Golden Globes Recap

Golden Globes Recap

The 66th Annual Golden Globes  aired last night on NBC. 

Published January 11, 2009

The 66th Annual Golden Globes  aired last night on NBC.  Big winners included Tina Fey for best actress in a television series for 30 Rock , the late-great Heath Ledger for best supporting actor in The Dark Knigh t and Slumdog Millionair e, which racked up four, including best picture.  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , which was considered a favorite, lost all five nominations.

The few African-Americans who were nominated did not win. Viola Davis was nominated for best supporting actress but lost to a deserving Kate Winslet for The Reader .  Winslet also won a second time for best actress in The Revolutionary Road .  Winslet has been nominated for five Golden Globes since 1996 and lost -- these are her first wins.

Beyonce Knowles and the five other songwriters of  "Once in a Lifetime" from Cadillac Records lost best original song to rock icon Bruce Springsteen for his song from The Wrestler .

Blair Underwood for In Treatment lost best supporting actor (miniseries or  motion picture) made for television to Tom Wilkinson for John Adams .

Raisin in the Sun , which starred Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Phylicia Rashad was nominated for best miniseries or motion picture made for television and lost to John Adams .

However, the most entertaining moment of the night was Tracy Morgan 's acceptance speech for 30 Rock winning best television series.  An animated Morgan said he made a deal with Tina Fey that if Barack Obama won he would speak for the cast.  Morgan shouted, "I am the face of post-racial America. Deal with it, Cate Blanchett !"  You can always count on Tracy Morgan to energize the crowd!

Click here for the full list of winners .

Written by Clay Cane


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