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Golden Globes Winners Celebrate

Aired January 15, 2007 - 19:00:00   ET


A.J. HAMMER, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT ANCHOR: Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is live at the Golden Globes. We are right there for one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, including the biggest surprises and the most exciting back stories from backstage.
Plus, the moments to remember from the red carpet.

Tonight, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT with all your favorite stars, from movies and television. Buckle your seat belts, because SHOWBIZ TONIGHT is live at the Globes, where anything can happen and usually does.

Hello, I`m A.J. Hammer live in New York City.

BROOKE ANDERSON, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT ANCHOR: Hi there, I`m Brooke Anderson live in Beverly Hills, California for the 64th annual Golden Globes Awards. You are watching a very special live edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT at one of Hollywood`s biggest nights, and A.J., what a big, unbelievable night it has been.

HAMMER: That`s right, Brooke. We have got it all. We`ve got the winners. We`ve got the moments everybody is going to be talking about. Of course, we have the fashion hits and disses. And we are everywhere. We`re on stage, backstage, and right there on the red carpet.

ANDERSON: That`s right. We are, A.J. We know all of you have been waiting, so here`s your first look at some of the night`s big winners in the film categories. And, just announced, the biggest, most prestigious, coveted category of the night, best picture drama goes to "Babel," starring Brad Pitt. His production company is also behind that movie. It beat out "Bobby," "The Departed," "Little Children," and "The Queen." That one just announced. Babel is the winner for best picture drama.

Over on the comedy and musical side, Best picture goes to "Dreamgirls." And it`s really been a dream night for everyone involved with "Dream Girls." Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson also winning Golden Globes. I`ll get to them in just a minute. But this movie, loosely based on the story of the Supremes. It beat "Borat," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Little Miss Sunshine," and "Thank You For Smoking."

On to best director, huge category as well. Martin Scorsese picks this one up for "The Departed." You know, he`s won a Golden Globe in the past for "Gangs of New York," but here is he is winning for this gritty, action-packed, violent mob drama, "The Departed." And he beat Clint Eastwood times two. Clint Eastwood was nominated twice in that category, both for "Flags of Our Fathers," and "Letters From Iwo Jima." So a huge win tonight for Martin Scorcese.

Let`s move to the acting category, shall we. Best actress in a drama, Helen Mirren (ph) won for "The Queen." Huge win for Helen. She actually won two Golden Globes tonight. Also one a Golden Globe for her work in "Elizabeth I," on the small screen.

Moving now to best actor in a drama, we have Forest Whitaker. He was victorious for "The Last King of Scotland." Now his portrayal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was really phenomenal. And listen to this, he beat Leonardo Dicaprio times two. We also a double nominee in this category. Leo was nominated both for "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed," but Forest Whitaker was victorious for "The Last King of Scotland" there. He was absolutely terrific.

OK, in just a few minutes I`m going to have more on the big winners in the film categories, but right now I want to go over to my colleague, Sibila Vargas. She was on the red carpet earlier and spoke to all the big nominees. Take a look.


SIBILA VARGAS, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT CORRESPONDENT: The hours leading up to the Golden Globes are just as exciting as the show itself. The stars looked great on the red carpet tonight. I had a chance to catch up with some of the big nominees.

What is it about your character that you think has resonated with audiences?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You know, I think it`s because she`s so blonde.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You know, I know growing up I always looked at television and movies for role models and some kind of reflection of myself, and I think that Betty is a beautiful reflection of a lot of young women in this country.

VARGAS: You got the dream job, you work with McDreamy (sic), and here you are, and then you`ve got your dream husband.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, that`s right, I can`t complain about anything.

PUFF DADDY, RAPPER: The Golden Globes is probably one of the most exciting award shows. They serve alcohol. They serve alcohol. So we`re going to go in there and celebrate.

VARGAS: What was it like for you to take on this role?

PENELOPE CRUZ, ACTRESS: It was (INAUDIBLE). You know, when I read this script and he told me he wanted me to do it, I knew it was going to mean a lot for my career and I was terrified every day on the set, but it gave me so much happiness.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m completely star struck here. I was doing a rehearsal yesterday, and I was looking down at Brad Pitt to my right, like -- I could jump off the stage into his lap, which I won`t do. I`ll contain myself.

VARGAS: And in a big change from last year, there wasn`t as much free swag. It`s all part of an IRS crack down on this tradition. I can tell you that the gifts this year were substantially less extravagant. Back to you.


ANDERSON: Thank you Sibila. Now let`s take a look at some of the other big winners tonight in the motion picture categories. Sasha Baron Cohen is victorious for best actor in a comedy or musical for his huge success, "Borat." Now he didn`t, in his acceptance speech, speak as Borat, which you know he had been conducting all of his interviews as Borat. He conducted it Sasha Baron Cohen, but he was absolutely hilarious, a real crowd pleaser.

