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Golden Globe Winners

sweeney-todd-02.jpg Sweeney Todd wins Best Musical/Comedy at the Golden Globes (Dreamworks)   The Broadcast Film Critics' Critics' Award got dispensation from the Writers' Guild and got to have a ceremony with celebrities. But tonight, in what may be a precursor to what the Oscars will be like if the writers' strike continues, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) held a thirty minute press conference rather than a three-hour ceremony to present its annual Golden Globe Award. Presenters from nightly entertainment news TV shows tried to maintain an awkward balance between showing support for the striking writers and paying respect to the HFPA that was putting on the event.

Atonement won the top award for Best Drama but lost out in most other categories. Juno got shut out. Sweeney Todd , benefiting from the separation of musical/Comedy from drama picked up awards for Best Musical and Best Actor for Johnny Depp. And there was no suprise when Daniel Day Lewis and Julie Christie took top drama acting awards for There Will Be Blood and Away From Her , respectively. Cable once again beat out the network for most of the TV awards. But no one was there to accept awards or looked shocked when they were passed over, and some of the smaller films that won may not get the bump at the box office with this press conference format.

Angela Carone
January 15, 2008 at 01:34 AM
Ugh, I can't believe that Atonement won over There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men. It just doesn't make any sense. I couldn't watch the "ceremony." I loathe Ryan Seacrest. -----

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