61st Annual Golden Globes Nominations

Obviously, my favorite film of the year is “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” but I don’t believe that this is true of everyone or even most everyone. I think it was beautifully directed and acted and, well, just made with such obvious and extreme love and care that it deserves any and every award it gets, but I also understand that its chances are not spectacular. I think Clint Eastwood will steal – I really mean steal, though he won’t be the one who actually does the thieving – the Best Director award simply because “Mystic River” was such a critical favorite as a movie. I saw “Mystic River” and yes, it was beautifully done, but it wasn’t… it wasn’t heart-stopping for me like the LOTR movies have been. If “Cold Mountain” is everything (and more) in direction that “The English Patient” was, it stands a solid chance of displacing “Mystic River” as the favorite, but I think they might also stand a solid chance of throwing the vote over to “ROTK…” I am glad to see that I’ve viewed 3 of the 5 that are up for Best Picture, here, and plan to see at least one other (“Cold Mountain”). I’m surprised to see all the “Master & Commander” awards – everyone I’ve heard talking about it has said that it’s awful, almost laughably so. Even my sister hated it.

Anyway, here are my best guesses and dearest wishes. Predictions in bold; Desires in italics. I didn’t have a favorite in many of the categories where I’ve seen few or none of the contenders (movies I’ve seen are in blue).

edit: updated 1/21/04 to reflect movies seen since December & a few changes in prediction.

BEST MOTION 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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
BIG FISH
FINDING NEMO
LOST IN TRANSLATION
LOVE ACTUALLY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
JAMIE LEE CURTIS – FREAKY FRIDAY
SCARLETT JOHANSSON – LOST IN TRANSLATION
DIANE KEATON – SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE
DIANE LANE – UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
HELEN MIRREN – CALENDAR GIRLS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE -MUSICAL OR COMEDY
JACK BLACK – SCHOOL OF ROCK
JOHNNY DEPP – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
BILL MURRAY – LOST IN TRANSLATION

JACK NICHOLSON – SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE
BILLY BOB THORNTON – BAD SANTA

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS (FRENCH CANADA)
GOOD BYE, LENIN (GERMANY)
MONSIEUR IBRAHIM (FRANCE)
OSAMA (AFGHANISTAN)
THE RETURN (RUSSIA)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
MARIA BELLO – THE COOLER
PATRICIA CLARKSON – PIECES OF APRIL
HOPE DAVIS – AMERICAN SPLENDOR
HOLLY HUNTER – THIRTEEN
RENÉE ZELLWEGER – COLD MOUNTAIN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
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

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
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

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
SOFIA COPPOLA – LOST IN TRANSLATION
RICHARD CURTIS – LOVE ACTUALLY
BRIAN HELGELAND – MYSTIC RIVER

ANTHONY MINGHELLA – COLD MOUNTAIN
JIM SHERIDAN & NAOMI SHERIDAN & KIRSTEN SHERIDAN – IN AMERICA

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT – GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
DANNY ELFMAN – BIG FISH
HOWARD SHORE – THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
GABRIEL YARED – COLD MOUNTAIN
HANS ZIMMER – THE LAST SAMURAI

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“THE HEART OF EVERY GIRL” – MONA LISA SMILE
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin

“INTO THE WEST” – THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
Music & Lyrics by: Howard Shore, Fran Walsh, Annie Lennox

“MAN OF THE HOUR” – BIG FISH
Music & Lyrics by: Eddie Vedder

“TIME ENOUGH FOR TEARS” – IN AMERICA
Music & Lyrics by: Bono, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer

