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Meryl Streep Gloom vs. Glitz, T Bone Burnett & Ryan Bingham: Golden Globes

Meryl Streep Best Actress Golden Globe winnerMeryl Streep: Best Actress Golden Globe winner for 'Julie & Julia.'

Golden Globes: Meryl Streep now has seven statuettes, 25 nominations

Double Golden Globe nominee Meryl Streep's Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical win for Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia was her seventh. Her loss for Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated – also in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category – was her 18th.

Beginning in the late 1970s, Streep has been nominated for a total of 25 Golden Globes, both in the motion picture and television categories. Below is a partial list of Meryl Streep Golden Globe nominations.

  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The Hours (2002).
    Dir.: Stephen Daldry.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Nicole Kidman. Julianne Moore. Ed Harris. Toni Collette. Allison Janney. Claire Danes. Jeff Daniels. Stephen Dillane. Miranda Richardson. Eileen Atkins. John C. Reilly.
    Winner: Nicole Kidman for The Hours.
  • Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for …First Do No Harm (1997).
    Dir.: Jim Abrahams.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Fred Ward. Seth Adkins. Margo Martindale. Allison Janney.
    Winner: Alfre Woodard for Miss Evers' Boys.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The River Wild (1994).
    Dir.: Curtis Hanson.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. David Strathairn. Kevin Bacon. Joseph Mazzello. Stephanie Sawyer. Benjamin Bratt. John C. Reilly.
    Winner: Jessica Lange for Blue Sky.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Out of Africa (1985).
    Dir.: Sydney Pollack.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Robert Redford. Klaus Maria Brandauer.
    Winner: Whoopi Goldberg for The Color Purple.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Silkwood (1983).
    Dir.: Mike Nichols.
    Cast: Meryl Streep. Kurt Russell. Cher.
    Winner: Shirley MacLaine for Terms of Endearment.
  • Best Supporting Actress for The Deer Hunter (1978). First nomination.
    Dir.: Michael Cimino.
    Cast: Robert De Niro. John Cazale. Christopher Walken. Meryl Streep.
    Winner: Dyan Cannon for Heaven Can Wait.

See also the full list (up to 2012) of Meryl Streep Golden Globe wins and nominations.

Meryl Streep vessel for other women's livesMeryl Streep: 'Vessel' for other women's lives.

'Vessel for other people's stories'

While accepting her seventh Golden Globe at the Jan. 17, '10, Golden Globes ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Meryl Streep told the crowd that because she has played many extraordinary women, people have come to believe that she's one as well. She proceeded to put things in perspective: “I'm a vessel for other people's stories, and other women's lives.”

From there, Streep got fellow Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical nominee Sandra Bullock (for Anne Fletcher's The Proposal) all teary eyed when she reminisced about her mother, who “had no patience for gloom and doom.” She then added, “I'm not like that.”

Celeb glamour vs. real-life tragedies

Meryl Streep was trying to make a point about her attempts to reconcile her being at the Glitzy, Glamorous, Glorious Golden Globes a few days after the deadly Haiti earthquake. (Estimates now place the number of dead between 50,000 and 200,000.) In her speech, she mentioned Partners in Health, an organization that has been providing assistance to Haiti's poor for quite some time.

And in the not-too-distant future, Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) will be battling it out for the Best Actress Academy Award. U.S. critics, for their part, have mostly favored Streep and An Education actress Carey Mulligan.

Meryl Streep photos: Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA.

Meryl Streep Golden Globe nominations via the IMDb.

Jeff Bridges Best Actor Golden Globe winnerJeff Bridges: Best Actor Golden Globe winner.

