Date: 22nd January 2001

Golden Globes Go West

NBC's The West Wing won the Golden Globe award for the best dramatic TV series, and its star, Martin Sheen, won for best dramatic actor during NBC's telecast of the awards ceremony Sunday night.

Sela Ward, star of Once and Again, won for best dramatic actress. HBO's it-could-only-air-on-cable series Sex and the City was voted best comedy series, while its star, Sarah Jessica Parker, picked up the trophy for best comedy actress. Frasier star Kelsey Grammer won for best comedy actor. Other top TV awards: Best actor in a film made for TV: Brian Dennehy for Death of a Salesman; best actress in a film made for TV: Judi Dench for Last of the Blonde Bombshells; best supporting actor in a TV series or film for TV: Robert Downey Jr. for Ally McBeal; best supporting actress in a TV series or film for TV: Vanessa Redgrave for If These Walls Could Talk 2. In his acceptance speech Robert Downey Jr., who faces another long spell in prison following his recent arrest on drug-related charges, commented: "I would like to thank (writer-producer) David Kelley for creating such a great character. He said when he was writing it that it was like having a new toy. I will do my best to not get sent back to the factory."

Source: Studio Briefing