Over to the best actress in a comedy or musical category. Perennial favorite Meryl Streep took this category for "The Devil Wears Prada." Now listen to this, this is her sixth Golden Globe. Can you believe that? Six Golden Globes! She told us, back stage, that she keeps all of her awards in her office and she is going to add this one to that collection and that she also plans to hit the big parties tonight with her 15-year-old daughter. Meryl beat out Beyonce Knowles, Tony Collette (ph), Annette Benning, and Renee Zellweger.

Also for best supporting actor, let`s talk about Eddie Murphy. Big surprise to a lot of people, he won for "Dreamgirls." He beat Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Mark Walberg and Ben Affleck, so some stiff competition there. Eddie has received nominations in the past, but this is actually his first Golden Globes win. Backstage he said he is 99 percent comedy, one percent music, but obviously that one percent carried him tremendously far in "Dreamgirls." Let`s take a listen to what Eddie had to say.


EDDIE MURPHY, ACTOR: People don`t come to me with supporting roles. The reason I responded to this was because it was a great role. And it was like, OK, I`ll do this. But if someone came to me with something that was a supporting role that was great, I`ve always been open to it. They just never came to me.


ANDERSON: Over on the best supporting actress side, Jennifer Hudson, who many people have been rooting for, you could feel it all night, she won this award for best supporting actress, beat some really great competition, some very talented ladies there. Backstage she told us that a year ago she didn`t know she could be an actress, but this is going to give her the confidence to pursue acting even more. Listen to this.


JENNIFER HUDSON, SINGER AND ACTRESS: Wow, I have always dreamed, but never, ever this big, ever. This goes far beyond anything that I could have ever imagined. Let me get my breath. I`ll try not to cry. But you do not know how much this does for my confidence. Because of this -- (INAUDIBLE) because of this it makes me feel like I`m a part of a community, and it makes me feel like an actress, and you do not understand how much that feels good to say.


ANDERSON: What a night for that young lady, her debut film. Look for her come Oscar time as well. Let`s talk about best foreign language film now. Clint Eastwood is victorious here over Mel Gibson. So two huge Hollywood directors went head to head. Eastwood won. Mel Gibson was also nominated for his bloody epic "Apocalypto." Clint joked backstage that he would be doing a Hungarian or a Lithuaninan film next. Let`s listen to what else he said.


CLINT EASTWOOD, ACTOR: I don`t know. I`m just happy to be here. I haven`t seen all the other films and now that I`m a foreign director, I`ve got to learn some languages.


ANDERSON: He won for "Letters From Iwo Jima," of course. It`s the story of the battle of Iwo Jimo, told through the eyes of Japanese soldiers. And Clint also said that going forward he has been very busy, so he hopes to take a vacation and, A.J., he hopes to get that golf ball a little bit closer to the hole. We`ll see if he has time to practice up.

HAMMER: I have a feeling he is in a pretty good mood right about now. So maybe he`ll actually get that. We`re talking about all these great films, but one of the truly great things about the Golden Globes, it`s not just about the movies. The TV people are there as well. So you have Jack Nicholson in the same room as McDreamy. You get the cast of Lost rubbing elbows with Meryl Streep.

Well, coming up, we`re going to tell you all the big winners in the TV categories, and there were definitely some surprises. You`ll want to stick around for that. We`ll get into that live at 31 minutes past the hour.

And Brooke, as you know, once the Golden Globes are all over, believe it or not, we have got to crank this machine up once again, because it becomes all about the Oscars. And, of course, the Golden Globe is often seen as kind of like a crystal ball, as far as Oscars nominations and Oscar winners are concerned.

Now, last year, "Brokeback Mountain" won the Golden Globe for best picture. Kind of surprising to a lot of people, it didn`t take the best picture Oscar. That award going to "Crash." So it is not really an exact science.

ANDERSON: No, it`s not, but historically it has been deemed a pretty accurate indicator. For example, A.J., you know, best picture winners in the past, "Shakespeare in Love," "American Beauty," "Gladiator, and "Chicago" all went on to win Oscars. All the four acting Oscar winners last year had previously won Golden Globes. So the voting members of the Hollywood Foreign Press do have an impact, absolutely, on what the Oscar voters think, and how they`re viewing these performances.

HAMMER: Well, we have over a month until Oscar time at the end of February. The question is, tonight, at the Golden Globes, did the best picture win? Did the right actors walk away with the trophies? We have assembled a panel of true expert movie watchers. We`ll find out if the Golden Globes got it right. We`ll do that next, live.

And, of course, in the land of the beautiful people, this couple can`t help but turn heads, and everybody was watching tonight. We`re going to have Brad and Angelina`s stunning arrival on the red carpet coming up.

And, of course, it`s really all about what people are winning and what people are wearing. We`re going to have the best and the worst from the red carpet, the fashion hits, the fashion misses, all coming up when we come right back. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT live at the Golden Globes.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And it is such an honor to play a role that I hear from young girls on a daily basis how it makes them feel worthy and lovable and that they have more to offer the world than they thought. And it`s such an honor to play this role.



HAMMER: Welcome back to this special live edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: And I`m Brooke Anderson live at the 64th annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

HAMMER: Well Brooke, the Golden Globes may be over, but what an incredible night of wins for "Dreamgirls," Martin Scorsese, of course, a big winner tonight, as well, and "Babel."