“YOU WILL BE MY AIN TRUE LOVE” – COLD MOUNTAIN
Music & Lyrics by: Sting

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
24 (FOX)
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
NIP/TUCK (FX)
SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
THE WEST WING (NBC)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
FRANCES CONROY – SIX FEET UNDER
JENNIFER GARNER – ALIAS
ALLISON JANNEY – THE WEST WING
JOELY RICHARDSON – NIP/TUCK
AMBER TAMBLYN – JOAN OF ARCADIA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
MICHAEL CHIKLIS – THE SHIELD
ANTHONY LAPAGLIA – WITHOUT A TRACE
WILLIAM PETERSEN – CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
MARTIN SHEEN – THE WEST WING
KIEFER SUTHERLAND – 24

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (FOX)
MONK (USA)
THE OFFICE (BBC AMERICA)
SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
WILL & GRACE (NBC)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
RICKY GERVAIS – THE OFFICE
MATT LEBLANC – FRIENDS
BERNIE MAC – THE BERNIE MAC SHOW
ERIC MCCORMACK – WILL & GRACE
TONY SHALHOUB – MONK

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
ANGELS IN AMERICA (HBO)
MY HOUSE IN UMBRIA (HBO)
NORMAL (HBO)
SOLDIER’S GIRL (SHOWTIME)
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE (SHOWTIME)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
JUDY DAVIS – THE REAGANS
JESSICA LANGE – NORMAL
HELEN MIRREN – TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE
MAGGIE SMITH – MY HOUSE IN UMBRIA
MERYL STREEP – ANGELS IN AMERICA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
ANTONIO BANDERAS – AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF
JAMES BROLIN – THE REAGANS
TROY GARITY – SOLDIER’S GIRL
AL PACINO – ANGELS IN AMERICA
TOM WILKINSON – NORMAL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
KIM CATTRALL – SEX AND THE CITY
KRISTIN DAVIS – SEX AND THE CITY
MEGAN MULLALLY – WILL & GRACE
CYNTHIA NIXON – SEX AND THE CITY
MARY LOUISE PARKER – ANGELS IN AMERICA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
SEAN HAYES – WILL & GRACE
LEE PACE – SOLDIER’S GIRL
BEN SHENKMAN – ANGELS IN AMERICA
PATRICK WILSON – ANGELS IN AMERICA
JEFFREY WRIGHT – ANGELS IN AMERICA

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4 Responses to 61st Annual Golden Globes Nominations

  1. therealjae says:

    Ahem. Best Foreign Language film, feh. Have you forgotten “Goodbye Lenin“???

    And colour me hopeful, but I think “Cold Mountain” just might do it. Or at least come close. “Mystic River” was the favourite earlier in the year, but the buzz at least is going to be tilted more toward the later-released movies. I guess we’ll see.

    -J

  2. simplelyric says:

    Evan Rachel Wood got a Golden Globes nomination? That’s so cool. She’s quite talented.

    All the actors in the supporting film actor category are good, but I haven’t seen any of those movies other than Seabiscuit and I adored WHM enough in it [and in general] that I’d probably be rooting for him anyway.

    Also, I think Tony Shalhoub is terribly underrated, so it’s nice that he at least got a nomination and it’d be great if he won. And Soldier’s Girl needs to come out on video so I can see it, already!

  3. kepkanation says:

    I’m a Tony Shalhoub fan from back in the “Wings” days, of course – for some reason I think he won last year for “Monk,” but I might be making that up (and it might also have been some other awards show). Still, I haven’t really *seen* “Monk” enough to know how he’ll do.

    And I love, love WHM but I thought Ken Watanabee had a larger role in The Last Samurai that he really performed brilliantly, so (after a bit of internal debate) I’d pick him, though it’s a very close thing.

  4. kepkanation says:

    I think love of Clint Eastwood is going to win out in the end, and it doesn’t make me happy. I also think that Mystic River is a movie that has probably only grown in esteem since its theater-buzz died, particularly on the strength of Sean Penn’s performance. But for you and Minghella, Cold Mountain can fill my #2 hope spot. 😉

    I haven’t *seen* Goodbye Lenin myself, but on the strength of that recommendation I will happily change my own prediction. I really only picked Osama because the name implied it might pull at those patriotic heartstrings.

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