Globes: 'Beautiful,' 'Moulin' golden
Kidman nominated twice
By Jamie Allen
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- "A Beautiful Mind" and "Moulin Rouge" head into 2002 leading the pack of Golden Globes nominees, garnering six nominations each -- more than any other films. In Thursday's announcement of the 2002 nominees, the films were both nominated for best picture in their respective categories -- drama and comedy -- and had actors that were nominated, as well.
Russell Crowe was nominated for best dramatic actor for his work in "A Beautiful Mind."
And Nicole Kidman -- who earlier this year suffered through an apparent miscarriage, and the very public divorce from husband Tom Cruise -- was nominated twice by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: best actress in a comedy or musical ("Moulin Rouge") and best dramatic actress ("The Others").
Meantime, "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," kicking off its highly anticipated opening weekend at the box office, earned Golden Globe nominations in four categories, including best drama and best director.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," considered to be "The Lord of the Rings"' heaviest box office competition, was not nominated.
"It is a wonderful acknowledgment of what has been a six-year journey to make and release this first film in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy," director Peter Jackson said.
The Golden Globes, chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, announced its nominations in Los Angeles on Thursday morning. Actors Hugh Jackman, Lucy Lui and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos read the nominations. The 59th annual Golden Globes will be held on January 20 and televised on NBC.
Along with "Lord of the Rings" and "A Beautiful Mind," rounding out the best drama motion picture category are: "In the Bedroom," "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Mulholland Drive."
Best comedy motion picture nominations went to "Moulin Rouge," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Legally Blonde," "Shrek" and "Gosford Park."
"Gosford Park," Robert Altman's latest release, had a total of five nominations.
Picks for best actress in a drama motion picture went to Kidman, Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball"), Judi Dench ("Iris"), Sissy Spacek ("In the Bedroom") and Tilda Swinton ("The Deep End").
Best performance by an actor in a drama motion picture: Crowe, Will Smith ("Ali"), Kevin Spacey ("The Shipping News"), Billy Bob Thornton ("The Man Who Wasn't There") and Denzel Washington ("Training Day").
Spacey, who appeared on NBC's "Today" show after the nominations were released, said he was "very, very, very gratified."
"I was so stunned, I actually didn't hear the other nominees," he said.
Best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy motion picture: Kidman, Thora Birch ("Ghost World"), Cate Blanchett ("Bandits"), Reese Witherspoon ("Legally Blonde") and Renee Zellweger ("Bridget Jones's Diary").
Best performance by an actor in a musical or comedy motion picture: Gene Hackman ("The Royal Tenenbaums"), Ewan McGregor ("Moulin Rouge"), John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch"), Billy Bob Thornton ("Bandits") and Hugh Jackman ("Kate & Leopold").
According to the Associated Press, Jackman had earlier bet his wife that he would not receive a nomination.
"I owe my wife a hundred bucks now," Jackman said, according to AP. "As an Aussie, all these things like the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards are a big part of our culture. To be here, it feels a little bit surreal."
Best supporting actress nominees for drama went to Jennifer Connelly ("A Beautiful Mind"), Cameron Diaz ("Vanilla Sky"), Marisa Tomei ("In The Bedroom") and Kate Winslet ("Iris").
Nods for best supporting actor in a drama went to Jim Broadbent ("Iris"), Steve Buscemi ("Ghost World"), Hayden Christensen ("Life as a House"), Ben Kingsley ("Sexy Beast"), Jude Law ("A.I. Artificial Intelligence") and Jon Voight ("Ali").
The awards traditionally provide a barometer on movie tastes leading up to the Oscars, held in March. But the association also focuses its efforts on the best of television.
Among the nominations for best drama television series are a few newcomers: Fox's "24," ABC's "Alias" and HBO's "Six Feet Under." CBS's "C.S.I.," HBO's "The Sopranos" and NBC's "The West Wing" round out that category.
Best actress in a drama television series: Lorraine Bracco ("The Sopranos"), Amy Brenneman ("Judging Amy"), Edie Falco ("The Sopranos"), Jennifer Garner ("Alias"), Lauren Graham ("Gilmore Girls"), Marg Helgenberger ("C.S.I.") and Sela Ward, ("Once and Again").
Best actor in a drama television series: Simon Baker ("The Guardian"), James Gandolfini ("The Sopranos"), Peter Krause ("Six Feet Under"), Martin Sheen ("The West Wing") and Kiefer Sutherland ("24").
Best comedy TV series nominations went to Fox's "Ally McBeal," NBC's "Frasier, "Friends" and "Will & Grace," and HBO's "Sex and the City."
Best actress in a comedy or musical TV series: Calista Flockhart ("Ally McBeal"), Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Heather Locklear ("Spin City"), Debra Messing ("Will & Grace") and Sarah Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City").
Best actor in a musical or comedy TV series: Tom Cavanagh ("Ed"), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace"), Frankie Muniz ("Malcolm in the Middle") and Charlie Sheen ("Spin City").
ABC and HBO are squaring off in the category for best mini-series or motion picture made for television. Nominations went to ABC's "Anne Frank" and "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," and HBO's "Band of Brothers," "Conspiracy" and "Wit."
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
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