I want to get right to it. We have a lot of ground to cover. Joining me in New York tonight, "People Magazine" film critic Leah Rozen, out in Hollywood, the president of Media by Numbers, Paul D., Paul Dergarabedian, on the Globes` red carpet with our own Brooke Anderson,`s Tom O`Neill.

I don`t want to waste any time. I want to talk about the best picture winner in the drama category. It went to "Babel," over "The Departed," "Bobby," "Little Children," and "The Queen." Leah, as I saw it, it was more of a battle between "The Departed" and "The Queen." So I was sort of surprised to see "Babel" win.

LEAH ROZEN, "PEOPLE MAGAZINE": Well, it showed "Babel" has strength. If anything though, I mean, the award show, it is still all over the map. I mean, one for you, one for you, one for you. Coming into Oscars, nothing is clear.

HAMMER: Tom O`Neill, did they get it right with "Babel?"

TOM O`NEILL, THEENVELOPE.COM: Personally I think they did, but I don`t think Oscar voters are going to agree with that.


O`NEILL: I think this shakes things up nicely. "The Departed" is way ahead for best picture. I talked to Oscar voters here in Los Angeles all the time. That`s all I here is Departed, Departed, Departed. What you were talking about earlier, in terms of the overlap between the Oscars and the Globes, it tends to be about two-thirds in the lead acting categories, and best picture as well. So here it is interesting that they didn`t do Departed.

ANDERSON: Well, and the Hollywood Foreign Press made up a foreign journalist, who lived in southern California, so they may have been more attracted to "Babel" than possibly "The Departed."

O`NEILL: Yes, but what`s nice is this gives "Babel" a little push so we have more of a race.

ANDERSON: Absolutely.

HAMMER: Paul D, I want to hear you chime in on "Babel" as the big winner tonight.

PAUL DERGARABEDIAN, MEDIA BY NUMBERS: Yes, I think what the other people were saying here is correct. For the Golden Globes, I think that totally works. But "The Departed," for me, I mean, that`s the movie that I`m really looking toward to take it home come Oscar. But "Babel" certainly deserved this. I think Golden Globe got it right tonight. I mean, I like these wins, especially for "Dreamgirls," which has been doing great at the box office. I think these multiple wins will only further serve to bring more people into the movie theater. It`s a crowd pleaser. Golden Globes has honored the film, and I think it will continue to do very well.

HAMMER: I agree with you about "Dreamgirls" in particular, because when you see the picture and you see the audience reaction, Leah, it doesn`t leave any doubt that people are in love with a movie like this. And so we had the big win for "Dreamgirls." But I want to talk more about what a lot of people saw as the shocker -- I don`t know if you agree -- Eddie Murphy beating out Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Mark Walberg, and Ben Affleck in the best supporting actor category.

It was a great performance, but how does Eddie Murphy win an award against Jack?

ROZEN: Because Jack has won so many awards, because Eddie Murphy, in a way, it`s almost a comeback story. You know, he`s sort of making these dopey comedies. He comes back here, you remember, oh, yes, he can just burn up a screen. And because he is so good. Also, most of those other guys have won a number of awards, so I think it just feels right. It feels good. Give him the award. He is going to be a strong contender come Oscar time. But this buzz has been building for a year, ever since they started shooting that movie, you were hearing from the set, Eddie Murphy is doing Oscar-worthy work.

HAMMER: I hadn`t heard that, Tom O`Neill, that it was Oscar worthy before. What do you think though? Were you a little surprised? I mean, come on, is Jack just at this award show to make smirks from the front of the auditorium there?

O`NEILL: You`re right about Jack. He is the biggest winner of show business awards across the board, New York film critics, L.A. film critics. It`s unbelievable. He always wins. But Eddie Murphy, if you`ve been following this closely (INAUDIBLE) The problem was, he was dull as toast tonight. He blew it. He was so boring. He may have blown the Oscar tonight. Come on, he is Eddie Murphy.

ANDERSON: If the Oscar voters are watching, but hey, let`s give Eddie Murphy a little bit of credit here. Back stage, you know, he was talking about he really dug deep for this role, really prepared, watched tapes of James Brown and Sammy Davis to really learn how to move. You`ve got to give him a little bit of credit.

O`NEILL: This, Brooke, is your Oscar audition. Hillary Swank won for "Boys Don`t Cry" at the Oscars because she wowed everybody here. Eddie put us to sleep.


HAMMER: I`ll tell you guys, you know who won their audition tonight - - and Paul D, tell me if you agree with me -- and who wouldn`t have thought Jennifer Hudson wasn`t going to win the award tonight? How terrific for her. I felt a lump in my throat.

DERGARABEDIAN: She stole that movie. She is so great in that film. It`s a Cinderella story. It is so great. She is so deserving. And when you`re in that movie theater and you see this woman and you realize this is really her first acting role, she sings, she acts, she has got it all. I`m telling you, this bodes for an incredible career for her.

