Due to the Writer's Guild of America strike, Hollywood's party, the Golden Globes Awards were transformed from a boozy, fun dinner party to a press conference where presenters from entertainment programs like Extra! and E! News got to announce the winners. Yes, it was as painful as it sounded (Giuliana Rancic, it's not about you); many said they couldn't believe they were announcing the winners but said they would prefer it with the stars. Inside Edition's Jim Moret struck a classy note when he acknowledged the Hollywood Foreign Association (the organization that doles out the Golden Globes) President Jorge Camara.
On the upside, the announcement of winners was finished by 9:30PM - not that you'd know from NBC's coverage which didn't show the actual press conference and instead forced viewers to watch Nancy O'Dell and Billy Bush banter as they revealed the winners.
Anyway, here are the winners - the HFPA spread the wealth!
Best Motion Picture Drama: Atonement
Best Director, Motion Picture: Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Ethan and Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Julie Christie, Away From Her
Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Marion Cotillard, La vie en Rose
Best Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Best Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Javier Bardem, No Country For Old Men
Best Animated Feature Film: Ratatouille
Best Score - Motion Picture: Atonement
Best Original Song - Motion Picture: "Guaranteed," by Eddie Vedder for Into the Wild
Best TV Series Drama: Mad Men
Best Actor in a TV Drama: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Best Actress In A TV Drama: Glenn Close, Damages
Best TV Series Musical or Comedy: Extras
Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy: David Duchovny in Californication
Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Best TV Mini-Series or Motion Picture: Longford
Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Motion Picture: Jim Broadbent, Longford
Best Actress in a TV Mini-series or Motion Picture: Queen Latifah for Life Support
Best Supprting Actor in a TV Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture: Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture: Samantha Morton, Longford
Here's the full list of nominations and winners from the HFPA. The big upsets seem to be Marion Cotillard, winning out over Ellen Page in Juno (but Cotillard shaved her eyebrows to play Edith Piaf), David Duchovny winning Best Actor in a Comedy TV Series, and Julian Schnabel winning Best Director.
The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 22, and the Oscar Awards are scheduled for February 24, but who knows what will happen to the awards show if the strike still goes on.