Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire wins Golden Globes

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Mumbai-based drama 'Slumdog Millionaire' has won four Golden Globes including best original score motion picture for A.R. Rahman. 'Slumdog Millionaire' also won Golden Globes for best motion picture-drama, best director motion picture award for Danny Boyle and best screenplay motion picture for Simon Beaufoy.

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The success of 'Slumdog ...', which has received numerous critical awards, was all the more potent since it had originally struggled to find a distributor in the US. 'We really weren't expecting to be here in America at all at one time, so it's just amazing to be here,' said screenwriter Simon Beaufoy.

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The Golden Globes, sometimes called Hollywood's biggest party, marked a stark contrast to last year's drab affair when a picket threat from the striking screenwriters union reduced the usually lavish affair to a functional press announcement.From lifetime achievement award winner Steven Spielberg to Jennifer Lopez who opened the show in a shimmering gold dress, the Beverley Hills Hilton was filled with a roster of the biggest names in the movie and television world.

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Coming into the show the leading nominations were Brad Pitt's 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', about a man born old who grows young and 'Frost/Nixon', about a series of revealing television interviews of the notorious US president, both of which were nominated for best drama. 'Doubt', starring Meryl Streep in a searing tale about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, also claimed five nods.

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Other best drama nominees were 'The Reader', a WWII-based drama about a romance between a young law student and a female SS guard, and 'Revolutionary Road' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a drama about the challenges facing 1950's suburbanites. The nominees for best musical or comedy were the Abba-based musical 'Mamma Mia!', 'Burn After Reading', 'Happy -Go-Lucky', 'In Bruges' and 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'.

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Presenters included the Jonas Brothers, Hayden Panettiere, Martin Scorsese, Drew Barrymore, Sacha Baron Cohen, Salma Hayek, Jessica Lange, Amy Poehler and Seth Rogen, as well as Ricky Gervais, Johnny Depp, David Duchovny, Megan Fox, Eva Longoria, Sting, Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg.

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