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I’M NOT THERE: Best Golden Globes EVER!

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smiley.thumbnail_1.jpgASSOCIATED PRESS: BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Cate Blanchett won the supporting actress Golden Globe on Sunday for the Bob Dylan tale “I’m Not There” during an awards show truncated from glitzy banquet to dry news conference because of the Hollywood writers strike. Marion Cotillard won for best actress in a musical or comedy for a remarkable personification of singer Edith Piaf in “La Vie En Rose,” playing the French icon from youth through middle age and into her ailing final years.Javier Bardem won for supporting actor in “No Country for Old Men,” playing a merciless killer tracking a fortune in crime cash poached by an innocent bystander who stumbles onto a drug deal gone bad.
frown_1.jpgPEOPLE: Usually characterized by free-flowing champagne, off-the-cuff speeches and glamorous parties, the Golden Globe Awards often serve as a predictor for the Academy Awards. (The Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 22.) This year, though, the show was stripped of its pomp and glitz – due to the continuing Writers Guild of America strike. With no nominees in attendance, the awards were announced during a live press conference by a panel of TV hosts and journalists. MORE

EXPLAINER: Why The Writers Are On Strike

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