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BetteBack January 28, 1980: Bette Midler Picks Up Two Golden Globes

Santa Fe New Mexican
January 28, 1980

37th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room

HOLLYWOOD (AP) — “Kramer vs. Kramer,” adding to its already growing list of prizes, has captured four major Golden Globe awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The movie, about a New York City couple’s battle for custody of their young son, won best dramatic film of 1979, a best dramatic actor award for Dustin Hoffman, best supporting actress for Meryl Streep and best screenplay award for
Robert Benton during the association’s 37th annual awards ceremony Saturday night. The film and several of the actors in it have already been honored by the New York Film Critics.

• Best new actress and actor honors went to Bette Midler, who made her screen debut as the neurotic pop music star of “The Rose” and Ricky Schroeder bf “The Champ.”

* Sally Field’s portrayal of a Southern millworker and union organizer in “Norma Rae” earned her a Golden Globe as best film drama actress.

* In the comedy-musical Categories, best film went to “Breaking Away,” a low budget production about a high school graduate enamored with cycling.

Peter Sellers picked up a best actor Golden Globe for his role as the dim-witted television addict in “Being There.”

Francis Coppola won as best director for “Apocalypse Now,” and he and his father Carmine shared the award for original score for the Vietnam epic.

“Lou Grant” scored twice in the television drama awards, picking up Golden Globes as best series and a best actor award for Ed Asner

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