Some Golden Globes Winners On DVD14 Jan, 2008 By: John Latchem
Julie Christie in Away From Her
Despite the lack of a glitzy awards dinner, a side-effect of the Writers Guild of America strike, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association awarded its Golden Globes Jan. 13, and several of the winners can be found on DVD.
Julie Christie won for best actress in a drama for Away From Her, from Lionsgate. The film has been on DVD since September, which could be key in pushing Christie for a best actress Oscar. In 2005, Lionsgate's Crash was the only best picture Oscar nominee on DVD, and it won.
HBO Video's La Vie En Rose was a winner for best actress in a comedy or musical, with Marion Cotillard taking the Golden Globe for her portrayal of iconic French singer Edith Piaf.
Pixar's Ratatouille, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, won for best animated feature.
Best original song went to Into the Wild, on DVD and HD DVD March 4 from Paramount Home Entertainment, for the song “Guaranteed” by Eddie Vedder.
In the TV categories, best comedy or musical series went to “Extras.” The second and final season of the Ricky Gervais series has been on DVD since July from HBO Video, which Jan. 15 releases a complete-series gift set that includes the series finale (also available separately).
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Jan. 29 releases Damages: Season 1, which won the Globe for best actress in a drama series for Glenn Close. Tina Fey won best actress in a comedy or musical series for “30 Rock,” the first season of which is available from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Jeremy Piven won for best supporting actor for playing an agent on “Entourage,” the first three seasons of which are available on DVD from HBO Video.
HBO Video also enjoyed great success in the miniseries/TV movie categories, with winning titles Longford and Life Support on DVD.
Longford won for best miniseries/TV movie, best actor in a miniseries/TV movie for Jim Broadbent, and best supporting actress for Samantha Morton. Queen Latifah earned best actress in a miniseries or TV movie for Life Support.