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CNN LIVE EVENT/SPECIAL

Golden Globe Nominations

Aired December 18, 2003 - 08:37   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

SOLEDAD O'BRIEN, CNN ANCHOR: It's time to go to Hollywood, where they are announcing the nominees for the 61st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the year's best in film and in television. One of the leading contenders for best picture nomination is Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Master and Commander," and also "The Last Samurai" with Tom Cruise are also favorites. The civil war epic "Cold Mountain," which won't be released until Christmas Day, could also grab a nod. It could grab nominations for its two stars, Nicole Kidman and Jude Law. The animated fishtail "Finding Nemo" was the year's top grossing film. It could be nominated in the musical comedy category, and sure to grab a mention is the TV megahit "Friends," which is now in its final season.
Let's go to Dick Clark. He is about to announce the presenters this morning for these nominations. Let's listen in.

Well, we're looking at Dick Clark, and they're obviously taking this as an opportunity to take some photos before the actual...

DICK CLARK: Good morning.

O'BRIEN: There we go. Nominations starting right now, let's listen in.

CLARK: Welcome to the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards. Now before we get to our nominations, the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lorenzo Soria has a couple of brief, but very important announcements.

LORENZO SORIA, HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOC.: Thank you, Dick. This year's show will take place on Sunday, January 25th, with the arrival special at 7:00, followed by the award ceremony at 8:00. As announced earlier, our board of directors has chosen a Golden Globe- winning actor/producer as this year's recipient of the Cecile B. Demile award, Mr. Michael Douglas.

(APPLAUSE)

CLARK: Thank you, Lorenzo.

Now to announce this year's nominations, our trio of very talented stars, Kelsey Grammer, Alicia Silverstone and Uma Thurman.

(APPLAUSE)

KELSEY GRAMMER, ACTOR: Here we go. Best performance by an actor in a television series drama, Michael Chiklis, "The Shield," Anthony La Paglia, "Without a Trace, "William Peterson," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," Martin Sheen, "The West Wing," "Keifer Sutherland," "24."

Best performance by an actress in a television series musical or comedy, Bonnie Hunt, "Life With Bonnie." Reba Mcentire, "Reba," Debra Messing, "Will and Grace," Sarah Jessica Parker, "Sex and the City." Bitty Schramm, "Monk," Alicia Silverstone "Miss Match."

(APPLAUSE)

Best television series drama "24," "CSI Crime Scene Investigation," "Nip/Tuck," "Six Feet Under," "The West Wing."

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy, Jack Black, "School of Rock," Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," Bill Murray, "Lost in Translation," Jack Nicholson, "Something's Gotta Give," Billy Bob Thornton, "Bad Santa."

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture musical or comedy, Jamie Lee Curtis, "Freaky Friday," Scarlett Johansson, "Lost in Translation," Diane Keaton, "Something's Gotta Give," Diane Lane, "Under the Tuscan Sun," Helen Mirren, "Calendar Girls."

Thank you.

ALICIA SILVERSTONE, ACTRESS: Best performance by an actress in a television series drama: Frances Conroy, "Six Feet Under," Jennifer Garner, "Alias," Allison Janney, "The West Wing," Jolie Richardson, "Nip/Tuck," Amber Tamblin, "Joan of Arcadia."

Best performance by an actor in a television series musical or comedy. Ricky Gervase (ph), "The Office," Matt Le Blanc, "Friends," Bernie Mac, "The Bernie Mac Show," Eric McCormick, "Will and Grace," Tony Shalhoub, "Monk."

Best television series musical or comedy, "Arrested Development," "Monk," "The Office," "Sex and the City" and "Will and Grace."

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture drama, Cate Blanchett, "Veronica Guerin," Nicole Kidman, "Cold Mountain," Scarlett Johanson, "Girl With a Pearl Earring," Charlize Theron, "Monster." Uma Thurman "Bill Kill" -- sorry, "Kill Bill: Volume One," Evan Rachel Wood, "13."

(APPLAUSE)

UMA THURMAN, ACTRESS: Thank you. Best director, motion picture: Sophia Coppola, "Lost in Translation," Clint Eastwood, "Mystic River," Peter Jackson, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Anthony Minghella, "Cold Mountain," Peter Weir, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama, Russell Crowe, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," Tom Cruise, "The Last Samurai," Ben Kingsley, "House of Sand and Fog," Jude Law, "Cold Mountain," and Sean Penn, for "Mystic River."

Best motion picture, musical or comedy: "Bend It Like Beckham," "Big Fish," "Finding Nemo," "Lost in Translation," and "Love Actually."

Best motion picture drama: "Cold mountain," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," "Mystic River," and "Seabiscuit."

CLARK: Thank you, Uma, very much.

Remember, the Golden Globes airs Sunday, January 25th.

SORIA: Thank you for coming.

O'BRIEN: That's Dick Clark. He is wrapping up the Golden Globe nominations being announced, not really big surprises. "Seabiscuit" getting a nod. Also a lot for "Lord of the Rings." Only one nomination nod it looks like for friends.

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