Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rachel Reaps Reward

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rachel Reaps Reward

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British actress Rachel Weisz picked up a Golden Globe yesterday, but Keira Knightley and Dame Judi Dench went home empty-handed.

Weisz beat Hollywood darling Scarlett Johansson to take a best supporting actress award for her portrayal of a pregnant activist in political thriller The Constant Gardener.

And Hugh Laurie received a Globe for best actor in the TV drama series House, in which he plays a maverick doctor who solves mysteries.

Weisz, who is five months pregnant, said her award was shared with co-star Ralph Fiennes, who plays her husband in the film.

Knightley, 20, had been shortlisted as best actress in a musical or comedy film for her performance as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, while Dame Judi, 71, was nominated for her starring role as a theatre owner in Mrs Henderson Presents.

Both lost out to Reese Witherspoon, who walked away with the award for her role in Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line at the 63rd annual awards in Los Angeles.

Her co-star Joaquin Phoenix, who played Cash, was named best actor.

Irishman Jonathan Rhys Meyers took the gong for best actor in a mini series or film made for TV however, for his performance in Elvis.

Weisz, whose triumph was also at the expense of Brokeback Mountain's Michelle Williams, paid tribute to Fiennes as a "magical, committed actor".

Laurie, 46, said his award was "absolutely terrific".

Walk The Line picked up its third award for best musical or comedy film, triumphing over British offerings Pride and Prejudice and Mrs Henderson Presents, but it was Brokeback Mountain which ruled the night.

The movie about two cowboys who find an unexpected and enduring love, had seven nominations and ended up with four Golden Globes: best picture, best director for Ang Lee, best screenplay and best original song for A Love That Will Never Grow Old. …

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