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Golden Globe nominations 2005

Story by: Jack Foley

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QUIRKY comedy, Sideways, and actor, Jamie Foxx, were the pick of this year's Golden Globe nominations, after they emerged as the favourites to land the top awards.

Sideways marks Alexander Payne's follow-up to About Schmidt, and follows two middle-aged men (Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church) during a road trip through California's wine region on the week before one of them is to wed.

It has attracted seven nominations, including best film, best actor (Giamatti), best supporting actor (Haden Church), best supporting actress (Virginia Madsen), best director and best screenplay - all in the comedy or musical category.

Foxx, meanwhile, has received three nominations for acting.

The star has enjoyed something of a prolific year, and has been recognised with nominations for best actor for Ray (a biopic on the legendary singer, Ray Charles); best supporting actor, for Collateral (in which he plays a kidnapped cab driver alongside Tom Cruise), and TV movie, Redemption.

Of the other big nominees, Martin Scorsese's lavish biopic on the life of Howard Hughes, The Aviator, was nominated in six categories, including best film (drama), best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and best director (Martin Scorsese).

Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes offer more awards variety by splitting the best film accolades into two categories - dramatic and comedy or musical.

The same is applied to the best actor and actress categories.

Hence, DiCaprio is up against Johnny Depp (for Finding Neverland), Liam Neeson (Kinsey), Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) and Javier Bardem (The Sea Inside) in the drama category.

And Giamatti is up against Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Jamie Foxx (Ray), Kevin Kline (De-Lovely) and Kevin Spacey (Beyond the Sea) in the musical/comedy category.

Kate Winslet leads the UK's awards hopes in the best actress category (musical or comedy), having been nominated for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - but she is pitted against Annette Bening (Being Julia), Ashley Judd (De-Lovely), Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera) and Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason).

In the dramatic section, Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) will be pitted against Nicole Kidman (Birth), Scarlett Johansson (A Love Song For Bobby Long), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) and Uma Thurman (Kill Bill: Volume 2).

In the best supporting actress category, Cate Blanchett, who plays film legend Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator, is up against Meryl Streep (The Manchurian Candidate) and Natalie Portman (Closer).

And Britain's Clive Owen (Closer) will be pitted against David Carradine (Kill Bill 2), Jamie Foxx (Collateral), Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) and Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) in the best supporting actor.

The Aviator, Closer, Finding Neverland, Hotel Rwanda, Kinsey and Million Dollar Baby will vy for best dramatic film.

While Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Incredibles, The Phantom of the Opera, Ray and Sideways will compete for the best musical or comedy award.

Movie veteran, Clint Eastwood is shortlisted twice for directing and composing music his boxing drama, Million Dollar Baby, which is another of the prominent award contenders.

The Golden Globes also reward TV achievements, with 24, Deadwood, Nip/Tuck, Lost and The Sopranos up for best drama.

Friends favourite, Matt LeBlanc, is up for best actor in a TV comedy or musical for the spin-off, Joey - but will have to beat Charlie Sheen for Two and a Half Men and Larry David for Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The ceremony will take place on January 16 - a month before The Oscars, on February 27.

The Golden Globes are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, made up of film reporters based in Los Angeles and working for overseas outlets.


The full list of nominees for the Golden Globes 2005:

Best dramatic film:
The Aviator
Finding Neverland
Hotel Rwanda
Million Dollar Baby

Best dramatic actress:
Scarlett Johansson - A Love Song for Bobby Long
Nicole Kidman - Birth
Imelda Staunton - Vera Drake
Hilary Swank - Million Dollar Baby
Uma Thurman - Kill Bill 2

Best dramatic actor:
Javier Bardem - The Sea Inside
Don Cheadle - Hotel Rwanda
Johnny Depp - Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Aviator
Liam Neeson - Kinsey

Best director:
Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby
Marc Forster - Finding Neverland
Mike Nichols - Closer
Alexander Payne - Sideways
Martin Scorsese - The Aviator

