Phoenix, Witherspoon Walk the Line Nab Golden Globes

Walk the Line, the film biography of Johnny Cash’s early career, was named best musical or comedy film at the 63rd annual Golden Globe awards show Monday (Jan. 16) in Hollywood. Nominated for three awards, Walk the Line resulted in a sweep that included wins for Joaquin Phoenix and Nashville native Reese Witherspoon as best actor and actress in a musical or comedy film for their portrayals of Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash. In accepting her award, Witherspoon said, “This film is really important to me. It’s about where I grew up. It’s about the music I grew up listening to, so it’s very meaningful.” Released in November, Walk the Line has grossed more than $95 million at the box office and has sparked sales of Cash’s extensive catalog of CDs.