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Golden Globes

Golden Globes

Date: Jan 25 2005


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The Golden Globes honor outstanding achievement in film and television.
It is one of the first award ceremonies of the year.
It was held last week. Listen in as Steph and Derek talk about the winners.


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Steph:  Hey Derek, did you happen to watch the Golden Globe_s* last week?

Derek:  Uh, no I didn’t. But I heard it was a pretty cool show.

Steph:  Yeah. Me too. The Aviator did really well, I heard.

Derek:  Yeah. That’s what I heard. Ya know, Best, uh, Motion Picture and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Steph:  Yeah. That’s cool. As a drama it did really well. So, um, did you happen to see that movie?

Derek:  Actually, I did catch it. It was, it was pretty good. It was very in depth about the life of Howard Hughes and all the people he was involved with and everything.

Steph:  Cool. And Leonardo played him, or?

Derek:  Yeah. He played him. And, just a few other people. I saw Gwen Stefani and _ Kate Beckinsale_ in it. It was pretty cool.

Steph:  That’s cool that _Gwen Stefani’s crossing over into acting.

Derek:  Yeah. She did pretty well.

Steph:  I don’t think she got any awards but maybe she will in the next movie.



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The Golden Globe_s, given by the *Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), are handed out each year at the end of January.
During the year, members of the HFPA, journalists who cover entertainment-related issues, interview people in the industry and write articles.
This award is their chance to say who they think are the best talents in the business.
Is there something like the Golden Globes*_ where you live?


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