ROZEN: Well, around the country she is actually getting standing ovations. I mean, I am hearing reports at theaters, people are standing up and applauding after she sings her big --


HAMMER: Yes, exactly. So, OK, Tom O`Neill, let`s talk real quickly about Martin Scorsese winning for "The Departed," best director. It`s his second Golden Globes win, yet Oscar still eludes him.

O`NEILL: Yes and a large part of that, by the way, has to do with the fact that he is a New Yorker. The geography at these awards actually plays a part, but it never does here. They love him here. I think it really is the year of Scorsese. He wins no matter what at the Oscars. There may be a little suspense over best picture, but it gives "The Departed" the edge in that race.

ANDERSON: Could have really tough competition with Clint Eastwood, maybe, what do you think.

O`NEILL: But Clint`s disappointed us with both movies. They were both critical hits, but they didn`t do well at the box office. It`s not Clint`s year. And these awards are all about whose year it is, and it`s Marty`s.

HAMMER: Yes, we did see, Paul D -- We did see Clint walk away in another category tonight, with the best director for "Letters From Iwo Jima" in the foreign film category. So it is not a total loss for Clint Eastwood.

DERGARABEDIAN: No, I think that`s what I like about this evening`s awards, is that it was really, kind of, like Leah said at the beginning, it`s all over the place, everybody is kind of getting their due. And I think, as Tom said, "The Departed" is really, to me, like a front-runner, and for Scorcese, I mean, to not have an Oscar yet, I mean, it is really his year.

HAMMER: I hope to see that happen and I think a lot of people are rooting for him. Leah Rozen, real quickly, best actress in a drama. I don`t think there was any surprise here. Helen Mirren beating Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Maggie Jillenhall (ph) and Kate Winslett, among her wins tonight.

ROZEN: Tails of the expected. She`s cleaned up everywhere. I think she`s going to clean up all the way to Oscar time. If she doesn`t win the Oscar, that will be the big upset.

HAMMER: And we`re going to wrap it up there. I thank the entire panel, Tom O`Neill, Brooke Anderson, of course joining him on the red carpet, Paul Dergarabedian out in Hollywood and Leah Rozen here in New York. I appreciate you helping us out on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, live from the Golden Globes.

Now there are certain moments on the red carpet where people just gasp. And tonight, I would say that Brad and Angelina`s arrival was unquestionably one of those moments. We`ll show it to you coming up next. We`ll also have this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don`t think Hollywood has run out of good ideas. There`s plenty of people with good ideas. Hollywood is running low on courage to present good ideas to the audience.


HAMMER: Is truth better than fiction? Coming up why many of tonight`s nominated films were based on true stories. And it`s all about what people are wearing, the hits and fashion disses. Coming up, live.



HUGH LAURIE, "HOUSE": I know everyone says they have a wonderful crew, and logically that can`t be the case. We can`t all be wonderful. Somebody somewhere is working with a crew of drunken thieves, but it`s not me.


HAMMER: Well Brooke, as you know, there are many sort of wow moments on the red carpet tonight. There always are at these award shows, particularly at the Golden Globes. We want to take a look at one right now. It`s Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arriving together on the red carpet, something we haven`t seen all that often, and everybody kind of stopped to watch them arrive. I know that they were walking right behind you as they walked in.

ANDERSON: You know, A.J., any time Brad and Angelina hit the town, all eyes are on them. They looked stunning. Angelina looked very elegant. But, you know, a lot of journalists have been commenting to me throughout the night that Angelina seemed very quiet during interviews, very reserved, but, you know, I think maybe she was letting Brad shine tonight. It was his night with "Babel." He was nominated for best supporting actor and then "Babel" won best picture. So maybe she didn`t want to take the attention away from him.

HAMMER: OK, well, that`s a good excuse, because some people were saying that maybe she was angry about something. We`ll just assume everything is good with Brad and Angie. And, of course, Brad was nominated for his best supporting actor role in "Babel," which won for best drama, but in somewhat of a surprise, the Golden Globe in that acting category went to Eddie Murphy for "Dreamgirls." Well, it was a surprise to me, maybe not to some other people.

We`d like to hear from you tonight for our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT question of the day and her it is, the Golden Globes, do you enjoy the show more than the Academy Awards? Vote at E-mail us at, or send us a video e-mail. Go to our website to find out how to do it, at

Well, if you missed any of the big winners, the memorable moments, stay where you are, because we`ve got you covered with all the highlights from the red carpet. The backstage coming your way next on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

And, of course, it`s not just the movies. Don`t go anywhere. SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has all the winners in the TV categories, live from the Golden Globes.

And, of course, it`s about what people are winning and wearing. The best and worst of the red carpet, fashion hits and misses, when SHOWBIZ TONIGHT comes back live from the Golden Globes.



ANDERSON: Hi there. I`m Brooke Anderson live at the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards.

HAMMER: I`m A.J. Hammer in New York City. Welcome to this special edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. It is our live coverage of the Golden Globes.

Brooke, might I say at this point in time, you look fantastic. You are definitely a (INAUDIBLE) tonight.

