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Globes high on 'Cold Mountain'

'Angels' soars in nominations for a TV movie or miniseries

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"Cold Mountain" earned nods for its leads -- Nicole Kidman and Jude Law -- as well as for writer-director Anthony Minghella and for best drama.

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(CNN) -- "Cold Mountain" towered over all other movies in nominations for the 61st Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday from Beverly Hills, California.

The film, about a Civil War soldier's attempt to return to his beloved and his homestead from battle, picked up nominations in all major fields: best actress in a drama (Nicole Kidman), best actor in a drama (Jude Law), best supporting actress in a drama (Renee Zellweger), best screenplay and best director (both by Anthony Minghella) and best drama.

The movie earned eight nominations overall.

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" earned nods for best drama and best director (Peter Jackson) as well as for score and song, but the film did not earn any acting or screenplay nominations.

"Mystic River," which has dominated critics' lists, received nominations for best drama, best director (Clint Eastwood) and best screenplay (Brian Helgeland) as well as two of its actors: Sean Penn (best actor in a drama) and Tim Robbins (best supporting actor in a drama).

Other nominees for best drama are "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" and "Seabiscuit."

Other leaders in the nominations were "Lost in Translation," which earned nods for best actor in a comedy or musical (Bill Murray), best actress in a comedy or musical (Scarlett Johansson), best screenplay and best director (both by Sofia Coppola), and best comedy or musical.

Johansson also picked up a nomination for best actress in a drama for her performance in "Girl With a Pearl Earring."

Other nominees for best comedy or musical are "Bend It Like Beckham," "Big Fish," "Finding Nemo" and "Love Actually."

"Lost in Translation" and "Mystic River" each received five nominations.

Nicholson, Murray ... and Black

In a mild surprise, Jack Black earned a nomination for best actor in a comedy or musical for "School of Rock." He'll be competing against Murray, Johnny Depp ("Pirates of the Caribbean"), Jack Nicholson ("Something's Gotta Give") and Billy Bob Thornton ("Bad Santa").

Billy Bob Thornton received a nomination for his turn as a dissolute mall Santa in "Bad Santa."

Another mild surprise was Jamie Lee Curtis, who received a best actress in a comedy or musical nomination for "Freaky Friday." She'll be going up against Diane Keaton ("Something's Gotta Give"), Diane Lane ("Under the Tuscan Sun") and Helen Mirren ("Calendar Girls").

"The Cooler" earned comedy or musical nominations for two of its leads -- Maria Bello (best supporting actress) and Alec Baldwin (best supporting actor). Its star, WIlliam H. Macy, was nominated for a different movie, "Seabiscuit," for best supporting actor in a drama.

Best director nominees are Coppola, Jackson, Minghella, Eastwood and Peter Weir ("Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World").

Lots of 'Sex'

Al Pacino and Meryl Streep won nominations for "Angels in America."

In a TV comedy series, "Sex and the City" earned nominations for all four of its stars -- Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon (all for best supporting actress) and Sarah Jessica Parker (for best actress).

The show was also nominated for best comedy series. Other best TV comedy nominees are "Arrested Development," "Monk," "The Office" and "Will & Grace."

"The Reagans," the controversial TV movie pulled by CBS and aired on the pay-cable network Showtime, earned nominations for its two leads -- James Brolin, who played Ronald Reagan, and Judy Davis for her portrayal of Nancy Reagan. The movie was not nominated for best TV movie or miniseries, however.

"Angels in America" picked up seven nominations in major television categories, including best miniseries or TV movie and three in the supporting actor category for miniseries or TV movie. Meryl Streep was nominated for best actress in a TV movie or miniseries, and Al Pacino earned a best actor nod in a TV movie or miniseries.

Best TV drama nominees are "24," "CSI," "Nip/Tuck," "Six Feet Under" and "The West Wing."

Kelsey Grammer, Alicia Silverstone and Uma Thurman announced the awards; the latter two received nominations as well. Thurman was nominated for best actress in a drama for the movie "Kill Bill -- Volume 1," and Silverstone earned a best actress nod in a TV comedy series for "Miss Match."

The Golden Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the awards show will air January 25 on NBC.

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