British actress Helen Mirren was one of the big winners of the evening. Nominated three times in two categories, the acclaimed actress won awards in both fields. Mirren was honored with the Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work in and as "Elizabeth I." (She was also nominated in that field for her performance in "Prime Suspect: The Final Act.") It was her work as another queen, however, that brought Mirren the Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama: Elizabeth II in "The Queen." Frost/Nixon playwright Peter Morgan, who penned "The Queen," won the Best Screenplay-Motion Picture Golden Globe for that film.
Mirren's co-star in "Elizabeth I," Jeremy Irons, also picked up an award for Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And, "Elizabeth I" was named Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Another big winner at the annual awards ceremony was "Dreamgirls," the Bill Condon-directed film based on the Broadway musical of the same name. Not only did the movie musical win the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical, it also picked up awards for co-stars Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy, who play, respectively, Effie White and James "Thunder" Early.” Hudson and Murphy won Golden Globes for Supporting Roles in a Motion Picture.
Stage and screen star Meryl Streep — most recently on the New York stage in the Public Theater’s production of Mother Courage — won the Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical for her work in "The Devil Wears Prada." Bill Nighy, who is currently on the New York stage in The Vertical Hour, won the Best Performance By an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Golden Globe for his performance in "Gideon's Daughter."
Alec Baldwin, a stage regular, was also honored for his work in the TV series "30 Rock." Baldwin bested fellow nominees Tony Shalhoub, Zach Braff, Steve Carrell and Jason Lee for the Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series-Comedy or Musical. Other top honors: "Babel" for Best Motion Picture-Drama, "Grey's Anatomy" for Best Television Series-Drama and "Ugly Betty" for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association "is a group of Southern California based international journalists," who started the awards over 60 years ago.