Dreamgirls Wins 3 Globes; Streep, Mirren, Etc. Honored

Dreamgirls, as well as its stars Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy, are among the winners of the 2006 Golden Globe Awards.

Dreamgirls, directed and adapted by Bill Condon, based upon the classic Henry Krieger- Tom Eyen musical, was chosen as Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.  Hudson, who plays Effie Melody White in the movie musical, won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, while Murphy garnered the Globe as Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his turn as James "Thunder" Early.

Jeremy Irons and Helen Mirren both won for their performances in "Elizabeth I" – he for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie, and she for Best Actress.

Mirren was also chosen as Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her performance as a morally conflicted Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. Frost/Nixon playwright Peter Morgan was awarded Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for the same film.

Sacha Baron Cohen, soon to appear as Pirelli in Tim Burton's film version of Sweeney Todd, won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his performance in the title role of Borat, Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.  Meryl Streep was honored as Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance as a stylishly demonic fashion editor in The Devil Wears Prada.

In other TV categories, Bill Nighy won Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for "Gideon's Daughter," and Alec Baldwin won Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy for his work in "30 Rock."

The evening's other winners included Martin Scorcese, who was honored as Best Director for The Departed, "Grey's Anatomy," for Best Television Series – Drama, "Ugly Betty" for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Forest Whitaker for Actor – Motion Picture, Drama, for The Last King of Scotland, and Babel, for Best Motion Picture, Drama.

Visit www.hfpa.org for more information and a full list of Golden Globe Award-winners.

Photo - Jennifer Hudson


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