'Moulin Rouge' And 'A Beautiful Mind' Lead Golden Globe Noms
Posted Friday, December 21, 2001 at 8:35 AM Central
by Tim Briscoe
The drama from Russell Crowe and director Ron Howard was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for Crowe, Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Connelly, Best Director for Howard, Best Screenplay for Akiva Goldsman and Best Original Score.
The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are second only to the Academy Awards in prestige. They also feature separate categories for Dramas and Musicals or Comedies in the top awards which differs from the Oscars. The HFPA also presents awards to the television industry.
Other highlights include four nods each to Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring and Mulholland Drive, dual Best Actress nominations for Nicole Kidman (the other was for her performance in thriller The Others) and dual Best Actor nominations for Billy Bob Thornton (comedy Bandits and drama The Man Who Wasn't There) as well as an unexpected but well-deserved Best Actor nomination for Will Smith's Ali portrayal.
The awards will be presented in January. The entire list of film nominees include:
Director: Robert Altman, Gosford Park Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind Peter Jackson, The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge David Lynch, Mulholland Drive Steven Spielberg, A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Original Score: Craig Armstrong, Moulin Rouge Angelo Badalamenti, Mulholland Drive Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke, Ali James Horner, A Beautiful Mind Howard Shore, The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring John Williams, A.I. Artificial Intelligence Christopher Young, The Shipping News Hans Zimmer, Pearl Harbor
Original Song: "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge, by David Baerwald "May It Be" from The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, by Enya "There You'll Be" from Pearl Harbor, by Diane Warren "Until..." from Kate & Leopold, by Sting "Vanilla Sky" from Vanilla Sky, by Paul McCartney