Brokeback, Housewives Top Globe Nods

Brokeback, Housewives Top Globe Nods
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12/13/2005 09:00AM

The cast of Desperate Housewives and Brokeback Mountain swept the nominations for the 63rd Golden Globe Awards, announced Tuesday.

The list of honorees, selected by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, also signaled a comeback for Woody Allen, whose new movie Match Point, starring Scarlett Johansson, is considered his best effort in more than a decade. Allen earned a director nomination and the movie a nod for best drama, as did The Constant Gardener, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, and Brokeback Mountain, which garnered seven nominations in all.

In the TV category, the entire cast of Housewives made the cut – save for Nicollette Sheridan. But Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felcitity Huffman (who won this year's Emmy for the role) and Eva Longoria were all nominated. The only non-Housewife in the race to win best actress in a comedy series is Mary-Louise Parker, for Showtimes's Weeds.

"It feels great," Hatcher told E! about her nomination. "My sister called and told me. I forgot it was today." She also said she was about to call Huffman, who also received a Globe nomination as best movie actress, for Transamerica.

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As has become evident over the past few days, come the March 5 Oscar ceremony Brokeback Mountain will be the movie to beat. Its seven Globe nominations include best director Ang Lee, leading man Heath Ledger and a supporting actress nod for Michelle Williams.

The story of cowboys who fall into forbidden love in Wyoming has been named the year's best picture in recent days by critics groups in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston.

The Globes have a separate category for musical or comedy films. Nominated there were the theater tale Mrs. Henderson Presents, the Jane Austen costume pageant Pride and Prejudice, the Broadway musical The Producers, the divorce story The Squid and the Whale, and the Johnny Cash film biography Walk the Line.

It was also a big day for George Clooney, who received three nominations including directing and screenwriting nods for Good Night, and Good Luck, plus a supporting actor nod for Syriana.

In the best acting category, along with Ledger, nominees are Russell Crowe for Cinderella Man, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote, David Strathairn for Good Night, and Good Luck, and Terrence for Hustle and Flow.

Of his nomination for Capote, Hoffman said on Tuesday's Today show, "I truly love this picture, and you don't have a lot of pictures in your life you feel this passionate about."

The Globes, which are considered a partial barometer of the Academy Awards, will be presented Jan. 16 in Los Angeles. NBC will air them live.

Here's a rundown of the top categories:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Television Series, Drama
Commander in Chief
Grey's Anatomy
Lost
Prison Break
Rome

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
• Patricia Arquette, Medium
• Glenn Close, The Shield
• Geena Davis, Commander in Chief
• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
• Polly Walker, Rome

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
• Hugh Laurie, House
• Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy
• Matthew Fox, Lost
• Wentworth Miller, Prison Break
• Kiefer Sutherland, 24

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Desperate Housewives
Entourage
Everybody Hates Chris
My Name Is Earl
Weeds

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
• Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
• Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives
• Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
• Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives
• Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
• Zach Braff, Scrubs
• Steve Carell, The Office
• Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
• Jason Lee, My Name Is Earl
• Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

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