LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- "Babel," the tragic tale of intersecting lives, won best motion picture-drama honors Monday at the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
"The power of cinema is universal," said Jon Kilik, one of the film's producers. "Emotion doesn't need translation; that's the beauty of it."
Martin Scorsese's direction of "The Departed," a tale of intrigue within the Massachusetts State Police and Irish crime families, earned him the Golden Globe award for best director.
"I thank my ancestors for letting me stand on their shoulders every day and guiding me by whispering in my ear," he said.
Mirren thanked all those associated with the movie because "without you I wouldn't be here."