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

Underdogs, earnest speeches, witty interludes punctuated Sunday's Golden Globes.

January 12, 2009, 2:46 AM

Jan. 12, 2009 — -- It was a night for underdogs.

An out-of-the-box film ("Slumdog Millionaire"), an oft-nominated, seldom-victorious actress (Kate Winslet) and an underrated show ("30 Rock") took home many of the major Golden Globes Sunday night.

Hollywood's first all-out awards show of 2009 was marked by earnest speeches and laugh-out-loud interludes. Winslet started off the night with one of the former, breathlessly taking hold of her best supporting actress award for "The Reader" and apologizing, "You have to forgive me because I have a habit of not winning things." The British actress has been nominated for five Oscars and seven Golden Globes, but had yet to win any before Sunday.

Presenter Ricky Gervais took to the podium not long after Winslet, beer in hand, wit ready to whip. The "Office" creator and comedian shushed the crowd and rebuked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not nominating him this year before pointing to the nearby Winslet to quip, "Well done, Winslet. I told you, do a Holocaust movie, the awards will come, didn't I?"