ANDERSON: Thank you.

HAMMER: You are welcome.

ANDERSON: (INAUDIBLE) you`re about to say, right?

HAMMER: Well, yes. There - there were definitely some misses on the red carpet. We`ve got that to get to. So much more, too. Of course, the big TV winners tonight - because the Golden Globes are about TV and the movies.

But first we want to get every body caught up on the big winners in the movie category. The losers, surprises.

Brooke, lay it out for us.

ANDERSON: That`s right, A.J.

I want to briefly mention though that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie just quickly walked behind me. They`re leaving. I asked them to stop, and they said, You know, they`ve got kids to tend to. So the duties of a parent call them tonight. Brad Pitt a big winner with "Babel."

But I want to start with Jennifer Hudson. It is a dream-come-true night for her. She won best supporting actress for her role in "Dreamgirls." It`s the story loosely based on the story of the Supremes. She was a former "American Idol" finalist - some say reject. She starred alongside Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy here.

You know, backstage said that she`s not a partier. She`s going to first thing call her mother, talk to her about it, then thank God over and over and over. And then probably celebrate very quietly and cry all night. So it was very, very sweet.

Over on the actors` side in the best supporting actor category, shocking to many people, Eddie Murphy, because he beat out a lot of talent. Look at this: Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg and Ben Affleck in that category. Who would have thought that, right?

You know, Eddie Murphy known for his comedy roles - "Shrek" and "The Nutty Professor." But here he is, a big winner tonight at the Golden Globes.

In the Best Musical category, we have "Dreamgirls." Here it comes again - the name "Dreamgirls," the title "Dreamgirls." It beat out the comedy "Borat," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Thank You for Smoking" for that coveted category, Best Musical or Comedy.

Best Director went to Martin Scorsese for "The Departed." He`s a favorite here. He has won a Golden Globe before, for "The Gangs of New York." He is victorious for "The Departed." He beat Clint Eastwood twice, as we see Clint nominated twice in that category, one for the "Letters From from Iwo Jima" and one for "Flags of our Fathers."

But for Scorsese, will this finally be the year for him to take home the Oscar? Thus far, for all of his work over all these years, the Oscar has eluded him.

OK, Best Actress in a Drama goes to Helen Mirren for "The Queen." Now she actually won two Golden Globes tonight, not only this one, but also for her work in "Elizabeth I," which is a small-screen project. "The Queen," though, this is for fictional, icy portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in the aftermath of Princess Diana`s horrific car-accident death.

OK, on the acting side, Forest Whitaker beat some strong competition. I would say this is one of the toughest categories - for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland." Really terrific, terrific role here for him. He told me after he was nominated that he really dug deep, that the people of Uganda taught him how to take, how to walk, how to eat, how to do every thing. So it`s a really meaningful time for him.

But it`s shocking - you know, Leo DiCaprio nominated in both "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed." A lot of people think that can be a curse instead of blessing. A lot of the votes could cancel each other.

So Forest Whitaker there victorious for "The Last King of Scotland."

Best Picture Drama, as I mentioned earlier, "Babel," starring Brad Pitt with co-star Cate Blanchett.

So A.J, very meaningful night for a lot of nominees, as you can tell. (INAUDIBLE) Jamie Foxx just passing by behind me. "Dreamgirls" had a huge night. He`s very excited.

So very loud night. A lot of people heading to the parties. There will be seven parties here at the Beverly Hilton. It turns into party central about this time.

HAMMER: And there`s lots of celebrating going on for different reasons today. Because as you probably know, the Golden Globe Awards honor TV as well as the movies.

"Grey`s Anatomy" finally broke through to win for Best TV Series Drama. And the night`s other television winners brought both drama and comedy to this award show.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And the Golden Globe goes to...


HAMMER (voice-over): It was a TV comedy that scored one of the night`s big upsets at the Golden Globes.

AMERICA FERRERA, ACTRESS: A no-shirt hottie with an accent? Danielle, that`s every model who`s walked through this office.

HAMMER: The new ABC series "Ugly Betty" won both Best TV Comedy and Best Comedy Actress for America Ferrera, who ironically provided one of the night`s more dramatic moments.

FERRERA: It`s such an honor to play a role that I hear from young girls on a daily basis how it makes them feel - worthy and lovable and that they have more to offer the world than they thought.

HAMMER: Still, with most of the Golden Globe attention going to the movies, many of the TV folks got to relax and be funny, for the most part.

DAVID SPADE, COMEDIAN: All of tonight`s nominees are extremely not funny.

HAMMER: David Spade and Tina Fey but an ironic spin on the first TV award, for Best Actress in a TV Drama. The winner, "The Closer"`s Kyra Sedgwick, took the laughs where she could get them - even when her husband Kevin Bacon was on screen.

KYRA SEDGWICK, ACTRESS: And I`ve actually made Jack Nicholson laugh, and I`m not quite sure why. But I`m very pleased.

HAMMER: And that`s the way it goes at the free-wheeling Golden Globe awards, where even TV drama winners go for the yucks.

