Julia Roberts leads this year's honorees

By Sandra P. Angulo
January 22, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

It’s not really a Hollywood awards ceremony unless Tom Hanks gets an acceptance speech, and the 58th Annual Golden Globes were certainly no exception — the star of ”Cast Away” won the award for Best Actor in a Drama. Hollywood golden girl Julia Roberts locked her shoo in to the Oscars with her Best Actress in a Drama win for ”Erin Brockovich.” (Denzel Washington, who received his award for ”The Hurricane” from Roberts last year, returned the favor at Sunday night’s ceremony.) Ridley Scott’s ”Gladiator” claimed the Best Motion Picture – Drama award, but received none of the other biggies. In the musical or comedy genre, Jim Carrey lost his chance for a threepeat to George Clooney (”O Brother, Where Art Thou?”), and Best Actress Renée Zellweger (”Nurse Betty”) pulled a Christine Lahti by being in the bathroom when her name was called. ”Almost Famous” walked away with the Best Motion Picture Award for Musical or Comedy. Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical tale earned one other trophy — a Best Supporting Actress for Kate Hudson.

Other Globe veterans also stepped up to the podium, including best TV winners Kelsey Grammer (”Frasier”), Sarah Jessica Parker (”Sex and the City”), Martin Sheen (”The West Wing”), and Sela Ward (”Once and Again”). The highest TV honors went to ”Sex and the City” and ”The West Wing,” which once again beat out ”The Sopranos.” One minor surprise — despite two nominations in the directing category ”Erin Brockovich” and ”Traffic” director Steven Soderbergh was defeated by Ang Lee, whose martial arts epic ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” also won Best Foreign Film. Lastly, what’s a Golden Globes night without a rambling legendary actress? In this case, Dame Elizabeth Taylor almost forgot to read the names of the Best Drama nominees. Here’s a complete list of the Golden Globe winners:


Best Drama

Best Musical or Comedy
”Almost Famous”

Best Actor in a Drama
Tom Hanks, ”Cast Away”

Best Actress in a Drama
Julia Roberts, ”Erin Brockovich”

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
George Clooney, ”O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Renée Zellweger, ”Nurse Betty”

Best Supporting Actor
Benicio Del Toro, ”Traffic”

Best Supporting Actress
Kate Hudson, ”Almost Famous”

Best Director
Ang Lee, ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”

Best Foreign Language Film
”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Taiwan

Best Screenplay
Stephen Gaghan, ”Traffic”

Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerard, ”Gladiator”

Best Original Song
Bob Dylan, ”Things Have Changed,” ”Wonder Boys”


Best Drama Series
”The West Wing”

Best Musical or Comedy Series
”Sex and the City”

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Martin Sheen, ”The West Wing”

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Sela Ward, ”Once and Again”

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series
Kelsey Grammer, ”Frasier”

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series
Sarah Jessica Parker, ”Sex and the City”

Best Miniseries or TV Movie
”Dirty Pictures”

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Judi Dench, ”Last of the Blonde Bombshells”

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Brian Dennehy, ”Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Robert Downey Jr., ”Ally McBeal”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie
Vanessa Redgrave, ”If These Walls Could Talk 2”

More 58th Annual Golden Globes: Ken Tucker reviews the strange, semi- spontaneous events of this year’s telecast.