Dev Patel and Freida Pinto star in “Slumdog Millionaire.”
“Slumdog Millionaire” has some additional Oscar buzz today after winning several major awards at the 66th Annual Golden Globes ceremony last night in Beverly Hills. “Slumdog Millionaire” picked up Globes for best movie drama, best film director, best film screenplay, and best original film score. The drama is about an orphan who struggles through a life in the slums to become a contestant on India’s version of the TV game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”
Other top winners include Kate Winslet for best supporting film actress in “The Reader” and best film actress in a drama for “Revolutionary Road.” Mickey Rourke won the best film actor trophy for his work in “The Wrestler.” As expected, the best supporting actor in a film drama Globe went to the late Heath Ledger for his incredible performance as the Joker in “The Dark Knight.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out a bunch of Globes for television achievement as well. The HBO mini-series “John Adams” won four awards. Also, “30 Rock” was selected best TV comedy and “Mad Men” won for best TV drama. The complete list of all the winners along with photos and videos are on the Golden Globes website.