Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire , a critically praised film that is only playing in about 600 theaters after nine weeks, continued piling up honors over the weekend as it received four Golden Globes awards, including best dramatic film. It also received trophies for best director (Boyle), screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), and score. It has won more awards from critics groups than any other 2008 film. At the Globes, it faced competition from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, and Frost/Nixon . As it turned out, those other nominees received not a single award in any of the categories for which they were nominated. Other winners included Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona in the best musical or comedy category; Kate Winslet for best actress in a drama ( Revolutionary Road ) and best supporting actress ( The Reader ); Sally Hawkins for best actress in a comedy ( Happy-Go-Lucky ); Mickey Rourke for best actor in a drama ( The Wrestler ); and Colin Ferrell for best actor in a comedy ( In Bruges ). A poignant moment came when it was announced that Heath Ledger had posthumously won the best supporting actor award for The Dark Knight. Accepting the award, Christopher Nolan, who directed the film, said that he would now "be able to look less at the gap in the future [but instead at] the incredible place Heath made for himself with his talent and his dedication."

12/01/2009