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Golden Globe Winners!

Posted: January 18th, 2010 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Golden Globe Winners!Submit Comment
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards" have concluded and we have the complete list of nominees and winners. Winners are marked in red. Let us know your thoughts on the winners and the losers by leaving a comment below.

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Avatar

The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
Up in the Air

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)

Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria)
Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

George Clooney (Up in the Air)
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Morgan Freeman (Invictus)
Tobey Maguire (Brothers)

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Hangover

500 Days of Summer
It's Complicated
Julie and Julia
Nine

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia)

Sandra Bullock (The Proposal)
Marion Cotillard (Nine)
Julia Roberts (Duplicity)
Meryl Streep (It's Complicated)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Up

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Coraline
The Princess and the Frog

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The White Ribbon

Baaria
Broken Embraces
The Maid
A Prophet

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Mo'Nique (Precious)

Penelope Cruz (Nine)
Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
Julianne Moore (A Single Man)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Matt Damon (Invictus)
Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)

BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
James Cameron (Avatar)

Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Clint Eastwood (Invictus)
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air)

Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (District 9)
Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
Nancy Meyers (It's Complicated)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
Michael Giacchino (Up)

Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant!)
James Horner (Avatar)
Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man)
Karen O and Carter Burwell (Where the Wild Things Are)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
"The Weary Kind" (Crazy Heart)

"Cinema Italiano" (Nine)
"I Want to Come Home" (Everybody's Fine)
"I Will See You" (Avatar)
"Winter" (Brothers)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Mad Men

Big Love
Dexter
House
True Blood

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)

Glenn Close (Damages)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Anna Paquin (True Blood)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)

Simon Baker (The Mentalist)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Bill Paxton (Big Love)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Glee

30 Rock
Entourage
Modern Family
The Office

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette (United States of Tara)

Courteney Cox (Cougar Town)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Lea Michele (Glee)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Steve Carell (The Office)
David Duchovny (Californication)
Thomas Jane (Hung)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Grey Gardens

Georgia O'Keeffe
Into the Storm
Little Dorrit
Taking Chance

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens)

Joan Allen (Georgia O'Keeffe)
Jessica Lange (Grey Gardens)
Anna Paquin (The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler)
Sigourney Weaver (Prayers for Bobby)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kevin Bacon (Taking Chance)

Kenneth Branagh (Wallander: One Step Behind)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Endgame)
Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm)
Jeremy Irons (Georgia O'Keeffe)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Chloe Sevigny (Big Love)

Jane Adams (Hung)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Janet McTeer (Into the Storm)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
John Lithgow (Dexter)

Michael Emerson (Lost)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
William Hurt (Damages)
Jeremy Piven (Entourage)

Source: HFPA


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takai writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:32:53 AM

Avatar is the best drama out of those listed?


Cameron is the best director, when half of his directing was of CG Motion capture?


Really?


Such garbage.
telur writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:34:22 AM

and the OSCAR goes to... AVATAR
Popcorn101 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:37:06 AM

Avatar was one of the best movies last year
Osiris3eagle writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:39:12 AM

At least Cameron admitted during his speech that he thought Bigelow was going to win. I liked Avatar but it was not the best movie of 2009.
takai writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:45:29 AM

Best mindless escape for sure, but definitely not one of the best movies of the year.
Barney Stinson writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:47:01 AM

IMO, the most deserving awards - Christopher Waltz, Michael C. Hall, John Lithgow, James Cameron, The Hangover, Up, and Michael Giacchino. Either haven't seen or don't care about the other categories.
Popcorn101 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:51:00 AM

i stand by what i said
takai writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:00:15 AM

I respect that.

I'm not bashing you, but I just really really dislike James Cameron
jdl107 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:32:58 AM

I can't believe this, Best Movie?

Bullsh*t, I'm not bothering with awards season this year.
Metafact writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:34:25 AM

Don't worry, everyone. The HFPA are full of media and glamour whores. While Oscar usually doesn't get it right, I am confident that they will at least give Best Director to the TRUE best film of 2009 - The Hurt Locker.

But Sally Hawkins deserves a good cry if Sandra Bullock gets nominated, or, god forbid, actually wins Best Actress for her mediocre performance in The Blind Side.
wonderBOY writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 5:15:58 AM

why did avatar win picture and director?
I am happy Christoph Waltz won hope he wins the oscar. I want Inglourious Basterds o win best pic at oscars but it wont becuase people have forgotten about it
SACdaddy writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 5:50:13 AM

Dont worry HL fans. Though I don't share the same love for it as most, Bigelow is a Hollywood staple that has never been publicly awarded for her numerous contributions. Plus she's the Pennny Marshall of action movies which makes her very unique. This is a perfect time for the Academy to recognize her achievements and contributions to the industry. She'll get the Oscar, not for Hurt Locker (which wasn't even her best film)in particular, but for her life's worker (kind of a pseudo-lifetime achievement award).

