CHAMPCAR/CART: Newman wins his seventh Golden Globe

Paul Newman wins Golden Globe for HBO's "Empire Falls." INDIANAPOLIS (January 17, 2006) Champ Car fans are very familiar with the success of Paul Newman's Champ Car team, winning six championships since its conception in 1983. What...

Paul Newman wins Golden Globe for HBO's "Empire Falls."

INDIANAPOLIS (January 17, 2006) Champ Car fans are very familiar with the success of Paul Newman's Champ Car team, winning six championships since its conception in 1983. What they may not be familiar with are the six Golden Globe Awards that lined his mantel at home, up until last night when Newman took home his seventh award for best supporting actor TV for his role in the HBO mini-series Empire Falls.

Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo, Empire Falls focuses on the story of a declining New England town and its inhabitants. In the two-part mini-series Newman portrays Max Roby, the town's most cantankerous colorful coot, a man known for the crumbs in his scraggly beard and drinking habits that qualify him as the town drunk. Newman not only took on the acting role, but also took on the responsibility of Executive Director of the film. Empire Falls was nominated for four Golden Globes, but at the end of the night had only collected two of the coveted trophies. Other than Newman's award the film also was honored as best mini-series or motion picture made for television.

After collecting his seventh Golden Globe from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Newman will be focusing on his Newman/Haas team and their drive to capture their seventh Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford title.

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