Date: 17th January 2005

Aviator named best film at Golden Globes

The Aviator has been named best film, with its star Leonardo DiCaprio named best actor at the Golden Globe Awards.

DiCaprio described Aviator director Martin Scorsese as "one of the greatest contributors to the world of cinema of all time".

British actor Clive Owen has been named best supporting actor for his role in Closer. His costar Natalie Portman picked up best supporting actress.

Clint Eastwood took the best director prize for Million Dollar Baby while its star Hilary Swank was best actress. Swank paid tribute to Million Dollar Baby director and co-star Clint Eastwood. "You guided us so brilliantly, while you also, in my humble opinion, gave the performance of your career," she said.

Ray star Jamie Foxx was best actor in a musical/comedy while Annette Bening won best actress in a musical/comedy for Being Julia.

Sideways was named best screenplay and best comedy reports BBC online.

Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart won the best original song award for Old Habits Die Hard from movie re-make Alfie, while Ian McShane was named best actor in a TV drama for his lead role in Deadwood.

Teri Hatcher beat fellow Desperate Housewives stars Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman to the best comedy actress prize.

Robin Williams, a five-time Globe winner for such films as The Fisher King and Good Morning, Vietnam, received the Cecil B DeMille award for career achievement. He dedicated his prize to Superman actor Christopher Reeve, who died last year.

Source: Press Release