‘Nip/Tuck,’ ‘Desperate Housewives’ Take Home Golden Globes

Jan 17, 2005  •  Post A Comment

FX’s look at Miami plastic surgeons and ABC’s satiric take on suburbia were hits with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with “Nip/Tuck” winning the Golden Globe Award for best television series-drama and “Desperate Housewives” winning for best television series-comedy.

“Nip/Tuck” creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy said in his acceptance speech that it would be easy to think the show was about just “Botox abuse and bad boob jobs,” but said he and his team were trying to do a show about “the deeply felt American phenomenon of personal transformation.”

“Everyone in this room has had ups and downs,” said “Housewives” creator and executive producer Marc Cherry, who noted he couldn’t even get an interview for two and half years. Besides thanking the cast and crew, he thanked his mother for financial and creative support.

“She gave me the idea for a hit TV show,” he said. “Now that’s good parenting.”

Along with “Housewives'” best comedy win, the show’s Teri Hatcher beat out two of her co-stars, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross, as well as “Will & Grace’s” Debra Messing and “Sex and the City’s” Sarah Jessica Parker to bring home a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a television series-musical or comedy.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever been nominated for anything my whole life,” Ms. Hatcher said, thanking Mr. Cherry for writing her “the most amazing part,” and thanking ABC as “the network who gave me a second chance.” More than a decade ago Ms. Hatcher was a series regular on ABC’s “The Adventures of Lois and Clark.”

Jason Bateman won the Globe for best performance by an actor in a television series-musical or comedy for his role as Michael Bluth in Fox’s quirky family comedy “Arrested Development.”

“The future fans thank you,” he said, apparently joking about the show’s slow road to building up a larger audience, despite critical acclaim.

Ian McShane of HBO’s Deadwood” went home with the best actor-drama Golden Globe. He called his role in the gritty western “the best gig I’ve ever had.”

Mariska Hargitay won for best actress-drama for her work on NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU.” In her acceptance speech she referenced her parents, Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay, noting that her father was at the Golden Globes in 1957 when her mother accepted an award for most promising female newcomer. “And I’m lucky enough tonight to have my father here with me, and I just want to say that you are my hero,” she said.

HBO’s “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” took the prize for best miniseries or motion picture made for television, and its star Geoffrey Rush won in the category of best performance by an actor in a mini-series or a motion picture made for television. Seven-time nominee Glenn Close won her first Golden Globe for her role in Showtime’s remake of the feature film “The Lion in Winter.”

Anjelica Huston won the Globe for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television, for her role as a suffragette in HBO’s “Iron Jawed Angels,” while William Shatner won in the supporting actor category for his work as unconventional lawyer Denny Crane in ABC’s “Boston Legal.”