As for Hurt Locker, Inglorius Basterds is a far better film in every aspect. Its a shame that QT wont win for what is arguably his best film, but it is nice to see IB get most of the critical praise and recognition it deserves. Waltz gave one of the best Nazi performances in film history and deserves even accolade and award coming to him.

Big props to the GG Awards for hooking up Lithgow for what may best his best performance since Cliffhanger and 3rd Rock. Also good to see Meryl Streep get back in the award picture. She's a living legend who always delivers homeruns when at the plate.

Biggest WTFs:
1. Avatar has no place being mentioned as the best picture of the year. I'm all good with the eye candy it and Up provided this year but Best Pictures should be required to have plots and decent acting. Cameron should be basically be nominated for the buckets of hard work and time he put into bringing such an expansive project to life, but no way should he or it win anything outside of technical awards.

2. Mad Men over True Blood is ridiculous!

3. Can't believe Watchmen wasn't even nominated for anything! I consider myself a coverted Watchmen hater who's eyes were recently open to the absolute genius of Zach Snyder and Frank Miller. This movie was by far the most creative and original film of the year and if it wasn't for the brilliance of the Basterds it would be my Best Picture of 09. I still can't believe I ever said a bad word about it and I fear that people like myself (who just didn't get when they saw it in the theaters but went on to critically bash it anyway) may be responsible for its lack of recognition. No worries though, like Bigelow, Snyder is so talented that he'll eventually have his day in the sun.
Sonic writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 6:45:35 AM

Watched Sherlock Holmeswas last night and Robert Downey Jr awesome:-)
leezy84 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 7:23:48 AM

sacdaddy never mind wtf over mad men over true blood, ill take dexter over any of them including vampire sh*te.
SACdaddy writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 7:29:08 AM

Dexter has cancer.
leezy84 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 7:38:54 AM

micheal c hall has cancer and your point is ? whats that got to do with anything ? hope he gets better.
SACdaddy writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 7:52:14 AM

Lighten up buddy. Nobody said there was anything wrong with Dexter the show.
TRUEMAN writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 7:52:31 AM

why the actors of avatar aren't nominated?
leezy84 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 8:06:45 AM

i kno you never said that but your comment "dexter has cancer" seemed to come across in a sh*t way
Bob82 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 8:43:26 AM

I loved "Avatar", it was an amazing movie. It made me feel like a kid again, having fun with a story I knew all the way how it would end, and having my mouth open with the visuals.

Still I think it's completely overrated when it comes to awards (not the technicals one, it should win everyone of those). I don't say that an sci-fi adventure movie can't win, but let's face it: "Avatar" is groundbreaking when it comes to visuals, the story ain't something when'll remember forever.

Winning the Academy Award will make people watch the movie (if there's anyone out there who hasn't seen it) looking for something special, and they'll only find it looks wonderfull, but what's so great about the whole movie? Or maybe I'm just worrying too much.

Anyway, Cameron winning for Best Director I can dig, he is a great director and his work in "Avatar" must be recognized, even though Tarantino delivered his masterpiece. I think this is Jeff Bridges' year, finally, he's such a good actor. I loved Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes" but I wanted Gordon-Levitt to win, and way to go "The Hangover"! One of the funniest movies in a while.
Bob82 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 8:44:25 AM

And Christoph Waltz, of course!!!
coldplayesence writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 8:47:45 AM

it doesn't matter if true blood it's about vampires, it's a great show with great performances and best of all, a damn good story. Period.
Dre-EL writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 8:56:42 AM

Wow Cameron really is lol all the way to the bank.

How much u wanna bet he's dusting off that oscar speech.

