This year, gay is golden

The Hollywood Foreign Press honored gender-bending performances and the Man in Black at this year’s 63rd Annual Golden Globes, raising the hackles of conservatives who still seem to think that hot man-on-man action should be confined to the house-thumping clubs of San Fran.

Felicity Huffman and Phillip Seymour Hoffman both won shiny statues for their portrayal of alternative-lifestyle characters with vocal-modulation problems, and “Brokeback Mountain,” Ang Lee’s ode to lonely nights in Wyoming, garnered the night’s top award.

Riding another wave of post-mortem resurgence, “Walk the Line” swept the musical or comedy awards, leaving Hollywood bookies to speculate on which wrinkled musician’s death will prove fodder for next year’s critically acclaimed biopic.

On TV, Geena Davis won a statue for her unfortunately still ��(isn’t this 2006 for fuck’s sake?) risky choice to presume that a woman could run the country, and critics’ fascination with the catfight on Wisteria Lane continued with “Desperate Housewives” receiving best television musical or comedy.

Knowing that studio executives’ memories are as short as a goldfish’s and their imaginations extend only as far as last year’s box-office returns, next year will likely offer some of the lamest queer-themed content since “Will & Grace” hit the tube.


2006 Golden Globe awardees
Best Picture (Drama)
“Brokeback Mountain”

Best Actress (Drama)
Felicity Huffman, “Transamerica”

Best Actor (Drama)
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Capote”

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
“Walk The Line”

Best Actress (Musical Or Comedy)
Reese Witherspoon, “Walk The Line”

Best Actor (Musical Or Comedy)
Joaquin Phoenix, “Walk The Line”

Best Supporting Actress
Rachel Weisz, “The Constant Gardener”

Best Supporting Actor
George Clooney, “Syriana”

Best Director
Ang Lee, “Brokeback Mountain”

Best Screenplay
“Brokeback Mountain”

Best Original Score
John Williams, “Memoirs Of A Geisha”

Best Television Series (Drama)

Best Performance in a TV Drama
Geena Davis, “Commander In Chief”

Best Actor Television (Drama)
Hugh Laurie, “House”

Best Television Series (Musical Or Comedy)
“Desperate Housewives”

Best Actress Television (Musical Or Comedy)
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds”

Best Actor Television (Musical Or Comedy)
Steve Carell, “The Office”