Oh The Grand Golden Globes

Posted Monday, January 21, 2002 at 8:36 AM Central

by Heather Koehler

Sunday night turned out to be just what everyone expected. The stars, the red carpet, the fans and acceptance speeches to remember and forget. But for some reason, the 59th award show seemed to be three hours of great entertainment.

It was more than a "good day" for the cast and crew of A Beautiful Mind, as the group walked away with four of the most sought after awards. The much talked about In The Bedroom made Sissy Spacek's comeback on to remember as she won the Best Actress in a Drama Picture award. Ms. Spacek said it was indeed an honor and she loved being able to do what she loved to do but the best part of her day was being able to go home to her family, although when thanking her agents she did toss out "thanks for getting me this job...not I'm gonna need another!"

As for television, Alan Ball and Rachel Griffiths said it best with when he revealed his daily mantra, "Thank God for HBO" and Jennifer thanked "those crazy bastards!" The network claimed six awards for shows and their actors.

The night did hold a couple of surprises on the winners podium when newcomer Jennifer Garner beat out seasoned stars like Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco and Amy Brenneman for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series/Drama. "I know I was good in Dude, Where's My Car, but seriously..." she giggled as she thanked the executives for taking a chance and casting her as CIA Agent Sydney Bristow in Alias. A standing ovation surrounded Robert Altman as he walked to the podium. The director was overwhelmed and overjoyed when his name was on winner's ballot for Best Director as most bets were sitting on Ron Howard.

All of the winners were in attendance except for Gene Hackman, who seemingly missed his connections and couldn't get there in time...

In case you were fixing that bowl of popcorn and missed an award or two, here's a run-down of those who partied just a little bit extra last night.

Best Picture Drama A Beautiful Mind

Best Picture Comedy/Musical Moulin Rouge!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Russell Crowe - A Beautiful Mind

Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Sissy Spacek - In The Bedroom

Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical/Comedy Gene Hackman - The Royal Tenenbaums

Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical/Comedy Nicole Kidman - Moulin Rouge!

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor Jim Broadbent - Iris

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress Jennifer Connelly - A Beautiful Mind

Best Director Robert Altman - Gosford Park

Best Screenplay Motion Picture: Akiva Goldsman - A Beautiful Mind

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama Kiefer Sutherland - 24

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Drama Jennifer Garner - Alias

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Comedy/Musical Charlie Sheen - Spin City

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Comedy/Musical Sarah Jessica Parker - Sex in the City

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV James Franco - James Dean

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Judy Davis - Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Stanley Tucci - Conspiracy

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Rachel Griffiths - Six Feet Under

Best TV Drama Series Six Feet Under

Best TV Comedy/Musical Series Sex in the City

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Band of Brothers