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What a night it was at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards. Though rain was falling in Los Angeles, the forecast was bright for James Cameron's Avatar which, indeed, won best picture at the ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais.
"We have the best job in the world, we really do," said Cameron, who also won for best director. "I just want you to give it up for yourself. What we do is, we make entertainment for a global audience, and that's what the Golden Globes mean. Give it up for yourselves."
Meryl Streep surpassed the competition (including herself, for It's Complicated) to win best actress in a comedy or musical for Julie & Julia. Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock took the Globe for best actress in a drama for her role in The Blind Side.
For the men, it was Robert Downey Jr. scoring as best actor in a comedy (Sherlock Holmes), while Jeff Bridges won the dramatic nod (Crazy Heart). After a standing ovation, Bridges quipped, "You're really screwing up my underappreciated status."
In a big surprise, last summer's bromantic comedy The Hangover beat out Nine for best comedy/musical. Although Nine was nominated for five awards, the movie didn't win any.
The night's most eloquent speech was by Mo'Nique, whose breakout performance as an abusive mom in Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire won her best supporting actress in a drama.
"I celebrate this award with all the Preciouses and the Marys, with all the people who've ever been touched...It's now time to tell, and it's okay," she said.
Other big winners included Fox newcomer Glee (best television comedy) and AMC's Mad Men (best television drama). For more Globes info, check out the complete list of winners.
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