Jamie Foxx Nabs Three Golden Globe Acting Noms; ‘Sideways’ Leads Pack

Foxx nominated for 'Ray,' 'Collateral,' 'Redemption.'

Jamie Foxx received an impressive three acting nods on Monday when the nominations were announced for the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards.

Foxx, who stars in “Ray,” was nominated for best musical or comedy actor for his portrayal of the late Ray Charles, and also garnered nods for supporting actor in “Collateral” and best actor in a TV movie or miniseries for “Redemption.”

“Sideways” hit Hollywood from all angles, nabbing seven nominations, including best musical or comedy, best director (Alexander Payne) and best performance by an actor in a musical or comedy (Paul Giamatti).

The road trip adventure/comedy faces stiff competition for the best musical or comedy award. Also up for the prize are “Ray,” “The Incredibles,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.”

“The Aviator,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes, follows “Sideways” with six nominations, including best drama, best actor in a drama (DiCaprio) and best supporting actress (Cate Blanchett).

Presented January 16 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes are widely viewed as a way to gauge who will be the biggest winners at the Oscars in February.

The Golden Globe Awards, unlike the Oscars, divide motion-
picture categories into comedy/musical and drama subsets, and honor achievements in television as well.

Competing for the prestigious best dramatic motion picture award are “The Aviator,” “Closer,” “Finding Neverland,” “Hotel Rwanda,” “Kinsey” and “Million Dollar Baby.”

Hilary Swank, who stars in “Million Dollar Baby,” is up for best lead actress in a drama against Scarlett Johansson (“A Love Song for Bobby Long”), Nicole Kidman (“Birth”), Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill Vol. 2″) and Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”).

Small-screen nominations were led by newcomer “Desperate Housewives,” which took four nominations, one for best TV series, musical or comedy, and three for best musical or comedic performance by an actress in a TV series (Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman).

“Nip/ Tuck” came in second with three nominations, including best TV series drama, best dramatic performance by an actress in a TV series (Joely Richardson) and best dramatic performance by an actor in a TV series (Julian McMahon).

Notable categories and nominations for the 62nd annual Golden Globes:

    Best Motion Picture
  • “The Aviator”
  • “Closer”
  • “Finding Neverland”
  • “Hotel Rwanda”
  • “Kinsey”
  • “Million Dollar Baby”

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Scarlett Johansson – “A Love Song for Bobby Long”
  • Nicole Kidman – “Birth”
  • Imelda Staunton – “Vera Drake”
  • Hilary Swank – “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Uma Thurman – “Kill Bill Vol. 2″

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Javier Bardem – “The Sea Inside”
  • Don Cheadle – “Hotel Rwanda”
  • Johnny Depp – “Finding Neverland”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Aviator”
  • Liam Neeson – “Kinsey”

    Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
  • “The Incredibles”
  • “The Phantom of the Opera”
  • “Ray”
  • “Sideways”

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Annette Bening – “Being Julia”
  • Ashley Judd – “De-Lovely”
  • Emmy Rossum – “The Phantom of the Opera”
  • Kate Winslet – “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
  • Renée Zellweger – “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Jim Carrey – “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
  • Jamie Foxx – “Ray”
  • Paul Giamatti – “Sideways”
  • Kevin Kline – “De-Lovely”
  • Kevin Spacey – “Beyond the Sea”

    Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Clint Eastwood – “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Marc Forster – “Finding Neverland”
  • Mike Nichols – “Closer”
  • Alexander Payne – “Sideways”
  • Martin Scorsese – “The Aviator”

    Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Charlie Kaufman – “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
  • John Logan – “The Aviator”
  • David Magee – “Finding Neverland”
  • Patrick Marber – “Closer”
  • Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor – “Sideways”

    Best Television Series – Drama

  • “24″
  • “Deadwood”
  • “Lost”
  • “Nip/ Tuck”
  • “The Sopranos”

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • Edie Falco – “The Sopranos”
  • Jennifer Garner – “Alias”
  • Mariska Hargitay – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
  • Christine Lahti – “Jack & Bobby”
  • Joely Richardon – “Nip/ Tuck”

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • Michael Chiklis – “The Shield”
  • Denis Leary – “Rescue Me”
  • Julian McMahon – “Nip/ Tuck”
  • Ian McShane – “Deadwood”
  • James Spader – “Boston Legal”

    Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • “Arrested Development”
  • “Desperate Housewives”
  • “Entourage”
  • “Sex and the City”
  • “Will & Grace”

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Marcia Cross – “Desperate Housewives”
  • Teri Hatcher – “Desperate Housewives”
  • Felicity Huffman – “Desperate Housewives”
  • Debra Messing – “Will & Grace”
  • Sarah Jessica Parker – “Sex and the City”

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Jason Bateman – “Arrested Development”
  • Zach Braff – “Scrubs”
  • Larry David – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • Matt LeBlanc – “Joey”
  • Tony Shalhoub – “Monk”
  • Charlie Sheen – “Two and a Half Men”

For a complete list of nominations visit hfpa.org.

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