Thanks for the line up WP I completey missed the Globes last night cause I couldnt miss the 24 premier.
leezy84 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 8:57:24 AM

well you would say that with your avatar, "it doesn't matter if true blood it's about vampires" well of course it does its the whole point of the show isnt it ? just saying id take dexter other that anyday


coldplayesence writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 9:14:39 AM

well you said 'vampire sh*te' and i think it's an unfair thing to say about a the show because it's great. And my avatar is very old, in fact, it's the only one i ever had
Deathscythe writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 9:23:02 AM

I don't know if anbody else saw it, but Kevin Bacon deserved the win for Taking Chance. I was surprised he won, but very happy about it.
Kurskij writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 9:29:13 AM

Well, I was rooting for Bigelow and The Hurt Locker, but Cameron deserves best director award.
@takai
Don't you think that's the point? That it's pretty hard to direct a movie out of your head, when you don't see sh*t in front of you - only a big gray hangar full of people and wires.
Kurskij writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 9:30:51 AM

Also, the should've nominated Renner instead of Freeman or Clooney. Both were doing their usual routine. Only this time Freeman wore some make up. Great acting, no words, but not worth the talent.
lost_addict writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 9:37:51 AM

where is gi joe rise of the cobra?
darkraven28 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:13:31 AM

Cameron said Bigelow should have won? That's being nice to your ex-wife! No, really! It is.
HorrorJunky4Life writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:14:14 AM

So glad Christoph Waltz won. I'm rooting for him to get an Oscar. I would love to see him in more movies in the near future.

I like Tina Fey but I'm glad Toni Collette won.
Flav writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:17:05 AM

Michael C. Hall finally won, get well brother. GLEE winning?? LMAO! Where are all the tweens?? John Lithgow definitely deserved to win. I'm a happy man.
Flav writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:17:48 AM

@Barney Stinson I agree. All deserving! The rest, bleh.
Flav writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:18:05 AM

How did Jane Lynch lose?? She is the best thing on GLEE.
ProfMovies writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:22:15 AM

Thank heaven gutter trash like PRECIOUS was all but shut out. Even though the "Oprah Machine" is trying to ram this one down our throats (like she did our current President) I am heartened to see she couldn't completely buy the Globes!
Now if only the Oscars will snub this vile and putrid waste of cinema, we can all rest easy!
nightjunkie writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:40:40 AM

@SACDaddy

Did you just say "Inglorious Bastards" is better than "The Hurt Locker"???? "Inlgorious Bastards" is Quentin Tarantino's worst movie, its nothing but subplots coddled together. "The Hurt Locker" is a near perfect movie
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:47:34 AM

People really need to start looking at films objectively... Watchmen for nominations... like seriously?

Whatever to each their own.
coldplayesence writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 10:54:10 AM

@TDK: i agree about watchmen but c'mon, jack earle haley did a fantastic job as rorschach
nightjunkie writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 11:12:41 AM

@coldplayesence

Speaking in a grumbly voice and wearing a mask throughout the entire film does not warrant an Oscar, a Golden Globe, an Emmy or even a Razzie....
nightjunkie writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 11:12:41 AM

@coldplayesence

Speaking in a grumbly voice and wearing a mask throughout the entire film does not warrant an Oscar, a Golden Globe, an Emmy or even a Razzie....
tcu21 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 11:25:31 AM

Watchmen wasn't that great. Definitely not good enough to warrant any nominations.

But this was actually a surprisingly competitive year. I'm definitely not dissatisfied with the way the awards turned out, which is saying a lot looking back at previous years.

I'm particularly glad that Christoph Waltz and The Hangover got the notice they deserved. A good awards show for the first time in a long time.
Coasterkid345 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 11:40:59 AM

DAMMIT!! I HATE YOU JAMES CAMERON, I HATE YOU!
Coasterkid345 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 11:42:19 AM

*Mr. Beauregarde voice* I'LL GET YOU FOR THIS CAMERON IF IT'S THE LAST THING I EVER DO! The skinny, blue girl got an oscar...
SometimesDeadIsBetter writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:00:54 PM

Avatar and James Cameron beat Inglorious Basterds and Quentin Tarantino. Bullsh*t! Basterds could run circles around Avatar. And Avatar and Titanic have nothing on Reservoir Dogs,Pulp Fiction, and From Dusk Till Dawn.

Good to see that Waltz won though :)
SometimesDeadIsBetter writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:06:40 PM

and the hangover deserved to win.
Absolutely hilarious
KirkLazerus writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:14:34 PM

RdJ's Speech and ricky gervais comment on Mel Gibson where the best part of the Globes, RDj is the man
gitrmnky7 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:16:32 PM

I will give James Cameron the Globe for best director for Avatar, because no movie has captured my attention like that, but I am gonna have to say that the best motion picture of the year should of been Inglourious Basterds. It was one of the top five greatest films all around that I've ever seen, and Avatar was lacking some in the story area. And I'm not even a big fan of Quentin Tarantino.

