'Slumdog,' Winslet, '30 Rock' Sweep Golden Globes

"It is said in times of economic hardship that people flock to the cinema to watch mindless, puerile, escapist nonsense, which is great news because I've got a movie coming out," he started. "But this recession is affecting everyone, even celebrities. Victoria Beckham hasn't eaten for three weeks. Charlie Sheen has been forced to have sex without paying for it -- it's true."

It seemed benign enough, until Cohen cracked on the freshly divorced queen of pop.

"And even Madonna has had to get rid of one of her personal assistants. Our thoughts go out to you, Guy Richie," Cohen concluded, to the sound of groans from below.

"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" went on to win the award for best motion picture, comedy. After that, Winslet took to the stage again to pick up a trophy for her work in "Revolutionary Road," in which she starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, her "Titanic" partner. She remained as frazzled as the first time around.

"I'm so sorry. ... Meryl, Kristin," Winslet stammered, calling out the names of her colleagues also nominated for best dramatic actress. "Oh God, who's the other one? Angelina!"

'Slumdog' Sweeps Drama Globes

Mickey Rourke won best actor in a drama for his critically acclaimed role in "The Wrestler." At the podium, Rourke waxed poetic about his return to Hollywood and thanked his dogs for sticking by him during the tough times. Backstage, he stayed similarly humble.

"It's a profession where, you know, if you work hard enough and many years go by, you can get a second chance," Rourke said.

Then there was the dog that just wouldn't quit. "Slumdog Millionaire" won Golden Globes for best director (Danny Boyle), best screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), best original score (A.R. Rahman) and finally, at the end of the night, best motion picture, drama.

Backstage, Boyle mused about the cross-cultural success of the rags-to-riches tale.

"It's phenomenal to have this kind of validation from Hollywood to Bollywood, really," he said.

Lead actors and Hollywood newcomers Dev Patel and Freida Pinto couldn't believe their fate either.

"Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie -- all three of them love the film and that means so much to me," Pinto said backstage.

With that kind of endorsement and that many Golden Globes, it's safe to say the actors and filmmakers behind "Slumdog" likely won't be underdogs for long. The next hurdle for them and the rest of the movie stars honored Sunday? Oscar nominations, Jan. 22.

Reporting contributed by ABC News Radio's Michelle Ruiz.

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