<i>Kinsey</i> nominated for Best Picture, Drama in Golden Globes (14588)
December 14 2004 12:00 AM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
Kinsey nominated for Best Picture, Drama in Golden Globes
Sideways, a critically acclaimed tale of two men looking for love in California's wine country, led Golden Globes nominations on Monday with seven, one more than its closest rival, The Aviator, a biography of young Howard Hughes conquering Hollywood. The nominations for the awards given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 16 are often an indicator of what films are jockeying for position for the U.S. film industry's top awards, the Oscars, presented in February. Also receiving five nominations each were Closer, a story of tangled love affairs among two couples; Finding Neverland, a fictional film about Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie; and Clint Eastwood's female boxing movie, Million Dollar Baby. The award for Best Dramatic Film is considered the top Golden Globe, and joining The Aviator, Closer, Finding Neverland, and Million Dollar Baby in this category were Hotel Rwanda, which chronicles the plight of one man in the Rwandan genocide, and Kinsey, about the life of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey.
Sideways topped the nominees for Best Film Musical or Comedy. That group included the romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; the musical Ray, about the life of soul singer Ray Charles; The Phantom of the Opera, based on the play of the same name; and the hit animated movie The Incredibles. Two French films were among the five nominated for Best Foreign Language film: The Chorus and A Very Long Engagement. Also nominated were Spain's The Sea Inside, international coproduction The Motorcycle Diaries, and China's House of Flying Daggers.
The Golden Globes awards help narrow the competition for 2004's top films because in the past many nominees have gone on to win Oscars. That fact is especially important in this year's race, which has been considered wide open. "Two months ago we were thinking this had not been such a good year for movies," said Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, "but recently we have been seeing lots of interesting and relevant films."
Don Cheadle in Rwanda and Liam Neeson in Kinsey earned nominations for Best Actor in a Drama. They will compete with Leonardo DiCaprio, who portrays eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes in The Aviator, Johnny Depp for Finding Neverland, and Spain's Javier Bardem in The Sea Inside. In a first, actor Jamie Foxx was nominated in three categories: Best Performance in a Film Musical for Ray, Best Supporting Actor for crime thriller Collateral, and Best Performance in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie for Redemption. Among actors in a comedy or musical, Foxx will go head-to-head with Sideways star Paul Giamatti, comedian Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kevin Kline in the Cole Porter musical De-Lovely, and Kevin Spacey for the Bobby Darin biopic Beyond the Sea.
Nominees for Best Actress in a Drama were Nicole Kidman for Birth, Britain's Imelda Staunton in Mike Leigh's abortion piece Vera Drake, Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol. 2, and Scarlett Johansson for A Love Song for Bobby Long. Nominees for Best Actress in a Movie Musical or Comedy were Annette Bening in Being Julia, Ashley Judd for De-Lovely, Emmy Rossum for The Phantom of the Opera, Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Renee Zellweger for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Here is a complete list of Golden Globes nominees:
Picture, Drama: The Aviator, Closer, Finding Neverland, Hotel Rwanda, Kinsey, Million Dollar Baby
Actress, Drama: Scarlett Johansson, A Love Song for Bobby Long; Nicole Kidman, Birth; Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake; Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby; Uma Thurman, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Actor, Drama: Javier Bardem, The Sea Inside; Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda; Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland; Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator; Liam Neeson, Kinsey
Picture, Musical or Comedy: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Incredibles, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Ray, Sideways
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, Being Julia; Ashley Judd, De-Lovely; Emmy Rossum, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera; Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Actor, 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
Foreign Language Film: The Chorus, France; House of Flying Daggers, China; The Motorcycle Diaries, international coproduction; The Sea Inside, Spain; A Very Long Engagement, France
Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, The Aviator; Laura Linney, Kinsey; Virginia Madsen, Sideways; Natalie Portman, Closer; Meryl Streep, The Manchurian Candidate
Supporting Actor: David Carradine, Kill Bill: Vol. 2; Thomas Haden Church, Sideways; Jamie Foxx, Collateral; Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby; Clive Owen, Closer
Director: Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby; Marc Forster, Finding Neverland; Mike Nichols, Closer; Alexander Payne, Sideways; Martin Scorsese, The Aviator
Screenplay: Charlie Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; John Logan, The Aviator; David Magee, Finding Neverland; Patrick Marber, Closer; Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Sideways
Original Score: Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby; Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Finding Neverland; Rolfe Kent, Sideways; Howard Shore, The Aviator; Hans Zimmer, Spanglish
Original Song: "Accidentally in Love" from Shrek 2; "Believe" from The Polar Express; "Learn to Be Lonely" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera; "Million Voices" from Hotel Rwanda; "Old Habits Die Hard" from Alfie
Drama Series: 24, Fox; Deadwood, HBO; Lost, ABC; Nip/Tuck, FX; The Sopranos, HBO.
Actress, Drama Series: Edie Falco, The Sopranos; Jennifer Garner, Alias; Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Christine Lahti, Jack & Bobby; Joely Richardson, Nip/Tuck
Actor, Drama Series: Michael Chiklis, The Shield; Denis Leary, Rescue Me; Julian McMahon, Nip/Tuck; Ian McShane, Deadwood; James Spader, Boston Legal
Series, Musical or Comedy: Arrested Development, Fox; Desperate Housewives, ABC; Entourage, HBO; Sex and the City, HBO; Will & Grace, NBC
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives; Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives; Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives; Debra Messing, Will & Grace; Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jason Bateman, Arrested Development; Zach Braff, Scrubs; Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm; Matt LeBlanc, Joey; Tony Shalhoub, Monk; Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Miniseries or Movie: American Family: Journey of Dreams, PBS; Iron Jawed Angels, HBO; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; The Lion in Winter, Showtime; Something the Lord Made, HBO
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Glenn Close, The Lion in Winter; Blythe Danner, Back When We Were Grownups; Julianna Margulies, The Grid; Miranda Richardson, The Lost Prince; Hilary Swank, Iron Jawed Angels
Actor, Miniseries or 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
Supporting Actress, Miniseries, Movie, or Series: 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
Supporting Actor, Miniseries, Movie, or Series: Sean Hayes, Will & Grace; Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos; Jeremy Piven, Entourage; Oliver Platt, Huff; William Shatner, Boston Legal