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Originally posted 01/12/2009 05:30PM
Heath Ledger's mother says her son's Golden Globe award and other accolades will end up in the hands of the person who mattered most in his life: his daughter Matilda.
"I should imagine that eventually it will be going to Matilda," Sally Bell says from her home in Perth, Australia, in an exclusive interview. "At this stage she is only so young, but down the track she will have all these things. It will belong to her because she is part of him."
Bell says she and her family are "bursting with pride" over her son's recognition for playing the psychotic Joker in The Dark Knight, a role he "loved."
"It is such a fantastic and wonderful legacy for his daughter. Matilda will have so many people who will be able to speak to her about her father's abilities and [the] respect he had in the industry. That is such a wonderful legacy to leave," she says.
Originally posted 01/12/2009 11:05AM
"Straight to the pawn shop tomorrow."
Colin Farrell telling PEOPLE what he plans to do with his Golden Globe for best actor in In Burges as he made his exit from the NBC/Universal after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday night.
Reporting by Sara Hammel
Originally posted 01/11/2009 11:25PM
A breathless Kate Winslet, the first winner of the night at Sunday's Golden Globes – as best supporting actress for The Reader – proved to be a double winner by evening's end. She was also named best leading actress in the drama Revolutionary Road.
As determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Winslet, along with Mickey Rourke, Colin Farrell, Happy-Go-Lucky's Sally Hawkins, the late Heath Ledger, Slumdog Millionaire, and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona were the top winners in the film categories.
The HBO miniseries John Adams, AMC's Mad Men and NBC's multiple-winner 30 Rock took TV honors.
Originally posted 01/11/2009 11:10PM
Known for its informal, freewheeling style, the Golden Globes did not disappoint on Sunday, as several stars delivered clever, offbeat speeches onstage.
British comedian Ricky Gervais was the first to break up the audience, which he attempted to silence by saying, "Shhhush! How rude you lot are, just because you are film stars."
He then went on to make fun of his lack of a Globe nomination – and his attempt to get one. "That's the last time I have sex with 200 middle-age journalists," he said of the Hollywood Foreign Press, who give out the Globes. "Europeans with wispy beards. And the men were worse."
Originally posted 01/11/2009 09:05PM
Although Heath Ledger's family couldn't be at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, they were there in spirit as the actor was honored posthumously for his wicked portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight.
"We are overjoyed for him," his father Kim Ledger told PEOPLE of his son's win for best supporting actor in a drama, and added: "It's wonderful."
Ledger, of Perth, Western Australia, cited personal reasons for not making it to the ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan accepted the award for the actor. "On behalf of all of us who worked with Heath on Dark Knight, I accept this with mix of sadness and incredible pride," said Nolan. "He will be eternally missed but he will never be forgotten."
Originally posted 01/11/2009 08:10PM
The Golden Globes turned emotional Sunday night, with the naming of Heath Ledger as best supporting dramatic actor for his role as the Joker in the summer blockbuster The Dark Knight.
Presenter Demi Moore announced that a brief clip of Ledger's work in the film had been prepared. Afterwards, Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan accepted Ledger's posthumous award, and said he did so with "a mixture of sadness and incredible pride."
Nolan said that rather than dwelling upon the gap left by Ledger's death he preferred to concentrate on "the incredible place in the history of world cinema he built for himself."
In another emotional moment, Sally Hawkins, acclaimed for her role as a North London schoolteacher in the comedy Happy-Go-Lucky, was named best actress in a comedy or musical – over as she called them, such "goddesses"] as Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand and Emma Thompson.
Originally posted 01/10/2009 01:50PM
With a newly revamped trophy (streamlined), nominated couples (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) and an eye-pleasing roster of presenters (Zac Efron, Jennifer Lopez, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hayden Panettiere), this year's 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony promises to shine – and perhaps even lift spirits left sagging by the economy.
One thing is already certain: Sunday's Hollywood Foreign Press Association festivities, once again being held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel and broadcast on NBC at 8 p.m., will be a marked improvement over last year's ratings-deprived shadow ceremony, at which winners were MIA due to the then-ongoing Writers Guild strike.
This year, the stars will turn out. "My mom is my date to the Golden Globes," Rachel Gets Married nominee Anne Hathaway told PEOPLE this week.
The only no-show will be John Travolta, who canceled his appearance as he copes with the death of his son Jett. Travolta's animated film Bolt got a best song nomination for his duet with Miley Cyrus on "I Thought I Lost You."
Originally posted 01/09/2009 12:00PM
More A-Listers have been confirmed to present awards at the already star-studded Golden Globes Sunday night.
Johnny Depp, David Duchovny, Megan Fox, Eva Longoria, Sting, Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg will also be on hand, it was announced Friday.
Other previously announced presenters include Simon Baker, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cameron Diaz, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Ricky Gervais, Jake Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, The Jonas Brothers, Jessica Lange, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Hayden Panettiere, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Zachary Quinto, Seth Rogen and Martin Scorsese.
Steven Spielberg will receive this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be telecast live on NBC Jan. 11 from The Beverly Hilton at 8 p.m.
Originally posted 01/09/2009 09:30AM
The Golden Globes are back – and so are the parties!
After the ceremony was canceled last year due to the writers' strike, the awards season kicks off in earnest this weekend, and PEOPLE has all the details of how the stars will party before, during and after the big show.
It all begins the day before with these Saturday fetes:
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Multiple nominee Ralph Fiennes and magazine cover boy is the man of the evening at the Mondrian Hotel's Skybar. Newly engaged Alyssa Milano, Lisa Rinna, and Joey Fatone are expected to sip VeeV cocktails poolside with Fiennes at the outside soiree.
Open to Disney and Miramax nominees only, this year's party will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The guest list includes nominee Miley Cyrus, who co-wrote a song for the film Bolt.
Then, after the last Golden Globe statue is handed out in NBC's 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. telecast from the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom, party-goers will not have far to venture, with three bashes on the hotel property and one across the street:
Originally posted 01/08/2009 03:10PM
More stars have been added to an already celeb-studded list of presenters for this year's Golden Globe Awards.
Sandra Bullock, Zac Efron, Gerard Butler, Sean Combs and Pierce Brosnan will present the slightly revamped golden trophies at the award show, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday.
Actors Chris Pine and Heroes' Zachary Quinto have also been added as presenters.
The new group joins stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, the Jonas Brothers, Jennifer Lopez, Glen Close, Seth Rogen and Hayden Panettiere.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards air Sunday on NBC at 8 p.m. – Eunice Oh
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