'Desperate Housewives' wins big at Golden Globes

MUMBAI: It was a night when the show, that to a degree turned American television on its head Desperate Housewives was honoured. The show which galvanised Disney's ABC Network won two Golden Globes for the best comedy and the best actress in a comedy series for Teri Hatcher.

In India the show aired live on Star World. Viewers can catch a repeat at 8 pm on 17 January. For Hatcher this was a fairy tale comeback. In her acceptance speech the actress admitted to having been considered a has been by Hollywood when she was shown the script. In fact exactly a year ago she watched the ceremony quietly at home eating popcorn.

Desperate Housewives also proved to be manna from heaven for its creator Marc Cherry. He said that he spent over two years as a struggling writer, unsuccessfully, trying to get interviews with the networks. It made this writer realise that often behind the glitz and glamour of Hollywood lies one long and hard struggle.

In the drama category the series about plastic surgery Nip/Tuck was named best television drama. It beat out more high profile contenders like HBO's The Sopranos and Fox's 24.

The event saw former US President Bill Clinton deliver a speech through videophone. He thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for their efforts in contributing towards the Tsunami relief efforts. He also spoke about his initiative with the Unicef.

Leonardo DiCaprio who won the Best Actor in a motion picture drama for playing eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes in The Aviator also urged the eclectic gathering to contribute towards the Tsunami relief efforts. DiCaprio had shot the blockbuster The Beach in Thailand a few years ago. That country was one of the worst affected by the natural disaster.

Clint Eastwood got a standing ovation when he won for directing Million Dollar Baby. Over the years Eastwood has maintained a sense of humility which is remarkable for such an icon. In a typically understated manner he thanked his co-stars Hillary Swank who also won a Globe and Morgan Freeman. In addition to directing and acting which is very difficult to do on one project Eastwood also composed the music score. The audience also had a standing ovation for Robin Williams who got the lifetime achievement award.

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