The road-trip flick “Sideways” led Golden Globe contenders Monday with seven nominations, including best musical or comedy film, three acting nominations and best director, while Jamie Foxx (news) scored a record three nominations.
The Howard Hughes biography “The Aviator” landed six nominations including best dramatic feature and best director.
Other best drama nominees were the caustic sex tale “Closer”; “Finding Neverland,” the story of “Peter Pan” creator J.M. Barrie; “Hotel Rwanda,” a tale set against the genocide in that country; “Kinsey,” a film biography of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, and the boxing saga “Million Dollar Baby.”
Along with “Sideways,” best musical or comedy nominees were the whimsical romance “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”; the animated superhero adventure “The Incredibles”; “The Phantom of the Opera,” adapted from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, and the Ray Charles film biography “Ray.”
“Ray” star Foxx was nominated for best musical or comedy actor for that film, for supporting actor for “Collateral” as a taxi driver whose cab is hijacked by a hit man, and as best actor in a TV movie or miniseries for “Redemption.”
Other stars have received two nominations in a single year, but Foxx was the first to receive three.