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Oliver Stone, director of the controversial film "JFK," accepted the Golden Globe award for best director Saturday night and remained adamant in his assertion that the truth about President Kennedy's assassination has been hidden.

"Thank you all, a great lie was told to us 28 years ago," Stone told an enthusiastic audience of 2,500 at the 49th annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards. He was referring to the Warren Commission report, which determined Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the 1963 assassination.Disney's animated musical "Beauty and the Beast" attracted three awards for best musical or comedy film, song and original score, while new father Warren Beatty's mob movie "Bugsy" won the best drama honor.

"You have to forgive me, I don't come out of the house anymore," said Beatty, who confirmed for the first time that he and "Bugsy" co-star Annette Bening had become parents of a baby girl.

In a possible sign of Oscars to come, other trophies went to actress Jodie Foster for "The Silence of the Lambs" and actor Nick Nolte for "The Prince of Tides."

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" was a surprise winner against such big-league contenders as "The Fisher King" and "City Slickers."

Bette Midler, who entertained the troops in "For the Boys," and Robin Williams, the homeless savant in "The Fisher King," won best actor awards.

"I want to thank the Foreign Press Association for honoring a film when the American public dismissed it," Midler said.

Veteran film actor Jack Palance, the leathery trail boss in "City Slickers," and Mercedes Ruehl, the sympathetic girlfriend in "The Fisher King," won best supporting actor and actress awards for film.

Palance, the only man at the tuxedo-and-evening-gown affair wearing a brown suit, remarked, "I spend so much time on the ranch that I only have one suit."

For television, Candice Bergen, the hotshot television reporter on "Murphy Brown," won best actress in a musical or comedy series. Burt Reynolds, the down-home guy on "Evening Shade," was named best actor in the same category. Both series are on CBS.

Other TV winners included the CBS miniseries "One Against the Wind," the sentimental CBS sentimental series "Brooklyn Bridge," Louis Gossett Jr. for HBO's "The Josephine Baker Story" and Amanda Donohoe of NBC's "L.A. Law."


Best drama film "Bugsy"

Best musical "Beauty and the Beast"

Best director Oliver Stone, "JFK"

Best actress in a drama Jodie Foster, "Silence of the Lambs"

Best actor in a drama Nick Nolte, The Prince of Tides"

Best actress in a musical Bette Midler, "For the Boys"

Best actor in a comedy Robin Williams, "The Fisher King"

Best screenplay Callie Khouri, "Thelma and Louise"TELEVISION

Best miniseries - "One Against the Wind"

Best actress in a miniseries - Judy Davis in "One Against the Wind"

Best by an actor in a miniseries - Beau Bridges, "Without Warning: The James Brady Story"

Best actress in a drama series - Angela Lansbury in "Murder She Wrote"

Best actor in a drama series - Scott Bakula for "Quantum Leap"

Best dramatic series "Northern Exposure"

Best television series "Brooklyn Bridge"