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Martin Scorsese & Clint Eastwood Turnabout: Golden Globes’ Winners & Losers

The Aviator Leonardo DiCaprio: Martin Scorsese directorThe Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio. Martin Scorsese’s Golden Globe winner stars DiCaprio as Texan billionaire Howard Hughes, who made movies, dated Hollywood stars, got Hughes Aircraft off the ground, and acquired a controlling interest in TWA.

Martin Scorsese’s Howard Hughes biopic & Alexander Payne’s Wine Country comedy are Golden Globes’ favorites

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Martin Scorsese’s big & boisterous Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator was announced as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s top Motion Picture – Drama at the Jan. 16 Golden Globes ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Additionally, The Aviator earned Golden Globe statuettes for star Leonardo DiCaprio as the psychotically heroic all-American billionaire and for composer Howard Shore.

U.S. critics’ fave Sideways was the Best Picture – Musical or Comedy. Directed by Alexander Payne, the road movie stars Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church as two emotionally stunted middle-aged men, and Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh as the two women they meet while touring Central California’s Wine Country.

Payne also shared with co-screenwriter Jim Taylor the Best Screenplay Golden Globe.

Martin Scorsese-Clint Eastwood awards season turnabout

This awards season, a couple of U.S. critics’ groups have chosen Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby as the year’s Best Picture while selecting Martin Scorsese as Best Director for The Aviator. The HFPA, for its part, did things the other way around.

Besides its Best Director win, Eastwood’s lachrymose boxing tale also earned Hilary Swank the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. Annette Bening topped the Comedy or Musical category for her portrayal of a Bette Davis-like (in All About Eve) London stage diva of decades past in István Szabó’s Being Julia.

In the supporting categories – so far dominated by Sideways’ Virginia Madsen and Thomas Haden Church – Natalie Portman and Clive Owen were the Globes’ winners for Mike Nichols’ expletive-filled psychological drama Closer.

The Best Foreign Language Film was Goya Awards record-breaker The Sea Inside, starring Javier Bardem as a tetraplegic man eager to end his suffering.

Lastly, as previously announced, Robin Williams – whose big-screen career dates all the way back to … 1980 – was this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, which is the Golden Globes’ equivalent to the Honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.

See below the full list of the 2005 Golden Globe winners and nominees.

Golden Globes’ winners & nominees


Best Motion Picture – Drama
* The Aviator.
Finding Neverland.
Hotel Rwanda.
Million Dollar Baby.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
The Incredibles.
The Phantom of the Opera.
* Sideways.

Best Foreign Language Film
A Very Long Engagement / Un long dimanche de fiançailles (France)
House of Flying Daggers (Hong Kong).
The Chorus / Les choristes (France).
The Motorcycle Diaries / Diarios de motocicleta (Brazil).
* The Sea Inside / Mar adentro (Spain).

Best Actress – Drama
Nicole Kidman, Birth.
Scarlett Johansson, A Love Song for Bobby Long.
Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake.
* Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby.
Uma Thurman, Kill Bill: Vol. 2.

Best Actor – Drama
Javier Bardem, The Sea Inside.
Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda.
Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland.
* Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator.
Liam Neeson, Kinsey.

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
* Annette Bening, Being Julia.
Ashley Judd, De-Lovely.
Emmy Rossum, The Phantom of the Opera.
Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy
Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
* Jamie Foxx, Ray.
Paul Giamatti, Sideways.
Kevin Kline, De-Lovely.
Kevin Spacey, Beyond the Sea.

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett, The Aviator.
Laura Linney, Kinsey.
Virginia Madsen, Sideways.
* Natalie Portman, Closer.
Meryl Streep, The Manchurian Candidate.

Best Supporting Actor
David Carradine, Kill Bill: Vol. 2.
Thomas Haden Church, Sideways.
Jamie Foxx, Collateral.
Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby.
* Clive Owen, Closer.

Best Director
* Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby.
Marc Forster, Finding Neverland.
Mike Nichols, Closer.
Alexander Payne, Sideways.
Martin Scorsese, The Aviator.

Best Screenplay
The Aviator, John Logan.
Closer, Patrick Marber.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Charlie Kaufman.
Finding Neverland, David Magee.
* Sideways – Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor.

Best Original Score
* The Aviator – Howard Shore.
Finding Neverland, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.
Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood.
Sideways, Rolfe Kent.
Spanglish, Hans Zimmer.

Best Original Song
“Accidentally in Love,” Adam Duritz, Dan Vickrey, David Immerglück, Matthew Malley & David Bryson – Shrek 2.
“Believe,” Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri – The Polar Express.
“Learn to Be Lonely,” Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Charles Hart (lyrics) – The Phantom of the Opera.
“Million Voices,” Wyclef Jean (music/lyrics), Jerry ‘Wonder’ Duplessis & Andrea Guerra (music) – Hotel Rwanda.
* “Old Habits Die Hard,” Mick Jagger & David A. Stewart – Alfie.

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Robin Williams.


Best Miniseries or TV Movie
American Family.
Iron Jawed Angels.
* The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
The Lion in Winter.
Something the Lord Made.

Best Actress – Miniseries or TV Movie
* Glenn Close, The Lion in Winter.
Blythe Danner, Back When We Were Grownups.
Julianna Margulies, The Grid.
Miranda Richardson, The Lost Prince.
Hilary Swank, Iron Jawed Angels.

Best Actor – Miniseries or TV Movie
Yasiin Bey, Something the Lord Made.
Jamie Foxx, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.
William H. Macy, The Wool Cap.
* Geoffrey Rush, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
Patrick Stewart, The Lion in Winter.

Best Musical or Comedy Series
Arrested Development.
* Desperate Housewives.
Sex and the City.
Will & Grace.

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Series
* Jason Bateman, Arrested Development.
Zach Braff, Scrubs.
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Matt LeBlanc, Joey.
Tony Shalhoub, Monk.
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men.

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy Series
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives.
* Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives.
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives.
Debra Messing, Will & Grace.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City.

Best Drama Series
* Nip/Tuck.
The Sopranos.

Best Actor – Drama Series
Michael Chiklis, The Shield.
Denis Leary, Rescue Me.
Julian McMahon, Nip/Tuck.
* Ian McShane, Deadwood.
James Spader, Boston Legal.

Best Actress – Drama Series
Edie Falco, The Sopranos.
Jennifer Garner, Alias.
* Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Christine Lahti, Jack & Bobby.
Joely Richardson, Nip/Tuck.

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace.
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos.
Jeremy Piven, Entourage.
Oliver Platt, Huff.
* William Shatner, Boston Legal.

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
Drea de Matteo, The Sopranos.
* Anjelica Huston, Iron Jawed Angels.
Nicollette Sheridan, Desperate Housewives.
Charlize Theron, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
Emily Watson, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

“Martin Scorsese & Clint Eastwood Turnabout” endnotes

Golden Globes website.

Leonardo DiCaprio The Aviator image: Warner Bros. | Miramax Films.

“Martin Scorsese & Clint Eastwood Turnabout: Golden Globes’ Winners & Losers” last updated in December 2022.

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