It’s no Folsom Prison, but last night’s Golden Globes were rocked by the spirit of Johnny Cash: Walk the Line, the Cash biopic, cleaned up in the Musical or Comedy category. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon won for their portrayals of the Man in Black and June Carter Cash, while Walk the Line won Best Motion Picture honors. The Golden Globes have a history of rewarding biographical performances. Last year, Jamie Foxx won for his turn as Ray Charles in the blockbuster Ray, and this year, Philip Seymour Hoffman won for his performance as Truman Capote in Capote, while Jonathan Rhys Meyers won the award for best performance in a miniseries or TV for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in the TV movie, Elvis. This was the first Golden Globe for all four actors.
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