'Chicago,' U2 Take Home Golden Globes
"Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen, took home three of the eight trophies for which it was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, while Irish rock act U2 won the best"Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen, took home three of the eight trophies for which it was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, while Irish rock act U2 won the best original song honor. "Chicago" won the best motion picture - musical or comedy honor at the event, held tonight (Jan. 19) in Beverly Hills, Calif. Stars Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere won the best actress and best actor in a musical or comedy, respectively.
"I'm literally totally shocked. I don't win anything," Gere said in accepting his award. "And I didn't even want to do this movie. That's what I know." Zellweger thanked her co-star and fellow nominee Catherine Zeta-Jones, saying, "You're a goddess and I'm so glad the world now knows what you can do." Their co-star, rapper-turned-actor Queen Latifah, was nominated in the best supporting actress category, but lost to Meryl Streep, who won for her role in "Adaptation."
In a category that included songs by Eminem, Madonna, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer, U2 won the best original song award for "The Hands That Built America," written and recorded for the epic drama "Gangs of New York." Martin Scorsese was honored with the best director trophy for the film. Composer Elliot Goldenthal won the best original score award for his work on "Frida."
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's roughly 90 members who cover entertainment for overseas publications choose nominees and winners in 13 movie and 11 television Golden Globe categories. The awards were broadcast live on NBC, and will be rebroadcast Saturday on cable network Bravo. For the full list of winners, visit the HFPA's official Web site.