Golden Globes In: Gay Cowboys on Top Again

by | December 13, 2005 | Comments

Adding to the awards frenzy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has chimed in with their nominations for the 2006 Golden Globes. Who’s winning this rodeo roundup of accolades? Take a guess: it’s not a gay cowboy movie…it’s a love story!

With seven Golden Globe nominations — Best Picture, Best Actor (Heath Ledger), Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Director (Ang Lee), Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song — "Brokeback Mountain" is following it’s BFCA nomination run by winning over the hearts of the Hollywood Foreign Press. The next most-nominated pics (tied for second with four apiece) are George Clooney‘s pet project, "Good Night, and Good Luck" and Woody Allen‘s upcoming extramarital drama, "Match Point." Also ringing in the multiple noms were "The Squid and the Whale," "Walk the Line," "The Constant Gardener," and "Mrs. Henderson Presents" with three each (see below for full list).

There were a few notable film nods: despite boasting the lowest Tomatometer of any nominated flick (29%), Rob Marshall‘s fetishist spectacle, "Memoirs of a Geisha," managed to get two Golden Globe noms — one for Best Actress (Ziyi Zhang), and another for Best Original Score (thanks to the indubitable John Williams). Also surprising the musically inclined category, a Best Original Song nomination went to the Italian-language rom-com, "Christmas In Love," which stars Danny DeVito (yes, that Danny DeVito) and a bunch of Italian actors, and has yet to be slotted for release in North America.

And, lest we forget the ugly stepsister of cinema, the Golden Globe nominations for television: Leading by a nose, "Desperate Housewives," with five noms. Learning from their 2005 awards faux-pas, the Foreign Press remembered housewife Eva Longoria this time, nominating all four main characters for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Other prime-time shows duking it out this season are "Grey’s Anatomy," "Commander In Chief," "Lost," and "Weeds," each with three nominations for Best Series as well as individual performances. In the running for mini-series and tele-film kudos, HBO’s "Empire Falls" led a close race with four (see below for full list).

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 Bello, "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 & 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 (Joyeaux 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, "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"
Kiefer 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 Motion Picture Made for Television

Halle Berry, "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
Kelly MacDonald, "The Girl in the Café"
S. Epatha Merkerson, "Lackawanna Blues"
Cynthia Nixon, "Warm Springs"
Mira Sorvino, "Human Trafficking"

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kenneth Branagh, "Warm Springs"
Ed Harris, "Empire Falls"
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, "Elvis"
Bill Nighy, "The Girl in the Café"
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"

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