Ridley Scott's Gladiator and Steven Soderbergh's Traffic landed five nominations each as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nods for the 58th annual Golden Globes.
Paramount's re-release of Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys seems to have paid dividends: the film received four nominations including a best actor nod for Michael Douglas. Also with four nominations were Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, Lasse Hallstrom's Chocolat and Stephen Soderbergh's Erin Brockovich.
Soderbergh was nominated as best director for both Erin Brockovich and Traffic.
Two non-US productions were among the titles nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama. Stephen Daldry's UK title Billy Elliot and Istvan Szabo's Sunshine, an Austria-Canada-Germany-Hungary co-production, joined Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Gladiator and Wonder Boys.
Nick Park's UK animation Chicken Run was nominated in the Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy category. The picture joined the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou', Chocolat, Almost Famous and Christopher Guest's Best In Show.
In the Best Actress - Drama category, Icelandic pop star Bjork secured a nod for her performance in Dancer In The Dark, joining Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich, Joan Allen for The Contender, Ellen Burstyn for Requiem For A Dream and Laura Linney for You Can Count On Me. Bjork's I've Seen It All, from Dancer In The Dark, was nominated for best original song.
Russell Crowe was amongst the nominees for Best Actor - Drama for his work in Gladiator. Crowe will compete with Javier Bardem, star of Before Night Falls, Geoffrey Rush, nominated for his role in Quills, Tom Hanks, nominated for Cast Away, and Wonder Boys' Michael Douglas
Juliette Binoche and Brenda Blethyn secured nods for Best Actress - Musical or Comedy for their roles in Chocolat and Saving Grace respectively. Tracey Ullman was nominated for Small Time Crooks, joining Sandra Bullock for Miss Congeniality and Renee Zellweger for Nurse Betty.
In the Best Actor - Musical or Comedy, the nominees were Jim Carey for Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, George Clooney for O Brother, Where Art Thou', John Cusack for High Fidelity, Robert De Niro for Meet the Parents and Mel Gibson for What Women Want.
Titles nominated or the Best Foreign Language Film were: from Mexico, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Amores Perros; from Taiwan, Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and Patrice Leconte's The Widow Of St Pierre, from France. Two titles were nominated from Italy: Giuseppe Tornatore's Malena and Marco Tullio Giordana's The Hundred Steps.
COMPLETE FILM NOMINEES FOR 58TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBES
BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
JOAN ALLEN The Contender
BJORK Dancer In The Dark
ELLEN BURSTYN Requiem For A Dream
LAURA LINNEY You Can Count On Me
JULIA ROBERTS Erin Brockovich
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
JAVIER BARDEM Before Night Falls
RUSSELL CROWE Gladiator
MICHAEL DOUGLAS Wonder Boys
TOM HANKS Cast Away
GEOFFREY RUSH Quills
BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
BEST IN SHOW
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU'
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
JULIETTE BINOCHE Chocolat
BRENDA BLETHYN Saving Grace
SANDRA BULLOCK Miss Congeniality
TRACEY ULLMAN Small Time Crooks
RENEE ZELLWEGER Nurse Betty
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
JIM CARREY Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
GEORGE CLOONEY O Brother, Where Art Thou'
JOHN CUSACK High Fidelity
ROBERT DE NIRO Meet The Parents
MEL GIBSON What Women Want
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
THE HUNDRED STEPS
THE WIDOW OF ST. PIERRE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
JUDI DENCH Chocolat
KATE HUDSON Almost Famous
FRANCES McDORMAND Almost Famous
JULIE WALTERS Billy Elliot
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES Traffic
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
JEFF BRIDGES The Contender
WILLEM DAFOE Shadow of the Vampire
BENICIO DEL TORO Traffic
ALBERT FINNEY Erin Brockovich
JOAQUIN PHOENIX Gladiator
BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
ANG LEE Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
RIDLEY SCOTT Gladiator
STEVEN SODERBERGH Erin Brockovich
STEVEN SODERBERGH Traffic
ISTVAN SZABO Sunshine
BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
CAMERON CROWE Almost Famous
STEPHEN GAGHAN Traffic
STEVE KLOVES Wonder Boys
KENNETH LONERGAN You Can Count On Me
DOUG WRIGHT Quills
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
TAN DUN Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
MAURICE JARRE Sunshine
ENNIO MORRICONE Malena
RACHEL PORTMAN Chocolat
MARTY STUART, KRISTIN WILKINSON and LARRY PAXTON All The Pretty Horses
HANS ZIMMER and LISA GERRARD Gladiator
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
I1VE SEEN IT ALL - Dancer In The Dark
Lyrics: Lars Von Trier, Sjon Sigurdsson
MY FUNNY FRIEND AND ME - The Emperor's New Groove
Music: Sting and David Hartley
ONE IN A MILLION - Miss Congeniality
Music and Lyrics: Steffan Olsson
THINGS HAVE CHANGED - Wonder Boys
Music and Lyrics: Bob Dylan
WHEN YOU COME BACK TO ME AGAIN - Frequency
Music: Garth Brooks
Lyrics: Garth Brooks, Jenny Yates