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GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2002: WINNERS

CREDIBLE OR INCREDIBLY POWERFUL
In the lead up to this year’s Golden Globes, at least two mass circulation newspapers in Sydney questioned the credibility of these awards; just who are the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are they susceptible to influence? But, argues Andrew L. Urban, credibility is not the point. Perception is.

Credibility of awards is in the eye of the beholder. The Academy Awards are the world’s most popular film awards, and the Palme d’Or of Cannes the most prestigious; yet even these can be deconstructed to show that they are awards based on arbitrary and skewed voting. Take just one aspect of the Oscars: the vast majority of the 8,000 odd membership consists of actors. Take the Palme d’Or, at least half the jury is usually actors. So you could say that actors hold a disproportionate level of influence in both. And what would actors know, say the producers, the directors, the cinematographers, the writers and the cynical media. What about influence-peddling via massive movie trade press advertising, as we see every year prior to the Oscars?

The real issue is perception: perception propels influence, and the Golden Globes are perceived to be the second most popular and hence powerful film awards. So that’s what they are, no matter how the votes are cast and collected. No matter that one journalist has described the HFPA as "something of an antiquated joke, a lazy throng of spongers and sycophants with incomprehensible Nordic or Far Eastern names who write for publications that nobody in LA has ever heard of or cares about." William Cash shows more about his own insularity than any genuine investigation, but he inadvertently highlights how successful this "lazy throng" has been in wielding infinitely more power and influence than Cash.

As for this year’s winners, Australia is well represented (see left column). Despite the general notion that the Globes are a pointer to the Oscars (not entirely borne out by the facts) the field is wide open for the Oscars; there is no one single outstanding favourite film, or actor/actress to dominate.

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

WINNER! A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Imagine Entertainment; Universal Pictures/DreamWorks

IN THE BEDROOM
Good Machine Productions; Miramax Films/GreeneStreet Films

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Wingnut Films; New Line Cinema

THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE
Working Title; USA Films

MULHOLLAND DRIVE
Les Films Alain Sarde.Asymmetrical Prods.; Universal Pictures/Studio Canal

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

HALLE BERRY (Monster's Ball)

JUDI DENCH (Iris)

NICOLE KIDMAN (The Others)

WINNER! SISSY SPACEK (In The Bedroom)

TILDA SWINTON (The Deep End)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

WINNER! RUSSELL CROWE (A Beautiful Mind)

WILL SMITH (Ali)

KEVIN SPACEY (The Shipping News)

BILLY BOB THORNTON (The Man Who Wasn’t There)

DENZEL WASHINGTON (Training Day)

BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY
Working Title Production; Miramax Films

GOSFORD PARK
Sand Castle 5/Chicago Films; USA Films

LEGALLY BLONDE
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

WINNER! MOULIN ROUGE
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox

SHREK
PDI/DreamWorks Prods.; DreamWorks Pictures

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

THORA BIRCH (Ghost World)

CATE BLANCHETT (Bandits)

WINNER! NICOLE KIDMAN (Moulin Rouge)

REESE WITHERSPOON (Legally Blonde)

RENEE ZELLWEGER (Bridget Jones's Diary)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

WINNER!GENE HACKMAN (The Royal Tenenbaums)

HUGH JACKMAN (Kate & Leopold)

EWAN MCGREGOR (Moulin Rouge)

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL (Hedwig And The Angry Inch)

BILLY BOB THORNTON (Bandits)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

AMELIE
Victoires Production; Miramax Zoe
FRANCE

BEHIND THE SUN
Arthur Cohn Productions; Miramax Films
BRAZIL

MONSOON WEDDING
IFC Prods./Key Films/Pandora Films/Paradis Films (of Mirabai Films); USA Films
INDIA

WINNER! NO MAN'S LAND
Noe Productions; United Artists
BOSNIA

Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (AND YOUR MOTHER TOO)
Anhelo Producciones; IFC Films
MEXICO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

WINNER! JENNIFER CONNELLY (A Beautiful Mind)

CAMERON DIAZ (Vanilla Sky)

HELEN MIRREN (Gosford Park)

MAGGIE SMITH (Gosford Park)

MARISA TOMEI (In The Bedroom)

KATE WINSLET (Iris)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

WINNER! JIM BROADBENT (Iris)

STEVE BUSCEMI (Ghost World)

HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN (Life As A House)

BEN KINGSLEY (Sexy Beast)

JUDE LAW (A.I. Artificial Intelligence)

JON VOIGHT (Ali)

BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE

WINNER! ROBERT ALTMAN (Gosford Park)

RON HOWARD (A Beautiful Mind)

PETER JACKSON (The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring)

BAZ LUHRMANN (Moulin Rouge)

DAVID LYNCH (Mulholland Drive)

STEVEN SPIELBERG (A.I. Artificial Intelligence)

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE

JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN (The Man Who Wasn’t There)

JULIAN FELLOWES (Gosford Park)

