Irish actors win big at 2009’s Golden Globe awards in Hollywood
Congratulations to Irish actors Colin Farrell and Gabriel Byrne who both won Golden Globe awards this evening.
Colin Farrell picked up his award for recent movie in “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture”, during his acceptance speech Farrell poked fun at HBO movie ‘Recount’. A film that chronicled the Bush Vs Gore election of 2000. The movie about two Irish gangsters on the run in Belgium raised eyebrows when it managed to bag two Golden Globe nominations for stars Farrell and Brendan Gleeson (who lost to Farrell).
Fellow Irish actor Gabriel Byrne earlier picked up a Golden Globe for his role as the troubled Dr. Paul Weston in HBO’s new drama about psychotherapy, In Treatment.
Meanwhile, Danny Boyle’s movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ won every category it was nominated in. Including best picture (drama) and best director.
Other awards given out at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards include
Best Motion Picture – Drama – Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director – Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy = Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama– Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Kate Winslet (The Reader)
Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky)
Best Animated Feature Film – WallE
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture – Slumdog Millionaire