All the envelopes have been opened and the winners revealed in the 2009 Golden Globes ceremony.
The big winners in the TV categories were broadcaster HBO, which grabbed seven gongs, NBC’s excellent 30 Rock, which won three, and HBO’s acclaimed historical miniseries John Adams (four awards).
Woman-of-the-moment Tina Fey, creator and star of the critically-acclaimed but ratings-shy 30-Rock, saw her show pick up three awards: Best TV Comedy or Musical, Best Actress, for Fey herself, and Best Actor for her co-star Alec Baldwin.
John Adams went one better and grabbed four gongs. It won the Best Miniseries or TV Movie category, while Stars Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney scooped Best Actor and Best Actress in Miniseries or TV Movie and Tom Wilkinson took home the Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie award.
The best Drama series award went to the AMC’s brilliant Mad Men.
Surprise of the night, perhaps, was Anna Paquin winning Best Actress in a Drama for her role in HBO’s Vampire drama True Blood. Gabriel Byrne won Best Actor in a Drama for another HBO show, In Treatment.
Laura Dern was best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie for her memorable role as Florida’s Secretary of State Katherine Harris in HBO TV movie Recount, which told the story of the voting problems in Florida during the 2000 Presidential election and the effect they had on George Bush and Al Gore’s destinies.
Biggest news in the movies category was Kate Winslet, who picked up both the Best Actress in a Drama award, for Revolutionary Road, AND the Best Supporting Actress gong, for The Reader.
Other good news for the Brits was the quadruple success of Slumdog Millionaire, which won Best Drama, and also landed helmer Danny Boyle the Best Director award, scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy the Best Screenplay honour and A R Rahman won Best Score.
As expected, Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting actor award for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight. Best Actor in A Drama went to comeback king Mickey Rourke, for The Wrestler.
The Full List of winners.
Best Television Series, Drama
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Best Actress, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Linney, John Adams
Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Recount
Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Best Feature, Drama
Director: Motion Picture
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Feature, Comedy
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor in a Drama:
Mickey Rouke, The Wrestler
Best Actress in a Drama:
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Best Motion Picture, Animated
Best Foreign-Language Film
Waltz With Bashir, Israel
“The Wrestler,” The Wrestler; music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
A. R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire