Golden Globes winner Julianne Moore sweeps awards season…thanks to Sarah Palin
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
If there was a major award to be won for her role as Sarah Palin in the HBO movie "Game Change" -- about Palin's role in the 2008 presidential election -- Julianne Moore has now officially won them all.
Moore won the Best Actress Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film Sunday night, adding to a round-up of statues that includes the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Emmy, and Best Movie/Miniseries Actress honors at the Critics' Choice Television Awards, as well as a Best Miniseries or Television Film Golden Globe and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie Emmy for the film.
"This was one of my favorite jobs ever," Moore said in her acceptance speech. "And I'd like to give a shout out to two people who I think made a significant difference in the 2008 election, Tina Fey and Katie Couric."
In fact, "Game Change" -- which debuted on HBO on March 10, 2012 -- has been one of the biggest awards show success stories of the last year, winning a total of five Emmys and three Golden Globes for a movie that was based on a book of the same name by political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
The movie, which also stars Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, the senior campaign strategist behind the Palin/John McCain Republican presidential run, and Ed Harris as McCain, was written and co-produced by Danny Strong, a name that will be familiar to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Mad Men," and "Gilmore Girls" fans.
Strong, who has won two Emmys, a Writers Guild of America award and a Golden Globe for penning and co-producing "Game Change," is also active in front of the camera, playing Trio member and Scooby Gang pal Jonathan on "Buffy," adman Danny on "Mad Men," and Rory's Yale student newspaper editor Doyle on "Gilmore Girls."
On camera, Strong most recently guest starred in episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" and "How I Met Your Mother," but his career as a writer is a very busy one, as he co-wrote the upcoming drama "The Butler" -- starring Alex Pettyfer, Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, Oprah Winfrey, and Jane Fonda in the story of a White House butler who worked for eight Presidents -- with "Precious" Oscar nominee Lee Daniels.
Strong will also re-team with "Game Change" co-producer Tom Hanks, as the actor/writer has signed on to adapt Dan Brown's novel "The Lost Symbol" as Hanks' next Robert Langdon movie, and Strong will also adapt Suzanne Collins' novel into the two-part "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" movie.
Not bad for a nerd who (as "Buffy's" Jonathan) pretended he invented the Internet, starred in "The Matrix" and released a swimsuit calendar, right?