Monday, January 15, 2007

Golden Globes: Babel wins Best Drama, Dreamgirls wins best musical/comedy

Yes, you can go to imdb to see the full list right now.

Babel (Paramount Vantage, dir. Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu) with its layered story linking characters around the world, like dots to be connected, wins best picture. This is a big and fulfilling film from Mexico, that goes to Morocco and Japan, with stunning photography in what looks like VistaVision.

Best musical or comedy was Dreamgirls (Dreamworks, dir Bill Condon), an appropriate musical for Martin Luther King day.

The Queen gave Helen Mirren best actress in a drama.

Forest Whitaker took the dramatic award for actor for his riveting performance of the butcher Idi Amin, in The Last King of Scotland.

Sacha Baron Cohen gave a scatalogical speech after accepting best actor in a comedy for Borat. Jake Gyllenhaal did a preview in drag (not too radical), and Justin Timberlake actually did the first presentation (in a business suit; no disfiguring tattoos as in "Alpha Dog").

Best song was "Song of the Heart" fron Happy Feet.

Picture: a silver globe (diving bell) at the Washington Navy Yard.

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