Golden Globes Award Films Not Yet on DVD16 Jan, 2007 By: John Latchem
Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn't do DVD fans any favors with its Jan. 15 Golden Globes award ceremony, distributing trophies to many titles not yet slated for home video release.
In the film division, best drama winner Babel will be released on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc by Paramount Home Entertainment Feb. 20, in the thick of Oscar season.
Winning films currently on DVD include best animated feature Cars, from Buena Vista Home Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's The Devil Wears Prada, for which Meryl Streep won best actress in a musical or comedy.
Sacha Baron Cohen won for best actor in a musical or comedy for his controversial performance in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, due March 6 from Fox.
Martin Scorsese won best director for The Departed, due March 13 from Warner Home Video. Best song went to Prince for “The Song of the Heart” from Happy Feet, which Warner releases March 27 (prebook Feb. 13) on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
Helen Mirren won best actress for both drama feature and television movie for portrayals of England's two Queen Elizabeths: Elizabeth II in The Queen, not yet announced on DVD, and the title character in HBO Video's Elizabeth I, which also won best TV Movie/miniseries and best actor for Jeremy Irons.
BBC Video's Gideon's Daughter won best actor in a TV movie or miniseries for Bill Nighy and best supporting actress for Emily Blunt.
“Grey's Anatomy,” the first two seasons of which are on DVD from Buena Vista, won best drama series. Top TV drama acting honors went to Hugh Laurie for “House” (seasons one and two are on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment), and Kyra Sedgwick won best actress for “The Closer” (the first season is available from Warner).