If this year’s Golden Globe nominations are any indication, musicals are back in a big way. The still-to-be-released “Chicago” racked up more nominations than any other film.
Meanwhile Eminem, who’s used to being the frontrunner at music awards shows, was nominated for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself” from the rap-driven “8 Mile.” (Click for photos from the premiere .)
The eight nominations for “Chicago” include Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (Richard Gere), Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones), Best Supporting Actress (Queen Latifah), Best Supporting Actor (John C. Reilly), and Best Screenplay.
Jack Nicholson’s “About Schmidt” and the unconventional “Adaptation” followed closest behind “Chicago.” “Schmidt” was nominated for seven globes, including Best Picture – Drama and Best Actor – Drama (Nicholson), while the six nominations earned by Nicolas Cage’s “Adaptation” include Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actor – Musical or Comedy (Cage), Best Supporting Actor – Musical or a Comedy (Chris Cooper), Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep) and Best Director (Spike Jonze).
Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t get nominated for “Gangs of New York,” but he’ll compete with co-star Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor – Drama thanks to “Catch Me If You Can.” (Click for photos from the premiere .) Other big nominees include “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” for Best Picture – Drama (click for photos from the movie ) and “The Hours” for Best Picture – Drama and Best Actress – Drama (Nicole Kidman and Streep).
Though “Punch Drunk Love” (click for photos from the movie ) and “8 Mile” both kicked up a fair share of award buzz, each film nabbed only one Golden Globe nomination. Adam Sandler is up for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy.