BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- "Slumdog Millionaire" took the best drama film award at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.
The movie -- about a young man's journey to become the unlikely winner of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in India -- also picked up prizes for best screenplay, best original score and best director.
"Thanks ever so much," Danny Boyle said as he collected his directing prize. "Your mad, pulsating affection for our film is much appreciated; really, deeply appreciated."
Also nominated for the best drama film Globe were "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "The Reader" and "Revolutionary Road."
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" won the award for best comedy or musical film, beating out "Burn After Reading," "Happy-Go-Lucky," "In Bruges" and "Mamma Mia!" for the honor.
Sally Hawkins won the award for best actress in a comedy film for her work in "Happy-Go-Lucky" and Colin Farrell picked up the equivalent award for his performance in "In Bruges."
"Thank you. Cheers. Thanks a million," Farrell said.
Admitting he was in "absolute shock," he joked, "They must have done the (ballot) counting in Florida."
Mickey Rourke, who has admitted his own past bad behavior cost him acting jobs for years, won the Globe for best actor in a drama film for his performance in "The Wrestler."
"This has been a very long road back for me," Rourke said as he accepted his award.
Kate Winslet won for best actress in a drama for "Revolutionary Road." She also won the supporting actress prize for "The Reader." The late Heath Ledger won the supporting actor prize for "The Dark Knight."