Golden Globes shine for little known productions

by E-Ville Librarian@evpl on Monday, January 12 2009, 9:36am. Viewed 815 times.

The HBO original mini-series "John Adams" and independent must-see "Slumdog Millionaire" both emerged victorious from the 66th annual Golden Globes.  Based upon the David McCullough work, "John Adams" tells the behind the scenes story of one of our most baffling founding fathers.  Paul Giamatti and and Laura Linney star.  The big sleeper for the evening was the independent work "Slumdog Millionaire" based on the book by Vikas Swarup.  An unlikely winner for best motion picture, the cast of this movie is full of relative newcomers from a country where the movie industry is almost as large is Hollywood's.  One not-so-newcomer who received a most unlikely nod from the foreign press is Mickey Rourke. Hollywood's bad boy has made a swan song with his acclaimed performance in "The Wrestler" which may never have happened had it not been for the tenacity of the director.  Further nods included Kate Winslet's performance in Revolutionary Road, Best Musical/Comedy went to Vicky Cristina Barcelona and best supporting went to Colin Farrell and Sally Hawkins.


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on Wednesday, January 14 2009, 12:02pm

It's highly possible that I missed "Slumdog Millionaire" if it actually did come to Evansville...but I see it is not here now.  Bummer.  And wow - Mickey Rourke.  Such a great actor, but the plastic surgery...it almost distracts me from his talent!

on Thursday, January 15 2009, 8:40am

Not to mention his wardrobe.  

gawell@evpl wrote
on Friday, January 16 2009, 10:18am

Maybe Slumdog will come after it wins an Oscar, or enough

people call or write asking for it.