Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” captured the Golden Globe for best motion picture comedy or musical, slipping past Burn After Reading, Happy-Go-Lucky, In Bruges and Mamma Mia!.
Mery Streep lost out to Sally Hawkins, for her performance in Happy-Go-Lucky, who was named best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy. The other nominees were Rebecca Hall (Vicky Christina Barcelona and Frances McDormand (Burn After Reading) and Emma Thompson (Last Chance Harvey).
Björn’s cousin Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell wrote the screenplay for Everlasting Moment (Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick) which failed to win in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Meryl Streep’s rendition of Mamma Mia! earned the top prize for Best Song from a Soundtrack at the 2009 People’s Choice Awards.