x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Avatar takes top awards at Golden Globes

Could Best Drama and Best Director awards pave the way for more of the same at the Oscars in March?

The 67th Golden Globes award took place in Hollywood Sunday night and the big winner was Avatar, the largely animated 3D feature directed by James Cameron. Cameron, whose last feature Titanic is currently the largest grossing film of all time but is likely to be overtaken by Avatar, took home the award for best director while the film was named best drama. The English comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association. In five of the last nine years, the winner of the Golden Globe for best drama went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture. The Oscar nominations will be announced on February 22 and will be presented on March 7.

Here is a full list of Golden Globe winners for feature-length films: Best film drama Avatar Best actor in a drama Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart Best actress in a drama Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side Best comedy or musical The Hangover Best actor in a comedy or musical Robert Downey, Jr in Sherlock Holmes Best actress in a comedy or musical Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia Best supporting actor Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

Best supporting actress Mo'Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Best animated film Up Best foreign language film The White Ribbon, Germany Best director James Cameron for Avatar Best screenwriter Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner for Up In the Air Best Original Score Michael Giacchino for Up Best Original Song T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham for The Weary Kind

from Crazy Heart * with Reuters