Eastwood Wins Golden Globe as Director of ‘Unforgiven’ : Awards: Honors also go to ‘Scent of a Woman.’ ‘Roseanne’ is a big winner in TV categories.

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Clint Eastwood, the sharpshooting, tight-lipped king of modern-day Westerns, won the Golden Globe award for best director Saturday for “Unforgiven,” his cowboy movie that decries violence.

Eastwood, who also starred in the film, said he was inspired to make the film as an anti-violence statement.

The Golden Globes, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. in Beverly Hills, are seen as an important barometer as to who will go on to win Hollywood’s Oscars in March.


Gene Hackman, who played the sadistic sheriff Little Bill in “Unforgiven,” was honored as best supporting actor.

Other winners included “Scent of a Woman” as best dramatic motion picture; Emma Thompson in “Howards End,” best performance by an actress in a dramatic motion picture; Al Pacino in “Scent of a Woman,” best performance by an actor in a dramatic motion picture, and “The Player,” best motion picture, musical or comedy. “Indochine” was named the best foreign language film.

In the TV categories, the sitcom “Roseanne” scored victories for best comedy series and winning best actress and actor awards for its stars, Roseanne Arnold and John Goodman. Arnold was unable to attend because of illness, her husband, Tom, said in accepting the award on her behalf.

Miranda Richardson, the carefree vacationer in Italy in “Enchanted April,” and Tim Robbins, the unscrupulous film producer in “The Player,” were hailed the best actress and actor in a musical or comedy film.

The award for best motion picture screenplay was awarded to Bo Goldman for “Scent of a Woman.”

Joan Plowright won the award for best supporting film actress for “Enchanted April” and the best supporting actress in a TV series or mini-series award for her role in the HBO special “Stalin.” Maximilian Schell won the award for supporting actor for “Stalin.”


“Sinatra,” the saga of singer Frank Sinatra’s life produced by his daughter Tina, was named best mini-series or movie made for television.

“Northern Exposure” won the award for best dramatic TV series.