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Golden Globes

By United Press International
Golden Globes
Director James Cameron hold the award for Best Picture "Avatar" at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. Cameron also won for Best Director. UPI /Jim Ruymen | License Photo

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.

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"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.

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