HUGH LAURIE, ACTOR: I am speechless. I am literally without a speech.

HAMMER: Take the speechless Dramatic TV Actor winner, "House" star Hugh Laurie.

LAURIE: Nobody offers you a free acceptance speech. I guess there seems to be a gap in the market. I would love to be able to pull out a speech by Dolce & Gabbana.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We own Kmart now.

ALEC BALDWIN, ACTOR: No. So why are you dressed like we do?

HAMMER: Still, the comedy actors didn`t forget how to be funny. Alec Baldwin was named Best Comedic TV Actor for the NBC show "30 Rock."

BALDWIN: I`m glad this isn`t too heavy, because I had just hernia surgery.

JEREMY IRONS, ACTOR: What is the world without you in it?

HELEN MIRREN, ACTRESS: Ha! (INAUDIBLE) at his most flattering.

HAMMER: Nothing funny about "Elizabeth I"`s sweep of its category. It won Best TV Movie, Best Actress for Helen Mirren, and Best Supporting Actor for Jeremy Irons, who showed up wearing an interesting outfit, which he explained backstage.

IRONS: I don`t like bowties, and so it`s nice not to have to wear one.

HAMMER: So while they don`t get the attention that the movie folks get, the Golden Globes` TV honorees gave the night its laughs and its emotion. And it was Best TV Movie Actor winner Bill Nighy who reminded every one what award shows are really about.

BILL NIGHY, ACTOR: I used to think that prizes were damaging and divisive, until I got one.


NIGHY: And now they seem sort of meaningful and real.


ANDERSON: As you saw, incredible night for talent, not only on the big screen, but on the small screen.

So here we are again with Tom O`Neil, from to talk about these huge TV winners.

And first, the one that really stands out to me is "Ugly Betty" winning Best TV Comedy, and America Ferrera winning the individual acting category, beating the likes of Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, also Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who just won the Emmy.

Is she America`s new sweetheart?

O`NEIL: Oh yes. And we didn`t have many breakout hits this fall season, and this was a huge hit.

Do you like the show? It`s so great.

ANDERSON: I love the show.

O`NEIL: I do, too.

ANDERSON: And a great meaning behind it, and America said that backstage. You know, she`s so glad that it`s not only entertaining, but also tells people that, Hey, it doesn`t have to be this skewed perception of each other, you know?

O`NEIL: Here`s how big the win was on the series side - here`s how to predict the Golden Globe series awards, all of those awards: always go for the hot, new, young stars in the acting slots. But in the categories for picture - for drama series and comedy series, it`s usually one year behind. Last year, "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" won - a year late.

Theoretically, "The Office" should have won this year. You see how I`m going?

ANDERSON: And then...

O`NEIL: And then...

ANDERSON: ... "Ugly Betty" maybe next year.

O`NEIL: Yes.

ANDERSON: So they`re ahead of the curve this year, then.

O`NEIL: They love this show so much, they gave it both awards.

ANDERSON: What about Hugh Laurie from "House"? Not only beat McDreamy (ph) from "Grey`s Anatomy," Patrick Dempsey, but also Kiefer Sutherland from "24."

O`NEIL: I know. I know.

ANDERSON: A recent Emmy award who is hugely popular.

O`NEIL: He`s huge. But this is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association....


O`NEIL: ...and I think, quite frankly, he charmed them so much with that British accent and that hilarious acceptance speech, and he did it again tonight. He was brilliant at the podium.

ANDERSON: Well "Grey`s Anatomy" did get a lot of recognition, though. Because they won Best Series Drama. Beat "Heroes," beat "Lost," "24." Also big...


O`NEIL: One year late. So you see how the pattern goes? It really - it was the hot new show of last year, and it wins here. It`s kind of interesting how the pattern works.

ANDERSON: So the Hollywood Foreign Press really getting on the ball with - with these talent this year.

O`NEIL: Yes, but the thing - what - the outstanding thing about the whole lineup this year, Brooke, was that they snubbed most of the hot new TV shows. Normally, when you look through the list of nominees, it`s all the hot new shoes. They hate - they - they nominated only three or four. So they had to give it to the veterans, like "Grey`s Anatomy" and "House."

ANDERSON: Well, let`s talk about some one who is new on this scene, and back bigger and better than ever: Alec Baldwin.

O`NEIL: Yes.

ANDERSON: You know, he beat Steve Carell, Jason Lee, Tony Shalhoub, Zack Braff. You know, we know him as the movie star. But do you think this really validates his versatility and talent that he can do this on the small screen, too?

O`NEIL: I know. I know. He - he`s so brilliant in that show, and they love movie stars here. So the combination and his comeback, it`s - it`s - it`s perfect Globe fare.

ANDERSON: Well said. He`s brilliant. He`s just hilarious.

O`NEIL: I know.

ANDERSON: Tom O`Neil, from, as always, thanks for your insight.

O`NEIL: Thanks, Brooke.

ANDERSON: We appreciate it.

HAMMER: Well, guys, Jake Gyllenhaal is thanking fans of last year`s Golden Globe winners, "Brokeback Mountain," by doing some thing absolutely hysterical with one of this year`s big winners, "Dreamgirls."

