Golden Globes Honor ‘Working Girl,’ ‘War’ Series
The corporate Cinderella story “Working Girl” won four film awards and the ABC miniseries “War and Remembrance” won three TV awards Saturday night during the 46th annual Golden Globes.
“Rain Man,” the chronicle of a scheming car salesman who learns to understand his autistic brother, won two film awards for best dramatic motion picture and for best dramatic actor, Dustin Hoffman.
Sigourney Weaver won two acting awards, as best supporting actress in “Working Girl” and tying for best dramatic actress in “Gorillas in the Mist.”
Some Contests Tied
Because only 77 journalists voted in the Golden Globes competition, there were several ties, including a four-way tie for best song and a three-way split for best actress in a dramatic motion picture. Weaver’s co-winners were Shirley MacLaine in “Madame Souzatzka” and Jodi Foster in “The Accused.”
In the best director category, veteran actor Clint Eastwood beat out Mike Nichols of “Working Girls” and Barry Levinson of “Rain Main” for his work on “Bird,” a film about the troubled life of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker.
The best foreign-language film went to Denmark’s “Pelle the Conqueror.”
Naomi Foner won a trophy for best screenplay for “Running on Empty,” her examination of two 1970s activists coming to terms with their criminal past.
Tom Hanks, who played a teen-ager whose body grows up overnight, captured a Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a musical or comic motion picture.
Melanie Griffith, who plays a savvy secretary yearning for a better job in “Working Girl,” won as best actress in a musical or comedy film and co-star Weaver won for her supporting role as a shrewish Wall Street executive. “Working Girl” also was named best motion picture comedy or musical.
Veteran actor Martin Landau took the trophy for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for his appearance in “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” Francis Ford Coppola’s study of American car maker Preston Tucker.
In the Golden Globe television competition, ABC’s “War and Remembrance” won as best TV miniseries, and Sir John Gielgud and Barry Bostwick tied for best supporting actor in a miniseries.
In other major television categories, “thirtysomething” was named top dramatic series and “The Wonder Years” top comedy series. Jill Eikenberry of “L.A. Law,” Ron Perlman of “Beauty and the Beast,” Candice Bergen of “Murphy Brown,” Michael J. Fox of “Family Ties,” Judd Hirsch of “Dear John” and Richard Mulligan of “Empty Nest” won acting awards.
The awards, selected by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., often are considered a barometer of the more prestigious Academy Awards and Emmys, which follow later in the year. About 1,100 guests gathered at the the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the presentation.