The 5 Most Ridiculous Golden Globe Best Picture Winners. Ever.
The Golden Globes honor film comedies and dramas, and sometimes that's unfortunate. Brilliant comedies don't necessary come out every year, and every so often the dramas lag too. 1977 was very comedy/musical-heavy (Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl, Saturday Night Fever) and 1990 was drama-heavy (Dances With Wolves, Goodfellas), and for that reason we'll give the Hollywood Foreign Press some credit for picking these five weird winners. But not too much -- the #1 entry on our list is laughably unforgivable.
2007 was a great year for film, as decade-topping totems like No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood peppered award season. That's why it was weird -- nay, perplexing -- that Atonement, an attractive period romance with a good sex scene, beat out the Coens, Paul Thomas Anderson, and even Michael Clayton for the night's biggest trophy. It's not a bad film; it's just not building a legend the way its competitors still are. Also in 2007 (the ceremony that was canceled thanks to the WGA strike): Juno lost the comedy award to Sweeney Todd.