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'Titanic,' 'Good As It Gets' top Golden Globe nominees list

"Titanic" captured a leading eight nominations for the Golden Globe awards   
December 18, 1997
Web posted at: 10:25 a.m. EST (1525 GMT)

BEVERLY HILLS, California (CNN) -- "Titanic" steamed past critically acclaimed rivals "L.A. Confidential" and "Amistad" in the total number of nominations it carried off in Thursday's Golden Globe announcements.

The nominees were announced this year by celebrities including Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. The awards are closely watched as an indicator of likely Academy Awards winners, which follow a few weeks later.

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Nominees for Golden Globe Awards

Titanic received a total of eight nominations. James Cameron, the director of "Titanic;" Leonardo DiCaprio, "Titanic's" lead male actor; his leading lady Kate Winslet; and the movie itself were all tapped for the motion picture drama category.

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"Amistad" received four nominations   

"Titanic" shares its Best Drama nomination with Steven Spielberg's latest work, "Amistad;" "Good Will Hunting;" "The Boxer;" and "L.A. Confidential."

Director James Brooks' "As Good As It Gets" earned six nominations, including Best Musical or Comic Movie. The crime thriller "L.A. Confidential" collected five nominations, and "Amistad" and "Good Will Hunting" each received four nods.

Also nominated in the musical or comedy movie selections were "As Good As It Gets," "The Full Monty," "Men In Black," "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Wag the Dog."

Some critically acclaimed movies received only one or two nods in Thursday's ceremony. Peter Fonda was nominated for best actor for his role in "Ulee's Gold," and actress Joey Lauren Adams got a nod for her part in "Chasing Amy."

Hint of future Oscars

In the last 18 years, 13 of the 36 Golden Globe Best Picture winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

But the organization also has made some unusual selections, ranging from an award to actress Pia Zadora to, more recently, a Best Picture win for "Evita."

Unlike the Academy Awards, voters for the Golden Globes divide most top film nominations into two categories: drama and musical or comedy. That means more films and people can be nominated and movie producers can improve their chances by submitting work into less competitive fields.

Quentin Tarantino's crime story "Jackie Brown," for example, was placed in the comedy movie category, even though the movie has its share of explicit violence.

The Golden Globe awards will be presented in a ceremony January 18 from Beverly Hills, and will be televised live on NBC.


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