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Golden Globes: Glitter and Tarnish

Monday, 21 January 2002 12:00 AM

In the latest Golden Globes show, Hollywood didn’t disappoint viewers. It lived up to its shameless, narcissistic reputation. This year the no-shower look took center stage, and sleaze continued to eclipse glamour.

Still, the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards did have some unique aspects.

Optimism was a big winner, along with Australia and New Zealand.

"A Beautiful Mind,” the Universal/DreamWorks film about overcoming mental disability, won four big awards: Best Film Drama, Crowe for Best Actor in a Film Drama,

"Moulin Rouge,” Luhrmann's innovative musical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and love, was the other film that dominated the event. It won for Best Musical/Comedy film. Also, Kidman walked away with the award for Best Actress/Musical or Comedy, and Armstrong won for Best Score.

Both of these films broke from the usual dark, edgy Hollywood fare. Their themes were positive and surprisingly optimistic, and the upbeat approach apparently paid off. Winning multiple Globes is a big deal because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association typically spreads the awards around. Last year, no film won more than two awards.

But it’s also a big deal because of the potential influence on the Oscars. Those who win Globes often win an Oscar as well.

The opposite effect can occur, though. Members of the Academy may think that a Globe offers enough reward and may then spread the honor out to other recipients. The New York Post reported that Universal and Miramax are engaged in an Academy Award P.R. war because the Golden Globe-winning "A Beautiful Mind” (Universal ) is pitted against "In the Bedroom” (Miramax).

Other big winners included

A final bit of good news/bad news.

The good news is

The bad news is

The good news is many of the attendees showed class by wearing silver ribbons as a tribute to the victims of Sept. 11.

The bad news is, as opposed to the Emmys, American flags and lapel pins were notably absent.

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