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Globes Winners Give Their Takes

"Brokeback Mountain" strengthened its position as the movie to beat come Oscar night, winning four Golden Globes on Monday night, including best motion picture drama.

The Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen attended the 63rd annual Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, and headed backstage to chat with several of the night's winners.

"Brokeback," the story of two gay cowboys, landed the most statues with four.

The Johnny Cash bio-pic "Walk the Line" wasn't far behind, nabbing three, including best picture in the musical or comedy category, and acting honors for stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.

The award "means so much," Witherspoon told Chen, "because you're surrounded by people you know and love and have worked with."

George Clooney walked into the ceremony with three nominations and went home with one statue for best supporting actor in "Syriana."

"What it means to us," he told Chen, "is that we get to keep making films like this. And they're hard to make, they're hard to get made."

"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman had two reasons to celebrate. Not only did her TV show win best comedy, she won a Globe as best actress in a movie drama for her portrayal of a transsexual in "Transamerica."

Huffman told Chen it was the "role of a lifetime" for her, adding, "I would have begged, borrowed and stolen just to have a shot for an audition for this movie."

But Mary Louise Parker surprised everyone by beating out all the "Desperate Housewives" as best actress in a comedy series. Parker plays a desperate mom in "Weeds."

"I don't really relate to her so much," Parker told Chen.

Asked if she wishes she were like her character in certain ways, Parker chuckled when she said, "Not really."

Philip Seymour Hoffman has won the lion's share of critics awards and now he has a Golden Globe for the title role in the biography, "Capote."

"Where does the trophy and recognition you're getting tonight fit in to it all?" Chen asked Hoffman. "Kind of like a cherry on top?"

"When they call your name to go up there, it's not a cherry," Hoffman said, admitting he was fidgety. "You get very nervous; you just gotta remember who to thank."

Steve Carell had a great year with the box office blockbuster "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," but he won his Globe as best actor in a TV comedy for "The Office."

Carell kidded Chen that he "thought I'd go home with" a statue, but "not win one. I was going to steal one from someone."

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