Eastwood, DiCaprio play doubles in Globe noms

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Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio scored a couple of doubleheaders as the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced nominations for the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday.

With seven nominations, "Babel" was the most nominated film, followed by "The Departed" with six and "Dreamgirls" with five.

Eastwood received two nominations in the same category, picking up noms as best director for his bookend films "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima." DiCaprio also scored two nominations in the same category, dominating the list for best dramatic actor with noms for his undercover cop in "The Departed" and his mercenary in "Blood Diamond."

But Helen Mirren did them one better. Not only did she score two nominations in the best performance by an actress in a miniseries category -- picking up noms for both "Elizabeth I" and "Prime Suspect: The Final Act" -- she also was gifted with a third nomination as best motion picture actress for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen."

For best motion picture drama, the HFPA did not nominate Eastwood's "Flags," however, but instead spread its noms among "Babel," "Bobby," "The Departed," "Little Children" and "The Queen."

For best motion picture comedy or musical, the noms went to "Borat," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Dreamgirls," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Thank You for Smoking."

In the television categories, the drama "Grey's Anatomy" and the comedy "Weeds" were the most nominated programs, with four noms each.

Joining Eastwood as best director nominees are Stephen Frears for "The Queen," Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Babel" and Martin Scorsese for "The Departed." Despite its five nominations, "Dreamgirls" failed to earn a nomination for its director Bill Condon.

In addition to DiCaprio, the best actor nominees were Peter O'Toole for playing an aging rogue in "Venus," Will Smith for portraying a struggling dad in "The Pursuit of Happyness" and Forest Whitaker, who stars as the mercurial Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland."

The nominees for best dramatic actress were Penelope Cruz, who plays a resilient widow in "Volver," Judi Dench for her repressed school teacher in "Notes on a Scandal," Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars as an ex-con trying to re-establish her life in "Sherrybaby," Mirren for "The Queen" and Kate Winslet, who plays an adulterous suburbanite in "Little Children."

In the best actress in a comedy or musical category, the nominees were Annette Bening, who plays an unstable mom in "Running with Scissors," Toni Collette, who appears as a long-suffering wife in "Little Miss Sunshine," Beyonce Knowles, who portrays a recording star in "Dreamgirls," Meryl Streep for her fearsome magazine editor in "The Devil Wears Prada" and Renee Zellweger, who plays author Beatrix Potter in "Miss Potter." Beyonce joins this year's pack of double nominees since she also shares in the composing credits for the best song nominee "Listen" from "Dreamgirls."

For best actor in a comedy or musical, the HFPA nominated Sacha Baron Cohen for his Kazakhstani journalist in "Borat," Johnny Depp, scoring his second Globe nomination for playing Jack Sparrow, this time for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," Aaron Eckhart, who appears as a tobacco lobbyist in "Thank You for Smoking," Will Ferrell, who plays a man whose life is unfolding like a novel in "Stranger Than Fiction," and, in what amounted to a surprise choice, Chiwetel Ejiofor, who dresses up as a London drag queen in "Kinky Boots."

For best supporting actor, the nominees are Ben Affleck, who portrays "Superman" TV show star George Reeves in "Hollywoodland," Eddie Murphy for his rhythm and blues singer in "Dreamgirls," Brad Pitt, who appears as an American encountering trouble abroad in "Babel" and both Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg for the cops-and-robbers saga "The Departed."

For best supporting actress, the nominees are Adriana Barraza, who appears as a Mexican housekeeper in "Babel," Cate Blanchett for her reckless school teacher in "Notes on a Scandal," Emily Blunt, who plays a chic editorial assistant in "The Devil Wears Prada," Jennifer Hudson, who sings up a storm in "Dreamgirls" and Rinko Kikuchi, who portrays a deaf girl yearning for connections in "Babel."

In the foreign language category, both Eastwood's Japanese-language "Letters From Iwo Jima" and Mel Gibson's Mayan-speaking "Apocalypto" scored nominations. The other nominees were Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's "The Lives of Others," Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" and Pedro Almodovar's "Volver."

In the best animated film category, a new category at the Globes, the nominees were the motoring "Cars," the penguin-filled "Happy Feet" and the spooky "Monster House."

Nominated for best motion picture screenplay were Guillermo Arriaga for "Babel," Todd Field and Tom Perrotta for "Little Children," Patrick Marber for "Notes on a Scandal," William Monahan for "The Departed" and Peter Morgan for "The Queen."

In the category of best original score, the nominees were Alexandre Desplat, "The Painted Veil"; Clint Mansell, "The Fountain"; Gustavo Santaolalla, "Babel"; Carlo Siliotto, "Nomad," and Hans Zimmer, "The Da Vinci Code."

