Hollywood’s annual award season started today as the Golden Globe nominations were announced.
Cold Mountain, starring Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River and Seabiscuit were nominated as best dramatic film.
Helen Mirren was nominated for best actress in a comedy for Calendar Girls. Diane Keaton, for Something’s Gotta Give, and Jamie Lee Curtis, for Freaky Friday, were also nominated in the same category.
Albert Finney, Renee Zellweger, Hope Davis and Alec Baldwin for supporting performances in a film.
Finney was nominated for playing a tall-tale teller in Big Fish.
Zellweger’s nomination was for her role as a tough mountain woman in Cold Mountain and Davis, as the wife of a dowdy comic book scribe in American Splendour.
Baldwin was recognised for playing a casino boss in The Cooler.
The Reagans, which CBS dropped after admirers of the former first family complained that it dwelled on the negative, received made-for-TV movie nominations for James Brolin and Judy Davis – who played former President Reagan and first lady Nancy.
The BBC series The Office has been nominated in the TV comedy category as has its star, Ricky Gervais.
The Golden Globes are seen as a pointer to the more prestigious Oscars.
Golden Globe Nominations
Picture, Drama: “Cold Mountain” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” “Mystic River” ”Seabiscuit.”
Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Veronica Guerin” Nicole Kidman, “Cold Mountain” Scarlett Johansson, ”Girl With a Pearl Earring” Charlize Theron, ”Monster” Uma Thurman, “Kill Bill – Vol. 1” Evan Rachel Wood, “thirteen.”
Actor, Drama: Russell Crowe, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” Tom Cruise, “The Last Samurai” Ben Kingsley, “House of Sand and Fog” Jude Law, “Cold Mountain” Sean Penn, “Mystic River.”
Foreign Language: “The Barbarian Invasions,” Canada ”Goodbye, Lenin!” Germany Monsieur Ibrahim,” France ”Osama,” Afghanistan The Return,” Russia.
Supporting Actress: Maria Bello, “The Cooler” Patricia Clarkson, “Pieces of April” Hope Davis, “American Splendour” Holly Hunter, “thirteen” Renee Zellweger, ”Cold Mountain.”
Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin, “The Cooler” Albert Finney, “Big Fish” William H. Macy, “Seabiscuit” Tim Robbins, “Mystic River” Peter Sarsgaard, “Shattered Glass” Ken Watanabe, “The Last Samurai.”
Director: Sofia Coppola, “Lost in Translation” Clint Eastwood, “Mystic River” Peter Jackson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” Anthony Minghella, ”Cold Mountain” Peter Weir, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”
Drama Series: “24,” Fox CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS Nip/Tuck,” FX Six Feet Under,” HBO The West Wing,” NBC.
Actress, Drama: Frances Conroy, “Six Feet Under” Jennifer Garner, “Alias” Allison Janney, “The West Wing” Joely Richardson, “Nip/Tuck” Amber Tamblyn, ”Joan of Arcadia.”
Actor, Drama: Michael Chiklis, “The Shield” Anthony LaPaglia, “Without a Trace” William Petersen, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” Martin Sheen, “The West Wing” Kiefer Sutherland, “24.”
Musical or Comedy Series: “Arrested Development,” Fox ”Monk,” USA The Office,” BBC America Sex and the City,” HBO Will & Grace,” NBC.
Actress, Musical or Comedy Series: Bonnie Hunt, “Life With Bonnie” Reba McEntire, “Reba” Debra Messing, ”Will & Grace” Sarah Jessica Parker, “Sex and the City” Bitty Schram, “Monk” Alicia Silverstone, “Miss Match.”
Actor, Musical or Comedy Series: Ricky Gervais, “The Office” Matt LeBlanc, “Friends” Bernie Mac, “The Bernie Mac Show” Eric McCormack, “Will & Grace” Tony Shalhoub, “Monk.”