Nemo, King Get Global Recognition

Nominees for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning, placing Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo and New Line’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in the running for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Picture (Drama) respectively. In both cases, the films are up against mostly non-genre fare. Actor/producer Michael Douglas will be honored with the coveted Cecil B. DeMille Award when the globes are handed out on Jan. 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The event, produced by Dick Clark Prods. in association with the HFPA, will air live on NBC.

While not the only fish in the category, Nemo is the sole animated pic in a pond populated by live-action entries. Twentieth Century Fox’s Bend It Like Beckham, Universal’s Big Fish, Focus Features’ Lost in Translation and Universal’s Love Actually make up the competition. While not surprising, Nemo’s inclusion is another big stride for animation as it struggles to gain legitimacy in the greater film and television community.

On the dramatic side, the EFX-laden Return of the King takes on Miramax’s Cold Mountain, Twentieth Century Fox’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Warner Bros.’ Mystic River and Universal’s Seabiscuit. The last installment in the filmed adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary trilogy also garnered a Best Director nod for Peter Jackson, who is in league with Sofia Coppola (Lost In Translation), Clint Eastwood (Mystic River), Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain) and

Peter Weir (Master and Commander: The Far Side Of the World).

Both the Nemo and ROTK casts were shut out in the acting categories. The full list of nominees follows:

Picture – Drama

Cold Mountain Produced by Albert Berger, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Yerxa

The Lord Of the Rings: The Return Of the King Produced by Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Frances Walsh

Master and Commander: The Far Side Of the World Produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Duncan Henderson, Peter Weir

Mystic River Produced by Clint Eastwood, Judie Hoyt, Robert Lorenz

Seabiscuit Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gary Ross, Jane Sindell

Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Bend It Like Beckham Produced by Gurinder Chadha, Deepak Nayar

Big Fish Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Richard D. Zanuck

Finding Nemo Produced by Graham Walters

Lost In Translation Produced by Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz

Love Actually Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Duncan Kenworthy

Actor in a Leading Role – Drama

Russell Crowe in Master and Commander: The Far Side Of the World

Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai

Ben Kingsley in House Of Sand and Fog

Jude Law in Cold Mountain

Sean Penn in Mystic River

Actor in a Leading Role – Musical Or Comedy

Jack Black in The School Of Rock

Johnny Depp in Pirates Of the Caribbean: The Curse Of the Black Pearl

Bill Murray in Lost In Translation

Jack Nicholson in Something’s Gotta Give

Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa

Actress in a Leading Role – Drama

Cate Blanchett in Veronica Guerin

Scarlett Johansson in Girl With a Pearl Earring

Nicole Kidman in Cold Mountain

Charlize Theron in Monster

Uma Thurman in Kill Bill (Vol. 1)

Evan Rachel Wood in Thirteen

Actress in a Leading Role – Musical Or Comedy

Jamie Lee Curtis in Freaky Friday

Scarlett Johansson in Lost In Translation

Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give

Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun

Helen Mirren in Calendar Girls

Actor in a Supporting Role

Alec Baldwin in The Cooler

Albert Finney in Big Fish

William H. Macy in Seabiscuit

Tim Robbins in Mystic River

Peter Sarsgaard in Shattered Glass

Ken Watanabe in The Last Samurai

Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bello in The Cooler

Patricia Clarkson in Pieces Of April

Hope Davis in American Splendor

Holly Hunter in Thirteen

Renée Zellweger in Cold Mountain

Director

Sofia Coppola for Lost In Translation

Clint Eastwood for Mystic River

Peter Jackson for The Lord Of the Rings: The Return Of the King

Anthony Minghella for Cold Mountain

Peter Weir for Master and Commander: The Far Side Of the World

Screenplay

Cold Mountain, written by Anthony Minghella

In America, written by Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan

Lost In Translation, written by Sofia Coppola

Love Actually, written by Richard Curtis

Mystic River, Written by Brian Helgeland

Original Score

Big Fish, composed by Danny Elfman

Cold Mountain, composed by Gabriel Yared

Girl With a Pearl Earring, composed by Alexandre Desplat

The Last Samurai, composed by Hans Zimmer

The Lord Of the Rings: The Return Of the King, composed by Howard Shore

Original Song

“The Heart Of Every Girl” from Mona Lisa Smile Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

“Into the West” from The Lord Of the Rings: The Return Of the King

Music and Lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore, Frances Walsh

“Man of the Hour” from Big Fish Music and Lyrics by Eddie Vedder

“Time Enough for Tears” from In America Music and Lyrics by Bono, Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer

“You Will Be My One True Love” from Cold Mountain Music and Lyrics by Sting

Foreign Film

The Barbarian Invasions from Canada

Good Bye, Lenin! from Germany

Monsieur Ibrahim from France

Osama from Afghanistan

The Return from Russia

Television Series – Drama

C. S. I.: Crime Scene Investigation

Nip/Tuck

Six Feet Under

24

The West Wing

Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Arrested Development

Monk

The Office

Sex and the City

Will & Grace

Mini-Series Or Television Movie

Angels in America

My House in Umbria

Normal

Soldier’s Girl

Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone

Actor in a Leading Role – Drama Series

Michael Chiklis in The Shield

Anthony LaPaglia in Without a Trace

William L. Petersen in C. S. I.: Crime Scene Investigation

Martin Sheen in The West Wing

Kiefer Sutherland in 24

Actor in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy Series

Ricky Gervais in The Office

Matt LeBlanc in Friends

Bernie Mac in The Bernie Mac Show

Eric McCormack in Will & Grace

Tony Shalhoub in Monk

Actor in a Leading Role – Mini-Series or Television Movie

Antonio Banderas in And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself

James Brolin in The Reagans

Troy Garity in Soldier’s Girl

Al Pacino in Angels In America

Tom Wilkinson in Normal

Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series

Frances Conroy in Six Feet Under

Jennifer Garner in Alias

Allison Janney in The West Wing

Joely Richardson in Nip/Tuck

Amber Tamblyn in Joan Of Arcadia

Actress in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy Series

Bonnie Hunt in Life With Bonnie

Reba McEntire in Reba

Debra Messing in Will & Grace

Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City

Bitty Schram in Monk

Alicia Silverstone in Miss Match

Actress in a Leading Role – Mini-Series or Television Movie

Judy Davis in The Reagans

Jessica Lange in Normal

Helen Mirren in Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone

Maggie Smith in My House in Umbria

Meryl Streep in Angels in America

Actor in a Supporting Role – Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie

Sean P. Hayes in Will & Grace

Lee Pace in Soldier’s Girl

Ben Shenkman in Angels in America

Patrick Wilson in Angels in America

Jeffrey Wright in Angels in America

Actress in a Supporting Role – Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie

Kim Cattrall in Sex and the City

Kristin Davis in Sex and the City

Megan Mullally in Will & Grace

Cynthia Nixon in Sex and the City

Mary-Louise Parker in Angels in America