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Chicago, The Hours and Almodovar Win Globes
by TRACY BAIM
2003-01-22

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Gay writer Michael Cunningham's The Hours already won the Pulitzer Prize. Now the film adaptation has won the Golden Globe for Best Drama. The elite foreign film critics group gave out their awards last Sunday night, and Nicole Kidman was tapped as Best Actress in a drama for her role as Virginia Woolf in The Hours—which features three storylines of women and all three are bisexual. Throw in a gay man and you have a pretty darn gay film winning top prizes. It helps to have big stars. Same for the quite queer Chicago musical, which took home Best Comedy/Musical film, and honors for star Renee Zellweger ( who simply glowed for her co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones ) and Richard Gere. Gay filmmaker Pedro Almodovar won for Best Foreign Film for the exquisite Talk To Her. His acceptance speech was the most political, as he dedicated his award to 'all who fight for peace and are not afraid to say so.' The Shield and Curb Your Enthusiasm stole some awards from hefty ( and better ) competition. Other winners: Edie Falco, Uma Thurman, Kim Cattrall ( Sex in the City ) , U2, Martin Scorcese ( for directing Gangs of New York ) , and Jack Nicholson ( About Schmidt ) .

One surprise was that Salma Hayek and her film Frida did not win top awards. Also a surprise, Far From Heaven, the movie by openly gay director/writer Todd Haynes, received four nominations but no Globes.


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