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67th Golden Globe Awards

67th Golden Globe Awards

Took place on Sunday 17th January 2010 hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Golden Globe Winners in The Film Categories:

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Best Film Drama: Avatar

Best Director: James Cameron – Avatar

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Best Film Musical or Comedy: The Hangover

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Best Actor Drama: Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

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Best Actress Drama: Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

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Best Actor Musical or Comedy: Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes

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Best Actress Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep – Julie and Julia

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Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

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Best Supporting Actress: Monique – Precious

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Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon (Germany)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/67th_Golden_Globe_Awards

 

 

Virtual Colonialist Diatribe

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James Cameron much anticipated Avatar is a simulacrum of CGI images which will dazzle the viewers but leave any intelligent probing of colonialism in a virtual capacity as a hollow fantasy without any true substance, leaving the human characters to languish in a wilderness of special effects without a thread of credibility…. there again – it is billed as a fantasy epic – a strange mixture of Ferngully on Acid mixed with GI Joe Transformers – where are those corporates digging for precious metals?

Too little of such great talents as Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi are used purposefully onscreen while Sam Worthington’s avatar is as solid as it is imaginary, as two dimensional as the proverbial battle between the indigenous popultion, the Na’vi and the humans which seek to destroy and colonize Pandora

First half is stunning but once Pandora ‘s delights are discovered, it all goes South from there and the machines bring destruction and a new dawn…

Irony of the film is that the earth-loving Pandoreans would never have been created ten years ago without the 21st Century digital technology….

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Blade Runner, Babylon AD and Chronicles of Riddick do far better in the originality arena… held up by the bastions of Science Fiction Star Wars and the recent brilliant Star Trek.

 

 

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