WINNER! AKIVA GOLDSMAN (A Beautiful Mind)

DAVID LYNCH (Mulholland Drive)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (Memento)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE

WINNER! CRAIG ARMSTRONG (Moulin Rouge)

ANGELO BADALAMENTI (Mulholland Drive)

LISA GERRARD & PIETER BOURKE (Ali)

JAMES HORNER (A Beautiful Mind)

HOWARD SHORE (The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring)

JOHN WILLIAMS (A.I. Artificial Intelligence)

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG (The Shipping News)

HANS ZIMMER (Pearl Harbor)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE

COME WHAT MAY (Moulin Rouge)
Music and Lyrics: David Baerwald

MAY IT BE (The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring)
Music and Lyrics: Enya

THERE YOU'LL BE (Pearl Harbor)
Music and Lyrics: Diane Warren

WINNER! UNTIL (Kate & Leopold)
Music and Lyrics: Sting

VANILLA SKY (Vanilla Sky)
Music and Lyrics: Paul McCartney

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

24
Real Time Prods./Imagine TV i.a.w. 20th Century Fox TV; FOX

ALIAS
Touchstone TV; ABC

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
Alliance Atlantis/ CBSP i.a.w. Jerry Bruckheimer Films; CBS

WINNER! SIX FEET UNDER
Actual Size Films, Greenblatt/Janollari Studios i.a.w. HBO; HBO

THE SOPRANOS
Chase Films/Brad Grey TV i.a.w HBO; HBO

THE WEST WING
John Wells Prods. i.a.w. WB TV; NBC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

LORRAINE BRACCO The Sopranos

AMY BRENNEMAN Judging Amy

EDIE FALCO The Sopranos

WINNER! JENNIFER GARNER Alias

LAUREN GRAHAM Gilmore Girls

MARG HELGENBERGER CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

SELA WARD Once and Again

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

SIMON BAKER The Guardian

JAMES GANDOLFINI The Sopranos

PETER KRAUSE Six Feet Under

MARTIN SHEEN The West Wing

WINNER! KIEFER SUTHERLAND 24

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

ALLY McBEAL
David E. Kelley Prods. i.a.w. 20th Century Fox TV; FOX

FRASIER
Grub Street Prods. i.a.w. Paramount TV; NBC

FRIENDS
Bright/Kauffman/Crane Prods. i.a.w. WB TV; NBC

WINNER! SEX AND THE CITY
HBO; HBO

WILL & GRACE
KoMut Ent. i.a.w. NBC Studios/Three Sisters Ent.; NBC

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

CALISTA FLOCKHART Ally McBeal

JANE KACZMAREK Malcolm In The Middle

HEATHER LOCKLEAR Spin City

DEBRA MESSING Will & Grace

WINNER! SARAH JESSICA PARKER Sex and the City

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

TOM CAVANAGH Ed

KELSEY GRAMMER Frasier

ERIC McCORMACK Will & Grace

FRANKIE MUNIZ Malcolm In The Middle

WINNER! CHARLIE SHEEN Spin City

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

ANNE FRANK
Touchstone TV; ABC

WINNER! BAND OF BROTHERS
HBO; HBO

CONSPIRACY
HBO; HBO

LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME AND MY SHADOWS
Alliance Atlantis / Storyline/ In Motion AG; ABC

WIT
Avenue Pictrs. i.a.w. HBO; HBO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

WINNER! JUDY DAVIS Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows

BRIDGET FONDA No Ordinary Baby

HANNAH TAYLOR GORDON Anne Frank

JULIANNA MARGULIES The Mists Of Avalon

LEELEE SOBIESKI Uprising

EMMA THOMPSON Wit

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

KENNETH BRANAGH Conspiracy

WINNER! JAMES FRANCO James Dean

BEN KINGSLEY Anne Frank

DAMIAN LEWIS Band Of Brothers

BARRY PEPPER 61*

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

JENNIFER ANISTON Friends

TAMMY BLANCHARD Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows

WINNER! RACHEL GRIFFITHS Six Feet Under

ALLISON JANNEY The West Wing

MEGAN MULLALLY Will & Grace

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

JOHN CORBETT Sex And The City

SEAN HAYES Will & Grace

RON LIVINGSTON Band of Brothers

WINNER! STANLEY TUCCI Conspiracy

BRADLEY WHITFORD The West Wing

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Australian award winners:
FILM

Russell Crowe – Best Actor, Drama, A Beautiful Mind;


Nicole Kidman – Best Actress, Comedy/Musical, Moulin Rouge;


Baz Luhrmann – Best Film, Comedy/Musical, Moulin Rouge;Soundtrack

TV

Judy Davis – Best Actress, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (Mini series or Motion Picture for TV);

Rachel Griffiths – Best Supporting Actress, Six Feet Under (Mini series or Motion Picture for TV)

Other Winners:

Sissy Spacek, In the Bedroom


Jim Broadbent, Iris


Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind







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