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Slumdog Millionaire has lived up to its underdog theme at the Golden Globes, sweeping all four of its categories, including best drama and director for Danny Boyle.

India-based story of an underdog, the Danny Boyle-directed Slumdog Millionaire in on a winning spree, first bagging the award for the Best Film, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Screenplay category (Simon Beaufoy), and the Best Original Score (A R Rahman). It has also won the Globe for the Best Motion Picture.

"I feel this is an historic moment. It's historic for Bollywood and Hollywood coming together. And this is the first film which will give India the platform which is really needed. For the actors, for the locations, for the technicians, for Mr A R Rahman, who has been nominated. He's the great maestro. It's wonderful. It's something which we've really waited for such a long time and it's happening now," Bollywood star Anil Kapoor was quoted by news agency Associated Press as saying.

Shot in Mumbai, Rahman's song Jai Ho has been penned by lyricist Gulzar.
"Your mad, pulsating affection for our film is much appreciated," said director Danny Boyle.

The film tells the story of a slum kid who participates in popular reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?) and wins Rs 2 crore in a bid to win his love interest back.

Slumdog is based on a novel by Indian diplomat Vikash Swarup and stars Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan in lead among others.

Recently, the film's protagonist Dev Patel won the most promising newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards as well as the Best Young Actor Award at the Critics' Choice Awards.

The film has been shot at various locations in Mumbai, including the railway Victoria Terminus, which was targeted by terrorists on November 26 last year.

Slumdog Millionaire, some awards watchers think, could become an Oscar favourite.

The Indian connection does not end here. Bollywood's King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan will present an award at the ceremony.

The other winners
As expected, the late Heath Ledger earned the supporting-actor Globe for his diabolical turn as the Joker in the Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight.

The Globe win boosts Ledger's prospects for the supporting-actor honor at the Academy Awards, whose nominations come out January 22, the one-year anniversary of the actor's death from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

The award was accepted by The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, who said he and his collaborators were buoyed by the enormous acclaim and acceptance the film and Ledger's performance have gained worldwide.
"All of us who worked with Heath on The Dark Knight accept with an awful mixture of sadness but incredible pride," Nolan said. "After Heath passed, you saw a hole ripped in the future of cinema."

Only one actor has ever won a posthumous Oscar, best-actor recipient Peter Finch for 1976's "Network."

Wall E grabbed the best animation film award while Sally Hawkins has got the best actress in a motion comedy.

British actress Kate Winslet has been named best supporting actress at the Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles.

The star - who won the award for her role as a Nazi prison guard in The Reader - said she was "shocked" as she had "a habit of not winning things"
British actor Tom Wilkinson was named best supporting actor in a miniseries for his role as Benjamin Franklin in HBO period drama John Adams.

The awards are widely seen as a precursor to the Oscars.
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