A golden weekend


Forest Whitaker, winner of the Best Actor in a Drama Golden Globe, in "The Last King of Scotland."

20th Century Fox
Published: Friday, January 19, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 11:36 p.m.
The Golden Globes' newly crowned King and Queen of Hollywood bring the Midas touch to Gainesville this weekend, with five major winners of Monday's awards show opening or returning to theaters today.
The films include "The Last King of Scotland," which earned Forest Whitaker the Best Actor in a Drama award for his portrayal of Idi Amin, and "The Queen," which returns with Helen Mirren, winner of the Best Actress in a Drama award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth.
Other winners bringing a golden glow to theaters today are "Letters From Iwo Jima," the Globes' winner for Best Foreign Language Film, and "The Painted Veil," which won for Best Original Score.
Also sparkling with the gold sheen of Monday's awards are "Volver," which earned Penelope Cruz a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama, and "Pan's Labyrinth," a nominee for Best Foreign Language that opens today at the Hippodrome Cinema.
And if that's not enough, "Babel," the Globes' winner for Best Picture, Drama, returns to town today as well, joining such continuing Globe winners in theaters as "Dreamgirls" (which won for Best Picture, Musical and Best Supporting actor and actress) and "Borat," a winner of the Best Actor in a Comedy Globe for Sacha Baron Cohen.

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