"Glee," Streep, Baldwin, Lithgow Among Golden Globe Award Winners

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The 2010 Golden Globe Awards, representing the best of television and film as seen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were handed out Jan. 17 in Los Angeles. Some artists and titles related to the theatre world were honored.
John Lithgow
John Lithgow

"Glee," the FOX TV series about a high school glee club, which has captured the attention of theatre fans because of its musical comedy angle (and because the show is punctuated with stage stars), was named Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

Meryl Streep (Shakespeare in the Park's The Seagull) won the Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for playing chef Julia Child in "Julie & Julia."

Michael C. Hall (Broadway's Cabaret) gave the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama, for his work as Showtime's "Dexter," according to the Globe voters. It was recently revealed that Hall is in remission for cancer. John Lithgow (Broadway's Sweet Smell of Success and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Off-Broadway's upcoming Mr. and Mrs. Fitch) took the Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for playing a serial killer on "Dexter."

Alec Baldwin (Broadway's A Streetcar Named Desire, Off-Broadway's Entertaining Mr. Sloane) won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical for NBC's "30 Rock."

Kevin Bacon (Off-Broadway's Loot, Broadway's An Almost Holy Picture) won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for HBO's "Taking Chance." The Golden Globe for Best Original Song - Motion Picture went to "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" from the film "Crazy Heart," which has music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. (Tony Award winner Maury Yeston had been among nominees for "Cinema Italiano," for his song from "Nine.")

Tony Award nominee Toni Collette (Broadway's The Wild Party) won the Golden Globe for her work in Showtime's "United States of Tara," in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

Julianna Margulies (Broadway's Festen) won for CBS's "The Good Wife," in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama.

HBO's "Grey Gardens" was named The Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and its star, Drew Barrymore, earned a Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television. The film is not connected to the Broadway musical of the same name, though both projects were inspired by a 1975 documentary of the same title, charting the lives of broken Long Island socialites.

For the record, "Avatar" was named Best Motion Picture - Drama.

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The film version of the Broadway musical Nine earned five Golden Globe Award nominations, but won none. Its nominations included Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical); Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) for Daniel Day-Lewis; Marion Cotillard (Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical), Penelope Cruz (Supporting Actress) and "Cinema Italiano" (Best Original Song, by Tony Award winner Maury Yeston).

Nominations for "Glee" included Best Actor in a TV Series (Matthew Morrison), Best Actress (Lea Michele) and Best Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch).

Day-Lewis ("Nine") shared a category (Actor Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical) with Tony nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (for "A Serious Man") and others.

Carey Mulligan, who appeared on Broadway in The Seagull last season, was nominated as Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for "An Education."

Other Golden Globe nominees that are of interest to Playbill.com readers, or involve show folk also known for their work in the theatre:

Actress TV Series - Drama: Glenn Close ("Damages")

Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Christopher Plummer ("The Last Station")

Best Animated Feature Film: "The Princess and the Frog"

Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Jessica Lange ("Grey Gardens"), Sigourney Weaver ("Prayer for Bobby")

Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie")

Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Michael Emerson ("Lost"), Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother"), Jeremy Piven ("Entourage")

Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Jeremy Irons ("Georgia O'Keeffe")

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards were hosted by Ricky Gervais and broadcast live 8-11 PM (ET) on NBC.

For more information, visit www.goldenglobes.org.

The cast of "Glee"
The cast of "Glee" Photo by Patrick Ecclesine/
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