Arts and Entertainment Bryan Cranston made the quip during his acceptance speech for best male actor in a drama series at the SAG awards

The show's leading man made the joke during his best actor acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Caine leads British charge at Golden Globes

BRITISH HOPES for the Oscars have been boosted by Golden Globes for Michael Caine and Lynn Redgrave and two awards for the British film Shakespeare In Love.

`I'd like to thank my Grandpa, my agent, and 84 hungry, star-struck, freelance, free-loading journalists'

What an emotional evening it was. Gwyneth Paltrow, quivering like a flower in the breeze as she accepted her Golden Globe award for best comedy actress in Shakespeare in Love, could not hold back the tears as she paid tribute to her sick grandfather. Jenna Elfman, honoured for her performance in the TV series Dharma and Greg, thanked her mother and father "for giving birth to me". Ed Harris's list of thank-yous for his best supporting actor award (for The Truman Show) included God Himself - "for giving me the gift of life".

The dream factory: Where the winners take all

The Hollywood prize-giving season got off to the most fittingly absurd of starts last week with an event called "The People's Choice". A clutch of stars got togged up in their finest and traipsed off to an auditorium in Pasadena, where they were expected to sound genuinely enthused about being named the year's best in - of all things - a Gallup opinion poll.

Fan facts KATHY BATES, star of AMY FOSTER

Unsinkable: Kathy may have played The Unsinkable Molly Brown in Titanic, but she often plunges the darker depths of character in other acting parts. Think of the baby alligator cook in The Waterboy, the fanatical fan in Misery and the therapy-obsessed woman in Fried Green Tomatoes.

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"I want a boyfriend who won't go crazy on me. That's all I want!" cries Carol the waitress to her mother, who answers, `That's what we all want. But it doesn't exist." That's because the "he" in question, an obsessive- compulsive writer in the comedy As Good As It Gets, is the father of all crazy guys: Jack Nicholson.

Trio of Britons dominate Golden Globe shortlist for best actress

Helena Bonham Carter (pictured right), Dame Judi Dench and Kate Winslet have all been shortlisted in the prestigious Golden Globe awards, it was announced yesterday.

In Thing: New apple wins a golden globe award

An apple a day ... could mean so many different things: the dentist away, the fall of mankind, a healthy alternative to a Snickers bar. But with Tesco's exclusive new Ginger Gold apple, it means survival against the odds - an apple born from a chance seedling found in an orchard in Virginia from one of the trees salvaged after Hurricane Camille in 1969. Its golden globe with aromatic perfume, taste and smell won't survive human consumption unfortunately.

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Lauren Bacall has finally won an award - for playing Barbra Streisand's mum

Lauren Bacall, still as elegant and brittle as ever in her mid- seventies (she was born in 1924), won her first Golden Globe - indeed, her first major film award ever - on Sunday, but you can't help suspecting that she probably wishes she hadn't. For once, it is not The Driving Miss Daisy syndrome that rankles - the strange tendency to laden elderly, previously unsung actresses with Oscars a year or two before they die. In this case, it is the very name of the prize that seems disrespectful.

British films scoop Hollywood's golden honours

Brenda Blethyn, the star of Mike Leigh's film Secrets And Lies, led a night of British triumphs at the Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood.

Golden touch puts Jane Austen on top in Hollywood

America's favourites: Kate Winslet (left) as Marianne Dashwood and Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood in 'Sense and Sensibility'

Why puritan America just loves Jane Austen


The voyage that never was

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Grant wins Golden Globe Oscar hopes boosted

Hugh Grant's prospects of being nominated for an Oscar as this year's best actor are looking rosier, after he walked away with a Golden Globe award for his performance in the hugely successful British film, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
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