'Dreamgirls' Big Winner At Golden Globes
January 16, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
"Dreamgirls" (the soundtrack from which remains #1 this week on STREETPULSE sales charts for the third straight week) was named best musical or comedy at MONDAY’s GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS.
The musical "Dreamgirls" also won acting honors for EDDIE MURPHY and JENNIFER HUDSON. "Wow. I’ll be damned," said MURPHY, who plays a slick soul singer struggling to change with the times and find new relevance as the MOTOWN music scene evolves through the 1960s and ’70s.
HUDSON became famous two years ago on "American Idol." "I had always dreamed but I never ever dreamed this big. This goes far beyond anything I could have ever imagined," said HUDSON, who dedicated her award to the late FLORENCE BALLARD, one of the singers from the SUPREMES on whom her "Dreamgirls" character was based.
Musicals were virtually absent from HOLLYWOOD’s releases for years, but "Dreamgirls," which also stars BEYONCE KNOWLES, is the third one to click with audiences in the last five years. "Moulin Rouge" scored a best-picture OSCAR nomination for 2001, while "Chicago" won best picture for 2003.
All the GOLDEN GLOBE winners can be found here.