2010 Golden Globe winners

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  • Discover who won what at this year's glittering Golden Globes ceremony

    Forget Hollywood’s bright young things, last night’s glittering Golden Globes ceremony was all about celebrating old-school talent with Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep taking home the two best actress Globes and Robert Downey Jr and Jeff Bridges the two best actor prizes.


    With Ricky Gervais playing host, and the ceremony at its usual home – the Beverly Hills Hilton – the stage was set for a classic awards show, and the first in a season that promises to be as glitzy and tearful as all those that have gone before it.

    Sci-fi hit Avatar was the big hit of the night, named Best Film Drama, while its director, James Cameron, was also honoured.

    Unlike the Oscars and Screen Actor Awards, the Golden Globes also award prizes to television series and stars, paving the way for names like Chloe Sevigny – winner of a Best Actress award last night for her role in HBO’s Big Love – and Alec Baldwin – named Best Actor for his part in Tina Fey’s comedy 30 Rock – to have their five minutes on the podium.


    Read the full list of winners and nominees below…

    Best Film (Drama)
    WINNER: Avatar
    The Hurt Locker
    Inglourious Basterds
    Up In The Air

    Best Actor (Drama)
    WINNER: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
    George Clooney (Up in the Air)
    Colin Firth (A Single Man)
    Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
    Tobey Maguire (Brothers)

    Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
    WINNER: Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes)
    Matt Damon (The Informant!)
    Daniel Day-Lewis (Nine)
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer)
    Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)

    Best Actress (Drama)
    WINNER: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
    Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria)
    Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
    Carey Mulligan (An Education)
    Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)

    Best Film (Musical or Comedy)
    WINNER: The Hangover
    (500) Days of Summer
    It’s Complicated
    Julie & Julia

    Best Director
    WINNER: James Cameron (Avatar)
    Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
    Clint Eastwood (Invictus)
    Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
    Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds)

    Best Supporting Actor
    WINNER: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
    Matt Damon (Invictus)
    Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
    Christopher Plummer (Station)
    Stanley Tucci (Bones)

    Best Foreign Language Film
    WINNER: The White Ribbon
    Broken Embraces
    The Maid (La Nana)
    A Prophet

    Best Screenplay
    WINNER: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air)
    Neill Blomkamp (District 9)
    Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
    Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated)
    Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds)

    Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)
    WINNER: Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
    Sandra Bullock (The Proposal)
    Marion Cotillard (Nine)
    Julia Roberts (Duplicity)
    Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated)

    Best Original Score
    WINNER: Michael Giacchino (Up)
    Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant!)
    James Horner (Avatar)
    Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man)
    Karen O, Carter Burwell (Where the Wild Things Are)

    Best Original Song
    WINNER: ‘The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)’ (Crazy Heart)
    ‘Cinema Italiano’ (Nine)
    ‘I Want to Come Home’ (Everybody’s Fine)
    ‘I Will See You’ (Avatar)
    ‘Winter’ (Brothers)

    Best Animated Feature Film
    WINNER: Up
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    The Princess and the Frog

    Best Supporting Actress
    WINNER: Mo’Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire)
    Penelope Cruz (Nine)
    Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
    Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
    Julianne Moore (A Single Man)

    Best Comedy or Musical Series

    WINNER: Glee
    30 Rock
    Modern Family
    The Office

    Best Supporting Actress
    WINNER: Chloe Sevigny (Big Love)
    Jane Lynch (Glee)
    Rose Byrne (Damages)
    Janet McTeer (Into the Storm)
    Jane Adams (Hung)

    Best Drama Series

    WINNER: Mad Men
    Big Love
    True Blood

    Best Actor in a Comedy Series
    WINNER: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
    Steve Carell (The Office)
    David Duchovny (Californication)
    Matthew Morrison (Glee)
    Thomas Jane (Hung)

    Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
    WINNER: Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens)
    Joan Allen (Georgia O’Keefe)
    Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens)
    Anna Paquin (The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler)
    Sigourney Weaver (Prayers for Bobby)

    Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
    WINNER: Kevin Bacon (Taking Chances)
    Kenneth Branagh (Wallander)
    Chiwetel Ejiofor (Endgame)
    Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm)
    Jeremy Irons (Georgia O’Keeffe)

    Best Miniseries or TV Movie
    WINNER: Grey Gardens
    Georgia O’Keeffe
    Into the Storm
    Little Dorrit
    Taking Chance

    Best Actress in a Television Drama
    WINNER: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
    Glenn Close (Damages)
    January Jones (Mad Men)
    Anna Paquin (True Blood)
    Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

    Best Actor in a Television Drama

    WINNER: Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
    Simon Baker (The Mentalist)
    Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
    Hugh Laurie (House)
    Bill Paxton (Big Love)

    Best Supporting Actor
    WINNER: John Lithgow (Dexter)
    Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
    Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
    William Hurt (Damages)
    Michael Emerson (Lost)

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series

    WINNER: Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
    Tina Fey (30 Rock)
    Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
    Lea Michele (Glee)
    Courteney Cox (Cougar Town)

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