UPDATES: 9:20 pm - Simon Beaufoy who wrote Slumdog wins for Adapted Screenplay.
9:45 pm: A.R. Rahman wins for Original Score (his name was mispronounced twice, including once when David Duchovny tried to correct it. The right way is "Rehh-maan")
10:15 pm: Danny Boyle wins Best Director for Slumdog
10:59 pm: Slumdog Millionaire wins for Best Picture - Drama
Keep track via the live reports by Rediff.com
The Golden Globes are on tonight, and we'll be watching to see if "Slumdog Millionaire" gets any Golden Globular love, mmm. It's been nominated for four GGs, including Best Drama Picture, Best Screeplay, Best Director and Best Original Score (AR Rahman's). But the big surprise is going to be Mr. Shah Rukh Khan - King Khan - is set to present an award. More from Market Wire, via MSNBC:
He joins previously announced presenters Simon Baker, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky Gervais, Jake Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, The Jonas Brothers, Jessica Lange, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Hayden Panettiere, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Zachary Quinto, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Sting and Mark Wahlberg.
According to this Golden Globe presentation schedule, SRK will be introducing the film clip of "Slumdog." Wouldn't it be totally awesome if he also played the piano onstage?? Anyone who's seen DDLJ knows that he's not only an amazing actor, a very decent human being, and a superlative husband, but a phenomenal piano player as well. And those abs in Om Shanti Om... OMG!
Here's what our filmi maven Aseem Chhabra had to say about this moment in history:
[see Chhabra's recent piece on A.R. Rahman in the Philly Inquirer]
More on Slumdog's chances at the LA Times:
I don't think so. Instead, I suspect that these outlander journalists are comfy with foreign-set films as long as the pix are popular among the Hollywood cool crowd. "Slumdog Millionaire" seems to be Oscar-bound. Usually, the Oscars and Golden Globes agree on best picture — they've done so 42 times over the past 64 years, mostly in the drama category, of course, but some in the musical/comedy genre ("Chicago," "Shakespeare in Love"). Over the past three years they disagreed. "Slumdog Millionare" strikes me as just the kind of movie that can hit both jackpots.
And according to Gitesh Pandya, Slumdog has now earned over $34 million:
BTW, leave us your thoughts about SRK, or SD's chances at the GGs...
Earlier on SAJAforum:
- Listen to webcast with A.R. Rahman, music maestro
- Listen to webcast with Vikas Swarup, whose novel "Q&A" became "Slumdog Millionaire"
- "Slumdog Millionaire" wows critics and moviegoers
- Q&A with Danny Boyle, director of "Slumdog Millionaire"