The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita won the Golden Globe Award for Best Musical or Comedy, and Madonna was named Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for playing the coveted title role.
Theatre folk were heavily represented among winners of the 54th annual Golden Globe awards for achievement in movies and TV, which were presented Jan. 19 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in a televised ceremony.
In all, Evita, which has lyrics by Tim Rice, won three Golden Globes; the third was for Best Original Song, which was won by "You Must Love Me," the one new song Webber & Rice wrote for the movie.
Other theatre people who took home Golden Globes:
* ACTRESS, TV MINISERIES OR TELEFILM: Helen Mirren in Losing Chase
* SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEFILM: Kathy Bates in The Late Shift
* SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEFILM: Ian McKellen in Rasputin
-- By Robert Viagas