The Golden Globe shines on HBO

HBO scored big at the 2002 Golden Globe awards which were shown live on Star World early Monday morning. The network grabbed six awards from its 19 nominations. NBC had 15 nominations and ABC had 11. ABC nabbed three wins while Fox and TNT took home one each.

Best Drama series went to HBO's 'Six Feet Under'. The comedy series went to `Sex and the City' with Sarah Jessica Parker also getting recognised. In the category supporting actor series, miniseries or movie made for television Stabley Tucci won for HBO's tense drama 'Conspiracy which tells the story of a conference Germany had during World War II.

'Band of Brothers' won in the category of miniseries or movie made for television. Executive producer Tom Hanks accepted the award with co-producer Steven Spielberg. HBO's gangster saga 'The Soprano's' went home empty handed as did 'Wit' its film with Emma Thompson battling cancer.

As far as the remaining networks were concerned the winner of the Globe for Best actor in a television series - Drama was Kiefer Sutherland for his work in Fox's 24. Best actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television went to Judy Davis for her performance in 'Life with Judy Garland: Me and my shadows'. In India the film was aired on the Hallmark channel.

Best actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television. was James Franco who played the title role in TNT's 'James Dean'. Best performance by an actress in a television series - drama went to Jennifer Garnet for ABC's new show 'Alias'.

Following the events of 11 September security was tight. For the first time, streets around the venue Merv Griffin's Beverly Hilton Hotel were closed off. Stars exited their limos, passed through a metal detector, and had their bags searched. Airspace over the hotel was also restricted that day. Not taking any chances the FBI was present on the scene. 

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