Nominees for best original song were : "A Father's Way" from "The Pursuit of Happyness," music by Seal and Christopher Bruce, lyrics by Seal; "Listen" from "Dreamgirls," music & lyrics by Henry Krieger, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler and Beyonce Knowles; "Never Gonna Break My Faith" from "Bobby," music & lyrics by Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda; "The Song of the Heart" from "Happy Feet," music & lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson; and "Try Not to Remember" from "Home of the Brave," music & lyrics by Sheryl Crow.

The Globes will take place Jan. 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be broadcast live by NBC.

The list of 64th annual Golden Globe Awards nominees follows.

MOTION PICTURES
Picture, Drama
"Babel," "Bobby," "The Departed," "Little Children," "The Queen"

Actress, Drama

Penelope Cruz, "Volver"; Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"; Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Sherrybaby"; Helen Mirren, "The Queen"; Kate Winslet, "Little Children"

Actor, Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond"; Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed"; Peter O'Toole, "Venus"; Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"; Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

Picture, Musical or Comedy

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Dreamgirls," "Little Miss Sunshine," "Thank You for Smoking"

Actress, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, "Running With Scissors"; Toni Collette, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Beyonce Knowles, "Dreamgirls"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Renee Zellweger, "Miss Potter"

Actor, Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"; Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"; Aaron Eckhart, "Thank You for Smoking"; Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Kinky Boots"; Will Ferrell, "Stranger than Fiction"

Supporting Actress
Adriana Barraza, "Babel"; Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"; Emily Blunt, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"; Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel"

Supporting Actor
Ben Affleck, "Hollywoodland"; Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"; Jack Nicholson, "The Departed"; Brad Pitt, "Babel"; Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed"

Director
Clint Eastwood, "Flags of Our Fathers"; Clint Eastwood, "Letters from Iwo Jima"; Steven Frears, "The Queen"; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel"; Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"

Screenplay
Guillermo Arriaga, "Babel"; Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, "Little Children"; Patrick Marber, "Notes on a Scandal"; William Monahan, "The Departed"; Peter Morgan, "The Queen"

Foreign Language
"Apocalypto," USA; "Letters from Iwo Jima," USA/Japan; "The Lives of Others," Germany; "Pan's Labyrinth," Mexico; "Volver" Spain

Animated Film
"Cars," "Happy Feet," "Monster House"

Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, "The Painted Veil"; Clint Mansell, "The Fountain"; Gustavo Santaolalla, "Babel"; Carlo Siliotto, "Nomad"; Hans Zimmer, "The Da Vinci Code"

Original Song

"A Father's Way" from "The Pursuit of Happyness"; "Listen" from "Dreamgirls"; "Never Gonna Break My Faith" from "Bobby"; "The Song of the Heart" from "Happy Feet"; "Try Not to Remember" from "Home of the Brave"

TELEVISION
Series, Drama
"24," Fox; "Big Love," HBO; "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; "Heroes," NBC; "Lost," ABC

Actress, Drama
Patricia Arquette, "Medium"; Edie Falco, "The Sopranos"; Evangeline Lilly, "Lost"; Ellen Pompeo, "Grey's Anatomy"; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

Actor, Drama
Patrick Dempsey, "Grey's Anatomy"; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"; Hugh Laurie, "House"; Bill Paxton, "Big Love"; Kiefer Sutherland, "24"

Series, Musical or Comedy

"Desperate Housewives," ABC; "Entourage," HBO; "The Office," NBC; "Ugly Betty," ABC; "Weeds," Showtime

Actress, Musical or Comedy

Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives"; America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"; Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine"; Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"

Actor, Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"; Zach Braff, "Scrubs"; Steve Carrell, "The Office"; Jason Lee, "My Name is Earl"; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"

Miniseries or movie
"Bleak House," PBS; "Broken Trail," AMC; "Elizabeth I," HBO; "Mrs. Harris," HBO; "Prime Suspect: The Final Act," PBS

Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Gillian Anderson, "Bleak House"; Annette Bening, "Mrs. Harris"; Helen Mirren, "Elizabeth I"; Helen Mirren, "Prime Suspect: The Final Act"; Sophie Okonedo, "Tsunami, The Aftermath"

Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Andre Braugher, "Thief"; Robert Duvall, "Broken Trail"; Michael Ealy, "Sleeper Cell: American Terror"; Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Tsunami, The Aftermath"; Ben Kingsley, "Mrs. Harris"; Bill Nighy, "Gideon's Daughter"; Matthew Perry, "The Ron Clark Story"

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie
Emily Blunt, "Gideon's Daughter"; Toni Collette, "Tsunami, The Aftermath"; Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy"; Sarah Paulson, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"; Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds"

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie
Thomas Haden Church, "Broken Trail"; Jeremy Irons, "Elizabeth I"; Justin Kirk, "Weeds"; Masi Oka, "Heroes"; Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"
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