Best Actor Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges, who turned 60 last month, has been around making movies since 1970, but despite dozens of well-received performances he had never won a Golden Globe until last night – for his work as an aging country singer in Scott Cooper's Crazy Heart, also featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Bridges' previous Golden Globe nominations were for the following movies:

  • Best Supporting Actor for The Contender (2000).
    Dir.: Rod Lurie.
    Cast: Joan Allen. Jeff Bridges. Gary Oldman. Christian Slater. Sam Elliott. William Petersen. Saul Rubinek. Philip Baker Hall. Mariel Hemingway.
    Winner: Benicio Del Toro for Traffic.
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for The Fisher King (1991).
    Dir.: Terry Gilliam.
    Cast: Jeff Bridges. Robin Williams. Mercedes Ruehl.
    Winner: Robin Williams for The Fisher King.
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Starman (1984).
    Dir.: John Carpenter.
    Cast: Jeff Bridges. Karen Allen.
    Winner: F. Murray Abraham for Amadeus.

Jeff Bridges Oscar nominations

Jeff Bridges has also been nominated for four Academy Awards; he has never won.

  • Best Supporting Actor for The Contender (2000).
    Winner: Benicio Del Toro for Traffic.
  • Best Actor for Starman (1984).
    Winner: F. Murray Abraham for Amadeus.
  • Best Supporting Actor for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974).
    Dir.: Michael Cimino.
    Cast: Clint Eastwood. Jeff Bridges.
    Winner: Robert De Niro for The Godfather: Part II.
  • Best Supporting Actor for The Last Picture Show (1971).
    Dir.: Peter Bogdanovich.
    Cast: Timothy Bottoms. Cybill Shepherd. Jeff Bridges. Cloris Leachman. Ben Johnson. Ellen Burstyn.
    Winner: Ben Johnson for The Last Picture Show.

This year, Jeff Bridges is the favorite to take home the Best Actor Oscar for Crazy Heart.

Upcoming Jeff Bridges movies

Jeff Bridges will be next seen opposite Garrett Hedlund in Joseph Kosinski's TRON: Legacy; Bridges had one of the leads in Steven Lisberger' 1982 TRON, which turned out to be a box office disappointment. Also in the original movie's cast: Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, and Cindy Morgan.

Later in the year, Bridges will be seen in Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit, a remake of Henry Hathaway's 1969 Western that won John Wayne a Best Actor Oscar. Also in the remake's cast: Hailee Steinfeld (in the old Kim Darby role), Matt Damon (in the old Glen Campbell role), and Josh Brolin.

Bridges will probably be much better than Wayne in the role of Rooster Cogburn, though he's looking more and more like Buffalo Bill. Perhaps a remake of the Robert Altman-Paul Newman Western Buffalo Bill and the Indians is in the works?

Jeff Bridges photo: Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA.

T Bone Burnett Ryan Bingham Golden Globe winnersT Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham: Golden Globe winners.

T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham

Besides Jeff Bridges' Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical win, Crazy Heart was also handed another Golden Globe: Best Song for “The Weary Kind,” written by T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham (who also has a supporting role in the film).

In the coming weeks, T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham should be taking home the Best Song Academy Award as well.

T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham photo: Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA.

Mo'Nique Golden Globe winner cryingGolden Globe winner Mo'Nique feels like crying.

Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique: Emotional speech

Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe winner Mo'Nique – for Lee Daniels' Precious – delivered a highly emotional speech that some found the most touching of the evening. Alternately choking up and bursting out, she talked about her dreams of becoming a star, eventually dedicating her award to women who have been sexually abused.

In Precious, she plays Gabourey Sidibe's abusive mother. Also in the cast: Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, and Lenny Kravitz.

Mo'Nique jumping for joy Nicole KidmanMo'Nique feels like jumping for joy, as presenter Nicole Kidman gives her some extra room just in case.

Nicole Kidman, Mo'Nique photos: Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA.

 

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  1. bukasa

    Mo`nique

  2. Tracey cooper

    Monique, i dont know you and you dont know me. i reside in cleveland ohio. and all i have to say is you deserve it and im very proud of you!!!!, i also feel like this movie was cheated and overlooked i watched both awards an Gabby should have won over meryl streep and the others because she is new to the scene, she got cheated, Congrats to you representing all the powerful and real women of this world, youre my hero.

  3. DIANE SIMMONS

    CONGRATULATIONS MO! YOU LOOK ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!