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Dec, 16, 2009

They sang that “all you have to do is dream,” and it seems to have worked. Today’s Golden Globe nomination announcement gave "Dreamgirls", the Tony Award-winning musical-turned-movie, five of its coveted nominations. It was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy ( Beyoncé Knowles); Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy); Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson); and Best Original Song (“Listen” performed by Knowles).

“Dreamgirls’” Hudson, a former American Idol contestant who has been living her own dream since landing the movie role of Effie White, received her good news while waiting in the green room at NBC’s "The Today Show". She told "Today"’s Matt Lauer that she and her companions “screamed before they even heard” her name called. Later, Hudson’s belted out a rousing performance of “I Am Changing,” a song from the movie that seemed to accurately surmise the singer’s whirlwind rise to fame. After holding the last note, a visibly moved Hudson fanned her face with both hands and exhaled as she blinked back tears and graciously smiled.

Knowles called her "Dreamgirls" role "an opportunity of a lifetime for me" in a press statement released on Thursday. She continued, "I am so happy for the accolades being given to the movie as a whole.  I was thrilled to work with Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, and I am happy to share these nominations with fellow nominees Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy."

Murphy, also in a press statement, called his nominations “exciting and flattering that the Hollywood Foreign Press has acknowledged all the hard work that went in to Bill Condon’s "Dreamgirls". I am happily humbled and honored."

In other categories, actors Will Smith and Forest Whitaker will vie for Best Actor in a Drama for their roles in "The Pursuit of Happyness" and "The Last King of Scotland", respectively. They will face off against Leonardo DiCaprio, who is twice nominated in the category for both "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed", and Peter O’Toole for his role in "Venus".

British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is nominated twice this year, is vying for Best Supporting Actor for his big screen role as a flamboyant drag queen-turned-footwear designer in "Kinky Boots". He'll also face stiff competition in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie Made for Television category for his role in HBO’s (“Tsunami: The Aftermath”). Andre Braugher (“Thief”), Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell: American Terror”) as well as Ben Kingsley, Robert Duvall, Matthew Perry and Bill Nighy are the other nominees.

"Hotel Rwanda's" Sophie Okonedo, who plays Ejiofor’s wife in "Tsunami: The Aftermath", is also up for Best Actress in the same category.

The 64th Annual Golden Globe awards will be given out on January 15, 2007.

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Get the full list of nominations for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards.



64TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
BABEL
BOBBY
THE DEPARTED
LITTLE CHILDREN
THE QUEEN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

PENÉLOPE CRUZ                        
VOLVER

JUDI DENCH                                   
NOTES ON A SCANDAL

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL                
SHERRYBABY

HELEN MIRREN                             
THE QUEEN

KATE WINSLET                               
LITTLE CHILDREN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
 
BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

DREAMGIRLS

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
 
CARS
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)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
 
ADRIANA BARRAZA              
BABEL

CATE BLANCHETT                    
NOTES ON A SCANDAL

EMILY BLUNT                    
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

JENNIFER HUDSON        
DREAMGIRLS

RINKO KIKUCHI
BABEL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
 
BEN AFFLECK                            
HOLLYWOODLAND

EDDIE MURPHY                        
DREAMGIRLS

JACK NICHOLSON                    
THE DEPARTED

BRAD PITT                                 
BABEL

MARK WAHLBERG              
THE DEPARTED
 
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
 
CLINT EASTWOOD                    
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
 
CLINT EASTWOOD                   
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
 
STEPHEN FREARS                   
THE QUEEN
 
ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU                                    
BABEL
 
MARTIN SCORSESE                 
THE DEPARTE

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
 
GUILLERMO ARRIAGA           
BABEL
 
TODD FIELD & TOM PERROTTA              
LITTLE CHILDREN
 
PATRICK MARBER            
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
         
WILLIAM MONAHAN            
THE DEPARTED
 
PETER MORGAN                  
THE QUEEN
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
 
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
THE PAINTED VEIL
 
CLINT MANSELL
THE FOUNTAIN
 
GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA         
BABEL
 
CARLO SILIOTTO                        
NOMAD
                        
HANS ZIMMER               
THE DA VINCI CODE
 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
 
“A FATHER’S WAY” — THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
Music by: Seal and Christopher Bruce
Lyrics by: Seal
 
“LISTEN” — DREAMGIRLS
Music & Lyrics by: Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler and Beyoncé Knowles
 
“NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH” — BOBBY                            
Music & Lyrics by: Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda

 “THE SONG OF THE HEART” — HAPPYFEET                                              Music & Lyrics by: Prince Rogers Nelson

“TRY NOT TO REMEMBER” — HOME OF THE BRAVE                                
Music & Lyrics by: Sheryl Crow

BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
ENTOURAGE
OFFICE
UGLY BETTY
WEEDS

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA

24
BIG LOVE
GREY'S ANATOMY
HEROES
LOST

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
 
24 (FOX)
 
BIG LOVE (HBO)
 
GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
 
HEROES (NBC)
 
LOST (ABC)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
 
PATRICIA ARQUETTE                 
MEDIUM
 
EDIE FALCO                                  
THE SOPRANOS
 
EVANGELINE LILLY                   
LOST
 
ELLEN POMPEO                            
GREY’S ANATOMY
 
KYRA SEDGWICK                       
THE CLOSER
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA


PATRICK DEMPSEY                     
GREY’S ANATOMY
 
MICHAEL C. HALL                         
DEXTER
 
HUGH LAURIE                               
HOUSE
 
BILL PAXTON                                 
BIG LOVE
 
KIEFER SUTHERLAND                
24
 
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
 
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
 
ENTOURAGE (HBO)
 
THE OFFICE (NBC)
 
UGLY BETTY (ABC)
 
WEEDS (SHOWTIME)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL
 
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
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
 
ALEC BALDWIN                          
30 ROCK
 
ZACH BRAFF                                
SCRUBS     
 
STEVE CARRELL                          
THE OFFICE
 
JASON LEE                                    
MY NAME IS EARL
 
TONY SHALHOUB                        
MONK
 
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
 
BLEAK HOUSE (PBS)
 
BROKEN TRAIL (AMC)
 
ELIZABETH I (HBO)
 
MRS. HARRIS (HBO)
 
PRIME SUSPECT: THE FINAL ACT (PBS)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
 
GILLIAN ANDERSON               
BLEAK HOUSE
 
ANNETTE BENING  
MRS. HARRIS
 
HELEN MIRREN                          
ELIZABETH I[BR][BR]
 
HELEN MIRREN                          
PRIME SUSPECT: THE FINAL ACT
 
SOPHIE OKONEDO                       
TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
 
ANDRÉ BRAUGHER                 
THIEF
 
ROBERT DUVALL                         
BROKEN TRAIL
 
MICHAEL EALY                           
SLEEPER CELL: AMERICAN TERROR
 
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR                   
TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH
 
BEN KINGSLEY                           
MRS. HARRIS

BILL NIGHY                      
GIDEON’S DAUGHTER
 
MATTHEW PERRY     
THE RON CLARK STORY
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
 
EMILY BLUNT                                
GIDEON’S DAUGHTER
 
TONI COLLETTE                         
TSUNAMI, THE AFTERMATH
 
KATHERINE HEIGL                      
GREY’S ANATOMY
 
SARAH PAULSON                          
STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP
 
ELIZABETH PERKINS                  
WEEDS

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH       
BROKEN TRAIL
 
JEREMY IRONS                             
ELIZABETH I
 
JUSTIN KIRK                                  
WEEDS
         
MASI OKA                                       
HEROES
 
JEREMY PIVEN                             
ENTOURAGE

 

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