Another one I kinda disagree with is the Globe going to UP. I LOVE every Pixar movie because they are all so well made, and are never lacking in any area really, and UP was no different, but I really think that Fantastic Mr. Fox had the upper hand this year. Anderson came through with another amazing movie, but conveyed it in a extremely awesome and beautiful way that said, "yes this is not flawless, but you will accept and appreciate it because its so innocent and good."

Props to Downey (I think he's an amazing actor), Bullock (still beautiful, and still a great actress), and Bridges (I haven't seen crazy heart but being i am a singer/songwriter, i think i will enjoy it), and even Mo'nique (She did such a good job of making me hate her in Precious).

As for Christopher Waltz, he gets a 200 out of 100. He immediately went into my top villians list, joining the ranks of the butcher (Gangs of New York), Darth Vader, and the Joker. He remained sooo calm while he was sitting back luring the other characters into his trap where he would show them there cage and quickly dispose of them, and I was basically creeped out the whole time he was in a scene, and that is what a villain is supposed to be right there.


Overall I wasn't too pissed off at any of these this year. I cant wait to see moon though and see how Rockwell did in it.
Ranger writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:20:41 PM

So... if we have the Oscar for film, and...
the Emmy for TV...

Why do we have need for the Golden Globes?
Ranma-Irias writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:32:50 PM

there's very few winners that I Agree with.

Waltz is one of them, RDJ is also one of them (Mostly because well he's one of my favorite actors) and few more


Sandra bullock? Why?
Avatar? Why?

and i know i'm gonna get a lot of bashing but 500 Days of Summer was better than The Hangover.
RickyGabrielBird writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:35:53 PM

So much bitching, so little respect.

@Ranger

Good point. Im going to look into that one.
takai writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:57:37 PM

Even though I absolutely loved Watchmen, I can't say it deserved any nominations. Jack Earle Haley definitely deserved a mention, but so did the guys nominated.

Watchmen was tailor made to fans of the novel, and that's it. It had a lot of flaws because of that, but the flaws are another reason I loved it. Sacrificing minor things for credibility and accuracy is rare when it comes to comic book movies.

Anyways,

And it wasn't Cameron's directing that kept people's attention. It was just the graphics. Maybe his directing played a small part, but not big enough to warrant a 'Best Director' award.
takai writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:58:02 PM

Minus the 'And' at the beginning of the second paragraph
Ranger writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 12:59:47 PM

Sandra Bullock - because she's Hollywood's one female 'cutsie' that's not drugged-out, or smashing windows out of SUV's with an umbrella.

Avatar - because of the weight of it's $'s, the hype behind it etc. (not saying it shouldn't have won... just adding these are some things that would have influenced it to win).

@leezy - no, SAC wasn't making a 'point' (does everyone on here have to?), me was making a 'comment' as to that Actor's health condition (and NO, not everyone may have been aware of it).
Ranger writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 1:01:18 PM

me = he.
triggax writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:10:06 PM

"and i know i'm gonna get a lot of bashing but 500 Days of Summer was better than The Hangover."

Bash number 1, although i thoroughly enjoyed 500 Days of Summer, that has to be the stupidest statement ive heard all week.. and i work with retards...

Zooey Deschanel is a retarded whore that cant act, the only saving grace that film really had was Levitt.. who was awesome, other than that... it was hollywoods recycled chewing gum version of an indie film, much to the same effect as that utter pile of sh*t film, Juno.
triggax writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:10:50 PM

This just in, Michael C Hall has cancer, and Ranger has aids.
Ranger writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:13:08 PM

For clarity - I gave AIDS to AIDS.
Gates writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:20:57 PM

Sam Rockwell should have at least been nominated for best actor. He was absolutely brilliant in that film.
Gates writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:21:25 PM

^^ The film i'm referring to is "Moon."
Lister writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:36:44 PM

"And it wasn't Cameron's directing that kept people's attention. It was just the graphics. Maybe his directing played a small part, but not big enough to warrant a 'Best Director' award."

You're REALLY underestimating the things Cameron did with Avatar. He invented a 3D camera, a virtual camera, and a camera that combines those too. He made a film that was 60% photoreal CGI and worked FOUR YEARS on it. He inspired Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's work on Tintin. He changed motion capture for ever. HE MADE THE TOP TWO HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS OF ALL TIME.

I agree it shouldn't have won best picture, but to say he didn't deserve Best Director just shows how much of a biased prick you are.
nmneid writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:36:53 PM

Waltz FTW!