We`ve also got this:


MIKE FLEEMAN, "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE: I don`t think Hollywood has run out of good ideas. There`s plenty of people with good ideas. Hollywood is running low on courage to present good ideas to the audiences.


HAMMER: Well, there`s some thing stunning that many of these Golden Globe movies have in common, and it`s causing controversy in Hollywood. We`ll get into that next.

And there`s always controversy on the red carpet. The fashion fabulous and the flops - sorry, stars, we are not holding back tonight.

More of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s special live coverage of the Golden Globes, right after this.


JENNIFER HUDSON, ACTRESS: I have always dreamed, but never, ever this big. Ever. This - this goes far beyond any thing that I could have ever imagined.




SACHA BARON COHEN, ACTOR: When I was doing that scene, and I stared down and saw your two wrinkled golden globes on my chin, I thought to myself, I better win a bloody award for this.


ANDERSON: He is so silly.

Welcome back to this special live edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m Brooke Anderson live at the 64th annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California.

Now some will say that what the stars were wearing was just as important as what the stars were winning. The Golden Globes was overflowing with glitz and glamour.

So who was turning heads, and then who had the heads shaking in disgust?

Joining me now to talk Golden Globes fashion is Daphne Brogdon, host of the TV Guide Channel`s "The Fashion Team."

Daphne, great to see you.

DAPHNE BROGODON, "THE FASHION TEAM": Thank you. Great to be here. Absolutely, fashion is so important.

ANDERSON: It is so important.

So let`s start with some of the best-dressed people tonight, Daphne. I thought Jennifer Lopez looked fantastic.

What about you?

BROGDON: Absolutely. I put her on my best-dressed list.

And has - what? - that look that I`m calling sort of the ethnic-1960s- in-a-bar motif kind of way. The metallic embroidery, the hair and the heavy lib (ph).

Also, Jennifer Love Hewitt had a little bit of this. I thought her look was a total wow.

ANDERSON: Absolutely. And then Jessica Biel - you know, a lot of people were saying, as she walked the red carpet - I want Jessica Biel`s body! She`s got curves; she looks great. And she was dressed to the nines.

BROGDON: Exactly. She was. And she had a very revealing open back, which is a big trend for celebrity high fashion now. That`s kind of the look that the rest of us will look terrible in. Jessica Biel looked perfect. And this is one of those distinctions I always want to make - there`s some things unique we can borrow from stars` looks. This one we can`t borrow. It`s just not going to work.

ANDERSON: She totally pulled it off. Absolutely.

Heidi Klum, who can also wear any thing she wants to - what do you think about her look tonight? She looked fantastic to me.

BROGDON: I thought she looked like Grace Kelly for the zeroes. I mean, from the - the - the hair and the - and those - the shoulders. I thought there was kind of a lot white sheeting going on like she got to attached to her bed on the way out.

But, you know, when she just had her third kid, and sometimes even Heidi Klum doesn`t need to wear skintight. Very classy, and Seal looked very appropriate next to her. I like when the escorts dress for their lady.

ANDERSON: They make a great pair.

OK, we`ve been nice, Daphne. Now we got to move to - we always have to have the worst-dressed fashion list. Who do you think? A lot of people said, Vanessa Williams, what were you thinking?

BROGDON: I - I have to say, you know, I thought a poodle had come to breed on her head. I mean, how many animals - how many animals can you wear? One on the head and one on the soldiers? I now it`s been cold in L.A., but I think that a messed up - misstep. Take some thing off. Maybe there`s a good dress underneath there. I can`t even tell.

ANDERSON: What do you think - Cameron Diaz? What do you think about her look?

BROGDON: I think she must have been having a goof. You know, I`m not taking Cameron Diaz so seriously. I think it was this sort of 20s-flapper- fluffy-fluffy thing. It - it didn`t really work. She went for a darker look than every body else, if you noticed.

But I almost think maybe she was just having some fun. But look at that silver belt, because that`s going to be an important trend.

ANDERSON: Oh, OK. Silver belt.

OK, how about Geena Davis and Julia Louis-Dreyfus?

BROGDON: I was really sorry to see Geena Davis in this exact ensemble, because this color of blue is actually quite a color for - for spring. But it was wrong for her complexion. I don`t think it - it fit very well. I - I think it was a total misstep.

And then for Julia Louis Drey - Julia - I can`t even say it all together. I thought that the color was a - it`s a very hard color to pull off. It didn`t really work. Also, it was a shorter dress, and this seemed to be a - a night of gowns. I think it was a little bit of a disappointment there.

ANDERSON: Interesting. I kind of thought she looked kind of cute.

But - but very quickly, before I let you go, what were some of the biggest trends we saw tonight?

BROGDON: White, white, white. Let me tell you: who said you have to be a virgin bride to wear white? Not in Hollywood. There were so many people who were wearing white. I mean, you had, you know, Ellen Pompeo and Jennifer Garner and Salma Hayek and on and on.

