Danny Boyle won Best Director award, while writer Simon Beaufoy also won an award for the film. Slumdog Millionaire was also named the best film. Actor Health Ledger was awarded the posthumous Golden Globe for his role as Joker in the The Dark Knight. He won the Best Supporting Actor at the awards.
Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan accepted the gong on behalf of the late actor. "All of us who worked with Heath on The Dark Knight accept with an awful mixture of sadness but incredible pride," said Nolan.
Actress Kate Winslet and actor Mickey Rouke walked away with the top awards at the award ceremony. Winslet won the Best Actress for The Reader and Rouke was awarded Best actor for The Wrestler. She also won the Best supporting actress award for The Reader.
List of winners:
Best Actor: Mickey Rouke The Wrestler
Best Actress: Kate Winslet Revolutionary Road
Best film: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Score: AR Rahman Slumdog Millionaire
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger The Dark knight
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet The Reader
Best Director: Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
Best Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy Slumdog Millionaire