The Golden Globes Nominations: Leo Vs. Leo, Clint Vs. Clint

With no Golden Globes story line as compelling as last year's tension over whether or not the Hollywood Foreign Press Association would pit Heath Ledger's mumble-mouthed rancher against Jake Gyllenhaal's dreamy-eyed-yet-mercurial cowpoke (or, more accurately, "sheep-poke") bottom, we suppose we'll have to settle for the one you're going to be reading about all day: the double nominations of Clint Eastwood in the directing category (for both of his World War II movies) and Leonardo DiCaprio's dual Best Actor nods for The Departed and Blood Diamond. For those so inclined, squeezing one's eyes shut and imagining the steamy Leo-on-Leo action of DiCaprio's Boston cop and South African smuggler wrestling over the gilded Globe statue while grunting in passable Southie and Afrikaner accents might fill the erotic void left by the celebrated gay cowboys. In other multiple nominations news, Helen Mirren was recognized for playing both Elizabeth I in a TV miniseries and Elizabeth II in The Queen, an achievement that we genuinely hope you won't use to concoct transgressive, cross-generational fantasies that sully the monarchy. Leave the queens alone, sicky.

In the interest of summary: Babel led all films with seven nominations (including Best Drama), The Departed landed six, Borat hit the Best Comedy or Musical list (with Sacha Baron Cohen getting a nomination in the corresponding acting category), and Apocalypto garnered a nod in the HFPA's obscure, but prestigious, Best Mayan-Language Splatter Film Directed By A Noted Anti-Semite.

The full list of nominations is after the jump (including all the TV categories we couldn't be bothered to discuss above), and fine round-ups of this morning's Globes announcement can be found here, here, here, and here, should you not care to peruse our loving cut-and-paste of the HFPA's press release.

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BABEL
Anonymous Content Production/Una Producci n De Zeta Film/Central Film Production; Paramount Pictures/Paramount Vantage

BOBBY
Bold Films; The Weinstein Company

THE DEPARTED
Warner Bros. Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

LITTLE CHILDREN
New Line Cinema; New Line Cinema

THE QUEEN
A Granada Production; Miramax Films



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

PEN LOPE 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
One America; Twentieth Century Fox

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox

DREAMGIRLS
DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures; DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Big Beach/Bonafide Productions; Fox Searchlight Pictures

THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
Room 9 Entertainment/David O. Sacks Production/Content Film; Fox Searchlight Pictures



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a. ANNETTE BENING
RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

b. TONI COLLETTE
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

c. BEYONC KNOWLES
DREAMGIRLS

d. MERYL STREEP
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

e. RENEE ZELLWEGER
MISS POTTER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a. SACHA BARON COHEN
BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN

b. JOHNNY DEPP
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

c. AARON ECKHART
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

d. CHIWETEL EJIOFOR
KINKY BOOTS

e. WILL FERRELL
STRANGER THAN FICTION



BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

CARS
Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studio; Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

HAPPY FEET
Kingdom Pictures, LLC; Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures

MONSTER HOUSE
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

APOCALYPTO (USA)
Touchstone Pictures/Icon Productions; Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (USA/JAPAN)
Warner Bros. Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures

THE LIVES OF OTHERS (GERMANY)
Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion; Sony Pictures Classics

PAN'S LABYRINTH (MEXICO)
Estudios Picasso/Tequila Gang/Esperanto; Picturehouse

VOLVER (SPAIN)
El Deseo; Sony Pictures Classics

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 I ?RRITU
BABEL

MARTIN SCORSESE
THE DEPARTED


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 Beyonc Knowles

"NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH" — BOBBY
Music & Lyrics by: Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda

"THE SONG OF THE HEART" — HAPPY FEET
Music & Lyrics by: Prince Rogers Nelson

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


BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

24 (FOX)
Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television i.a.w. Real Time Prods.

BIG LOVE (HBO)
Anima Sola and Playtone Prods. i.a.w. HBO Entertainment

GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
Touchstone Television

HEROES (NBC)
NBC Universal Television Studios i.a.w. Tailwind Prods.

LOST (ABC)
Touchstone Television



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

a. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
Touchstone Television

b. ENTOURAGE (HBO)
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Prods. i.a.w. HBO Entertainment

c. THE OFFICE (NBC)
Deedle Dee Prods. with Reveille i.a.w. NBC Universal Television Studio

d. UGLY BETTY (ABC)
Touchstone Television

e. WEEDS (SHOWTIME)
Showtime i.a.w. Lionsgate Television and Tilted Prods., Inc.


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)
BBC and WGBH Boston Prod. i.a.w. Deep Indigo

BROKEN TRAIL (AMC)
Butchers Run Films and Once Upon a Time Films i.a.w. Sony Pictures Television

ELIZABETH I (HBO)
Company Pictures and Channel 4 i.a.w. HBO Films

MRS. HARRIS (HBO)
Killer Films, Number 9 Films and John Wells Prod. i.a.w. HBO Films

PRIME SUSPECT: THE FINAL ACT (PBS)
Granada and WGBH-Boston Prod.



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

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

ANDR 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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