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'Traffic,' 'Betty' Are Golden

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Jul 31, 2001 | 11:30am EDT

“Traffic” and “Nurse Betty” were the top winners at the 5th Annual Golden Satellite Awards on Sunday night.

“Traffic” picked up a best drama award and another for its director, Steven Soderbergh.

Nurse Betty” took home the best comedy award and a best actress prize for its star, Renee Zellweger, Daily Variety reports.

Held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., the awards show is organized by the International Press Academy, a splinter group of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the group that puts on the Golden Globes).

The IPA also awarded “Chicken Run” the animated feature prize and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” the foreign film award. Leading dramatic acting honors went to Geoffrey Rush for “Quills” and Ellen Burstyn for “Requiem for a Dream.”

Bruce Greenwood took the actor in a supporting role for “Thirteen Days,” while Jennifer Ehle and Rosemary Harris split the same award in the female category for their work in “Sunshine.” Michael Douglas took the best actor award in a comedy for “Wonder Boys,” Kate Hudson took the supporting actress prize for “Almost Famous” and the supporting actor nod went to Willem Dafoe for “Shadow of the Vampire.”

In the television categories, NBC’s “The West Wing” won the best TV series award and its co-star Allison Janney took the best actress prize. Tim Daly got the best actor in a drama award for “The Fugitive,” while “Sex and the City” won for best TV comedy. Frankie Muniz of “Malcolm in the Middle” and Lisa Kudrow of “Friends” took the best actor and actress in a comedy, respectively.

IN OTHER AWARDS NEWS: Oscar producer Gil Cates announced today that Roy Christopher will serve as production designer of the 73rd Annual Academy Awards on March 25. This will be Christopher's 13th post as production designer of the Oscars telecast.

Actresses Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and Sigourney Weaver have been added as presenters at the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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