The quirky road comedy Sideways led the movie roster, with seven nominations, including best musical or comedy film, three acting nominations (Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen) and best director Alexander Payne
On the TV front, ABC's hip new hit Desperate Housewives scored with nominations as best comedy series (up against Arrested Development, Entourage, Sex and the City and Will & Grace) and nominations for Marcia Cross, Felicity Hoffman and Teri Hatcher (who'll compete against Sarah Jessica Parker and Debra Messing).
Back on the big screen, Martin Scorsese's long-gestating Howard Hughes biography, The Aviator, came in second, with six nominations – including those for best dramatic feature, two acting nominations (lead Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett, who plays Katharine Hepburn) and best director.
Mel Gibson, on the other hand, failed to receive a best foreign language film nomination for his The Passion of the Christ, which was also shut out of the acting competition.
The 62nd annual Globes ceremony – to honor both movies and TV – will be broadcast live on NBC on Jan. 16.
Robin Williams was named this year's recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, for career achievement.
Here is the complete list of major nominees:
MOVIES Best Film, Drama
Million Dollar Baby
Best Film, Comedy/Musical
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera
Best Actor, Drama
Javier Bardem, The Sea Inside
Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda
Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
Liam Neeson, Kinsey
Best Actress, 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 Actor, Comedy/Musical
Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jamie Foxx, Ray
Paul Giamatti, Sideways
Kevin Kline, De-Lovely
Kevin Spacey, Beyond The Sea
Best Actress, Comedy/Musical
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