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Jews win Globes

by: Leslie Bunder and Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2006-01-17

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Sexy starlet Rachel Weisz has triumphed at this year's Golden Globes by winning best support actress for her role in the film The Constant Gardener and is one of a string of Jews who have done well at the event which honours TV and film.

The 34-year-old north London actress, who is now based in New York is currently five months pregnant with her first child by husband-to-be and director Darren Aronofsky.

A rather stunned Weisz exclaimed: "Oh, my goodness me" and thanked the Foreign Press who nominated and voted for her.

Her win now makes her a favourite to win an Oscar in March.

Scooping best TV drama was Lost written by JJ Abrams while Suzie Gold actress Summer Phoenix brother Joaquin Phoenix won best musical or comedy actor for his role in Walk The Line, a film about country and western legend Johnny Cash.

Meanwhile, Palestinian film Paradise Now, which looks at suicide bombers, was named best foreign language film.