Brokeback, Good Night, Producers And Match Point Tops Globe Nominations

LATEST: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, THE PRODUCERS, MATCH POINT and GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK will lead the way at next year's (06) Golden Globe Awards.

ANG LEE's gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain tops the nominations with seven nods, including Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Actor - Drama for HEATH LEDGER, Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for MICHELLE WILLIAMS and Best Director.

GEORGE CLOONEY's black and white drama Good Night, And Good Luck is up for four trophies, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Actor - Drama for DAVID STRATHAIRN, as well as Best Director and Best Screenplay for Clooney, who has also been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in SYRIANA.

MEL BROOKS' musical The Producers is also up for four awards - Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, Best Actor - Musical Or Comedy for NATHAN LANE, Best Supporting Actor for WILL FERRELL and Best Original Song; while WOODY ALLEN's London-set drama Match Point is up for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Supporting Actress for SCARLETT JOHANSSON, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

Meanwhile, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, THE CONSTANT GARDENER and WALK THE LINE are nominated in three categories.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES are leading the TV categories with five nods, with the show's four stars MARCIA CROSS, EVA LONGORIA, TERI HATCHER and FELICITY HUFFMAN fighting for Best Actress In A TV Series - Comedy, as well as the ABC show fighting CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, ENTOURAGE, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS

MY NAME IS EARL and WEEDS for Best TV Series - Comedy.

Meanwhile, LOST, TV movie WARM SPRINGS, White House drama COMMANDER IN CHIEF and Weeds are nominated in three categories.

Welsh actor SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has been named as the recipient of the 2006 Cecil B Demille Award For Lifetime Achievement at the ceremony, which takes place on 16 January (06) in Los Angeles.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Motion Picture - Drama:

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

MATCH POINT

THE CONSTANT GARDENER

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy:

MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

THE PRODUCERS

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

WALK THE LINE

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama:

RUSSELL CROWE - CINDERELLA MAN

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN - CAPOTE

TERRENCE HOWARD - HUSTLE AND FLOW

HEATH LEDGER - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

DAVID STRATHAIRN - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama:

MARIA BELLO - HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

FELICITY HUFFMAN - TRANSAMERICA

GWYNETH PALTROW - PROOF

CHARLIZE THERON - NORTH COUNTRY

ZIYI ZHANG - MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy:

PIERCE BROSNAN - THE MATADOR

JEFF DANIELS - THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

JOHNNY DEPP - CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

NATHAN LANE - THE PRODUCERS

CILLIAN MURPHY - BREAKFAST ON PLUTO

JOAQUIN PHOENIX - WALK THE LINE

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy:

DAME JUDI DENCH - MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

LAURA LINNEY - THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

SARAH JESSICA PARKER - THE FAMILY STONE

REESE WITHERSPOON - WALK THE LINE

Best Performance By An Actor In Supporting Role In A Motion Picture:

GEORGE CLOONEY - SYRIANA

MATT DILLON - CRASH

WILL FERRELL - THE PRODUCERS

PAUL GIAMATTI - CINDERELLA MAN

BOB HOSKINS - MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS

Best Performance By An Actress In Supporting Role In A Motion Picture:

SCARLETT JOHANSSON - MATCH POINT

SHIRLEY MacLAINE - IN HER SHOES

FRANCES McDORMAND - NORTH COUNTRY

RACHEL WEISZ - THE CONSTANT GARDENER

MICHELLE WILLIAMS - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Best Foreign Language Film:

KUNG FU HUSTLE (China) MASTER OF CRIMSON ARMOR (China) MERRY CHRISTMAS (France) PARADISE NOW (Palestine)

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