Celebrities galore trod the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globe awards, but only a few left as winners.
Some of the main awards were.
Best film – Babel
Best film (musical or comedy) – Dreamgirls
Best director – Martin Scorsese (The Departed)
Best actor (drama) – Forest Whitaker (The last King of Scotland)
Best Actor (musical or comedy) – Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)
Best actress (drama) – Helen Mirren (The Queen)
Best actress (musical or comedy) – Meryl Streep (The devil wears Prada)
Clint Eastwood’s movie “Letters from Iwo Jima” won an award for the Best Foreign Language film.
Eddie Murphy was Best Supporting Actor for “Dreamgirls”.
Many believe “The Departed” may deliver Scorsese his first Oscar for best director or best film.
It is the tale of a young undercover cop who infiltrates the mob, while a criminal infiltrates the police department. Boasting an impressive cast, it is splattered with moments of vintage Scorsese violence.
In a season of fine comedies, the real upset of the event came from the film “Borat”. British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen plays a politically incorrect Kazakh journalist who travels to the US and humiliates unsuspecting Americans.
The Golden Globes are seen as an indicator of success at the Academy Awards in February. Whether “Borat” will shine there too remains to be seen.