The road-trip flick "Sideways" led the 62nd annual Golden Globe contenders yesterday with seven nominations, including best musical or comedy film, three acting nominations and...

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The road-trip flick “Sideways” led the 62nd annual Golden Globe contenders yesterday with seven nominations, including best musical or comedy film, three acting nominations and best director, while Jamie Foxx scored a record three nominations.

The Howard Hughes biography “The Aviator” landed six nominations including best dramatic feature and best director.

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The Golden Globes are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. With a nationally televised awards ceremony on NBC (set for Jan. 16) and a knack for picking eventual Academy Awards winners, the Globes wield a fair amount of sway among the 5,800 Oscar voters.

The Globes last January correctly predicted eventual Oscar winners in all key categories, including best-picture champ “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and actors Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Tim Robbins and Renée Zellweger.

Here are the nominees:


Picture, Drama:

“The Aviator,” “Closer,” “Finding Neverland,” “Hotel Rwanda,” “Kinsey,” “Million Dollar Baby.”

Actress, 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.”

Actor, Drama:

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

Picture, Musical or Comedy:

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Incredibles,” “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera,” “Ray,” “Sideways.”

Actress, Musical or Comedy:

Annette Bening, “Being Julia”; Ashley Judd, “De-Lovely”; Emmy Rossum, “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera”; Kate Winslet, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”; Renée Zellweger, “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.”

Actor, 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.”

Foreign Language:

“The Chorus,” France; “House of Flying Daggers,” China; “The Motorcycle Diaries,” Brazil; “The Sea Inside,” Spain; “A Very Long Engagement,” France.

Supporting Actress:

Cate Blanchett, “The Aviator”; Laura Linney, “Kinsey”; Virginia Madsen, “Sideways”; Natalie Portman, “Closer”; Meryl Streep, “The Manchurian Candidate.”

Supporting Actor:

David Carradine, “Kill Bill: Vol. 2”; Thomas Haden Church, “Sideways”; Jamie Foxx, “Collateral”; Morgan Freeman, “Million Dollar Baby”; Clive Owen, “Closer.”


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


Charlie Kaufman, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”; John Logan, “The Aviator”; David Magee, “Finding Neverland”; Patrick Marber, “Closer”; Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, “Sideways.”

Original Score:

Clint Eastwood, “Million Dollar Baby”; Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, “Finding Neverland”; Rolfe Kent, “Sideways”; Howard Shore, “The Aviator”; Hans Zimmer, “Spanglish.”

Original Song:

“Accidentally in Love” from “Shrek 2”; “Believe” from “The Polar Express”; “Learn to be Lonely” from “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera”; “Million Voices” from “Hotel Rwanda”; “Old Habits Die Hard” from “Alfie.”


Drama Series:

“24,” Fox; “Deadwood,” HBO; “Lost,” ABC; “Nip/Tuck,” FX; “The Sopranos,” HBO.

Actress, Drama Series:

Edie Falco, “The Sopranos”; Jennifer Garner, “Alias”; Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; Christine Lahti, “Jack & Bobby”; Joely Richardson, “Nip/Tuck.”

Actor, Drama Series:

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

Series, Musical or Comedy:

“Arrested Development,” Fox; “Desperate Housewives,” ABC; “Entourage,” HBO; “Sex and the City,” HBO; “Will & Grace,” NBC.

Actress, 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.”

Actor, 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.”

Miniseries or Movie:

“American Family: Journey of Dreams,” PBS; “Iron Jawed Angels,” HBO; “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” HBO; “The Lion in Winter,” Showtime; “Something the Lord Made,” HBO.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie:

Glenn Close, “The Lion in Winter”; Blythe Danner, “Back When We Were Grown Ups”; Julianna Margulies, “The Grid”; Miranda Richardson, “The Lost Prince”; Hilary Swank, “Iron Jawed Angels.”

Actor, Miniseries or Movie:

Mos Def, “Something the Lord Made”; Jamie Foxx, “Redemption”; William H. Macy, “The Wool Cap”; Geoffrey Rush, “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”; Patrick Stewart, “The Lion in Winter.”

Supporting Actress, Miniseries, Movie or Series:

Drea de Matteo, “The Sopranos”; Anjelica Huston, “Iron Jawed Angels”; Nicollette Sheridan, “Desperate Housewives”; Charlize Theron, “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”; Emily Watson, “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.”

Supporting Actor, Miniseries, Movie or Series:

Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace”; Michael Imperioli, “The Sopranos”; Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”; Oliver Platt, “Huff”; William Shatner, “Boston Legal.”