Box office update

Box office update

Tops at the box office: Norliana Samsudin (Yana) in "Adnan Sempit"

18 Jan – In a weekend where Malaysian titles "Adnan Sempit" and "Tiger Woohoo" are making waves (Jan 14-17), the amazing record-breaking run for "Avatar", now nearing a worldwide total gross of US$ 1.6 billion, is futher enhanced by it winning the most coveted prize at the just concluded 67th Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

The sci-fi epic took Best Motion Picture (Drama) and also a Best Director bonus for James Cameron, who is now responsible for the two highest grossing films of all time, as the visually stunning picture nears the US$ 1.8 billion mark set by "Titanic" in 1997. He did however say he expected to lose out to his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow's powerful Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker".

The win is seen as a significant precursor to the upcoming Academy Awards. "Avatar" is still going strong at the Malaysian box office.

Meanwhile, the night's lifetime achievement award went out to renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who is responsible for some of the most memorable films of all time such as "Goodfellas", "Taxi Driver" and "The Departed". He took home the Cecil B. Demille Award, an accolade previously held by distinguished industry contributors such as Alfred Hitchcock and His next film that will reach Malaysian cinemas is the Leo DiCarpio thriller "Shutter Island", opening 25 February 2010.

James Cameron on winning Best Director and Best Motion Picture (Drama) for "Avatar": "I expected (ex-wife) Kathryn to win instead for "The Hurt Locker"
Here are the complete list of accolades:


--Director, James Cameron, "Avatar."
--Best Drama: "Avatar."
--Best Musical or Comedy: "The Hangover."
--Actress, Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia."
--Actress, Drama: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side."
--Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' by Sapphire."
--Actor, Comedy or Musical: Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes"
--Actor, Drama: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
--Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."
--Foreign Language: "The White Ribbon."
--Animated Film: "Up."
--Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air."
--Original Score: Michael Giacchino, "Up."
--Original Song: "The Weary Kind" (theme from "Crazy Heart"), (written by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett).

--Musical or Comedy: "Glee"
--Drama: "Mad Men"
--Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall, "Dexter."
--Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife."
--Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock."
--Actress, Musical or Comedy: Toni Collette, "United States of Tara."
--Miniseries or Movie: "Grey Gardens," HBO.
--Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance."
--Actress, Miniseries or Movie: "Grey Gardens."
--Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: John Lithgow, "Dexter."
--Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Chloe Sevigny, "Big Love."

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin Scorsese


Related Movies:
Shutter Island (15 Apr 2010)
Avatar (22 Sep 2022)
ADNAN SEMPIT (Malay) (14 Jan 2010)
Avatar (22 Sep 2022)
TIGER WOOHOO (Mandarin) (14 Jan 2010)

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