It was the moment all the Avatar fans were waiting for. At least if you believed the announcer going into the final commercial of last night's Golden Globes. Apparently anticipation was building amongst the blue faithful, right up to the moment that James Cameron's film took him the award for Best Picture (Drama) over the likes of The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds and Up In The Air,. Oh yeah, and Precious. Cameron also took home the award for Best Director despite announcing in his speech that he thought Kathryn (Bigelow) was going to win for The Hurt Locker, which went home with not a single statuette.
Avatar, Crazy Heart and Up were the only films to win multiple awards for the evening, not one of them winning more than a pair. Other multiple nominees shut out included (500) Days of Summer (which lost Best Comedy to The Hangover), Brothers, The Informant, Invictus, It's Complicated, The Last Station, A Single Man and, most notably, Nine. With 15 nominations between the Golden Globes and the Broadcast "Film Critics" Association, the Rob Marshall musical wound up with a big donut that may have officially sounded the death knell on its Oscar chances. How does everyone else measure up though?