"Dances With Wolves" won three trophies at the 1991 Golden Globe Awards. The mob movies "The Godfather Part III" and "GoodFellas" were shut out despite receiving 12 nominations between them.
The ceremony's usually festive mood was dimmed considerably Saturday night by the Persian Gulf war. Instead of enjoying their victories backstage, some award recipients criticized U.S. foreign policy."Superpowers have no business fighting," said Jeremy Irons, winner of the best dramatic actor award for his depiction of Claus Von Bulow in "Reversal of Fortune."
"It's very depressing," said James Garner, who won for best TV movie actor in "Decoration Day."
Security at the black-tie ceremony was far stricter than normal. Guests passed through metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs inspected the papparazzi. Guards were stationed at every door.
Kevin Costner, in his debut behind the camera for "Dances With Wolves," was named best director. Other awards for the western, which also starred Costner, were best dramatic movie and best screenplay for Michael Blake.
"The Godfather Part III" was the most nominated film by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with seven selections, and "GoodFellas" had earned five, but both came up empty.
While not as prestigious as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes historically establish momentum for Oscar hopefuls. Last year, "Born on the Fourth of July" won the most Golden Globes with four and also received one Academy Award.
Others improving their chances Saturday for Oscar consideration are Bruce Davison and Kathy Bates. Davison, who plays a selfless friend to a lover ruined by AIDS in "Longtime Companion," won for best supporting actor. Bates, starring as a maniacal fan of a romance novelist in "Misery," took best dramatic actress.
Unlike the Oscars, the 84 members of the foreign press group divide films into two categories: dramatic, and musical or comic.
The romantic comedy "Green Card" was chosen best comic or musical motion picture, and its star, Gerard Depardieu, was honored as best actor in that category.
Julia Roberts won best actress in a musical or comic motion picture for "Pretty Woman." Top honors for foreign-language film went to France's "Cyrano De Bergerac," which stars Depardieu in the title role.
Whoopi Goldberg was honored as best supporting actress for her depiction of a low-rent psychic in "Ghost."
Jack Lemmon took the special Cecil B. DeMille Award for contributions to entertainment.
In dramatic television, the best actress prize was shared by Sharon Gless of "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" and Patricia Wettig for "thirtysomething."
Kirstie Alley of "Cheers" won for best comic television actress, and co-star Ted Danson was named best actor in a comic or musical series. The show itself won for best musical or comic TV series.
David Lynch's cult drama, "Twin Peaks," also won three television prizes, including best dramatic series, best television actor for Kyle MacLachlan and best supporting television actress for Piper Laurie.
Charles Durning won best supporting TV actor for "The Kennedys of Massachusetts." The war-themed "Decoration Day" won for best TV mini-series or movie.
- Here are winners of the 1991 Golden Globe Awards presented Saturday night by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
DRAMA: "Dances With Wolves."
ACTRESS, DRAMA: Kathy Bates, "Misery."
ACTOR, DRAMA: Jeremy Irons, "Reversal of Fortune."
MUSICAL OR COMEDY: "Green Card."
ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Julia Roberts, "Pretty Woman."
ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Gerard Depardieu, "Green Card."
FOREIGN LANGUAGE: "Cyrano de Bergerac," France.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Whoopi Goldberg, "Ghost."
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Bruce Davison, "Longtime Companion."
DIRECTOR: Kevin Costner, "Dances With Wolves."
SCREENPLAY: Michael Blake, "Dances With Wolves."
ORIGINAL SCORE: "The Sheltering Sky."
ORIGINAL SONG: "Blaze of Glory," from "Young Guns II."
DRAMA, SERIES: "Twin Peaks."
ACTRESS, DRAMA: (tie) Sharon Gless, "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," and Patricia Wettig, "thirtysomething."
ACTOR, DRAMA: Kyle MacLachlan, "Twin Peaks."
ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY SERIES: Ted Danson, "Cheers."
ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY SERIES: Kirstie Alley, "Cheers."
SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: "Cheers."
MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE: "Decoration Day."
ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE: Barbara Hershey, "A Killing in a Small Town."
ACTOR, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE: James Garner, "Decoration Day."
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE: Piper Laurie, "Twin Peaks."
SUPPORTING ACTOR, SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE: Charles Durning, "The Kennedys of Massachusetts."