BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- "Avatar" and "The Hangover" took the two biggest prizes at the Golden Globes ceremonies in Beverly Hills, Calif.
"Avatar" is James Cameron's visually stunning mixture of live action and computer-generated scenery and characters involved in a battle over an idyllic planet. By winning the Golden Globe for Best Picture, Drama, it is adding critical acclaim to a box-office bonanza that has generated more than $1 billion in ticket sales. Cameron also won the Best Director honor.
"The Hangover" won for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy." The film centers on a bachelor party in Las Vegas in which the prospective bridegroom is misplaced.
Other top awards announced Sunday included Jeff Bridges winning "Best Actor, Drama" for "Crazy Heart"; Sandra Bullock taking "Best Actress, Drama" for her role in "The Blind Side"; Robert Downey Jr. being voted the "Best Actor, Musical or Comedy" for "Sherlock Holmes"; and Meryl Streep, winning "Best Actress, Musical or Comedy" for "Julie & Julia."
The biggest television awards were given to "Mad Men" as "Best Series, Drama" and "Glee" for "Best Series, Musical or Comedy."
The Golden Globes are determined in a vote of members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.