Atonement Takes Two Golden Globes



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But Keira Knightley pipped to actress award by Julie Christie

Atonement Takes Two Golden Globes

ATONEMENT and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street were the big winners at last night's Golden Globes (13.01.08).

Johnny Depp won Best Performance By An Actor In A Comedy Or Musical for his portrayal of the murderous London barber in Sweeney Todd.... The macabre musical was also named Best Comedy or Musical.

Atonement, starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, picked up the gongs for Best Drama along with Best Original Score. However, Knightley - who played Cecilia Tallis in the World War II drama, which had led the way with seven nominations - lost out on Best Performance By An Actress In A Drama to Julie Christie. Christie, who portrayed a woman succumbing to Alzheimer's in Away From Her. won the award ahead of fellow nominees Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett.

Christie said: "Thank you very much indeed for this award, which I will share with our wonderful director, who made it all possible, and the terrific cast and crew."

The winners were announced during a news conference broadcast on US channel NBC News. The prestigious event - which is organised by the Hollywood Foreign Press - was due to take place at California's Beverly Hilton Hotel, but was axed due to the Hollywood writers' strike.

Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Performance By An Actor In A Drama for his portrayal of an oil baron in There Will Be Blood. This is the actor's first Golden Globe despite four previous nominations.

Cate Blanchett saw off stiff competition from Julia Roberts, Amy Ryan, Tilda Swinton and Saoirse Ronan to win Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture. Cate, who portrayed rock legend Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, said in a statement: "I wish circumstances would allow me to be there. Firstly thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this recognition. I'd like to thank above all else Todd Haynes for his flair, his chutzpach and his vision. As this is a true ensemble piece, I share this totally with Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere and Ben Whishaw. And of course none of this would be possible without the great man himself, Bob Dylan, wherever you are, whoever you are, I thank you deeply."

No Country For Old Men was also a double winner last night. Javier Bardem was given the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture award, while Ethan and Joel Coen won a Globe for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Rataouille defeated Bee Movie and The Simpsons Movie to be named Best Animated Feature Film.

David Duchovny won Best Performance By An Actor In A Comedy Or Musical Television Series for his new show Californication.

Meanwhile, Ricky Gervais continued his love affair with the American awards circuit, Extras winning the Best TV series (comedy or musical) gong.

Golden Globes 2008 full list of winners:

Best Motion Picture - Drama: Atonement

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama:Julie Christie, Away From Her

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical: Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical: Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Best Animated Feature Film: Ratatouille

Best Foreign Language Film: The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (France and USA)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture: Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men

Best Director - Motion Picture: Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, No Country for Old Men

Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Dario Marianelli, Atonement

Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Guaranteed, Into The Wild, music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder

Best Television Series - Drama: Mad Men

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series - Drama: Glenn Close, Damages

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series - Drama: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical: Extras

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical: Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical: David Duchovny, Californication

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Longford

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Queen Latifah, Life Support

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Jim Broadbent, Longford

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Samantha Morton, Longford

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television: Jeremy Piven, Entourage




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