58th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
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Associated Press 01.21.01
58th Annual Golden Globe Awards are over and done with and Steven
Soderbergh went home empty handed. There had been a great deal
of talk about how he may split his votes (he was nominated for
both TRAFFIC and ERIN BROCKOVICH for Best Director). CROUCHING
TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON director Ang Lee was awarded the prize.
Both TRAFFIC and ERIN BROCKOVICH also
failed to win the Best Dramatic Picture Prize. Ridley Scott's
epic GLADIATOR took home the honors.
TRAFFIC and ERIN BROCKOVICH did pick up a few honors. Julia
Roberts won the Best Actress prize for her performance. TRAFFIC
won two awards with Benicio Del Toro winning the very first
award of the eveningthe Best Supporting Actor award for
his role as Javier Rodriguez. Screenwriter Steven Gaghan also
won the Best Screenplay Award.
Catherine Zeta-Jones lost out to Kate Hudson (ALMOST FAMOUS)
in the Best Supporting Actor and Albert Finney lost out to Benicio
Del Toro in the Supporting Actor category.
Although Steven Soderbergh didn't win
any awards, he certainly did pick up his share of praise. Del
Toro thanked Soderbergh "for listening" during his
acceptance speech and Julia Roberts explained "that Steven
just told me what to do, and I tried to do it." Steven
Gaghan also thanked the director for giving him the chance to
write the script. Even presenters George Clooney and Erin Brockovich
(the real one) gave their respects to Soderbergh. OCEAN'S 11
was the talk of the night amongst press, as they seemed more
interested in the star-packed film than the awards at hand.