Despite the glitz and glamour of the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the telecast wasn’t a big draw. This year’s ceremony actually had its lowest numbers of its 13-year NBC history. This allowed CBS, boosted by an earlier Steelers/Charges game, to take the night in the viewers and demos.
- Approximately 14.6 million saw Slumdog Millionaire take top prize at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards (4.8/11 in 18-49).
- 60 Minutes (4.0/9) reported to 13.7 million.
- 24‘s adult demo numbers (12.5 million, 4.2/9) were the smallest ever for a series premiere.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (10.3 million, 3.4/8) was off by 700,000.
- CW‘s airing of Carrie (0.5/1) scared up 1.4 million.
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Not everyone was able to walk away a winner at last night’s Golden Globes, but some stand out whether or not they received a statue. Some of the Hollywood elite looked like winners…while others, I wish I didn’t have to look at through the night at all.
All the results are in and the victories are tallied - but one. When it comes to last night’s Golden Globes, who wins the best dressed award?
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One year after a strike-induced absence, the drinking resumed. Although the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards drew its usual set of followers tonight, this year’s program carried even more significance than usual. The reason? Heath Ledger.
With or without the Dark Knight nomination, the ceremony would have been interesting. Was this going to be the year a film about an Indian game show (Slumdog Millionaire) won top prize? Would either Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia, Doubt) or Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader) walk away with two awards? Could Mickey Rourke‘s comeback performance in The Wrestler earn him a surprise win over Sean Penn (Milk)?
To find out the answer to these questions (and many more), you can read our detailed coverage after the jump!
Although the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to cancel last year’s party, the Golden Globes will finally make its return next month. The 66th annual event is scheduled to air Sunday, January 11th, just over a week before the Academy Award nominations are announced.
Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of TV nominees:
- HBO, with its 22 nominations, once again led the pack.
- In Treatment and Recount, both from HBO, had five nominations each - the highest number for any program this year.
- House is the only non-cable program to be up for Best Drama.
- True Blood is the only new series to receive any nods.
- Kiefer Sutherland and 24 received nominations for the show’s 2-hour special.
(You can find the full list of television nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)
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