"Ooooohhh. That's a BINGO!"

Quote of the year.
Ranger writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:47:29 PM

@Lister - good post (except for the 'prick' comment at the end). I couldn't have it any better.
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 2:58:16 PM

Clarification... Cameron did not create the 3D camera lol they had existed before him.

Also 60% Photo real? How does one even derive a percentage from that? It's either photo real or it isn't there really isn't an in between lol. He also didn't change motion capture because what he did is just motion capture. I mean facial recognition maybe, but then again this technology has existed it just hasn't been used in films as well.

But then again, there goes points to Cameron for utilizing something and making the world believe he created it all. He's kind of like Steve Jobs and Apple. Man is a genius.
takai writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:04:52 PM

"HE MADE THE TOP TWO HIGHEST GROSSING FILMS OF ALL TIME."

You do understand that IMAX 3D tickets are like $20 bucks right? That even normal ticket prices are insanely high? Comments like yours are incredibly fanboy-ish, and ignorant.

Star Wars sold three times as many tickets as Avatar has. Titanic even sold twice as many as Avatar.

Box office records are a joke, and should never be used when proving a director's credibility.
takai writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:05:21 PM

And good last post Dark Knight.
napott01 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:08:08 PM

I'm kind of pissed off that Glee won over the office. Glee f*cking sucks.
But I'm really glad that Michael C. Hall and Christopher Waltz won in their categories.
napott01 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:10:49 PM

I also wish that the score for Where The Wild Things Are would have won...
tony71081 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:17:20 PM

Jeff Bridges was right to win, but Sam Rockwell should've been nominated for "Moon." He was fantastic. As much as I love Matt Damon, his role in "Invictus" was extremely functional, writing-wise. He was fine, but the material didn't lend to a fully-fleshed out performance deserving of a nomination. And the biggest frustration of the night was Tarantino getting passed over. He should've definitely gotten best screenplay and best picture for "Inglorious Basterds." And I'd have probably given him best director, too. Making a World War II, dark comedy, adventure movie is no small feat and have it work on levels of suspense, comedy and adventure is very impressive. Masterful execution of an essentially very simple story. He was robbed!!!
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:28:17 PM

Yeah and you know he felt robbed too after looking at that mug when Cameron stepped up LMFAO. I'm sorry but it was PRICELESS. As I've said I haven't seen Precious or Up in the Air but Hurt Locker and Inglorious were both fantastic films.

My vote went to Hurt Locker for best picture. Hopefully it can grab it at the Oscars. I knew Tarrantino wouldn't win for this though, while it's one of his better films its still got too much Tarrantino. There's still somethings he can tighten and reign it in on. I don't know how to fully explain that at the moment but when I do I'll post.
Ranger writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:30:48 PM

@TH3D4RKKN1GH7 - another great post.

All good points. No Cameron didn't invent the 3D camera... and you're right... unless it's posted somewhere that 60% real photo figure is pretty hard to track.

I suspect he received this award for putting (mostly) existing stuff together in yet another innovative way. All separately original? Certainly not. Original plot... certainly not (although his award wasn't for that). But good for him for coming out with a combined effort (if even only visually) in a business which hasn't seen anything originally visual since The Matrix.

I don't think anyone on here (that's reasonable) will deny the obvious success of Avatar (I'd hate to have a movie out right now running against it), nor can they deny Cameron's success story.

I can't wait to see what he comes up with next (other than an Avatar sequel). He doesn't produce much work... but when he does... WHAM!!!

Plus, my fav. Cameron flick of all time is still The Terminator. True Lies I liked a lot as well, because his genius was even able to make Tom Arnold funny (and that is NOT easy my friends)!
GeneticalAnomaly writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:35:25 PM

"Don't you think that's the point? That it's pretty hard to direct a movie out of your head, when you don't see sh*t in front of you - only a big gray hangar full of people and wires."
Excellent point, I often forget that.

Lister writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:47:26 PM

"You do understand that IMAX 3D tickets are like $20 bucks right? That even normal ticket prices are insanely high? Comments like yours are incredibly fanboy-ish, and ignorant."

And YOU do understand that higher ticket prices = less demand right? The fact people are still seeing this even when the prices are inflated means that demand is high. It may not have as many butts-in-seats, but it's a success whether you like it or not.

" Also 60% Photo real?"

I meant 60% of the film is photoreal CGI.

As for the motion capture, here's a quote from wikipedia...

