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Whitaker, Murphy and Hudson Take Home The Gold
Despite its five nominations "Dreamgirls," hasnt become a major box office hit having earned only $67 million.
However, at the 64th annual Golden Globes on Jan. 23, in Los Angeles, the film about a promising singing trio called The Dreamettes was a big hit.
In an the evening which many feel is a test drive to the Oscars, Eddie Murphy took home his first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor as a struggling singer in "Dreamgirls." And Murphys cast member Jennifer Hudson, who played a member of the rising girl group based on the Supremes, punctuated Murphys award by winning a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe.
Hudson dedicated her award to the late Florence Ballard an original member of the Supremes. "A lady who never got a fair chance," Hudson said.
Perhaps the best selection and one of the more moving moments of the evening was when a tearful Forrest Whitakers accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a dramatic movie for his portrayal of Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland. Old Whitaker friends like Clint Eastwood lept to their feet in applause and appreciation.
List of 64th annual Golden Globes winners:
-Picture, Drama: "Babel"
-Actress, Drama: Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
-Actor, Drama: Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"
-Picture, Musical or Comedy: "Dreamgirls"
-Actress, Musical or Comedy: Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"
-Actor, Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"
-Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
-Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
-Director: Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"
-Movie Screenplay: Peter Morgan, "The Queen"
-Foreign Language: "Letters From Iwo Jima," USA/Japan
-Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, "The Painted Veil"
-Original Song: Prince, "The Song of the Heart" from "Happy Feet"
-Animated Film: "Cars"
-Series, Drama: "Grey's Anatomy," ABC
-Actress, Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
-Actor, Drama: Hugh Laurie, "House"
-Series, Musical or Comedy: "Ugly Betty," ABC
-Actress, Musical or Comedy: America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
-Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
-Miniseries or movie: "Elizabeth I," HBO
-Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, "Elizabeth I"
-Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Bill Nighy, "Gideon's Daughter"
-Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Emily Blunt, "Gideon's Daughter"
-Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jeremy Irons, "Elizabeth I"
-Cecil B. DeMille Award: Warren Beatty