Renowned rocker Bob Dylan and former rock reporter Cameron Crowe were among the film and television elite who won Golden Globe awards at a Hollywood ceremony on Sunday.
Dylan took home the Best Original Song trophy for "Things Have Changed," from the Michael Douglas film "Wonder Boys," while director Crowe's semi-autobiographical story, "Almost Famous," won Best Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Icelandic singer Björk, who was nominated for Best Actress, Drama for her acclaimed role as a blind immigrant in "Dancer in the Dark," lost the award to "Erin Brockovich" star Julia Roberts.
Dylan appeared stunned to have beat out Sting, who was sitting close to him at the ceremony, and the other, more pop-oriented nominees. He fumbled through a short acceptance speech, thanking "my band, the record company, everybody in my family and ... that's about it."
Dylan was recognized from the stage again when "Cast Away" actor Tom Hanks, during his acceptance speech for Best Actor, Drama, said Dylan inspired him to do something meaningful with his life.
Crowe thanked the producers of "Almost Famous," his wife, Nancy Wilson of Heart, and his mother, "who let me go out on the road with Led Zeppelin when I was 16 and believed me when I said they were a nice bunch of guys."
"Almost Famous" was also honored over the weekend when it was nominated in eight categories for the Chicago Film Critics Association's annual awards ceremony, set for February 26 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier.
The Golden Globes are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are known as the vibrant precursor to the Oscar and Emmy award ceremonies.