And the Golden Globe goes to ...
January 26th, 2004
Recapping last nights Golden Globes ceremony, here are the winners with a brief reaction below.
Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Charlize Theron in Monster
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Sean Penn in Mystic River
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Lost in Translation
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Bill Murray in Lost in Translation
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Renee Zellweger in Cold Mountain
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tim Robbins in Mystic River
Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation
Best Original Score
Howard Shore for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best Original Song
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - "Into The West" - Music & Lyrics By: Howard Shore, Fran Walsh, Annie Lennox
Despite being nominated for two Golden Globes, Scarlett Johansson went home empty handed. This is probably explainable by vote splitting. Those that voted for her as Best Actress in a Drama were unlikely to vote for her in Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, and vice versa.
Cold Mountain lead the field with 8 nominations, but was nearly shut out winning just the one award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In this case, the lack of wins is probably more quality-related. The reviews simple are not at the level that 8 nominations suggest. And they are much lower than all three multiple award winners.
On the theatrical side, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King led all winners earning four trophies one ahead of Lost in Translation and two in front of Mystic River, the only other multiple award winners. The overall winner was the TV Mini-series Angels in America, which won five awards.
It is very likely that this is just the beginning for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King for reasons I mentioned in a previous story.
The biggest box office boost may go to Osama. The winner for Best Foreign Language Film opens in limited release on Friday, and this award should substantially increase its box office.
The next event in the 2004 Awards Season is the announcement of the Oscar Nominations on Tuesday.
Submitted by: C.S.Strowbridge