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Golden Globes Build A Tower Out Of Babel

The Hollywood Foreign Press has announced their 64th annual batch of Golden Globe nominees. Unlike the Oscars, the Globes break things down into more specific categories. They don’t just have a Best Picture category, they have Best Drama and Best Comedy Or Musical, an admission that comedies can’t win awards when up against stuffy drama. They also award television along with film, making the ceremony a convergence of all sorts of artists.

There are a few surprises in there. For instance Bobby got a Best Drama nomination, when it hasn’t gotten much attention from previous awards givers. Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated twice in the same category. He’s up against himself in Best Actor – Drama for both Blood Diamond and The Departed. The Departed I can see, but saying “bling bang” ought to be enough to disqualify him for any award involving Blood Diamond.

For a change, it wasn’t The Queen which came up with the most movie nominations. Instead, Babel is the GG frontrunner. They earned seven nominations, including nods for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt.

Below is the full list of nominees for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards. They’ll be presented on January 15, 2007.

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

BABEL

BOBBY

THE DEPARTED

LITTLE CHILDREN

THE QUEEN

2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

PENELOPE CRUZ — VOLVER

JUDI DENCH — NOTES ON A SCANDAL

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL — SHERRYBABY

HELEN MIRREN — THE QUEEN

KATE WINSLET — LITTLE CHILDREN

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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

4. 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

5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ANNETTE BENING — RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

TONI COLLETTE — LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

BEYONCE — KNOWLES

MERYL STREEP — THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

RENEE ZELLWEGER — MISS POTTER

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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

7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

CARS

HAPPY FEET

MONSTER HOUSE

8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

APOCALYPTO (USA)

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (USA/JAPAN)

THE LIVES OF OTHERS (GERMANY)

PAN'S LABYRINTH (MEXICO)

VOLVER (SPAIN)

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 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

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

BEN AFFLECK — HOLLYWOODLAND

EDDIE MURPHY — DREAMGIRLS

JACK NICHOLSON — THE DEPARTED

BRAD PITT — BABEL

MARK WAHLBERG — THE DEPARTED

11. BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE

CLINT EASTWOOD — FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

CLINT EASTWOOD — LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

STEPHEN FREARS — THE QUEEN

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU — BABEL

MARTIN SCORSESE — THE DEPARTED

12. BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE

GUILLERMO ARRIAGA — BABEL

TODD FIELD & TOM PERROTTA — LITTLE CHILDREN

PATRICK MARBER — NOTES ON A SCANDAL

WILLIAM MONAHAN — THE DEPARTED

PETER MORGAN — THE QUEEN

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT — THE PAINTED VEIL

CLINT MANSELL — THE FOUNTAIN

GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA — BABEL

CARLO SILIOTTO — NOMAD

HANS ZIMMER — THE DA VINCI CODE

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE

"A FATHER'S WAY" - THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

"LISTEN" - DREAMGIRLS

"NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH" - BOBBY

"THE SONG OF THE HEART" - HAPPY FEET

"TRY NOT TO REMEMBER" - HOME OF THE BRAVE

15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

24 (FOX)

BIG LOVE (HBO)

GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)

HEROES (NBC)

LOST (ABC)

16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

PATRICIA ARQUETTE — MEDIUM

EDIE FALCO — THE SOPRANOS

EVANGELINE LILLY — LOST

ELLEN POMPEO — GREY'S ANATOMY

KYRA SEDGWICK — THE CLOSER

17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

PATRICK DEMPSEY — GREY'S ANATOMY

MICHAEL C. HALL — DEXTER

HUGH LAURIE — HOUSE

BILL PAXTON — BIG LOVE

KIEFER SUTHERLAND — 24

18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)

ENTOURAGE (HBO)

THE OFFICE (NBC)

UGLY BETTY (ABC)

WEEDS (SHOWTIME)

19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION 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

20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ALEC BALDWIN — 30 ROCK

ZACH BRAFF — SCRUBS

STEVE CARELL — THE OFFICE

JASON LEE — MY NAME IS EARL

TONY SHALHOUB — MONK

21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

BLEAK HOUSE (PBS)

BROKEN TRAIL (AMC)

ELIZABETH I (HBO)

MRS. HARRIS (HBO)

PRIME SUSPECT: THE FINAL ACT (PBS)

22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

GILLIAN ANDERSON — BLEAK HOUSE

ANNETTE BENING — MRS. HARRIS

HELEN MIRREN — ELIZABETH I

HELEN MIRREN — PRIME SUSPECT: THE FINAL ACT

SOPHIE OKONEDO — TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH

23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

ANDRE 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

24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

EMILY BLUNT — GIDEON'S DAUGHTER

TONI COLLETTE — TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH

KATHERINE HEIGL — GREY'S ANATOMY

SARAH PAULSON — STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP

ELIZABETH PERKINS — WEEDS

25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH — BROKEN TRAIL

JEREMY IRONS — ELIZABETH I

JUSTIN KIRK — WEEDS

MASI OKA — HEROES

JEREMY PIVEN — ENTOURAGE