The Golden Globes in Photos: “Avatar” Wins Big

Check out the highlights from the Golden Globe Awards.

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James Cameron shares <i>Avatar</i>'s big win for Outstanding Motion Picture - Drama with actor Sam Worthington, actress Zoe Saldana, producer Jon Landau and actress Sigourney Weaver.
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Cameron seemed shocked to win the award for Best Director for <i>Avatar</i>. He confessed, "I'm gonna make this quick, because I have to go to the bathroom something fierce." Cameron gave part of his speech in Na'vi, the language he created for the film.
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Cameron's longtime friend and colleague Arnold Schwarzenegger presented <i>Avatar</i> as one of the Best Picture selections.
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Although many felt Robert Downey Jr. was a shoe-in, Downey seemed genuinely surprised to win the Golden Globe for <i>Sherlock Holmes</i>. He began his speech, "If you start playing violins, I will tear this place apart."
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Double-nominee Sandra Bullock took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for <i>The Blind Side</i>.
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During her acceptance speech, Bullock said, "I've been given so much opportunity," before telling her family to "Put down the Maker's Mark and go to bed."
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Actors Jon Hamm and January Jones, writer-producer Matthew Weiner, and actors Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks pose in the press room after <i>Mad Men</i> won the award for Best Television Drama Series for the third year in a row.
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One of the biggest surprises of the night was <i>Glee</i>, which won for Outstanding TV Series: Comedy or Musical. Actresses Lea Michele, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Dianna Agron pose backstage after the win.
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Lea Michele of <i>Glee</i> looks excited as she holds the envelope announcing the win.
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As host of the Golden Globe Awards, Ricky Gervais kicked things off by mocking the broadcast network (our very own NBC), saying, "Let's get on with it before NBC replaces me with Jay Leno," referring to the recent controversy surrounding <i>The Tonight Show</i>.
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The cast of <i>The Hangover</i> -- Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, boxer Mike Tyson and Bradley Cooper -- celebrate the movie's win for Best Motion Picture - Comedy.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro present the Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award to Martin Scorsese. "Marty sleeps, drinks and eats film," DeNiro joked, adding, "I hear there are videos on the Internet of Marty having sex with film."
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Martin Scorsese was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Presenter Robert DeNiro wondered, "I can't help thinking if times were a bit different, how proud Cecil B. DeMille would have been to be honored with the Martin Scorsese Award."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Animation is not just for kids, but adults who use drugs," quipped ex-Beatle Paul McCartney while presenting the award for Best Animated Film. He also noted that he is now known as "that guy from Rock Band."
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For those hoping for some good bad fashion, Cher -- who was a presenter -- did not disappoint with her bizarre Ren-fest-gone-wrong dress.
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<i>Grey Gardens</i> director Michael Sucsy, actress Drew Barrymore, producers Lucy Barzun Donnelly and Rachael Horovitz pose in the press room with their statues. <i>Grey Gardens</i> went home with the award for Best Miniseries or Movie.
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Actress Drew Barrymore poses in the press room after winning the award for Best Actress in a TV Movie for her work in <i>Grey Gardens</i>.
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Meryl Streep poses with the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for <i>Julie and Julia.</i> This is her sixth Golden Globe and she has been nominated 25 times.
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Sophia Loren poses backstage after presenting the award for Best Foreign Film, which went the <i>The White Ribbon</i>.
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After joking about hanging out at Olive Garden and sharing what he's looking for in a girl on the red carpet, <i>New Moon</i>'s Taylor Lautner made a dashing presenter.
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Nicole Kidman presented the first award of the evening for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama. And the award went to...
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Mo'Nique for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her work on <i>Precious</i>.
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Actor Michael C. Hall poses with his Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama award. The <i>Dexter</i> actor recently announced he is being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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Actress Toni Colette gives her acceptance speech after winning the Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical award for her work on <i>The United States of Tara</i>.
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Although Collette's speech underwhelmed with "Gee thank you so much. This is a real pleasure," her reaction backstage was all smiles and pure excitement.
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Actor Kevin Bacon poses with his Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award. Bacon was recognized for his performance as Lt. Col. Mike Strobl, a marine who accompanies the body of a fallen soldier as it's returned home, in <i>Taking Chance</i>.
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John Lithgow holds accepts the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series for his role as "The Trinity Killer" in <i>Dexter</i>. Lithgow had previously won a Golden Globe for the sitcom <i>Third Rock from the Sun</i>.
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Writer-director Jason Reitman holds his award for Best Screenplay for his work on <i>Up in the Air</i>. Despite numerous nominations, that was the film's only win of the evening.
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Actress Julianna Margulies poses in the press room after receiving the award for Best Actress in a Television Drama for her work on <i>The Good Wife</i>.
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Songwriter T-Bone Burnett accepts the award for Best Original Song - Motion Picture for "The Weary Kind" from <i>Crazy Heart</i>.
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Actress Chloe Sevigny poses in the press room with her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Movie. The starlet thanked her "sister wives" - Jean Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin - who costar with her on the HBO series <i>Big Love</i>.
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Presenter Halle Berry caused a stir in the blogosphere with her plunging neckline. PopEater declared, "Cleavage Is In."
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<i>30 Rock</i>'s Jane Krakowski and <i>How I Met Your Mother</i>'s Neil Patrick Harris were among the evening's presenters.
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Fans braved the rain to get a glimpse of their favorite stars on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.
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This backstage peek shows Ricky Gervais's dressing room. Kenneth Bordewick designed the space for Gervais, the show's host.
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The presenters lounge, also designed by Kenneth Bordewick, provides a swank backdrop for the stars handing out the awards.
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