Story by: Jack Foley
(View the nominations for 2006)
MARTIN Scorsese's lavish Howard Hughes biopic, The
Aviator, flew highest at this year's Golden Globes, landing
the best film accolade, as well as the best actor award for star,
The film also won the best original score prize at the Beverley
Hills ceremony on Sunday, January 16, 2005, making it a strong
contender for Oscar success.
Accepting his award, a delighted DiCaprio immediately paid tribute
to director, Scorsese, hailing him as 'one of the greatest contributors
to the world of cinema of all time'.
Scorsese, however, missed out on the best director prize, which
went to Clint Eastwood, for his powerful boxing drama, Million
Its star, Hilary Swank, was named best actress, at the expense
of Britain's Imelda Staunton, for
Swank also paid tribute to her director and co-star, Eastwood,
saying: "You guided us so brilliantly, while you also, in
my humble opinion, gave the performance of your career."
Quirky comedy, Sideways, which
headed the nominations field with seven nods, was named best screenplay
and best comedy.
While Jamie Foxx, who also made history by being the first actor
to land three nominations in the same year, won best actor in
a the musical/comedy category for his masterful depiction of Ray
Charles in Ray.
In the other two categories he was nominated for, Foxx was beaten
to the best supporting actor title by Clive Owen, for Closer,
and the best actor in a TV movie prize, by Geoffrey Rush in The
Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
Owen's Closer co-star, Natalie Portman, also won a best supporting
And Annette Bening won best actress
in a musical/comedy for Being Julia,
while emotive Spanish movie, The
Sea Inside, was named best foreign language film.
Of the other British successes on the night, The
Life and Death of Peter Sellers, a BBC co-production starring
Geoffrey Rush as the legendary comedian, was named best TV movie.
While Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart won the best original song
award for Old Habits Die Hard from movie re-make Alfie.
Former Lovejoy star, Ian McShane, was named best actor in a TV
drama for his lead role in western, Deadwood.
Hotly-tipped UK hopes Kate Winslet and Imelda Staunton went home
empty-handed, however, despite lead actress nominations for Eternal
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Vera Drake respectively.
Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes also honour the best in
television, with Channel 4's new suburban series, Desperate Housewives,
named best TV comedy show.
Actress Teri Hatcher beat fellow Desperate Housewives stars Marcia
Cross and Felicity Huffman to the best comedy actress prize.
While another of Channel 4's import success, cosmetic surgery
series Nip/Tuck, pipped The Sopranos and Deadwood to the best
television drama title.
Arrested Development star, Jason Bateman, was named best TV actor
in a musical or comedy series.
The Golden Globes are awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press
Association, comprising film reporters based in Los Angeles and
working for overseas outlets.
Of the other notable prizes on the night, Robin
Williams, a five-time Globe winner for such films as The Fisher
King and Good Morning, Vietnam, received the Cecil B DeMille award
for career achievement.
He dedicated his prize to Superman actor, Christopher
Reeve, who died last year.