2000 was a great year for music fans and the movies, and the Golden Globes took notice Thursday (December 21).
"Almost Famous," the Cameron Crowe film about a rock journalist in the 1970s, garnered four nominations, while John Cusack snagged a Best Actor nod for "High Fidelity," about a romantically and musically obsessed record store owner.
Also announced was a Best Actress nomination for Björk for her role as a poor factory worker slowly going blind in the musical "Dancer in the Dark." She also received a Best Original Song nomination for "I've Seen It All," a duet with Radiohead's Thom Yorke that appears on Selmasongs, Björk's seven-song soundtrack to "Dancer."
Also nominated for Best Original Song are Sting's "My Funny Friend and Me," from "The Emperor's New Groove"; Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed," from "Wonder Boys"; and Garth Brooks' "When You Come Back to Me Again," from "Frequency."
"Almost Famous" is Crowe's semi-autobiographical account of his stint as a teenage music writer for Rolling Stone magazine. In addition to the film's nomination for Best Comedy or Musical, Crowe is nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Kate Hudson received a Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical nomination for her role in the film, in which she plays a groupie to the fictional band Stillwater. Also nominated was Frances McDormand, who plays the young journalist's overprotective mother.
The Golden Globes are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards show will be telecast on January 21.