2. The "Golden Globe"

2.2. The "Golden Globe" Winners

At the Golden Globe presentation 2001 was everyone who is famous and wants to be in the scene. The art is the second important thing at the "Golden Globe". It is more important that you see famous people and that they see you. For George Clooney, nominated for "O brother, where are thou?", the "Golden Globe" means fun and a rare event. The young married couple Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas were both nominated. Catherine Z. Jones was nominated for "Traffic" for the best performance in a supporting role. Michael Douglas was nominated for the best actor in a drama for "Wonder Boys". But they mentioned that is more important to them, that they were there as a couple, and not for winning the award.

2.2.1. Best motion picture - drama

Liz Taylor was the person who should congratulate the winner of this award. But it seemed that she had not rehearsed the ceremony of presenting this award. First she said that she wanted to read out the nominees for the award for the best motion picture. But she opened the envelope. Then she stopped and said that she should read it out from the teleprompter. Nominated for the best motion picture - drama were the following:

After that she was allowed to open the envelope. First she did not find the winner on the paper, but then she cried: "Gladiator".

2.2.2. Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama

Julia Roberts

For the award for the best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama were nominated:

Julia Roberts won the "Golden Globe" for her great performance in "Erin Brockovich". Erin Brockovich, a single mother, and also a sexy woman with a big heart, discovers a big environment catastrophe. After that she tries to get the justice for the citizens of the little town involved in this scandal. The film was made after a true story.
Julia Roberts mentioned in her speech that the real Erin is a woman who showed us that one person is able to change something in the world.

2.2.3. Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama

Tom Hanks

Nominated for the award for the best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama were the following:

The winner of that award was Tom Hanks for his "Robinson Crusoe"-story "Cast Away". In this film he shipwrecks on an island and nobody is there, only him and a volleyball. One day he decides to leave the island. He does not want to be alone on it anymore. He rather wants to be dead.

2.2.4. Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy

Rene Zellweger

For the award for the best performance by an actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy were nominated:

Hugh Grant had to announce the winner of this award, Rene Zellweger. But Rene was not there. Hugh Grant was joking that she was maybe lying drunk under the table. In the last moment Rene Zellweger returned from the ladies room and received the award.

2.2.5. Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - musical or comedy

George Clooney and Nicole Kidman

Nominated for the award for the best performance by an actor in a motion picture - musical or comedy were the following:

The winner of that category was George Clooney. In the motion picture "O Brother, Where Are Thou?" he plays a parody of Odysseus. He thanked the Coen-Brothers, and that he could work together with them.

2.2.6. Best original song - motion picture

For the award for the best original song - motion picture were nominated:

The winner of this award was Bob Dylan, who composed the song "Things Have Changed" in "Wonder Boys". For this song he got standing ovations at the "Golden Globe". He thanked the director, his family, his band and the firm producing the records.

2.2.7. Cecil B. deMille Award

Al Pacino

The HFPA wanted to create a special award for outstanding contributions in entertainment. In their opinion the award should have the name of a internationally recognized and respected person. The HFPA chose the born showman Cecil B. deMille. 1952 he got the new award himself. The following year Walt Disney got the Cecil B. deMille Award.
The HPFA board of directors chooses and presents the winner of this award. They had done it every year since 1952 except in 1976. Some well known persons who received this award were: Alfred Hitchcock, Sophia Loren, Sean Connery and Barbra Streisand.
2001 Al Pacino got the Cecil B. deMille Award for the work of his lifetime. He said that he was very lucky to get this award and that he had a job which is real fun for him. That is seldom nowadays and he felt privileged.