Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles edged out DreamWorks’ Shrek 2, Warner Bros’ The Polar Express and all other animated contenders with a Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy) Golden Globe nod. Nominations for the 62nd Annual Golden Globes were announced this morning. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 16.
In its category (Best Musical or Comedy), The Incredibles is up against the live-action heavy hitters Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind from Focus Features, Ray from Universal Pictures, Sideways from Fox Searchlight Pictures and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera from Warner Bros. Pictures. Sideways leads the competition with seven total nominations, followed by Miramax’s vfx-heavy Howard Houghs biopic, The Aviator, with six.
Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Aviator is up for Best Motion Picture (Drama), along with Sony Pictures’ Closer, Miramax Films’ Finding Neverland, Lions Gate Films/MGM’s Hotel Rwanda, Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Kinsey and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Million Dollar Baby. Contributing to the extensive effects work in The Aviator are Sony Pictures Imageworks, CaféFX, Digital Backlot, Pixel Playground, Digital Neural Access, Buzz Image Group, and New Deal Studios, all working under visual effects supervisor Robert Legato.
Shrek 2 and The Polar Express weren’t completely shut out. Both are up for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture–Shrek 2 for "Accidentally In Love" (music and lyrics by Adam Duritz, Dan Vickery, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley and David Bryson) and The Polar Express for Believe (music and lyrics by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri) Competing songs are Webber’s "Learn To Be Lonely" from The Phantom Of The Opera, Wyclef Jean’s "Million Voices" from Hotel Rwanda, and the Mick Jagger tune, "Old Habits Die Hard," from Alfie.
Hollywood legends face off in the race for Best Director–Motion Picture as Scorsese (The Aviator) takes on Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) and Mike Nichols (Closer). Also in the running are Marc Forster for Finding Neverland and Alexander Payne for Sideways.
To see the full list of Golden Globes 2005 nominations, visit www.hfpa.org/nominations2005.html.