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With all the quirks and illogicalities of these Awards intact, the Nominees for the 62nd Golden Globes (January 16, 2005) are ready to be pored over during the Christmas break, as Hollywood and the rest of the movie world shifts through the lists for portents of more bright things to come. In the absence of LOTR for the first time in three years, the fields are wide open and the hills are alive … reports Andrew L. Urban.

Our colleagues at the HFPA in Los Angeles are a quirky bunch; they’ve got six slots for Best Drama, only five for Musical or Comedy – and that’s with Ray included. Ray a musical? A comedy? I don’t think so. But I guess you couldn’t have seven nominees for Best Drama, nor could you leave Ray out of the Best lists. And as there are only five slots for Best Director, Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) drew the short straw.

There is no logic, either, in having a Best Musical or Comedy category if you don’t follow through. Dear HFPA members: please have the courage of your convictions and introduce parallel categories all the way through and have the presentations over two nights. (Three actually; hive off the tv awards to their own telecast.) 

Given the above, we shouldn’t be surprised that the Best Original Song and Score categories are for Drama….but are not awarded for Musicals. The acting awards do, however, embrace both Drama and Musical/Comedy, and I won’t be so cynical to suggest that this is calculated to draw as many stars to the presentation as possible. Directors and composers just take up airtime.

But at least we know that the Golden Globes are THE party event of the awards season; they’re the first, for starters, and they’re not as frenetic as the Oscar night events, where everybody tries to upstage their darling peers in ostentation. 

The Cecil B. DeMille Award will be presented to Robin Williams. 

To save you using up your fingers, the most nominations have been received by Sideways (7) and The Aviator (6). Closer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Million Dollar Baby each received 5.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Aviator
Finding Neverland
Hotel Rwanda
Million Dollar Baby

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
The Incredibles
The Phantom Of The Opera

Best Foreign Language Film
The Chorus (Les Choristes) (France)
House Of Flying Daggers (China)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Brazil)
The Sea Inside (Spain)
A Very Long Engagement (France)

Best Director 
Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)
Marc Forster (Finding Neverland)
Mike Nichols (Closer) 
Alexander Payne (Sideways) 
Martin Scorsese (The Aviator)

Best Screenplay 
Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) 
John Logan (The Aviator) 
David Magee (Finding Neverland) 
Patrick Marber (Closer) 
Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor (Sideways) 

Best Performance By An 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 

Best Performance By An Actor - Drama 
Javier Bardem The Sea Inside 
Don Cheadle Hotel Rwanda 
Johnny Depp Finding Neverland 
Leonardo Dicaprio The Aviator 
Liam Neeson Kinsey

Best Performance By An 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: The Edge Of

Best Performance By An 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)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role 
Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)
Laura Linney (Kinsey)
Virginia Madsen (Sideways)
Natalie Portman (Closer) 
Meryl Streep (The Manchurian Candidate) 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role 
David Carradine (Kill Bill Vol. 2)
Thomas Haden Church (Sideways)
Jamie Foxx (Collateral) 
Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby)
Clive Owen (Closer) 

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) 
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland) 
Rolfe Kent (Sideways) 
Howard Shore (The Aviator)
Hans Zimmer (Spanglish) 

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
“Accidentally In Love” - Shrek 2 Music & Lyrics By: Adam Duritz, Dan Vickery, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley & David Bryson 
“Believe” - The Polar Express Music & Lyrics By: Glen Ballard & 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 & Lyrics By: Mick Jagger & David A. Stewart 

Published December 16, 2004

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