happy to see Michael Giacchino win. I love the work he does for Lost and Fringe too.

    • ks

      Me too! I love the soundtrack for Star Trek as well-well desearved win

  • caebin2004

    Dexter for Best Drama Series as well, perfect season

    • Ne_Oublie

      Ditto

    • amj

      Nope, knew that Mad Men would win. They love that show. I have yet to see an episode..guess I will have to catch up with it. I would have loved to see a Dexter win as it was its best season yet and it was riveting! The season finale left me awestruck.

      • caebin2004

        I love love love Mad Men but Dexter had a standout season

      • amj

        I guess I really will have to check Mad Men out. Seems everyone really loves that show.

    • Celia

      It should have won. Who watches Mad Men? I tried to watch that show and found it boring. Plus it’s already won 3! They should’ve given it to Dexter.

      • gen

        Could you please tell me what shows you like? I’m trying hard not to be a bitch, but you’re the first person I’ve heard of who has tried to watch Mad Men and didn’t like it.

      • amj

        I do agree with you, Dexter should’ve won but I think we all knew that Mad Men would.

      • Cynthia

        Um, there’s a lot of people out there who’ve tried to watch Mad Men and found it boring. For people who prefer plot-driven shows, it’s a total snooze-fest. NOTHING happens. I rented the 1st season DVD and couldn’t get through an episode without dozing off.

      • Merideth

        Celia and Cynthia-THANK YOU! My husband and I also tried to watch Mad Men and could not finish and episode without falling asleep. The glacial pacing of the episodes is just painful to watch, and we have several friends who had the same complaint. Dexter should have won best drama this year no contest. Runners up-True Blood and Breaking Bad which wasn’t even nominated.

      • Celia

        @gen: I might give Mad Men another chance, but it was just boring to me. I love a lot of shows, obviously Dexter is one of them. I usually watch anything that’s interesting and can hold my attention.

  • ks

    Alec Baldwin for the win? Am I the only one who finds him not funny? oh well, congrats

  • Dorchester

    Sweet for Mo’Nique, Meryl and Alec.

  • caebin2004

    Bummed Inglorious didn’t win screenplay

    • gen

      Or director, or picture!!!!! I freakin loved that movie. It was better than Avatar in every way. The acting, the humor, the message, the drama. Avatar was a cheap piece of Hollywood popcorn. It did not deserve a single award (unless they have a CG award. I’ll give them that).

      • KarenNJ

        “Cheap piece of Hollywood popcorn.” I like that, think it describes Avatar perfectly.

      • hey

        I love Avatar! But yeah it would have been way cooler for Basterds to win.

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