Why Angelina Jolie 'Laughed' About Her Golden Globe Nomination

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The announcement of The Tourist's multiple Golden Globe nominations drew audible laughter from the crowd of press and publicists assembled at the Beverly Hilton for Tuesday's pre-dawn announcement.

Apparently, Angelina Jolie -- who stars in the movie with Johnny Depp -- had the same reaction upon learning of her nomination.

Jolie was nominated for best performance by an actress in a comedy or musical for her role in the film -- which Sony Pictures sold as a romantic thriller.

Saying the acknowledgment was an honor, Jolie told the Associated Press: "We were laughing because it's the first time that I've been in the comedic category so it's new for me."

The movie wasn't a hit with critics or moviegoers, earning only $17 million in its box-office bow this past weekend.

But it still managed to score a Golden Globe nom for best picture in the comedy/musical category. Depp also was nominated.

Jolie, Depp -- a double nominee for his role in Alice in Wonderland -- and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck were in Germany on Tuesday for the film's Berlin premiere when they learned of their nominations.

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