64th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Nominees for 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards to be presented in January were just announced out of Hollywood, honouring film and television for 2006. Everyone looks to the Golden Globes to help sort out the Academy Awards picture. Yet this year, the Globes have a stronger purpose on their own, honouring an especially memorable lineup of comic film achievements that the Oscars tend to ignore.

Unlike the Oscars, which focus on heavy-duty drama, the Globes feature best picture, actor and actress prizes in two categories: drama and musical or comedy. The Globes may honour such acclaimed serious films as Martin Scorsese’s mob saga The Departed, the Sept 11 dramas United 93 and World Trade Centre, and Clint Eastwood’s World War II films, Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers.

But the year also brought a notable crop of terrific comedy performances that may not get a fair shake alongside their dramatic cousins when Oscar nominations come out on Jan 23. This include Little Miss Sunshine and Stranger Than Fiction.

Here’s the complete list of nominations for the 64th Annual Golden Globes. The awards will be handed out Jan. 15 in Los Angeles.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Departed
Little Children
The Queen

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
• Penélope Cruz, Volver
• Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
• Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherrybaby
• Helen Mirren, The Queen
• Kate Winslet, Little Children

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
• Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
• Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
• Peter O’Toole, Venus
• Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
• Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
• Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
• The Devil Wears Prada
• Dreamgirls
• Little Miss Sunshine
• Thank You for Smoking

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
• Annette Bening, Running with Scissors
• Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine
• Beyoncé Knowles, Dreamgirls
• Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
• Renée Zellweger, Miss Potter

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
• Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
• Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
• Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking
• Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots
• Will Ferrell, Stranger Than Fiction

Best Animated Feature
• Cars
• Happy Feet
• Monster House

Best Foreign-Language Film
• Apocalypto (USA)
• Letters from Iwo Jima (USA/Japan)
• The Lives of Others (Germany)
• Pan’s Labyrinth (Mexico)
• Volver (Spain)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
• Adriana Barraza, Babel
• Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
• Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
• Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
• Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
• Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland
• Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
• Jack Nicholson, The Departed
• Brad Pitt, Babel
• Mark Wahlberg, The Departed

Best Director
• Clint Eastwood, Flags of Our Fathers
• Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima
• Stephen Frears, The Queen
• Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Babel
• Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Best Screenplay
• Guillermo Arriaga, Babel
• Todd Field & Tom Perrotta, Little Children
• Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal
• William Monahan, The Departed
• Peter Morgan, The Queen

Best Original Score
• Alexandre Desplat, The Painted Veil
• Clint Mansell, The Fountain
• Gustavo Santaolalla, Babel
• Carlo Siliotto, Nomad
• Hans Zimmer, The Da Vinci Code

Best Original Song
• “A Father’s Way,” The Pursuit of Happyness; music by Seal and Christopher Bruce; lyrics by Seal
• “Listen,” Dreamgirls; music & lyrics by Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler and Beyoncé Knowles
• “Never Gonna Break My Faith,” Bobby; music & lyrics by Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda
• “The Song of the Heart,” Happy Feet; music & lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson
• “Try Not to Remember,” Home of the Brave; music & lyrics by Sheryl Crow

Best TV Series, Drama
• 24
• Big Love
• Grey’s Anatomy
• Heroes
• Lost

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
• Patricia Arquette, Medium
• Edie Falco, The Sopranos
• Evangeline Lilly, Lost
• Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
• Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy
• Michael C. Hall, Dexter
• Hugh Laurie, House
• Bill Paxton, Big Love
• Kiefer Sutherland, 24

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
• Desperate Housewives
• Entourage
• The Office
• Ugly Betty
• Weeds

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
• Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
• America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
• Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
• Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
• Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
• Zach Braff, Scrubs
• Steve Carell, The Office
• Jason Lee, My Name Is Earl
• Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
• Bleak House (PBS)
• Broken Trail (AMC)
• Elizabeth I (HBO)
• Mrs. Harris (HBO)
• Prime Suspect: The Final Act (PBS)

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
• Gillian Anderson, Bleak House
• Annette Bening, Mrs. Harris
• Helen Mirren, Elizabeth I
• Helen Mirren, Prime Suspect: The Finale Act
• Sophie Okonedo, Tsunami, The Aftermath

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
• André Braugher, Thief
• Robert Duvall, Broken Trail
• Michael Ealy, Sleeper Cell: American Terror
• Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tsunami, The Aftermath
• Ben Kingsley, Mrs. Harris
• Bill Nighy, Gideon’s Daughter
• Matthew Perry, The Ron Clark Story

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
• Emily Blunt, Gideon’s Daughter
• Toni Collette, Tsunami, The Aftemath
• Katherine Heigl, Grey’s Anatomy
• Sarah Paulson, Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip
• Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
• Thomas Haden Church, Broken Trail
• Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth I
• Justin Kirk, Weeds
• Masi Oka, Heroes
• Jeremy Piven, Entourage

64th Annual Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture, Drama

First Nomination: Babel
Babel (2006) – Brad Pitt

Babel Trailer
Anonymous Content Production/Una Producción De Zeta Film/Central Film Production; Paramount Pictures/Paramount Vantage

Second Nomination: Bobby
Bobby (2006) – Christian Slater, Emilio Estevez

Bobby Trailer
A Michel Litvak Production/Bold Films; MGM/The Weinstein Company

Third Nomination: The Departed
The Departed (2006) – Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson & Mark Wahleberg

The Departed Trailer
Warner Bros. Pictures

Fourth Nomination: Little Children
Little Children (2006) – Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly

Little Children Trailer
New Line Cinema

Fifth Nomination: The Queen
The Queen (2006) – Heren Mirren, Michael Sheen

The Queen Trailer
A Granada Production; Miramax Films