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The Golden Globes Winners

We will forever remember the 66th annual Golden Globes as the ceremony that pushed Indian cinema over the top, albeit indirectly.

British director Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, often called his 'Ode to Mumbai', swept the awards show, winning all four categories in which it was nominated (Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Director, Best Motion Picture -- Drama).

With Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto and A R Rahman (whose work in Slumdog won Best Original Score), and Shah Rukh Khan introducing the film, it was really and truly an Indian affair.

Let's take a look at some of the big Globes winners.

Slumdog Millionaire was pit against a star-studded line-up -- Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Kate Winslet-Leonardo DiCaprio's Revolutionary Road and Philip Seymour Hoffman's The Reader.

Yet, the underdog film about an underdog gameshow contestant managed to upstage them all.

British Director Danny Boyle -- who showed his penchant for grittiness in Trainspotting -- took the world into Mumbai's bustling slums, to tell us the story of one Jamal Malik and the love of his life, Latika.

Though pre-show buzz indicated that Slumdog Millionaire had a great chance at bringing home the trophy, it was almost impossible to believe that this independent film, without a major release, was going to top Titantic juggernauts Winslet and DiCaprio? It did. And all of India celebrated!

In the picture: The cast and crew of the Best Motion Picture - Drama Slumdog Millionaire pose with their Golden Globe Awards.

Photographs: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Also Read: The Golden Globes, 2009


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