The Golden Globes

And the race for the Oscar begins! The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) today announced the nominees for the 63rd Annual Golden Globes award show. The contreversial Brokeback Mountian recieved high honors from the group, securing a nomination for best dramatic film for 2005. The nominations run the gammit, from Johnny Depp being nominated for portraying Willie Wonka, to Donald Sutherland for his role in TV’s Commander In Chief.

The 2005 Nominations for the HFPA Golden Globe Awards


Best Motion Picture – Drama
Brokeback Mountain
The Constant Gardener
Good Night, and Good Luck
A History of Violence
Match Point

Best Performance By An Actress In a Motion Picture – Drama
Maria Bellow (A History of Violence)
Felicity Huffman (Transamerica)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Proof)
Charlize Theron (North Country)
Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha)

Best Performance By An Actor In a Motion Picture – Drama
Russell Crowe (Cinderella Man)
Philip Seymour (Hoffman Capote)
Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow)
Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain)
David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Pride and Prejudice
The Producers
The Squid and the Whale
Walk the Line

Best Performance By An Actress In a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench (Mrs. Henderson Presents)
Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice)
Laura Linney (The Squid and the Whale)
Sarah Jessica Parker (The Family Stone)
Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line)

Best Performance By An Actor In a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Pierce Brosnan (The Matador)
Jeff Daniels (The Squid and the Whale)
Johnny Depp (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Nathan Lane (The Producers)
Cillian Murphy (Breakfast on Pluto)
Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line)

Best Foreign Language Film
Kung Fu Hustle (China)
Master of the Crimson Armor aka The Promise (China)
Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel) (France)
Paradise Now (Palestine)
Tsotsi (South Africa)

Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role In a Motion Picture
Scarlett Johansson (Match Point)
Shirley MacLaine (In Her Shoes)
Frances McDormand (North Country)
Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener)
Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain)

Best Performance By An Actor In a Supporting Role In a Motion Picture
George Clooney (Syriana)
Matt Dillon (Crash)
Will Ferrell (The Producers)
Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man)
Bob Hoskins (Mrs. Henderson Presents)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Woody Allen (Match Point)
George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Peter Jackson (King Kong)
Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain)
Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener)
Steven Spielberg (Munich)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Woody Allen (Match Point)
George Clooney & Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck)
Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco (Crash)
Tony Kushner & Eric Roth (Munich)
Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat (Syriana)
James Newton Howard (King Kong)
Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain)
Harry Gregson-Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)
John Williams (Memoirs of a Geisha)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“A Love That Will Never Grow Old” (Brokeback Mountain)
“Christmas in Love” (Christmas in Love)
“There’s Nothing Like a Show on Broadway” (The Producers)
“Travelin’ Thru” (Transamerica)
“Wunderkind” (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)

Best Television Series – Drama
Commander In Chief (ABC)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Lost (ABC)
Prison Break (FOX)
Rome (HBO)

Best Performance By An Actress In a Television Series – Drama
Patricia Arquette (Medium)
Glenn Close (The Shield)
Geena Davis (Commander In Chief)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
Polly Walker (Rome)

Best Performance By An Actor In a Television Series – Drama
Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy)
Matthew Fox (Lost)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Wentworth Miller (Prison Break)
Keifer Sutherland (24)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Entourage (HBO)
Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)
My Name Is Earl (NBC)
Weeds (Showtime)

Best Performance By An Actress In a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives)
Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives)
Felicity Huffman
(Desperate Housewives)
Eva Longoria
(Desperate Housewives)
Mary Louise Parker (Weeds)

Best Performance By An Actor In a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Zach Braff (Scrubs)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl)
Charlie Sheen (Two And a Half Men)

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Empire Falls (HBO)
Into the West (TNT)
Lackawanna Blues (HBO)
Sleeper Cell (Showtime)
Viva Blackpool (BBC America)
Warm Springs (HBO)

Best Performance By An Actress In a Mini-Series Or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Halle Berry (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
Kelly MacDonald (The Girl in the Cafe)
S. Epatha Merkerson (Lackawanna Blues)
Cynthia Nixon (Warm Springs)
Mira Sorvino (Human Trafficking)

Best Performance By An Actor In a Mini-Series Or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kenneth Branagh (Warm Springs)
Ed Harris (Empire Falls)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Elvis)
Bill Nighy (The Girl in the Cafe)
Donald Sutherland (Human Trafficking)

Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role In a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Candice Bergen (Boston Legal)
Camryn Manheim (Elvis)
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy)
Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds)
Joanne Woodward (Empire Falls)

Best Performance By An Actor In a Supporting Role In a Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
Naveen Andrews (Lost)
Paul Newman (Empire Falls)
Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Randy Quaid (Elvis)
Donald Sutherland (Commander in Chief)

The awards will be presented on January 16, 2006. Stay tuned for TDI’s predictions, and an oppertunity to submit your predictions. It’ll be you vs. TDI, and we’ll see who’s right! (It won’t be fair… you’ll win!)

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