Cameron's 'Avatar' wins best drama honor at Globes

January 17, 2010 8:44:50 PM PST
The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" has won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron, raising the "Titanic" filmmaker's prospects for another Academy Awards triumph. The prize Sunday marks a dramatic turning point for Mo'Nique, who was mainly known for lowbrow comedy but startled audiences with her ferocious performance in "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' By Sapphire."

The Globe win could boost Mo'Nique's prospects at the Oscars, whose nominations come out Feb. 2.

"Precious" also was up for best drama, along with the sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar," the recession tale "Up in the Air" and the war stories "The Hurt Locker" and "Inglourious Basterds."

Rain doused the pre-show, stars in their finery crowding under umbrellas as storms rolled in.


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