By Indiewire | Indiewire December 18, 2003 at 2:0AM
"Lost In Translation" A Top Nominee for 61st Golden Globe Awards
by Eugene Hernandez
While a number of Hollywood studio films were among the nominees announced Thursday morning for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 61st Golden Globe Awards, Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation" was represented in multiple major categories. The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy), with Coppola receiving a best director and a best screenplay nod, and Bill Murray (best actor - musical or comedy) and Scarlett Johansson (best actress - musical or comedy) also nabbing nominations. Johansson was also nominated in the best actress category for her work in "Girl With a Pearl Earring."
Also nominated in multiple categories were big budget films such as Anthony Minghella's "Cold Mountain" from Miramax, Peter Weir's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" from Fox, Universal & Miramax, and Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River" from Warner Bros.
Nominations for independent and Indiewood films were generally limited to the acting categories. Charlize Theron was nominated for Best Actress - Drama for her performance in "Monster" from Newmarket, while Evan Rachel Wood received a nomination in the same category for her role in "Thirteen" from Fox Searchlight. In the supporting actor and actress categories, Maria Bello was nominated for "The Cooler," as were Patricia Clarkson for "Pieces of April," Hope Davis for "American Splendor," Holly Hunter for "Thirteen," Alec Baldwin for "The Cooler," and Peter Sarsgaard for "Shattered Glass."
In the foreign language category, the nominees are "The Barbarian Invasions" from Canada, "Good Bye, Lenin!" from Germany, "Monsieur Ibrahim" from France, "Osama" from Afghanistan, and "The Return" from Russia.
THE COMPLETE LIST OF FILM NOMINEES (as provided by the HFPA)
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