'Atonement' Captures Best Picture at Glitter-Less Golden Globe Awards

By Rich King on January 12, 2008

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The tragic romance "Atonement" claimed the top honor at the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which were announced during a live press conference from Hollywood on Sunday.

"Atonement," the acclaimed adaptation of Ian McEwan's best-selling novel, claimed the coveted best picture prize. The British romantic drama also picked up a second award for best original score.

However, despite topping the list of Globe nominees with seven nods, the film failed to win any of the acting awards for its British stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.

Instead, Daniel Day-Lewis picked up best dramatic actor honors for his performance in the historical Western, "There Will Be Blood," in which he plays a baron of California's oil boom in the early 20th century whose commercial interests put him at odds with a young preacher.

Julie Christie was named best dramatic actress for her role in "Away From Her." In the film, the actress portrays a woman succumbing to Alzheimer's who forms a new attachment to a fellow patient that causes heartache for her steadfast husband.

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" was chosen as best musical or comedy. Johnny Depp, the star in the adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's stage musical, won for best actor in a musical or comedy.

Also winning two awards was the crime saga "No Country for Old Men," which earned the screenplay Globe for writer-directors Ethan and Joel Coen and the supporting actor honor for Javier Bardem.

Actors and filmmakers skipped this year's scaled-back Golden Globes because of the two-month-old strike by the Writers Guild of America, which had planned pickets outside the show if organizers had tried to do their usual televised ceremony.

Globe planners and NBC canceled the three-hour star-studded bash in favor of an hour-long news conference during which clips of film and TV nominees were shown and reporters from entertainment news shows announced winners.

65th Annual Golden Globe Winners List

BEST MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
ATONEMENT
Working Title Films Limited; Focus Features

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
JULIE CHRISTIE
Away From Her

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
There Will Be Blood

BEST MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Parkes/MacDonald and Zanuck Company; DreamWorks/Paramount Distribution / Warner Bros. Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
MARION COTILLARD
La Vie En Rose

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Golden Globe Awards
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
RATATOUILLE
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Pixar Animation Studios

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY — FRANCE AND USA
A Kennedy/Marshall Company and Jon Kilik Production; Miramax

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
CATE BLANCHETT
I'm Not There

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
JAVIER BARDEM
No Country for Old Men

BEST DIRECTOR — MOTION PICTURE
JULIAN SCHNABEL
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

BEST SCREENPLAY — MOTION PICTURE
ETHAN COEN & JOEL COEN
No Country for Old Men

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE — MOTION PICTURE
DARIO MARIANELLI
Atonement

BEST ORIGINAL SONG — MOTION PICTURE
"GUARANTEED" — INTO THE WILD
Music & Lyrics by: Eddie Vedder

BEST TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA
MAD MEN
Lionsgate; AMC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA
GLENN CLOSE
Damages

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA
JON HAMM
Mad Men

BEST TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
EXTRAS
BBC and HBO Entertainment; HBO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
TINA FEY
30 Rock

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
DAVID DUCHOVNY
Californication

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
LONGFORD
A Granada Production in association with Channel 4 and HBO Films; HBO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
QUEEN LATIFAH
Life Support

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JIM BROADBENT
Longford

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
SAMANTHA MORTON
Longford

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JEREMY PIVEN
Entourage

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