Johnny Cash biopic triumphs at Golden Globes

'Walk The Line' claims a host of prizes

The Johnny Cash biopic ‘Walk The Line’ won the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy film last night (January 16) – and the movie’s stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon also claimed prizes.

Phoenix and Witherspoon won for Best Actor and Actress in a movie musical or comedy for the biopic that follows country legend Cash‘s career and his long courtship with the love of his life, his second wife June Carter.

The Globe audience in Los Angeles clapped along to Cash‘s classic song ‘I Walk The Line’ as Phoenix took the stage, reports Billboard. “Who would ever have thought that I would win in the comedy or musical category?”, he said.

Phoenix, who did his own singing in the film, thanked “John and June for sharing their life with all of us.”

The Globes are awarded by the relatively small Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has about 80 members, compared with the 5,800 film professionals eligible to vote for the Oscars.