Again, this is not necessarily a trend that`s really going to translate so much for - for you and me. You know, let`s go wear a white dress and go out to dinner. But they - they looked great.

Another big trend though is - is silver. I mean, golds have really been the reigning metallic of late. But now it`s going to be silver. A lot of silver accents, and also Jessica Biel. And - oh, Heidi`s Klum gorgeous choker.

ANDERSON: That`s right. Saw a lot of shine on the red carpet.

OK, always a lot of fun. Daphne Brogdon, thanks so much. Host of TV Guide`s "The Fashion Team."

HAMMER: Of course, fashion trends are always some thing to look for at these kinds of shows. But we noticed another interesting trend this year at the Golden Globes: many of the nominated films have been adapted from real-life stories.

SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas noticed that, too, and she`s all over that angle for us tonight.


SIBILA VARGAS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: From "The Queen" to "Bobby" to "The Pursuit of Happyness," many of the films that we`ve seen up for awards tonight were based on real life. And, of course, that`s some thing we`ve seen before from Hollywood.

MIRREN: I doubt there is anyone who knows the British people more than I do, Mr. Blair.

VARGAS (voice-over): From Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to a homeless stock broker name Chris Gardner, children`s book author Beatrix Potter to African dictator Idi Amin, many of this year`s Golden Globe nominees seem to follow a popular trend taking place in Hollywood: nonfiction roles leading to Hollywood gold.

FLEEMAN: When an actor plays a real person, we can look at their performance, then we can look at the real person and say, OK, that was good acting.

VARGAS: In recent years, Charlize Theron, Jamie Foxx, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Reese Witherspoon have all won Golden Globes and Academy Awards for playing real people.


VARGAS: "People" magazine`s Mike Fleeman says Hollywood`s obsession with true stories is based more on fear than lack of creativity.

FLEEMAN: I don`t think Hollywood has run out of good ideas. There`s plenty of people with good ideas. Hollywood is running low on courage to present good ideas to the audiences.

VARGAS: Fleeman says studios focused on selling movie tickets have turned to sequels, remakes and biopics to play it safe.

FLEEMAN: They feel in Hollywood that audiences want to see something a little more familiar, a little less difficult to grasp.

VARGAS: For the stars, however, what`s safe at the box office is often risky for them.

MIRREN: There was such a dangerous thing to go into to. If we made a misstep, not only would it have been humiliating and upsetting, but I think also one would have felt that we had betrayed the real people.


I researched it really hard. I really looked deep inside. I tried to understand, like, not just, you know, the history of the man, but the language, and to find the spirit of this guy. So yes, it was a big journey for me.

VARGAS (on camera): And, of course, A.J., we`ll need to wait until January 23, when the Oscar nominations come out, to see if this reality trend continues.

Back to you.


HAMMER: SHOWBIZ TONIGHT`s Sibila Vargas the Golden Globes, thank you very much.

Well, a very funny Golden Globes that didn`t even happen at the awards.




HAMMER: What the heck is going on there? We are really going to make you laugh. Well, actually, that gal - or, guy, Jake Gyllenhaal is going to make you laugh, and you`ll find out why he`s such a drag. That`s coming up next.


CLINT EASTWOOD, DIRECTOR: I don`t pose. Who am I, Paris Hilton or something?



Master, stand by to your break. In 5, 4, 3 - roll your break, and effect black.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m staring at Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty! It`s surreal. Thank you so much!


ANDERSON: She is excited.

Welcome back to this special live edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m Brooke Anderson. I`ve been here live at the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Well, every body`s been talking about Jake Gyllenhaal`s hysterical hosting of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. Gyllenhaal, whose "Brokeback Mountain" film won Best Picture at the Globes last year, said he wanted to do something to thank "Brokeback Mountain"`s fans. So he chose to belt out a song from "Dreamgirls." And it is funny.





ANDERSON: What a silly guy. And you got to love those "SNL" cast members, too, dressed as gay cowboys in the audience as well.

HAMMER: Yikes.

Well, on Friday, we asked you to vote in our SHOWBIZ TONIGHT "Question of the Day." Here`s what we were asking: "Celebrity Couples: Is marriage no longer a must-do?"

Seventy-four percent of you said yes; 26 percent of you said no.

Some of the e-mails we got included one from Norma in California, who wrote: "You don`t have to be married to be happy. Marriage complicates relationships. I know; I`ve been married twice."

Jody in Texas thinks, "If people are going to have children, they need to be married and give the baby a sense of security and love from both people."

Let us now find out what is coming up on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Tomorrow, the - the who was - oh, oh, to die for? And who was a disaster? Golden Globes fashion with, yes, Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers. That`s tomorrow.

And the worst celebrity hookups - the pairs that made careers go poof. That is tomorrow on SHOWBIZ TONIGHT.

Well, thank you so much for watching. That is it for this very special live edition of SHOWBIZ TONIGHT. I`m A.J. Hammer in New York.

ANDERSON: Thanks for hanging out with us tonight, guys. I`m Brooke Anderson live from Beverly Hills, California, from the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards.

"GLENN BECK" is coming up next.


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