New Couples, Family Ties and Gushy Moonlighting Love Made the World of the Golden Globes Go Round
Aside from the large number of seasoned troupers who won (Olivia de Havilland, Loretta Young, Angela Lansbury, Edward Woodward, Maggie Smith), the awards didn't hold many surprises. Instead much of the attention was trained on odd couples in the audience. Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber actually showed up, thus ending their reputation as the town's long-running but seldom-seen engaged couple. Bruce Boxleitner, recently separated from his wife, showed up with Mary Hart; a presenter, Boxleitner sat at his table practicing the name of one of the nominees, The Color of Money's Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. But the biggest trend spotted at the event was the Family Night theme. Evidently playing it safe, many celebs decided to come with parents and children (see following page).
All told, it was a night unlike any other in Hollywood. Once again the Golden Globes distinguished itself by being one of the few awards ceremonies that honors both TV and film, that serves dinner before the show, and that—making us all feel at home—allows its high-salaried, high-profile guests to leave with the centerpieces.