Australia came up trumps at the 59th GoldenGlobes on Sunday night. Baz Lurhmann was one of five antipodeans to win awardsfor work in motion pictures and television.
Lurhmann's Moulin Rouge wonBest Picture - Musical or Comedy, while Nicole Kidman won Actress - Musical or Comedyfor the same film. Russell Crowe (born in New Zealand but considered anhonourary Australian) won Actor - Drama for A Beautiful Mind,
Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind won the prize forPicture - Drama and Akiva Goldsman's script won for Screenplay although thestatuette for direction went to Robert Altman for Gosford Park. SissySpacek is looking very much a sure-thing come Oscar time, winning Actress -Drama for In The Bedroom. Another anticipated victor was GeneHackman, winning Actor - Musical or Comedy for his role as the patriarch in
The award for Foreign Language Film went to DanisTanovic's multi-territory coproduction
The television prizes reflected the continuing dominance ofHBO. Alan Ball's Six Feet Under won TV Series - Drama, Sex And TheCity won TV Series - Comedy while Tom Hank's WWII saga Band Of B