Laura Linney wasn't the only actress who had personal reasons for missing the Golden Globes.
Scheduled presenter Rene Zellweger skipped the party Sunday night to be with beau Bradley Cooper, whose father, Charles Cooper, died Jan. 15 after a long illness.
The couple has been spending time with Cooper's family in Pennsylvania. Charles, a retired Merrill Lynch broker who thanks to his hunky son had a cameo in The A-Team as "Judge Advocate No. 3," is survived by Brad, daughter Holly and wife Gloria.
Linney, who was named Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy, missed the ceremony after the passing of her own father, playwright Romulus Linney, on Saturday.