Golden Globes Rundown

January 19, 2005

Golden Globes Rundown

“Can I just tell you that I am having the ride of my life right now?” said Foxx, who won the best-actor prize in a musical or comedy and is considered the front-runner to win the best-actor Oscar for his uncanny emulation of Ray Charles. “I wish I could take what I’m feeling right now and put it in the water system, and we would all love each other a whole lot more.” Foxx spoke emotionally and honestly ensuring a rousing reception from the full house of actors and actress?.

Hilary Swank won the award for best actress in a motion picture drama plays a determined boxer whose life takes a tragic turn. Swank paid tribute to director and co-star Clint Eastwood. ?I don’t want to ruin your ?go ahead, make my day image?, but you have such a huge heart and you envelop all the people around you …. You guided us so brilliantly, while you also, in my humble opinion, gave the performance of your career,” Swank said. Eastwood also took home the honours for Best Director ? Motion Picture for Million Dollar Baby further cementing his legend status in Hollywood.

As Hughes in The Aviator, dramatic-actor winner DiCaprio reunited with his Gangs of New York director Martin Scorsese. DiCaprio said that for all his good fortune in Hollywood, the “pinnacle of all that is to work alongside one of the greatest contributors to the world of cinema of all time, and that is the great Martin Scorsese.”
Natalie Portman and Clive Owen won supporting-actor honors for the sex drama Closer, their wins coming as something of a surprise. Both offered profuse thanks to Closer director Mike Nichols. ?Mike Nichols, I love you, you’re the nicest, smartest, wisest daddy, friend, rock star,” Portman said.

The Aussie contigent didn?t go home empty handed either with Geoffrey Rush again doing the Aussie?s proud with this win for Best Actor in a Mini Series or Motion Picture made for Television, for his brilliant portrayal of the enigmatic Peter Sellers. Rush was presented his award by the glamorous bevvy of beauties from ?Desperate Housewives? and declared ?That was the best bit? when he was kissed by all four women as he accepted his award. Sadly his wife didn?t look remotely happy at her husbands award!

Other highlights of the evening were Robin Williams manic speech as he received the Cecil B DeMille award for career achievement. Williams praised the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for having a separate category for comedy, which often is overlooked in other Hollywood movie honors. “You allow us to be in the room with the adults,” Williams said. In a touching note, Williams dedicated his award to a friend, the late Christopher Reeve, who died last year.

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