Babel Receives Seven Golden Globe Nods
Among numerous surprises, Babel, the drama by director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu about the worldwide reverberations to families following a shooting in North Africa, dominated the Golden Globes nominations announced today. The film received seven nominations -- more than any other --including best drama, best director, and best actor (Brad Pitt). The nominations were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which also nominated Bobby, The Departed, Little Children, and The Queen for best picture in the drama category. In another surprise, Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was nominated for best musical or comedy film, while Cohen himself got a best-actor nod in the category. The other films nominated for best musical or comedy: The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine and Thank You for Smoking. Two films made by Americans received nominations in the foreign-language category, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto and Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima. Leonardo DiCaprio, meanwhile, will by vying against himself after being nominated for best actor for performances in two different movies, The Departed and Blood Diamond.