Winners and Losers

January 27, 2004

Winners and Losers

Cast and crew of ‘Lord of the Rings’
The Return of the King beat Cold Mountain and Mystic River to take the first major scalp at this year?s Golden Globes. The Lord of the Rings trilogy continues to enjoy the global recognition it deserves, the latest installment taking out four gongs including the coveted Best Dramatic Film, Best Director (Peter Jackson) and two musical awards. Jackson looking disheveled as always said “I never realised that seven years on this movie would end up turning me into a Hobbit,” referring to the short, big-footed magical characters in J.R.R. Tolkien books. “To all of the actors, our magical cast, you just gave so much to the movies and equally importantly you made it so much fun to work on.”

Sofia Coppola and Ross Hatz

Best newcomer and old timer

Writer, director and daughter of Francis Ford, Sofia Coppola, continued her rise to fame ? and fortune. Her latest offering, Lost in Translation, a story of two lonely Americans who find friendship in a Tokyo hotel, was named Best Comedy Film. Bill Murray took home the first major acting award of his career, winning as Best Comedy Actor for his role in the film. Miss Coppola also collected the Screenplay Award for her work writing, producing and directing the comedy hit.

Charlize Theron

His and Hers

The top awards had some less than obvious winners this year, amongst a host of super-high profile favourites, the underdogs triumphed. Best Actor went to Madonna?s ex, the mysterious Sean Penn for work in Mystic River. Charlize Theron surprised pretty much everyone, beating Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman and Uma Thurman for the award Best Actress.

Best Overseas jibe of the night

?I’m not from these parts. I’m from a little place called England. We used to run the world before you.? Said by Ricky Gervais, star of the BBC comedy series The Office just as he was walking off with the award for best TV comedy series. A Brit beating long-running American sitcoms in the award for best comedy. Now that?s funny.

Best comparison of the night

?Cruel, unforgiving, wet – a lot like Paris Hilton,? says Robin Williams, describing the sea in Russell Crowe?s maritime epic Master & Commander.

Mary Louise Parker

Best Dare of the night

It was great to see new mum Mary Louise Parker hasn?t lost her sense of adventure. In her acceptance speech she announced to the auditorium: “Janel Maloney (from The West Wing) just told me she would pay me a thousand dollars if I thanked my newborn son for my boobs looking so good in this dress.” Hilarious but true – her boobs looked unreal!

Debra Messing

Best Dressed Women in the room

Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Kim Cattrell, Kirsten Davis, Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Lane

Debra Messing, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, Renee Zellwegger.

And the men?

Al Pacino, Jack Black, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Josh Duhamel, Clint Eastwood

Jude Law, Matt Le Blanc, Michael Douglas, Eric McCormack, Julian McMahon

Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, Elijah Woods, Jack Nicolson, Robin Williams.

Stay tuned for the SheSaid round up of the next celebrity packed awards night. February 29, the Oscars!


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