It's all about Brokeback these days: This morning, Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Carrell announced the 63rd Annual Golden Globe nominations, and Brokeback Mountain walked away with 7 nominations, including Best Picture (Drama), Director, Actor, Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams). Match Point, the unreleased Woody Allen movie, also got nods in Picture and Director, plus Supporting Actress Scarlett Johnanssen. As for the TV nominations, the ladies of Wisteria Lane took four leading actress nominations, giving Weeds' Mary Louise Parker a good shot of winning, though Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross were fierce this year. We do want to say this, though: Kristen Bell, you were robbed!
Interesting things to note: There were six, versus five, nominations in Best Actor (Film, Musical/Comedy), Best Director (Film), and Best TV Comedy. The TV Drama Actor nominees are all very hot (same with the TV Comedy Actress). And there was a lack of Kong or Munich this morning.
The nominations should be up at the Hollywood Foreign Press shortly, but here's what we were able to transcribe. And tell us what you're glad or mad about... or you're just excited that the annoying yet irresistible awards seasons has begun. We'll be blogging next January's ceremony, just as we did this year.
Best Film, Drama: Brokeback Montain, The Constant Gardener, Good Night and Good Luck, History of Violence, Match Point
Best Film Comedy/Musical: Mrs. Henderson Present, Pride and Prejudice, Producers, Squid and the Whale, Walk the Line
Best Director: Woody Allen (Match Point), George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck), Peter Jackson (King Kong), Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), Fernando Mereilles (The Constant Gardener), Steven Spielberg (Munich)
Best Actor in Film, Drama: Russell Crowe (Cinderella Man), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), Terrence Howard (Hustle and Flow), Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain), David Straithairn (Good Night and Good Luck)
Actor in a Film, Comedy/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)
Actress is a Film, Drama: Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Felicity Huffman (Transamerica), Gwyneth Paltrow (Proof), Charlize Theron (North Country), Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha)
Actress in a Film, Comedy/Musical: 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 TV Comedy: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Desperate Houswives, Entourage, Everybody Hates Chris, My Name is Earl, Weeds
Best TV Drama: Commander in Chief, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Prison Break, Rome
Actor in a TV Series Drama: Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy), Matthew Fox (Lost), Hugh Laurie (House), Wentworth Miller (Prison Break), Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Glenn Close (The Shield), Geena Davis (Commander in Chief), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Polly Walker (Rome)
Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria (all of Desperate Housewives), Mary Louise Parker (Weeds)
Actor in a TV series, Comedy: Zach Braff (Scrubs), Steve Carrell (The Office), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jason Lee (My Name is Earl), Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men)