"Unlike previous motion-capture systems, where the digital environment is added after the actors' motions have been captured, Cameron's new virtual camera allows him to observe directly on a monitor how the actors' virtual counterparts interact with the movie's digital world in real time and adjust and direct the scenes just as if shooting live action;"

" there goes points to Cameron for utilizing something and making the world believe he created it all"

Nice, after 4 years of working on Avatar not only advancing 3D, CGI, and motion capture in the process, some dork with a Dark Knight avatar on the comments section of some news website says it didn't happen.
Ranger writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 3:52:22 PM

It's too bad the Golden Globes doesn't have an award for innovation. They don't have to give it out every year if they don't think someone has earned it. But it would have been a better fit for Cameron to win an award for that.
Green Mist writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:32:52 PM

No need to hate on James "The Man" Cameron. The film was great, Avatar had such a great story that was also a metaphor to stuf such as colonialism...and together with the way in which he made the CG characters so life like...he deserved it. Though he is an arogant prick...he can be.
carl4prez writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:34:34 PM

AVATAR so reichley deserved all it got. The Hurt Locker was good but same old same old. So AVATAR haters can suck it. Come OScar time, it's gonna suck for you.
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:41:52 PM

Lister you my friend lack knowledge and comprehension skills. What I CLEARLY stated in my post was Cameron used existing technology and brought it to films. Virtual Camera stuff has been in video games for FOREVER NOW. How the hell do you think they make them?

The virtual camera isn't really a CAMERA it's really just a viewfinder/computer that allows him to see rendered bits of his world.

I know the tech behind Avatar and more importantly I know tech in general. Obviously you don't Mr. Wikipedia. Now please go scurry along and educate yourself.
Rush66 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:42:27 PM

Avatar won Best Picture???... Cameron won Best Director??? Sandra Bullock won-- Ok, I'm going to stop here. This is f*cking ridiculous bullsh*t. Who are the idiots who decides the winner????
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:43:28 PM

Also someone needs to give WETA some sort of achievement award or something, ILM too because they helped out on Avatar and prevented it from a possible delay. Cheers to those guys, they were the real magicians on this production.
makingcircles writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:44:05 PM

Sweet that Christopher Waltz won. Hope he wins the Oscar as well. He deserves it.
MoneyHayabusa writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:44:11 PM

I think lister was saying sixty percent of Avatar was photo-real cgi, not 60 percent photo-realism.

Also, DarkKn1ght, I agree, theres something about Tarantino's movies that... I dunno. It seems like he sometimes can't cut out sh*t he loves for the good of the movie, you know? Like a great band that improvises and plays too many solos live, breaking the solid original rhythm of the songs.

Now, I loved Avatar, and I'm cool with Best Director (I guess) but I REALLY dont think it deserved best picture. Seemed like a bit of a popularity contest, actually. Most of it seemed based on Box office receipts
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 4:49:57 PM

Exactly, Tarrantino can do a little trimming if he just falls out of love a little bit. I mean he's a very passionate guy he loves what he does, but sometimes he's just a bit too close to it. A lot of this happens in the editing room too, if he can just cut a little bit here and there it'd be a real lean mean film. You can see a bit of this in a doc*mentary called "The Cutting Edge" they have him and his editor talking about Reservoir Dogs for a bit and you can tell that's the issue, he falls in love with it and doesn't know how to let go. Still think he's a great director though.
takai writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 6:10:50 PM

"And YOU do understand that higher ticket prices = less demand right? The fact people are still seeing this even when the prices are inflated means that demand is high. It may not have as many butts-in-seats, but it's a success whether you like it or not."

I'm not sure what your argument was there.

I didn't say it wasn't a success. I proudly state that I wanted 'Avatar' to flop, but unfortunately, the world likes pretty colors over substance.

What I (continuously) point out, is how exaggerated Avatar's success is. Yeah, it made a lot of money. When you sell something that's more expensive, you make more money. Duh? The ticket numbers are what really counts.

Yeah, he 'revolutionized' motion capture, AT THE COST OF SOMEONE ELSE. Woohoo! If you gave George Lucas that much money, he would have done the same thing. Hell, any sci-fi director would have.

Why do you think scientists always push for more funding? To develop new technology.

Cameron basically had limitless money. Anybody could have done what he did, he was just slick enough to do it first.

