The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Monday, Jan. 15. It was the biggest non-Olympic Monday in two years, and had the most viewers overall in seven years. Two new faces received awards this year. Jennifer Hudson was awarded Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her role in “Dreamgirls”. Hudson was previously known for being a finalist in the “American Idol” competition. “You don’t know what this does for my confidence,” she stated in an interview after receiving the award.
She also said that she “Always dreamed big but never imagined anything like this.” Her co-star, Eddie Murphy won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his role as Jimmy Early, an ambitious young singer. On top of that, the film itself won Best Motion Picture.
The other new winner of the night was America Ferrrera, who plays the lovable Ugly Betty on the new hit show. She can mostly be remembered for her work in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” in which she played Carmen and softened the hearts of best friends everywhere.
“Ugly Betty” also grabbed the Best Television Series award, beating out other popular shows like “Desperate Housewives,” “The Office,” and “Entourage.”
The highly acclaimed film, “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” was not without its winner.
Handsome Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrayed Borat, won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.
Another winner, this one not a huge surprise, was that for Best Televison Series-Drama, which went to “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Although “Lost” and “24” were also in this category, “Grey’s” has increasingly become one of the most popular shows on television. It seems as though ABC was the dominating factor in this years Golden Globe awards.
Other winners included the following:
*Meryl Streep for her lead role in “The Devil Wears Prada.”
*Hugh Laurie for his role as Dr. House
*Kyra Sedgewick as a ruthless detective in TNT’s “The Closer.”
*Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock.”
*Helen Mirren for her role as the “Queen in Elizabeth I.”
*Emily Blunt in “Gideon’s Daughter”, she was also nominated in film for a Supporting Actress in “The Devil Wears Prada.”
*”Babel,” for Best Motion Picture
*”Cars,” for Best Animated Feature Film
*Martin Scorsese, in the Best Director category for his film “The Departed.”
At this year’s Golden Globe Awards, there were a few surprising victories, and then those that were predictable. America Ferrera and Jennifer Hudson were two new faces in a familiar large crowd of celebrities. Eddie Murphy and Meryl Streep added to the category of Golden Globe veterans. Another year of Golden Globes down. Now we can look forward to the Oscars!