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Golden Globe winners ... from 1981-82 (Pennies From Heaven? Really?)



golden_globe_trophy.jpgGolden Globes? Of all my memories of the '80s, the Golden Globes awards aren't part of a single recollection. When you're a teenager, you'll lucky enough to appreciate the Academy Awards. (I remember seeing every single best-picture nominee of 1987 -- the first and last time I'll pulled off that miracle.)

And yet, tonight, we'll gather again for the annual rite of showering praise on actors and films, all in the hopes that it somehow will influence Oscar voters and thus impact the night we really care about.

Thirty years ago, at least we had a collection of films worth remembering. Or were they? Here are the 1981 films that were honored at the 1982 Golden Globes Awards.

Best drama: On Golden Pond 
(Nominated: The French Lieutenant's Woman, Prince of the City, Ragtime, Reds)

Best comedy/musical: Arthur
(Nominated: The Four Seasons, Pennies from Heaven, S.O.B., Zoot Suit)

Best drama actor: Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond
(Nominated: Reds' Warren Beatty, Taps' Timothy Hutton, Atlantic City's Burt Lancaster, Prince of the City's Treat Williams)

Best comedy/musical actor: Dudley Moore, Arthur
(Nominated: The Four Seasons' Alan Alda, Zorro: The Gay Blade's George Hamilton, Pennies from Heaven's Steve Martin, First Monday in October's Walter Matthau)

Best drama actress: Meryl Streep, The French Lieutenant's Woman (Nominated: Absence of Malice's Sally Field, On Golden Pond's Katharine Hepburn, Reds' Diane Keaton, Raggedy Man's Sissy Spacek)

Best comedy/musical actress: Bernadette Peters, Pennies from Heaven
(Nominated: Continental Divide's Blair Brown, The Four Seasons' Carol Burnett, First Monday in October's Jill Clayburgh, Arthur's Liza Minnelli)

Best director: Warren Beatty, Reds
(Nominated: Ragtime's Milos Forman, Prince of the City's Sidney Lumet, Atlantic City's Louis Malle, On Golden Pond's Mark Rydell, Raiders of the Lost Ark's Steven Spielberg)

[Last modified: Monday, January 16, 2012 8:34am]


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