Golden Globes 2009: The Winners

At the Beverly Hills Hotel the stars have walked the red carpet and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will try to be a little more classy than that other Academy.

The 66th Golden Globe Awards are underway at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Wiltshire Boulevarde. The old hotel was opened in 1955 by Conrad Hilton which has been a home to the event for over 50 years.

Acknowledging both film and television awards, the Globes are always seen as the best indicator of where the Oscars will fall in March. But the Globes, selected by journos from around the world, always aspire to choose with just a tad more discernment than the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A few years ago, Ricky Gervais left the audience asking “Ricky who?” How right the HFPA was….

Here is a list of television winners as they come to hand. In Australia you can only watch the Globes on TV via Arena, live to air from 12 midday and repeated at 8:30pm. Sadly Free to Air networks didn’t get their invite this year.

NOMINEES (winners in bold)

Best television series drama
“In Treatment”
“Mad Men”
“True Blood”

Best television musical or comedy
“The Office”
“30 Rock”

Best miniseries of made-for-television movie
“Bernard and Doris”
“John Adams”
“A Raisin in the Sun”

Best actor in a television series, drama
Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, “The Tudors”

Best actress in a television series, drama
Sally Field, “Brothers & Sisters”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Best actor in a miniseries or movie
Ralph Fiennes, “Bernard and Doris”
Paul Giamatti, “John Adams”
Kevin Spacey, “Recount”
Kiefer Sutherland, “24: Redemption”
Tom Wilkinson, “Recount”

Best actress in a miniseries or movie
Judi Dench, “Cranford”
Catherine Keener, “An American Crime”
Laura Linney, “John Adams”
Shirley MacLaine, “Coco Chanel”
Susan Sarandon, “Bernard and Doris”

Best actor in a television series, musical or comedy
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Kevin Connolly, “Entourage”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”

Best actress in a television series, musical or comedy
Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?”
America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Debra Messing, “The Starter Wife”
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds”

Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or made-for-television movie
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
Denis Leary, “Recount”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”
Blair Underwood, “In Treatment”
Tom Wilkinson, “John Adams”

Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or made-for-television movie
Eileen Atkins, “Cranford”
Laura Dern, “Recount”
Melissa George, “In Treatment”
Rachel Griffiths, “Brothers & Sisters”
Dianne Wiest, “In Treatment”

and:  Heath Ledger wins.

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20 Responses

  1. More deserving than Mary Louise?! Were we watching the same show?! Weeds has become a self indulgent mess this season, and sadly, not a funny one at that. And I don’t say that out of spite for the show. The first two seasons were some of the best half-hours of television around (hell, the second season finale itself deserves a place in television hall of fame), but it seemed to implode after that.

    The nail was in the coffin when they made the move out of Agrestic. At its best, Weeds was a great ensemble piece, Mary Louise was simply the cherry on top of the great sundae.

    I hope to hell the show returns to its roots, al a the current season of Scrubs, rather than take the sad fall from grace that has befouled other great shows, Grey’s Anatomy and Nip/Tuck being prime examples.

    On a side note, for how much it’s said HBO is dead, they really swept the floor clean this time round.

    And finally, Ugly Betty is still alive?

  2. Such a scam 30 Rock and Mad Men winning the awards again and again. Just because they are great shows that continue to get better somehow makes it right for them to win awards! Absurd!

    Tina Fey really deserved the award. She’s become just so natural in the role, and it’s one of the few shows I really look forward to watching (I relegated myself to buying season passes off US iTunes for it and The Office).

    True Blood was a real surprise for me. It started off, well, not weak, but so vastly different from Six Feet Under that I was just taken aback, but by the end of the first season I ended up in love with the show. I’m really looking forward to the new slate of shows HBO has planned for this season, that and holding my breath hoping that The Life and Times of Tim gets a second.

  3. I’m afraid that I must be one of those cynical tasteless 60 year old men, because I prefer 30 Rock and Mad Men (and The Office, Pushing Daisies, Flight of the Conchords, In Treatment, Weeds etc etc) over Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, House and those other shows normal people like to watch.

    Oh, also could someone please tell me how I can earn absurb amounts of cash writing for Metacritic?

    I’m not really 60.

  4. It’s amazing the number of shows on cable/payTV getting awards and Freeview claims to have the best TV, I guess you get what you pay for 😛

    Good on all the winners and congrats to Heath for winning if he’s watching this.

  5. Yawn. More boring awards with cynical tasteless critics handing out trophies to 30 Rock and Mad Men. Its like this at every awards show and will continue to be like this for at least the next 5 years while those 2 shows are still on air. Give me the people’s choice awards anyday, at least those awards were reflective of normal people’s tastes, not just the cynical 60 year old men who get paid absurd amounts of cash to write reviews that end up on Metacritic

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