Too bad there's no award for the industry's 'Best Con Man'
Green Mist writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 6:32:26 PM

Once again. Avatar wasn't just good for it's effects but also good for the STORY. If you actually sit down to go over the film, you will notice a lot of metaphoric content dealing with historical events.
BitterPeace910 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 6:33:07 PM

Glad Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow won they were both great to watch this year on Dexter. Also The Hurt Locker should have won Best Picture.
ironhide-autobot writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 6:41:21 PM

neil blomkamp should have gotten best screen play and robert downey jr. shouldnt have won any thing. I am tottaly glad avatar won what it won, but i wish the hurt locker would have won at least one thing.
BigUnit writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 7:01:09 PM

AVATAR YES! JEFF BRIDGES YES!
BigUnit writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 7:01:54 PM

even though i havent seen crazy heart, has anyone seen crazy heart? it didnt come out where i live, even though we have the poster up
barley_cat writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 7:20:28 PM

Boys and Girls, (mostly boys) Can we not just be happy for Mr Cameron?! The man has done well with his baby (Avatar) let's let him bask in his golden globe glory!
coldplayesence writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 8:29:54 PM

@nightjunkie: I supouse you're right, I really don't know sh*t about anything, I'm just saying he did a fantastic job, probably because I'm a big Rorschach's fan, It was really satisfying to see him "come to life"
TH3D4RKKN1GH7 writes:
on January 18th, 2010 at 9:06:28 PM

Jackie was the best part about that movie. Snyder really needs to prove himself as a creator. He hasn't created anything or put his stamp on anything. I mean come on do something original. Isn't his next movie an adaptation or remake of something? f*ck man tell your own story.

Takai's post summed up Watchmen's issues rather well.
triggax writes:
on January 19th, 2010 at 12:13:32 PM

I love all the retardation that floods the comments section on a daily basis around here...

You know what... If a piece of sh*t like Star Wars can garnish 6 f*cking oscar wins, why is it so surprising that Avatar won..... A GOLDEN GLOBE..

The golden globes are the retarded little sister of the awards season, the sag awards mean more than the globes... Honestly who gives a f*ck...

And this whole argument about higher ticket prices = more money = less people but still more money...

What f*cking difference does it make? Are you f*cking retarded, its a cash dollar amount that breaks the records, wheres your argument? there isnt one... Yeah im sure that if they counted the amount of seats actually sold and thats what broke the records and set precedents than im sure Avatar would fall short.... But thats not what matters is it?

I saw the dark knight in the Imax... the ticket was almost 20 bucks.. so why slag avatar for that? It makes no difference what the tickets cost... jesus f*ck... if 2 tickets cost a billion dollars and 2 rich f*cks decide they would pay 500 million to go see it... guess what.. Its just as credible as any other movie that made a billion dollars...

Look at whats on that list anyways.. i mean honestly... PotC?... they were all sh*te... boring f*cking sh*te... The Dark Knight? Meh, boring, not anywhere near as good as batman begins, but who cares right... Titanic.. god what a pile of sh*t.. and dont even get me started on the updated star wars... Star Wars is the most retarded f*cking sh*t ever created in the history of the planet... I would rather watch Stargate Atlantis than any one of the star wars movies.. they're all garbage.. Annoying over hyped piles of absolute gayness... i f*cking hate all of them... so big f*cking deal... the only reason they even made any money is because of homo ass fanboys and their incessant need to be a part of the movie... woosh sounds a lot like avatar...

Theres just no comparison.. seat numbers dont count, so why bring it up.. its dollars man... dollars count and this f*cker regardless of how much it chaps any one of your star wars loving queer asses is going to shatter every single record out there... You're telling me that the only reason Avatar has been in first place for 6 weeks now is because of the high ticket prices? f*cking ignorrance...

this wasn't directed at anyone really.. well unless you're a star wars lover, than i gotta say... you're a f*cking idiot...
takai writes:
on January 19th, 2010 at 3:38:21 PM

triggax, normally I don't mind your posts at all, but this one was pretty bad.

Maybe you're just pretending to not understand inflation, but saying that the dollar amount is the only thing that matters when it comes to the success of modern films VS. past films, is completely stupid.

I'll give you that going by just ticket numbers is a little unfair, but adjusting for inflation is REQUIRED when comparing new films to old.

Now, I don't really dig Star Wars a whole lot, but I really, really like to discuss and argue.

You come on here, guns blazing, yelling at crazy people for "giving a f*ck". Well I say : Who gives a f*ck as to who gives a f*ck? Are you hoping to be praised for your superior comprehension of internet posts?

These comment boards don't hold top priority in anybody's life (at least, I would hope not), but they sure are a good time kill when I have nothing to do.
takai writes:
on January 19th, 2010 at 3:44:06 PM

Also, I'm not saying that Avatar has been in first place because of ticket prices.

