Huffman, Hoffman, Parker, Newman and Merkerson Among Golden Globe Winners

News   Huffman, Hoffman, Parker, Newman and Merkerson Among Golden Globe Winners “The Producers” film may not have won any Golden Globe Awards, but there were several winners familiar to theatre fans.

Felicity Huffman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mary Louise-Parker, Paul Newman and S. Epatha Merkerson all won awards at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe ceremony, which was held in Los Angeles Jan. 16.

Felicity Huffman, the veteran stage actress now best known for her role on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” won the Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama award for her work in “Transamerica.” Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose Broadway credits include True West and Long Days Journey Into Night, won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama prize for his performance as the late Truman Capote in “Capote.”

Tony Award winner Mary Louise-Parker bested four “Desperate Housewives” to win the Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy award for her work on the HBO series “Weeds,” and stage and screen star Paul Newman, who was not in attendance at the Globes ceremony, won the Best Supporting Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries award for his performance in “Empire Falls.” S. Epatha Merkerson, the 53-year-old actress who joked that she was suffering from a hot flash, was awarded the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie award for her work in the HBO adaptation of “Lackawanna Blues.”

"The Producers," the movie musical based on the Tony-winning Mel Brooks Broadway show of the same name, had been nominated for four awards, including one for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy.

Visit www.hfpa.org for a complete list of winners. *

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association "is a group of Southern California based international journalists," who started the awards over 60 years ago.