BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. -- "The Last Emperor," a drama about China's last monarch, garnered four Golden Globe awards Saturday night, while Cher, Michael Douglas, Robin Williams and Sally Kirkland won acting kudos from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
"Broadcast News," nominated for five awards and one of the favorites for the Academy Awards April 11, struck out during the 45th annual Golden Globes.
"The Last Emperor" captured honors for best drama, best director (Bernardo Bertolucci), best screenplay and best original score.
"Hope and Glory," John Boorman's semiautobiographical depiction of a child's life during the London blitz in World War II, was named best comedy motion picture.
Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes have separate awards for movie dramas and comedies; there are also awards for television performances.
Cher, as an Italian widow who falls in love with the wrong man in "Moonstruck," and Robin Williams, as the manic disc jockey in "Good Morning, Vietnam," snared the acting honors for comedy films.
Sally Kirkland, who plays an exiled Czechoslovak movie star in "Anna," and Michael Douglas, a hard-boiled financier in "Wall Street," won the dramatic acting awards.
Olympia Dukakis was named best supporting actress for her performance as a feisty mother in "Moonstruck," and Sean Connery was honored for his supporting role as an incorruptible policeman in "The Untouchables."
The Swedish film "My Life as a Dog" captured the Golden Globe as best foreign language film.
In the TV dramatic series category, the top acting awards went to Susan Dey of "L.A. Law" and Richard Kiley of "A Year in the Life." "L.A. Law" also was named best drama series.
British comedian Tracey Ullman won over previous winner Cybill Shepherd of "Moonlighting" as best actress, and Dabney Coleman of "The 'Slap' Maxwell Story" won as best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy. "The Golden Girls" was named best TV series, musical or comedy.