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'Brokeback Mountain' leads Golden Globe nominations

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 10:07 AM Central

by Tim Briscoe

The nominees for this year's Golden Globe Awards were announced Tuesday morning and Brokeback Mountain leads the way with seven nods in the film categories.

The Ang Lee-directed film about a homosexual cowboy couple was nominated for Best Drama Picture along with The Constant Gardener, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence and Match Point. Films in the separate, Best Picture category for musicals and comedies were Mrs. Henderson Presents, Pride & Prejudice, The Producers, The Squid and the Whale, and Walk the Line.

Here is the full list of nominations for the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in the film categories:

Best Motion Picture, Drama Brokeback Mountain The Constant Gardener Good Night, and Good Luck A History of Violence Match Point

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Mrs. Henderson Presents Pride & Prejudice The Producers The Squid and the Whale Walk the Line

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Maria Bello, A History of Violence Felicity Huffman, Transamerica Gwyneth Paltrow, Proof Charlize Theron, North Country Zhang Ziyi, Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice Laura Linney, The Squid and the Whale Sarah Jessica Parker, The Family Stone Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Pierce Brosnan, The Matador Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Nathan Lane, The Producers Cillian Murphy, Breakfast on Pluto Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line

Best Foreign Language Film Kung Fu Hustle (China) Master of the Crimson Armor a.k.a. The Promise (China) Merry Christmas (Joyeux Noel) (France) Paradise Now (Palestine) Tsotsi (South Africa)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Scarlett Johansson, Match Point Shirley MacLaine, In Her Shoes Frances McDormand, North Country Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture George Clooney, Syriana Matt Dillon, Crash Will Ferrell, The Producers Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man Bob Hoskins, Mrs. Henderson Presents

Best Director, Motion Picture Woody Allen, Match Point George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck Peter Jackson, King Kong Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain Fernando Meirelles, The Constant Gardener Steven Spielberg, Munich

Best Screen Play, Motion Picture Woody Allen, Match Point George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, Crash Tony Hushner and Eric Roth, Munich Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain

Best Original Score, Motion Picture Alexandre Desplat, Syriana James Newton Howard, King Kong Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain Harry Gregson-Williams, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha

Best Original Song, Motion Picture "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," Gustavo Santaolalla and Bernie Taupin, Brokeback Mountain "Christmas In Love," Tony Renis and Marva Jan Marrow, Christmas In Love "There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway," Mel Brooks, The Producers "Travelin' Thru," Dolly Parton, Transamerica "Wunderkind," Alanis Morissette, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Golden Globes often serve as a barometer for success in that other big award ceremony, the Academy Awards. The Globes' sponsor, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, also has categories for television which the Oscars do not.

The Globes will be handed out on Jan. 16 in an event broadcast on NBC.