Slumdog Millionaire, Spielberg in the spotlight at Golden Globes

By Steve Mathie
Staff Writer

The #1 ranked movie in the world according to took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture on Sunday night. Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy’s Slumdog Millionaire now has some prestigious hardware to add to its already impressive following from film fans.

Not bad for a film that had an estimate budget of $15 million. Slumdog Millionaire reeled in 3 other awards at the 66th Annual Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay (Beaufoy), Best Director (Boyle), and Best Original Score (A.R. Rahman).

More than 50 stars presented awards Sunday night for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The non-profit organization has donated almost $9 million to charities and entertainment industry based organizations in the past 15 years.

Steven Spielberg was this year recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Spielberg was very gracious in his acceptance of the award as he carefully and vaguely answered questions about the possibility of another Indiana Jones movie, as well as the progress on Lincoln. Early reports have Liam Neeson playing the 16th President and Sally Field as wife Mary Todd.

Kate Winslet seemed pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed at her winning of two Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture in Revolutionary Road and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in The Reader.

Revolutionary Road was the first time since Titanic that we saw the British beauty on the screen with Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie was filmed at homes and businesses across the state of Connecticut.

Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) and Colin Farrell (In Bruges) also won awards.

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