Critically-acclaimed western Brokeback Mountain cleaned up at the Golden Globe Awards last night (16JAN06) by claiming four top honours.
The controversial film, which has been banned from some US cinemas for its gay themes, took home Best Movie (Drama), Best Screenplay and Best Song prizes at the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, while Ang Lee picked up the night's Best Director honour from his hero Clint Eastwood.
And there were triple celebrations for Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line when Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix claimed the acting honours in the Comedy/Musical movie category and the film picked up the Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical) prize.
The win cost Phoenix dear, however - he bet Witherspoon's husband Ryan Phillippe he wouldn't win a Golden Globe. The CRASH star demanded payment as his pal took to the stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
Meanwhile, there was a big upset for the stars of Desperate Housewives during the night's TV awards - all four Best Actress nominees from the show Lost out to MARY LOUISE PARKER, who plays a marijuana-selling desperate housewife on US cable show WEEDS.
But the stars of the hit show didn't miss out on a Best TV Show award - they scooped the coveted prize from WEEDS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, MY NAME IS EARL, ENTOURAGE and EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS - and the show's Felicity Huffman claimed the night's Best Actress (Drama) movie award for her role as a transgender man in TRANSAMERICA.
The big TV winner was acclaimed mini-series EMPIRE FALLS, which claimed two honours - Best Actor (Paul Newman) and Best Miniseries/TV Movie.
The full list of awards is:
Movie AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: George Clooney (SYRIANA) Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): REESE WITHERSPOON (WALK THE LINE) Best Screenplay: LARRY McMURTRY + Diana Ossana (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) Best Foreign Language Film: Paradise Now (PALESTINE) Best Score: John Williams (Memoirs Of A Geisha) Best Original Song: A LOVE THAT WILL NEVER GROW OLD by Emmylou Harris, Bernie Taupin and GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) Best Director: ANG LEE (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): JOAQUIN PHOENIX (WALK THE LINE)
Best Movie (Comedy/Musical): WALK THE LINEBest Actress (Drama): FELICITY HUFFMAN (TRANSAMERICA) Best Actor (Drama): Philip Seymour Hoffman (CAPOTE)
Best Movie (Drama): BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
TV AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-series or TV movie: PAUL NEWMAN (EMPIRE FALLS) Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-series or TV movie:Sandra Oh (GREY'S ANATOMY) Best Actress in a TV Drama: Geena Davis (COMMANDER IN CHIEF) Best Actor in a TV Drama: Hugh Laurie (HOUSE)
Best Mini-series or TV Movie: EMPIRE FALLSBest Actor in a TV Comedy/Musical: Steve Carell (The Office) Best Actress in a TV Comedy/Musical: MARY LOUISE PARKER (WEEDS) Best Actor in a Mini-series or TV Movie: Jonathan Rhys Meyers (ELVIS) Best Actress in a Mini-series or TV Movie: S Epatha Merkerson (Lackawanna Blues)
Best TV Series (Movie/Comedy): DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
Best TV Series (Drama): LOST
Cecil B Demille Award for Lifetime Achievement: SIR Anthony Hopkins