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Cher, Robin Williams Win Golden Globe Awards

January 24, 1988|From Associated Press

Cher, the dowdy widow who falls in love with the wrong man in "Moonstruck," and Robin Williams, the manic disc jockey in "Good Morning, Vietnam," won Golden Globe awards Saturday night as top stars in a movie musical or comedy.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. gave its supporting performers awards to Olympia Dukakis, the feisty mother in "Moonstruck," and Sean Connery, the incorruptible policeman in "The Untouchables."

Williams was in New York appearing on "Saturday Night Live," but Cher appeared on stage at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills to accept her award. Among her thanks were to Norman Jewison, "the grumpiest old director in the whole world," and her friends, "who have taken so much crap from me."

British comedian Tracey Ullman and the sardonic Dabney Coleman scored as early winners in the 45th edition of the Golden Globes as best star performers in a musical or comedy TV series.

Both celebrities accepted their awards in character.

Miss Ullman, chosen for her Fox Broadcasting series, "The Tracey Ullman Show," appeared in a dress that seemed suitable for a waitress in a 1960s diner.

"I'm thrilled to bits," she said, adding that she would eschew the normal "thank yous" because "everybody on our show knows what hell we go through to get it on."

Coleman, selected for his role as a failed sports writer on the ABC-TV show " 'Slap' Maxwell Story," glanced at his gold-plated trophy and cracked: "Actually I thought it was a little bigger than this."

"The Golden Girls," NBC's saga of retirees in Florida, was named best musical or comedy television series.

Best miniseries proved a tie between CBS' "Escape From Sobibor" and NBC's "Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story."

In the motion picture categories, "Broadcast News," "Moonstruck" and "The Last Emperor" were the films to beat. Each had five nominations, followed by "Dirty Dancing," "Fatal Attraction" and "Cry Freedom," all with four nominations.

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