POSTED: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 11:22am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:26pm
Golden Globe winners speak to the media after the awards ceremony...
Lightning struck twice Sunday night for James Cameron.
12 years after winning Golden Globes for Best Drama and Best Director with "Titanic", he did it again with "Avatar".
"Hopefully, this is part of a trend of an acceptance of science fiction
as a legitimate form of cinema. Not a genre, but a form of drama. Legitimate drama," said Cameron.
A bigger surprise came in the comedy category, where box office
Smash "The Hangover" came away with the prize.
"This has all been so surreal, such a wonderful trip this film. We all set out to make a funny comedy and to be here with all these people and just be considered has been amazing," said Director Todd Phillips.
Another unexpected box office hit, "The Blind Side", brought Sandra Bullock her first Golden Globe win, best actress in a drama, playing an
iron willed football mom.
"Look, I’m as shocked as I think many people are that i've been this lucky, this blessed. I don't expect to win anything. I don't know what to make of it," said Bullock.
Jeff Bridges was also a first time Globe winner.
He won “Best Actor in a Drama” for playing a burned out country singer in "Crazy Heart".
"What I didn't expect was the emotion that kind of welled up in me when I got that reception and felt all that love and appreciation. It was really wonderful," said Bridges.
Robert Downey Junior won Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his role as "Sherlock Holmes.”
"She's always been my biggest supporter. She didn't actually directly
say Matt Damon was going to win. She said certain of the predictions seemed to be leading that way," said Downey speaking about his wif’e prediction.
Downey's comedy/musical counterpart, Meryl Streep added to her Golden
She won her 7th overall with "Julie and Julia".
"The Hollywood foreign press, who've seen me in movies for thirty years, and they're still not sick of me? That means something to me. It really does. Because it's hard to remain new," said Streep.
Even if winning awards has become an old habit.
Other winners Sunday night included Mo'nique as Best Supporting Actress for "Precious" and Christopher Waltz Best Supporting Actor for "Inglorious Basterds".
"Mad Men" took Best TV Drama and "Glee" won Best TV Comedy or Musical.