James Cameron‘s Avatar was named best film drama and The Hangover claiming the top comedy trophy at the Golden Globes.
Box office blockbuster Avatar also earned Cameron the best director Globe.
Among Hollywood stars, Sandra Bullock earned the title of best drama actress for her role in The Blind Side, while Jeff Bridges was named best dramatic actor for his turn as a down-and-out country singer in Crazy Heart.
Robert Downey Jr won the Golden Globe for best comedy actor for Sherlock Holmes.
Meryl Streep, meanwhile, won her seventh Golden Globe for comedy Julie And Julia.
Inglourious Basterds‘ Christoph Waltz was named best supporting actor, while Mo’Nique earned the best supporting actress Globe – going against her reputation as a comedienne and playing an abusive mother in Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire.
Disney adventure Up won two early Golden Globes: best animated movie and best original score.
Up In The Air garnered writing honors for Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner.
The Golden Globes are given out by some 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to film and television stars.
Find out who won the Globes in the television categories, plus check out the full list of winners after the jump.
Fox’s freshman series Glee was applauded as best comedy/musical series. Its creator Ryan Murphy thanked “all the wonderful people who actually thought a musical would work on primetime programming,” and he dedicated the award to “anybody and everybody who got a wedgie in high school.”
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner thanked the HFPA for “putting the show on the map” as the AMC show repeated its win last year and once again was named best TV drama.
The first TV award of the night went to Toni Collette, earning her first Globe after three previous nominations for best performance by an actress in a TV series comedy for playing a mom with seriously multiple personalities in The United States of Tara.
Alec Baldwin, who wasn’t present, was named best actor in a comedy series, once again, for his work in 30 Rock.
Julianna Margulies, after six previous noms, won her first Globe for her new role as a wronged wife who re-enters the work force in CBS’ The Good Wife. In her thank-yous, she made a veiled reference to NBC’s woes by thanking CBS execs Les Moonves and Nina Tassler “for believing in the 10 o’clock drama.”
Michael C. Hall won his first Globe for playing the serial killer of the title in Showtime’s Dexter. “It’s a hell of a thing to go to work in a place where everyone gives a damn,” he said.For playing a fellow serial killer in the same series, John Lithgow took home the prize for TV supporting actor. “I’ve had the most wonderful time creeping out the entire country for the last six months,” he said.
Chloe Sevigny introduced a moment of spontaneity when she exclaimed, “I just ripped my dress,” as she took the stage to accept the award for supporting TV actress for playing the middle wife in polygamy drama Big Love.
Grey Gardens, HBO’s movie about eccentric mother and daughter Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, won its upteenth award as it was crowned best miniseries or movie made for TV.
While Jessica Lange won an Emmy over fellow nominee Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens, they traded places at the Globes, where they were both nominated as best actress in a miniseries or TV movie, as, this time around Barrymore took the prize.
The Winners List:
Best Actor Television, Drama- Michael C. Hall, DexterBest Supporting Actor Television, Drama- John Lithgow, DexterBest Supporting Actress Motion Picture- Mo’nique, PreciousBest Animated Feature Film- UpBest Original Song, Motion Picture- Crazy Heart, “The Weary Kind”Best Original Score, Motion Picture- Up, Michael GiacchinoBest Actress Television, Drama- Julianna Margulies, The Good WifeBest Actress Television Series, Comedy- Toni Collette- United States of TaraBest Actress Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical- Meryl Streep, Julie & JuliaBest Actor Mini-series, Drama- Kevin Bacon, Taking ChanceBest Actress Mini-series- Drew Barrymore, Grey GardensBest Screenplay, Motion Picture- Up in the Air, Jason Reitman and Sheldon TurnerBest Actor Television, Comedy- Alec Baldwin, 30 RockBest Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television- Grey GardensBest Foreign Language Film- The White RibbonBest Television Series Drama- Mad MenBest Supporting Actress Mini-series- Chloe Sevigny, Big LoveBest Supporting Actor Motion Picture- Christoph Waltz, Inglorious BastardsBest Director Motion Picture- James Cameron, AvatarBest Television Series, Comedy or Musical- GleeBest Actor Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical- Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock HolmesBest Actor Motion Picture, Drama- Jeff Bridges, Crazy HeartBest Actress Motion Picture, Drama- Sandra Bullock, The Blind SideBest Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical- The HangoverBest Motion Picture, Drama- Avatar