DYNAMIC DUO: Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep are both nominated for performance by an actress in a drama this year for “The Hours.” The last time this occurred was in 1992 when co-stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon were both nominated for 1991’s “Thelma and Louise.” However, neither could hold a candle in the Hollywood Foreign Press’s mind to Jodie Foster, who took the Globe for “Silence of the Lambs.”
LOOKING BACK: In the musical or comedy category, in which Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones are both nominated for “Chicago,” one would have to venture back to 1983, when Aileen Quinn and Carol Burnett both received noms for their roles in 1982’s musical “Annie.” However, neither could stand up to tuner vet Julie Andrews, who won for “Victor/Victoria.”
SHUTOUT: Martin Scorsese has been nominated four times previous to this year’s “Gangs of New York” nod in the best motion picture, drama, category but he has never won a single Globe.
However, actor nominee Daniel Day-Lewis should keep in mind that Scorsese’s films have been very good to the actors who have performed in them.
Each of his films has led to at least one Globe acting victory, twice leading those winners to eventual Oscars in the same category.
- Robert De Niro won a Globe for actor in a drama and an Oscar for 1980’s “Raging Bull.”
Joe Pesci won a supporting actor, drama, Globe and an Oscar for 1990’s “GoodFellas.”
Winona Ryder won a supporting actress, drama, Globe for 1993’s “The Age of Innocence.”
Sharon Stone won a Globe for actress in a drama for 1995’s “Casino.”
JACK’S BACK: Jack Nicholson’s nomination for “About Schmidt” for best performance by an actor, drama, is his 16th overall for the Globes.
He’s won 30% of the time, having taken five Globes home since his first victory for 1974’s “Chinatown.”
Of those five Globe wins, only three have boosted him to an Oscar:
- 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (actor).
- 1983’s “Terms of Endearment” (supporting actor).
- 1997’s “As Good as It Gets” (actor)
ROMAN LEGION: “The Pianist” marks the first time a Roman Polanski film has gotten a Golden Globe nomination of any kind since 1979’s “Tess” was up for foreign film representing France in 1981.
It ended up winning in that category, as well as garnering Nastassja Kinski. a new (female) star of the year Globe.