Golden Globe For TV Mini-series Elvis The Early Years

In what must be something of a surprise, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers who starred as Elvis in the CBS TV mini-series "Elvis The Early Years", has won Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television at the 63rd Golden Globe Awards. He beat noted actors Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Ed Harris and Donald Sutherland. Also nominated for the "Elvis" mini-series were Camryhn Manheim (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television) and Randy Quaid (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television), both of whom lost out.
Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Jan 17, 2006 
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Sheila (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 25, 2006report abuse
You gotta be kidding! I thought he was terrible playing Elvis. He can't act, dance or comb his hair like Elvis. Plus, there's some parts were not right and embarrassing!!
Nilson Calasans (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2006report abuse
"That´s the wonder", Sandi "The wonder of you!" - and Elvis! Sincerely grateful.
Sandi (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2006report abuse
So happy to hear about the Golden Globe! JRM did a wonderful job, I swear there were several shots of him where he looked so much like our young Elvis. I enjoyed the mini-series so very much. I figure the folks that critized the series just aren't true Elvis devotees~~~~sometimes we have to allow for "literary license" it still doesn't take away the fact that Elvis was a one-of-a-kind blessing the word was given. Thank-you Nilson Calasans for your comments, you summed up perfectly the reality of today's world! Those of us who have been Elvis fans from the beginning have wonderful stories to pass on the future generations, so they too will know the reality of the man, Mr. Elvis Presley!
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2006report abuse
im not against shows, miniseries portraying elvis's life but they need to be realistic with good storylines and good actors,unfortunately,they have got this completely wrong.the makers of this show dont care about the fans which was obvious.the 'if i can dream ' sequence was embarrassing .JRM is a good actor but he was totally not right for this show cause he didnt know anything about elvis so he put know feeling into the role.this could have been done alot better.
Nilson Calasans (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2006report abuse
Naturally you are sure, Sean. However, perhaps it’s time to star considering Elvis as an icon, a symbol of an Era of freedom and desire. Elvis himself, his image and own sound, from now on, will be more and more substitute for whatever that is able to remind people of his representation to the world. That´s the way the myth functions! Nobody will never seem or sound like Elvis again. Nevertheless, Elvis himself belonged to a singular century, a peculiar time that, fortunately or not, passed. Elvis himself will never die at our hearts or memory, but, to the world, he will probably be alive forever just as a myth, beyond his person, his image or sound. If we do not get used to the new times, if we do not prepare ourselves to the future, we will fight against the world: artists, awards, TVs, movies, papers and magazines, toy and software factories. We will be considered boring and unkind by people - and the establishment - that also have the right to pay their tributes to Elvis their ways, despite of our opinnions. If we do not give this step ahead, we will be, indirectly, damaging Elvis. As a matter of fact, it’s just a comment, not a trial to convince colleagues, absolutely. A suggestion I supposed will let us not so far from reality. Best wishes from Rio de Janeiro
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2006report abuse
i have got to disagree with all of you.No one obviously hasnt seen this mini-series then cause it was such a bad script with loads of mistakes and JRM was terrible as Elvis.It makes a complete mockery out of the golden globes and elvis's life.as far as Elvis's image is concerned then this is the worse thing that can happen, if people actually think this is what elvis is all about we may as well all become pat boone fans.
Nilson Calasans (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2006report abuse
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers declared he became honored by his role. Now, certainly most of us, sensible fans, are proud with this tribute, mainly to ELVIS. Nice beginning to the New Year!
RezRoses (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2006report abuse
Congratulations to Jonathan Rhys-Meyers! I just can't believe you're Irish, and you played a good ole Southern boy. Great job! We will always remember what you did. Thanks for keeping Elvis in the spotlight.
JC´ (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2006report abuse
Congratulations boy! you made It! Thank you for you contribution to make the Elvis name form part of the Globes!!
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2006report abuse
does anyone know when this dvd is available in Ireland ? T C B
nrbl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2006report abuse
A huge Congrats to Jonathan!!

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