Archive for January 12th, 2009

Awards ‘09

12th January 2009

The international awards season for film and television has kicked off. Last week the National Society of Film Critics Awards were announced.

The critics picked Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky for Best Screenplay, as well as Best Director, with the surprise pick of Best Film going to the animated feature, Waltz with Bashir, which was written and directed by Ari Folman.

Last night the Golden Globes were awarded.

Slumdog Millionaire, written by Simon Beaufoy, won Best Screenplay, garnered Best Director for Danny Boyle, and also picked up Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Irishman Colin Farrell won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy for his performance in In Bruges.

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy was won by Vicky Cristina Barcelona, written and directed by Woody Allen, and Best Animated Feature Film went to WALL-E, which was written by Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, and directed by Andrew Stanton

Waltz with Bashir won Best Foreign Language Film.

Best Television Series – Drama was scooped by Mad Men.

Irishman Gabriel Byrne won the Best Actor In A Television Series – Drama for his performance in In Treatment.

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy was won by 30 Rock, and HBO’s John Adams won Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Steven Spielberg was presented with the Cecil B DeMille Award for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field”.