Babel and Dreamgirls positioned themselves as Oscar frontrunners after
taking top honours at the 64th Annual Golden Globes last night.

Helen Mirren was crowned best actress in a drama for her portrayal of
the reigning UK monarch in The Queen, while Forest Whitaker won best
actor for playing Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King Of

Babel was named best drama, while Dreamgirls took three awards overall, scooping both supporting actor trophies for Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy and taking best comedy or musical.

Sacha Baron Cohen wowed the crowd with a typically outrageous acceptance speech for best actor in a musical or comedy for Borat.

Meryl Streep took home the corresponding actress honour, signing off
her words of thanks with a curt 'That's all' a la Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.

Martin Scorsese steered himself to the front of the Oscar race when he
took the best director award for The Departed, his seventh Globes
nomination and second win after Gangs Of New York in 2003.

Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima won best foreign feature, Cars
drove off with the inaugural animated feature award, and Peter Morgan won the screenplay category for The Queen.

Alexandre Desplat won best score for The Painted Veil, while Prince's The Song Of The Heart from Happy Feet took the song prize.

Mirren also won the best actress in a mini-series or a motion picture
made for television for Elizabeth I, which won that overall category.

Warren Beatty collected the Cecil B DeMille Award from Tom Hanks, who said he admired Beatty's 'Balls,' adding, 'And by balls I mean artistic vision.'

Winners in bold

Best Motion Picture - Drama


The Departed
Little Children
The Queen

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama

Penelope Cruz Volver
Judi Dench Notes On A Scandal
Maggie Gyllenhaal Sherrybaby
Helen Mirren The Queen
Kate Winslet Little Children

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama

Leonardo DiCaprio Blood Diamond
Leonardo DiCaprio The Departed
Peter O'Toole Venus
Will Smith The Pursuit Of Happyness
Forest Whitaker The Last King Of Scotland

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

The Devil Wears Prada
Little Miss Sunshine
Thank You For Smoking

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture -Musical Or Comedy

Annette Bening Running With Scissors
Toni Collette Little Miss Sunshine
Beyonce Knowles Dreamgirls
Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada
Renee Zellweger Miss Potter

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen Borat
Johnny Depp Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Aaron Eckhart Thank You For Smoking
Chiwetel Ejiofor Kinky Boots
Will Ferrell Stranger Than Fiction

Best Animated Feature Film

Happy Feet
Monster House

Best Foreign Language Film

Apocalypto (US)
Letters From Iwo Jima (US/Japan)
The Lives Of Others (Germany)
Pan's Labyrinth (Mexico)
Volver (Spain)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Adriana Barraza Babel
Cate Blanchett Notes On A Scandal
Emily Blunt The Devil Wears Prada
Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi Babel

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Ben Affleck Hollywoodland
Eddie Murphy Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson The Departed
Brad Pitt Babel
Mark Wahlberg The Departed

Best Director - Motion Picture

Clint Eastwood Flags Of Our Fathers
Clint Eastwood Letters From Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears The Queen
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Babel
Martin Scorsese The Departed

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Guillermo Arriaga Babel
Todd Field and Tom Perrotta Little Children
Patrick Marber Notes On A Scandal
William Monahan The Departed
Peter Morgan The Queen

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat The Painted Veil
Clint Mansell The Fountain
Gustavo Santaolalla Babel
Carlo Siliotto Nomad
Hans Zimmer The Da Vinci Code

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

'A Father's Way' from The Pursuit Of Happyness
'Listen' from Dreamgirls
'Never Gonna Break My Faith' from Bobby
'The Song Of The Heart' from Happy Feet
'Try Not To Remember' from Home Of The Brave