| On Monday, January 15th on NBC the Golden Globes aired its 64th annual event recognizing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's choices for the best performances in both film and television.
The first award of the evening for best supporting actress went to Jennifer Hudson of former "American Idol" fame. Stunned, she accepted her award for her strong performance in "Dreamgirls" and even managed to pull out the comedy when she stated "you don't know how much this does for my confidence." Speaking of confidence, there may have been a little owed to Eddie Murphy when after 25 years in showbiz he took home his first ever Golden Globe for "Dreamgirls." It is certainly hard to ignore the trifecta that "Dreamgirls" brought Monday night when it also pulled in Best Motion Picture.
Up against "Dreamgirls" was "Borat: Cultural Learnings Of
America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan."
While it did not win Best Motion Picture, actor Sacha Baron Cohen took home the award for Best Actor- Muical or Comedy. He took the stage as himself (not as Borat as he did in press releases prior) and managed to make a few jaws drop as he explained the darker, uglier side of America he had seen while making "Borat.."
There were surprises in the television categories as far as winners were concerned. On the Drama side, "Grey's Anatomy" pulled out a win in a category that also featured strong nominees like "24," "Heroes" and "Lost."
Up against heavyweights like Kiefer Sutherland ("24") and Patrick Dempsey ("Grey's Anatomy"), Hugh Laurie of "House" stole the award for Best Actor, for a second year in a row.
In the comedy cateogries, "Ugly Betty" pulled out surprise wins for both itself as Best Comedy, and Best Actress in a Comedy for its star America Ferrera. I have to admit, I was rooting for "The Office" in the Comedy category.
In the other upset of the night, going up against previous favorites Steve Carrell ("The Office") and Tony Shaloub ("Monk"), Alec Baldwin walked away with the Best Actor, Comedy, for his role in the NBC show "30 Rock."
The stars were definitely out and shining bright on Monday night. Here is the list of all the winners from the 64th Annual Golden Globes:
*Best Picture, Drama: "Babel"
*Best Actress, Drama: Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
*Best Actor, Drama: Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"
*Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: "Dreamgirls"
*Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"
*Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"
*Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
*Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
*Best Director: Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"
*Best Movie Screenplay: Peter Morgan, "The Queen"
*Best Foreign Language: "Letters From Iwo Jima," USA/Japan
*Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, "The Painted Veil"
*Best Original Song: "The Song of the Heart" from "Happy Feet" / written by Prince
*Best Animated Film: "Cars"
*Best Series, Drama: "Grey's Anatomy," ABC
*Best Actress, Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
*Best Actor, Drama: Hugh Laurie, "House"
*Best Series, Musical or Comedy: "Ugly Betty," ABC
*Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
*Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
*Best Miniseries or movie: "Elizabeth I," HBO
*Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, "Elizabeth I"
*Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Bill Nighy, "Gideon's Daughter"
*Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Emily Blunt, "Gideon's Daughter"
*Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jeremy Irons, "Elizabeth I"
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Warren Beatty
Maleah Moran, Entertainment Spectrum