Jennifer Hudson, Leonardo DiCaprio Score Globe Nods
Brad Pitt and Clint Eastwood also earn Golden Globe nominations
Among the Golden Globes nominees announced Thursday, two actors are already winners: Leonardo DiCaprio, who scored best actor in a drama nods for both Blood Diamond and The Departed, and Jennifer Hudson, nominated for best supporting actress in her big-screen debut, Dreamgirls.
“I’m overwhelmed right now,” Hudson said on the Today show immediately after the nominations were announced. “I just started screaming when they said the names.”
Dreamgirls racked up multiple nominations, including a best actress, musical or comedy, nod for star Beyoncé Knowles and a supporting actor nomination for Eddie Murphy. Shut out was writer-director Bill Condon.
Another big winner was Babel, which led the field with seven nominations, including best supporting actor for Brad Pitt and best director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
DiCaprio (who said in a statement, “I’m both humbled and honored to have been nominated for this award”) isn’t the only nominee who will be competing against himself: Clint Eastwood is up for best director for two of his movies, the World War I dramas Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.
Besides Eastwood and Inarritu, the director nominees are Stephen Frears for The Queen and perennial Oscar bridesmaid Martin Scorsese for The Departed.
The other dramatic actor nominees are Peter O’Toole in Venus, Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness and Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland.
Comedy/musical actor nominees are Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat; Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots; and Will Ferrell, Stranger Than Fiction.
Actress nominees, for movie dramas, are Penelope Cruz in Volver; Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal; Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherrybaby; Helen Mirren, The Queen; and Kate Winslet, Little Children.
Comedy/musical actress nominees include Knowles in Dreamgirls; Annette Bening, Running With Scissors; Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine; Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada; and Renee Zellweger Miss Potter.
Besides Murphy and Pitt, other supporting actor nominees include Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg (The Departed) and Ben Affleck (Hollywoodland).
In addition to Hudson, supporting actress nominees are Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi, in Babel; Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal; and Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada.
For best dramatic picture, the nominees are Babel, Bobby, The Departed, Little Children and The Queen. For musical and/or comedy: Borat, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine and Thank You For Smoking.
For reactions from the nominees, click here. The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on Monday, Jan. 15.
Nominees in the major categories, for both movies and TV, include:
TV DRAMA SERIES
• Big Love
• Grey’s Anatomy
TV DRAMA SERIES ACTRESS
• Patricia Arquette, Medium
• Edie Falco, The Sopranos
• Evangeline Lily, Lost
• Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
TV DRAMA SERIES ACTOR
• Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy
• Michael C. Hall, Dexter
• Hugh Laurie, House
• Bill Paxton, Big Love
• Kiefer Sutherland, 24
TV COMEDY SERIES
• Desperate Housewives
• The Office
• Ugly Betty
TV COMEDY SERIES ACTRESS
• Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
• America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
• Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
• Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
TV COMEDY SERIES ACTOR
• Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
• Zach Braff, Scrubs
• Steve Carell, The Office
• Jason Lee, My Name Is Earl
• Tony Shalhoub, Monk
BEST MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
• The Departed
• Little Children
• The Queen
BEST MOTION PICTURE COMEDY OR MUSICAL
• Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
• The Devil Wears Prada
• Little Miss Sunshine
• Thank You for Smoking
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE DRAMA
• Penelope Cruz, Volver
• Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
• Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherrybaby
• Helen Mirren, The Queen
• Kate Winslet, Little Children
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE DRAMA
• Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
• Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
• Peter O’Toole, Venus
• Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
• Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY OR MUSICAL
• Annette Bening, Running With Scissors
• Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine
• Beyoncé Knowles, Dreamgirls
• Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
• Renee Zellweger, Miss Potter
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY OR MUSICAL
• Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
• Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
• Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking
• Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kinky Boots
• Will Ferrell, Stranger Than Fiction
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
• Adriana Barraza, Babel
• Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
• Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
• Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
• Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
• Ben Affleck, Hollywoodland
• Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
• Jack Nicholson, The Departed
• Brad Pitt, Babel
• Mark Wahlberg, The Departed
• Clint Eastwood, Flags Of Our Fathers
• Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima
• Stephen Frears, The Queen
• Alejandro Gonzalez Iñérritu, Babel
• Martin Scorsese, The Departed
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
• Happy Feet
• Monster House
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
• Apocalypto (USA)
• Letters From Iwo Jima (USA/Japan)
• The Lives of Others (Germany)
• Pan’s Labyrinth (Mexico)
• Volver (Spain)