antiTainment NEWS: Golden Globe Wins for 'Rings', 'Translation' and 'Angels'

01-25-04 Keavin
It was a cold day on the mountain at the Golden Globe Awards as hobbits stole victory away from the “Master and Commander” and the civil war epic. The critically acclaimed “Lost in Translation” also was a big winner at Sunday Night's awards ceremony. 

“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," took the Globe for best dramatic film and also walked away with three other honors including best director (Peter Jackson), best original score and best song (“Into the West”). 

"Lost in Translation," Bill Murray’s heartfelt story about two lonely Americans that find friendship in a Tokyo hotel, took home three honors including best comedy, best comedy actor (Murray) and best screenplay (Sofia Coppola, the writer, director and producer of the film).  

Diane Keaton won best actress in a comedy for her role in "Something's Gotta Give". Sean Penn won honors for best dramatic actor for “Mystic River” and Charlize Theron’s amazing transformation into screen starlet to serial killer won her best dramatic actress awards for the lead role in “Monster”. 

The favorite going in was Cold Mountain and although it didn’t sweep the awards, it didn’t walk away empty handed. Renee Zwellweger earned a Globe for best supporting actress. 

Tim Robbins walked away with the dramatic supporting actor nod for his role in “Mystic River”. 

The big winner on the television side of the awards was HBO’s adaptation of Tony Kushner's play “Angels in America”, which swept the awards with five wins including honors for best miniseries or TV movie, Best actor in a TV film (Al Pacino), Best actress (Meryl Streep), best supporting actor (Jeffrey Wright) and best supporting actress Mary-Louise Parker. 

Other television honors went to “24” for best drama series and the British export “The Office” for best comedy series. 

Will the Globes really be a preview of the Oscars? We’ll find out in March. 

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