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Live commentary from The Golden Globe awards, 2005!

Nicole Kidman presents the final award for the night - Best Motion Picture (Drama). It goes to Martin Scorsese's epic period Hollywood biopic, The Aviator!

Goldie Hawn announces the winner of Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) - Sideways!

Sylvester Stallone comes on and introduces "a boxing movie", Clint Eastwood's nominated Drama, Million Dollar Baby.

The next award is presented by acting legend, Dustin Hoffman. Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) goes to Hilary Swank, for Million Dollar Baby.

Kate Hudson walks in to introduce the next nominated Comedy for the evening, the critically applauded Alexander Payne film, Sideways.

Best TV Series (Comedy), one of the most popular awards of the evening, goes to Desperate Housewives.

Charlize Theron presents the Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama). This is a hotly contested category, and Leonardo DiCaprio walks away with the honours for his work in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. Johnny Depp has been defeated. Will the Oscars echo this?

Orlando Bloom takes the stage to introduce the Howard Hughes biopic and nominated Drama, The Aviator.

Robin's acceptance speech is hilarious, and took tongue-in-cheek potshots at everyone: the Hollywood Foreign Press, Prince, William Shatner, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and pretty much anyone else he could think of! The end, however, was stunningly poignant: he dedicated the award to a much-missed great friend, Christopher Reeves.

Pierce Brosnan comes on stage and presents the special Cecil B De Mille Award for lifetime achievement to Robin Williams. The award itself is handed over to the legendary comedian by dapper director Mike Nichols, with an affectionate "Robin, come and get it!"

Jamie Foxx' performance has been one of the talking points of the year, and has been raved about by critics universally. The actor was understandably emotional at getting the great honour, which further bettered his already-terrific chances of picking up an Oscar soon.

Diane Keaton comes on stage and drools laughingly about the great leading men the year has seen. Best Actor, Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) goes to Jamie Foxx, for Ray.

Ron Howard presents Best Director in a Motion Picture - Drama. The winner, despite all the acclaim for Martin Scorsese and Alexander Payne, is Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby.

Prince, the man who filled concert stadiums to the fullest in 2004, introduces the nominated Musical, Ray. Glowingly, he says about actor Jamie Foxx, the actor "didn't portray Ray Charles, he was Ray Charles!"

Usher and Lisa Marie Presley come up to present the musical awards. Best Original Score for a Motion Picture goes to Howard Shore, for The Aviator. Best Original Song in a Motion Picture goes to Old Habits Die Hard, from Alfie, music and lyrics by Mick Jagger and David E Stewart. Jagger comes on stage and is as funny as ever.

Laurence Fishburne introduces the nominated Drama, Hotel Rwanda.

Teri Hatcher, for Desperate Housewives, wins Best Actress in a TV Series. Two of her co-stars were nominated in the same category!

Diane Kruger, Matthew McConnaughey present the Best Screenplay award to Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, for Sideways. An acclaimed film, but again an unpredictable winner, as most critics had raved over distinctive screenwriter Charlie Kaufman for Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

Minnie Driver introduces Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera.

Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor present the award for Best Foreign Language Film. The winner is The Sea Inside, from Spain, a slight upset considering all the hype around Zhang Yimou's House Of Flying Daggers.

Glenn Close herself introduces the nominated all-star Drama, Closer.

Al Pacino, star of Merchant Of Venice, and winner last year for Mike Nichol's much acclaimed Angels In America, presents the award for Best Actress, Mini-Series/TV Movie. The winner is Glenn Close, for The Lion In Winter.

The cast of current TV sensation, 'Desperate Housewives' take stage. Best Actor, Mini-Series/TV Movie, goes to Geoffrey Rush, for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

Nominated Musical/Comedy, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, is introduced.

Best TV Series (Drama) goes to the cosmetic-surgery series, Nip/Tuck.

Will Ferrell, wearing an eyepatch, presents Best Actress in a Motion Picture, (Musical/Comedy) to Annette Bening, for Being Julia.

Halle Berry, introduces nominated Drama - Finding Neverland.

Best Actor, TV Series (Comedy) goes to Jason Bateman, for Arrested Development.

Meryl Streep, congratulates Natalie Portnam for her award earlier in the evening, with mock cattiness. Best Motion Picture, made for Television goes to The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers, starring Geoffrey Rush in the ambitious title role.

Samuel L Jackson, introduces a nominee for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy: The Incredibles.

Claire Danes, Topher Grace are the next presenters. Best Actress, TV Series (Drama) goes to Mariska Hargitay, for Law & Order, Special Victims Unit, and Best Actor, TV Series (Drama) goes to Ian McShane, for Deadwood. They also introduce Clint Eastwood's daugher, Katherine, as the second-generation actress to help out for this year's Golden Globes.

Jim Carrey, with his typically irreverent brand of humour, introduces Lorenzo Sorea, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. He, in turn, introduces, on screen: President Clinton. The former leader thanked the entertainment industry for their generous response to tsunami relief.

The graceful Diane Lane next introduced one of the films nominated for the evening's big award, Best Motion Picture - Drama: the Liam Neeson starrer, Kinsey.

Jennifer Garner, Mark Wahlberg were the next presenters. Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series/Miniseries/TV Movie was Angelica Huston, for Iron Jawed Angels. Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series/Miniseries/TV Movie went to William Shatner, for Boston Legal.

The Closer streak continued as Tim Robbins presented the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture to Natalie Portman for the same film.

Renee Zellweger was the inaugural presenter. The opening award of the evening was for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Beating out names like Morgan Freeman and David Carradine, Clive Owen picked up the award for his work in Mike Nichols' Closer.


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