Avatar has had nothing to compete with, THAT is why it's in first place.

That's like bragging about winning gold in the Olympics, when the other contenders were all handicapped.
polardeficit writes:
on January 19th, 2010 at 4:30:31 PM

normally i don't even care enough to comment on this stuff but this is bullsh*t...james cameron as best director? avatar as best drama? did anybody even see that f*cking movie?!?!?!? where were the golden globes when the smurfs were on tv every night at least that sh*t was original
triggax writes:
on January 20th, 2010 at 6:58:42 PM

"triggax, normally I don't mind your posts at all, but this one was pretty bad.

Maybe you're just pretending to not understand inflation, but saying that the dollar amount is the only thing that matters when it comes to the success of modern films VS. past films, is completely stupid.

I'll give you that going by just ticket numbers is a little unfair, but adjusting for inflation is REQUIRED when comparing new films to old.

Now, I don't really dig Star Wars a whole lot, but I really, really like to discuss and argue.

You come on here, guns blazing, yelling at crazy people for "giving a f*ck". Well I say : Who gives a f*ck as to who gives a f*ck? Are you hoping to be praised for your superior comprehension of internet posts?

These comment boards don't hold top priority in anybody's life (at least, I would hope not), but they sure are a good time kill when I have nothing to do."


It seems like you gathered too much or too little from what I was saying, first off my comment wasn't actually directed towards you what-so-ever... I mean im fine with a bit of banter back and forth, but nowhere in my post did I say anything about Inflation and adjusting for inflation... I was simply stating that, the amount of seats sold isn't what they tick, and its not.. at all... so whats the point of arguing it... it doesnt count... enough said...

Thanks for "not minding" my posts, but i cant help but feel that, by taking what I said completely out of context you're just trying to showcase your own knowledge of the box office, which I never questioned in the first place... so it comes across pompous and arrogant.. and now I think you're lame...

And whats this sh*t, avatars had nothing to compete with argument? are you on drugs buddy..

Alvin and the chipmunks has made over 200 million since coming out the week after avatar, sherlock holmes has made almost 200 million since coming out after avatar... Its complicated is pushing over 100 million..

So mr almighty box office superstar, when the Dark Knight came out in july what was its greatest competition? Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder...

Tropic thunder just barely broke 100 mil, Pineapple express just barely broke 80 mil...

Theres no argument there... Even this last weekend, The Book of Eli performed WELL over expectations.. Yet Avatar was still able to top it...

There is FAR more competition for Avatar right now than there has been for most films that flood the top ten highest grossers... I cant even believe you would f*cking say that... Thats completely ignorrant... f*ck even The Lovely Bones pulled in over 20 mill this weekend and it had f*cking leaked a week before its release.. and it wasnt even that good..

Sooooo... theres LOTS of f*cking competition..

But since this thread is rather dead, we probably wont be able to discuss this.. which i actually would like to.. soo..
triggax writes:
on January 20th, 2010 at 7:03:30 PM

"That's like bragging about winning gold in the Olympics, when the other contenders were all handicapped."

God damn man, i cant get over this statement, im trying to refrain from using harsh words but what a horribly retarded statement...

Downey Jr won a golden globe for Sherlock holmes... yet the fact that its been in a close second to Avatar for almost a month makes it the handicapped athlete according to you?... How so..? Thats a hell of a lot of competition considering that its made more money than most of the summer blockbusters this year... short of maybe 3 or 4...

I dont know.. sounds like you're blindly throwing out bullsh*t statements to make yourself look smart... its not working you kind of sound like an idiot..
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on January 21st, 2010 at 4:50:02 AM

Fagatar winning Best Picture & Best Director????
I got a bad feeling about the Oscars.
Then again might put bet on Fagatar winning exactly the same Oscars as sh*tanic could win myself a few bob haha, and before people starting bitchin to me about how great Fagatar is, I was really looking forward to seeing it as well so when it came out I was there that morning and after the movie all I got to say about it is that I was more impressed with acting, storyline and enjoyability of Alvin & The Chipmunks 2, apart from the special effects there are no redeeming features of Fagatar.
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on January 21st, 2010 at 7:01:27 AM

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john malkovich disgrace
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patrick swayze the beast
viggo mortensen the road
kodi smit mcphee the road
jude law sherlock holmes
john hurt 44 inch chest
Tahar Rahim a prophet
Niels Arestrup a prophet
Déborah François the first day of the rest of your life

these people didnt even get nominated why?
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