Best screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Charlie Kaufman
The Aviator - John Logan
Finding Neverland - David Magee
Closer - Patrick Marber
Sideways - Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Best actress musical or comedy:
Annette Bening - Being Julia
Ashley Judd - De-Lovely
Emmy Rossum - The Phantom of the Opera
Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Renee Zellweger - Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason

Best musical or comedy film:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Incredibles
The Phantom of the Opera

Best actor in musical or comedy:
Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jamie Foxx - Ray
Paul Giamatti - Sideways
Kevin Kline - De-Lovely
Kevin Spacey - Beyond the Sea

Best foreign language film:
The Chorus - France
The Motorcycle Diaries - Brazil
House of Flying Daggers - China
A Very Long Engagement - France
The Sea Inside - Spain

Best supporting actress:
Cate Blanchett - The Aviator
Laura Linney - Kinsey
Virginia Madsen - Sideways
Natalie Portman - Closer
Meryl Streep - The Manchurian Candidate

Best supporting actor:
David Carradine - Kill Bill 2
Jamie Foxx - Collateral
Clive Owen - Closer
Thomas Haden Church - Sideways
Morgan Freeman - Million Dollar Baby

Best original score - motion picture:
Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood
Finding Neverland - Jan AP Kaczmarek
Sideways - Rolfe Kent
The Aviator - Howard Shore
Spanglish - Hans Zimmerman

Best original song - motion picture:
Accidentally in Love - Shrek 2
Music and Lyrics by: Adam Duritz, Dan Vickery, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley and David Bryson
Believe - The Polar Express
Music and Lyrics by: Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri
Learn to be Lonely - The Phantom of the Opera
Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Charles Hart
Million Voices - Hotel Rwanda
Music by: Wyclef Jean, Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, Andrea Guerra Lyrics by: Wyclef Jean
Old Habits Die Hard - Alfie
Music and Lyrics by: Mick Jagger and David A Stewart

Cecil B DeMille award:
Robin Williams (full story)

TV categories:

Best TV drama:
The Sopranos

Best TV drama actress:
Edie Falco - The Sopranos
Jennifer Garner - Alias
Mariska Hargitay - Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Christine Lahti - Jack and Bobby
Joely Richardson - Nip/Tuck

Best TV drama actor:
Denis Leary - Rescue Me
Ian McShane - Deadwood
Michael Chiklis - The Shield
Julian McMahon - Nip/Tuck
James Spader - Boston Legal

Best TV musical or comedy series:
Arrested Development
Desperate Housewives
Sex And The City
Will and Grace

Best TV actress in musical or comedy series:
Marcia Cross - Desperate Housewives
Teri Hatcher - Desperate Housewives
Felicity Huffman - Desperate Housewives
Debra Messing - Will and Grace
Sarah Jessica Parker - Sex and the City

Best TV actor in musical or comedy series:
Jason Bateman - Arrested Development
Zach Braff - Scrubs
Matt Le Blanc - Joey
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tony Shalhoub - Monk
Charlie Sheen - Two and a Half Men

Best mini-series or TV movie:
American Family - Journey of Dreams
Iron Jawed Angels
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
The Lion in Winter
Something the Lord Made

Best actress in a mini-series or TV movie:
Glenn Close - The Lion in Winter
Blythe Danner - Back When We Were Grown Ups
Julianna Margulies - The Grid
Miranda Richardson - The Lost Prince
Hilary Swank - Iron Jawed Angels

Best actor in a mini-series or TV movie:
Mos Def - Something the Lord Made
Jamie Foxx - Redemption
William H Macy - The Wool Cap
Geoffrey Rush - The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Patrick Stewart - The Lion in Winter

Best supporting actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie:
Drea de Matteo - The Sopranos
Anjelica Huston - Iron Jawed Angels
Nicollette Sheridan - Desperate Housewives
Charlize Theron - The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Emily Watson - The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Best supporting actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie:
Sean Hayes - Will and Grace
Michael Imperioli - The Sopranos
Jeremy Piven - Entourage
Oliver Platt - Huff
William Shatner - Boston Legal

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