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:: Spotlight :: 63rd Golden Globe Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the winners for the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards 2006. In another star-studded assembly of Hollywood guests in Los Angeles, the awards were a triumph for the films Brokeback Mountain and Walk The Line.

Here is the full list of winners (film categories only):

Best motion picture - Drama
Brokeback Mountain

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - Drama
Felicity Huffman - Transamerica

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - Drama
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote

Best motion picture - Musical Or Comedy
Walk the Line

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - Musical or Comedy
Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - Musical Or Comedy
Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture
Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
George Clooney - Syriana

Best director - Motion Picture
Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain

Best foreign language film
Paradise Now (Palestine)

Best screenplay - Motion Picture
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana - Brokeback Mountain

Best original song - Motion Picture
A Love that will Never Grow Old - Brokeback Mountain

Best original score - Motion Picture
John Williams - Memoirs of a Geisha

The recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille for outstanding achievement in motion pictures was SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS.

Main points:

Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon were both honoured for their performances in the musical Walk the Line, about the life of Johnny Cash and June Carter.

Walk the Line, which was given the blessing of Cash before his death, won the best musical or comedy motion picture award, beating The Producers, Pride and Prejudice and Mrs Henderson Presents.

Felicity Huffman, best known for Desperate Housewives, won best dramatic film actress for Transamerica.

As well as winning best film, Brokeback Mountain also won best screenplay, best original song and best director for Ang Lee. It beat A History of Violence, Match Point, The Constant Gardener and Good Night, and Good Luck to win best drama. Lee said: “People fall in love, period. This is a universal story … I just wanted to make a love story.”

The night was in recognition of smaller-budgeted films over big studio productions, as all the best drama nominees were independent movies made for under $US 30m.

Palestinian film Paradise Now, which examines the motives of suicide bombers, was named best foreign language film.

Scarlett Johansson
Michelle Williams Keira Knightley
Jessica Alba
Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger Virginia Madsen
Sir Anthony Hopkins Natalie Portman
Melanie Griffith Johnny Depp
Russell Crowe Teri Hatcher
Jaime Pressly George Clooney and Rose McGowan
Heidi Klum Gwyneth Paltrow
Evangeline Lilly Hilary Swank
George Clooney Geena Davis
Eva Longoria Michael Bolton and Nicolette Sheridan
Felicity Huffman Adrien Brody
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