No stars, no red carpet, no Rumer Willis as Miss Golden Globe and no cheesy song parody were not going to stop the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from handing out some Golden Globes to Atonement and Daniel Day-Lewis Sunday night.
Atonement, the sweeping love epic that led the field with seven nominations, looked like it was about to go home without any major wins until HFPA President Jorge Camera crowned it Best Motion Picture – Drama during the 30-minute announcement ceremony.
Reduced to a press conference due to the protracted writers’ strike, the 65th annual award show’s broadcast aired on NBC, E!, Larry King Live and the TV Guide Channel, presided over with Entertainment Tonight‘s Mary Hart, The Insider‘s Lara Spencer, Jim Moret of Inside Edition, Extra‘s Dayna Devon, E!’s Giuliana Rancic and CNN’s Brooke Anderson.
The journos took turns announcing winners — to the unsuspenseful beat of a drumroll to boot — and awarded the likes of Away From Her‘s Julie Christie for drama actress, I’m Not There‘s Cate Blanchett for supporting actress and Johnny Depp for musical/comedy actor — a first-ever Globe win for the eight-time nominated (with the last five consecutively) star.
Johnny’s film Sweeeney Todd also took honors for best musical/comedy picture, upsetting favorite Juno, which was completely shut out of the race. Triumphing over Juno‘s Ellen Page for comedy/musical actress was French star Marion Cotillard for her role as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose.
Daniel Day-Lewis’ Oscar campaign for best actor took no such hit as he bagged another award for his critically acclaimed turn in the oil drama There Will Be Blood.
Equally safe is No Country for Old Men‘s Javier Bardem, who beat out Casey Affleck and Sacha Baron Cohen for supporting actor. While upset in best picture, No Country did score screenplay honors for screenwriters/directors Ethan and Joel Coen.
Over in TV land, retro freshman drama Mad Men was the big winner, sweeping drama series and drama actor for Jon Hamm.
Quirky comedies Extras and 30 Rock got a pat on the back from the HFPA with the former winning comedy series and the latter earning a comedy actress thumbs-up for funny lady Tina Fey.
A winner 11 years ago for The X-Files, David Duchovny received a bookend Globe, taking comedy actor for his Showtime series Califonication while Jeremy Piven gave his two Emmys a friend on the mantle — he was named best supporting actor for Entourage.
The full list of winners is below.
Motion Picture – Drama: Atonement
Motion Picture –Musical or Comedy: Sweeney Todd
Actor – Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Actress – Drama: Julie Christie, Away From Her
Actor – Musical or Comedy: Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Actress – Musical or Comedy: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Supporting Actor: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
Director: Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Screenplay: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, No Country for Old Men
Original Song: "Guaranteed," Eddie Vedder, Into the Wild
Original Score: Dario Marianelli, Atonement
Animated Feature: Ratatouille
Foreign Language Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, France
Series – Drama: Mad Men
Actor – Drama: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Actress – Drama: Glenn Close, Damages
Series – Musical or Comedy: Extras
Actor – Musical or Comedy: David Duchovny, Californication
Actress – Musical or Comedy: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Miniseries or TV Movie: Longford
Actor – Miniseries or TV Movie: Jim Broadbent, Longford
Actress – Miniseries or TV Movie: Queen Latifah, Life Support
Supporting Actor: Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Supporting Actress: Samantha Morton, Longford
By Joyce Eng