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Indie hit 'Sideways' leads Golden Globe nominations

Posted Monday, December 13, 2004 at 10:22 AM Central

by Tim Briscoe

The Golden Globes always seem to play second fiddle to the Academy Awards. But they both have their place. The Oscars have slightly more history and prestige while the Globes separate dramatic films from comedies and they offer categories for television.

The Globes are generally a good indication of Oscar's favorites -- and it looks like this could be a big year for Sideways. The comedy from director Alexander Payne has earned seven Golden Globe nominations followed closely behind by The Aviator with six and Closer's five.

Here is this year's complete list of nominees -- in just the movie categories -- for the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

Best Motion Picture, Drama The Aviator Closer Finding Neverland Hotel Rwanda Kinsey Million Dollar Baby

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Scarlett Johansson, A Love Song for Bobby Long Nicole Kidman, Birth Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Vol. 2

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Javier Bardem, The Sea Inside Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland Leonardio 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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Annette Bening, Being Julia Ashley Judd, De-Lovely Emmy Rossum, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Renee Zellweger, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picutre, 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 - France House of Flying Daggers - China The Motorcycle Diaries - Brazil The Sea Inside - Spain A Very Long Engagement - France

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Cate Blanchett, The Aviator Laura Linney, Kinsey Virginia Madsen, Sideways Natalie Portman, Closer Meryl Streep, The Manchurian Candidate

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 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 and 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 "Believe", The Polar Express "Learn to be Lovely", Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera "Million Voices", Hotel Rwanda "Old Habits Die Hard", Alfie

Robin Williams will also be presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. The prestigious award has been given in the past to such notables as Walt Disney, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, and more recently to Michael Douglas, Gene Hackman and Harrison Ford.

The Golden Globes will be awarded Jan. 16 in a ceremony to be broadcast on NBC.