Shatner Wins Golden GlobeBy Michelle
January 17, 2005 - 3:16 PM
William Shatner triumphed at the Golden Globe Awards last night, winning the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role on Boston Legal. It was the first nomination and first win for the Captain Kirk actor, who before last year had earned more Razzie than Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
ComingSoon.net has a complete list of winners. Shatner defeated Sean Hayes of Will & Grace, Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos, Jeremy Piven of Entourage and Oliver Platt for Huff.
"I'm truly thrilled...I really wanted to win," The Associated Press (via SFGate) quoted the actor as saying backstage. He began his acceptance speech by reading his name off his trophy in the style of Denny Crane, the character that earned him the accolade, and thanked his wife and producer David E. Kelley among others.
Robin Williams, who rose to fame as Mork from Ork and went on to become an Oscar winner as well as the winner of many Golden Globes, joked that Shatner's presence onstage with Puff Daddy, Prince and Mick Jagger was surely a sign of the Apocalypse, and said that the stage for the awards resembled a design for Star Trek: The Musical.
Other Trek alumni did not fare so well. Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard)'s The Lion In Winter lost Best Actor and Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television, although leading actress Glenn Close earned Best Actress honours. While The Aviator took home the top awards for Best Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama for star Leonardo DiCaprio, Star Trek Nemesis screenwriter John Logan failed to win the screenplay trophy for his script for that film.