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Sideways reasoning for nods

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Article Date: December 14, 2004 | Publication: Calgary Sun | Author: Louis B. Hobson
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2005 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Leonardo DiCaprio is flying high and Clint Eastwood came out slugging, but it looks as if Alexander Payne’s Sideways is this year’s Lost in Translation.

In announcing their contenders for the 2005 Golden Globes, the 90-odd members of the Hollywood Foreign Press clearly favoured Payne’s story of male mid-life crisis over big studio releases such as The Aviator, Closer, Ray and Phantom of the Opera.
It’s a nice gesture, but Sideways will lose to the big boys (and girls) in the final voting in January.

There were a few surprises and some glaring omissions this year.

To their credit, the HFP widened their scope by nominating Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet for the spring release Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind rather than their current flicks Lemony Snicket’… and Finding Neverland.

The HFP also recognized the fine work Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd did in the underappreciated De-Lovely, but giving Kevin Spacey a nod for his embarrassing attempt to channel Bobby Darin in Beyond the Sea is laughable.

Glamour and celebrity, not performance is the reason Nicole Kidman got nominated for her self-indulgent turn in Birth.

Renee Zellweger does not deserve a Golden Globe nomination for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason because it is the same performance she gave in the original.

If anyone deserves an acting nomination for Phantom of the Opera, it’s Gerard Butler, who plays the opera ghost and not Emmy Rossum.

It’s great to see Javier Bardem recognized for his Spanish-language performance in The Sea Inside, but if he’s in the best actor category at the expense of Gael Garcia Burnal for Bad Education, it’s a grave oversight.

The fact Uma Thurman finds herself in the running for a dramatic Globe shows how few really great female performances there were this past year.

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2005 GOLDEN GLOBE FILM AND TV NOMINEES

The following is the list of motion picture and television nominees for the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be presented Jan. 16 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
• The Aviator
• Closer
• Finding Neverland
• Hotel Rwanda
• Kinsey
• Million Dollar Baby

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BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
• Scarlett Johansson, Love Song for Bobby Long
• Nicole Kidman, Birth
• Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake
• Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
• Uma Thurman, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

• • •

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
• Javier Bardem, The Sea Inside
• Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda
• Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland
• Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
• Liam Neeson, Kinsey

• • •

BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
• Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
• The Incredibles
• Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera
• Ray
• Sideways

• • •

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
• Annette Bening, Being Julia
• Ashley Judd, De-Lovely
• Emmy Rossum, The Phantom of the Opera
• Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
• Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

• • •

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
• Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
• Jamie Foxx, Ray
• Paul Giamatti, Sideways
• Kevin Kline, De-Lovely
• Kevin Spacey, Beyond the Sea

• • •

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
• The Chorus (Les Choristes) (France)
• House of Flying Daggers (China)
• The Motorcycle Diaries (Brazil)
• The Sea Inside (Spain)
• A Very Long Engagement (France)

• • •

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
• Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
• Laura Linney, Kinsey
• Virginia Madsen, Sideways
• Natalie Portman, Closer
• Meryl Streep, The Manchurian Candidate

• • •

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
• David Carradine, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
• Thomas Haden Church, Sideways
• Jamie Foxx, Collateral
• Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby
• Clive Owen, Closer

• • •

BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
• Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
• Marc Forster, Finding Neverland
• Mike Nichols, Closer
• Alexander Payne, Sideways
• Martin Scorsese, The Aviator

• • •

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
• Charlie Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
• John Logan, The Aviator
• David Magee, Finding Neverland
• Patrick Marber, Closer
• Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, Sideways

• • •

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
• Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
• Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Finding Neverland
• Rolfe Kent, Sideways
• Howard Shore, The Aviator
• Hans Zimmer, Spanglish

• • •

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
• Accidentally in Love — Shrek 2
Music & Lyrics by Adam Duritz, Dan Vickery, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley & David Bryson
• Believe - The Polar Express
Music & Lyrics by Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri
• Learn to be Lonely - The Phantom of the Opera
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Charles Hart
• Million Voices - Hotel Rwanda
Music by Wyclef Jean, Jerry Wonder Duplessis, Andrea
Guerra; Lyrics by Wyclef Jean
• Old Habits Die Hard - Alfie
Music & Lyrics by Mick Jagger & David A. Stewart

• • •

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
• 24 (Fox)
• Deadwood (HBO)
• Lost (ABC)
• Nip/Tuck (FX)
• The Sopranos (HBO)

• • •

BEST TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
• Arrested Development (Fox)
• Desperate Housewives (ABC)
• Entourage (HBO)
• Sex and the City (HBO)
• Will & Grace (NBC)

• • •

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
• Edie Falco, The Sopranos
• Jennifer Garner, Alias
• Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
• Christine Lahti, Jack & Bobby
• Joely Richardson, Nip/Tuck

• • •

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
• Michael Chiklis, The Shield
• Denis Leary, Rescue Me
• Julian McMahon, Nip/Tuck
• Ian McShane, Deadwood
• James Spader, Boston Legal

• • •

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
• Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
• Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives
• Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
• Debra Messing, Will & Grace
• Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City

• • •

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
• Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
• Zach Braff, Scrubs
• Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
• Matt LeBlanc, Joey
• Tony Shalhoub, Monk
• Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

• • •

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
• American Family - Journey of Dreams (PBS)
• Iron Jawed Angels (HBO)
• The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (HBO)
• The Lion in Winter (SHOWTIME)
• Something the Lord Made (HBO)

• • •

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE
• Glenn Close, The Lion in Winter
• Blythe Danner, Back When We Were Grown Ups
• Julianna Margulies, The Grid
• Miranda Richardson, The Lost Prince
• Hilary Swank, Iron Jawed Angels

• • •

BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE
• Mos Def, Something the Lord Made
• Jamie Foxx, Redemption
• William H. Macy, THE Wool Cap
• Geoffrey Rush, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
• Patrick Stewart, The Lion in Winter

• • •

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE
• Drea de Matteo, The Sopranos
• Anjelica Huston, Iron Jawed Angels
• Nicollette Sheridan, Desperate Housewives
• Charlize Theron, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
• Emily Watson, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

• • •

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE
• Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
• Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
• Jeremy Piven, Entourage
• Oliver Platt, Huff
• William Shatner, Boston Legal

 


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