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Collins Beats Out Madonna, Mann For Golden Globe

Former Genesis frontman Phil Collins was the big pop music winner at last night's Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, as "You'll Be In My Heart," a song he wrote for the animated Disney film, "Tarzan," was named Best Original Song.

In somewhat of a surprise, Collins beat out Madonna and William Orbit's "Beautiful Stranger" from the "Austin Powers" sequel, Aimee Mann's "Save Me" from "Magnolia," Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds' co-penned "How Can I Not Love You" from "Anna And The King," and Randy Newman's "When She Loved Me" from "Toy Story 2.

Collins was presented with the Golden Globe by Hole's Courtney Love, who took a jab at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not nominating R.E.M. for "The Great Beyond," a song featured in the Andy Kaufman biopic, "Man On The Moon," in which Love also appeared.

Prior to announcing the award, the Hole singer-guitarist sung a few lines from the chorus to "The Great Beyond," then asked the audience, "Aren't

I subversive?" During the Dick Clark-hosted pre-show, Love predicted that Madonna, whom she referred to as "the short one," would win the award.

While Collins' win will likely make him the odds-on favorite for the Academy Award for Best Song, it's no guarantee that he'll actually take home the Oscar. Last year, "The Prayer" from the animated flick "Quest For Camelot: The Magic Sword" won the Golden Globe, but when it came Oscar time, "When You Believe," a track from "The Prince Of Egypt" won.

Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey scored a number one pop single in 1998 with their rendition of "When You Believe," a track written for the film by Stephen Schwartz. Nominees for the 2000 Academy Awards will be announced in February.

R&B singer Eric Benét also enjoyed the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, as fiancee Halle Berry was honored for her portrayal of '50s African-American star Dorothy Dandridge in HBO's "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," winning a statue in the category

Best Actress In A Mini-Series or TV Film.

-- David Basham

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