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<i>The Aviator</i> Wins Best Dramatic Film at Golden Globe Awards

The Martin Scorcese-directed film The Aviator has received the best

dramatic picture award at Sunday's 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards in

Hollywood, California.

The Aviator depicts the life of eccentric billionaire, aviator and

filmmaker Howard Hughes. Leonardo DiCaprio won the best actor award in

a film drama for his portrayal of Hughes.

The award for the best film comedy or musical went to Sideways.

Jamie Foxx won the best actor award in that category for his portrayal

of the late musical legend Ray Charles in the movie Ray. Foxx was

nominated for a record three Golden Globe Awards.

Clint Eastwood won best director for his boxing drama Million Dollar

Baby, while Hillary Swank earned best actress honors for her role in

the film.

Annette Bening won for best actress in a movie musical or comedy for

playing a 1930s stage actress in Being Julia.

The best foreign film went to The Sea Inside, a Spanish movie about

the real-life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30-year

campaign in favor of his own right to die.

The Golden Globes, given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are

regarded as a preview of the prestigious Academy Awards in March. The

press association covers U.S. films for overseas newspapers and


Some information provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.