Some intriguing choices cropped up among nominees for the 64th annual Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Academy Awards and traditionally a solid forecast for how the Oscars might play out.

  1. <b>Best Motion Picture - Drama: </b>Babel; Bobby; The Departed; Little Children; The Queen
  2. <b>Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: </b>Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan; The Devil Wears Prada; Dreamgirls; Little Miss Sunshine; Thank You for Smoking
  3. <b>Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: </b>Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond; Leonardo DiCaprio for The Departed; Peter O’Toole for Venus; Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness; Patrick Wilson for Little Children
  4. <b>Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: </b>Penélope Cruz for Volver;Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal; Maggie Gyllenhaal for SherryBaby; Helen Mirren for The Queen;Kate Winslet for Little Children
  5. <b>Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: </b>Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan; Johnny Depp for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest; Aaron Eckhart for Thank You for Smoking; Chiwetel Ejiofor for Kinky Boots; Will Ferrell for Stranger Than Fiction
  6. <b>Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: </b>Annette Bening for Running with Scissors; Toni Collette for Little Miss Sunshine; Beyoncé Knowles for Dreamgirls; Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada; Renée Zellweger for Miss Potter
  7. <b>Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: </b>Ben Affleck for Hollywoodland; Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls; Jack Nicholson for The Departed; Brad Pitt for Babel; Mark Wahlberg for The Departed
  8. </b>Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:</b></b>Adriana Barraza for Babel; Cate Blanchett for Notes on a Scandal; Emily Blunt for The Devil Wears Prada; Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls; Rinko Kikuchi for Babel
  9. <b>Best Director - Motion Picture: <b>Clint Eastwood for Flags of Our Fathers; Clint Eastwood for Letters from Iwo Jima; Stephen Frears for The Queen; Alejandro González Iñárritu for Babel; Martin Scorsese for The Departed
  10. <b>Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: </b>Guillermo Arriaga for Babel; William Monahan for The Departed; Todd Field & Tom Perrotta for Little Children; Patrick Marber for Notes on a Scandal; Peter Morgan for The Queen
  11. <b>Best Original Song - Motion Picture: </b>Bobby ("Never Gonna Break My Faith"); Dreamgirls ("Listen"); Happy Feet ("The Song of the Heart"); Home of the Brave ("Try Not to Remember"); The Pursuit of Happyness ("A Father’s Way").
  12. <b>Best Original Score - Motion Picture: </b>Gustavo Santaolalla for Babel; Hans Zimmer for The Da Vinci Code; Clint Mansell for The Fountain; Carlo Siliotto for Nomad; Alexandre Desplat for The Painted Veil.
  13. <b>Best Foreign Language Film: </b>Apocalypto; Laberinto del Fauno, El; Leben der Anderen, Das; Letters from Iwo Jima; Volver.
  14. <b>Best Animated Film: </b>Cars; Happy Feet; Monster House.
  15. <b>Best Television Series - Drama: </b>24; Big Love; Grey’s Anatomy; Lost; Heroes.
  16. <b>Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy: </b>Desperate Housewives; Entourage; The Office; Ugly Betty; Weeds.
  17. <b>Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: </b>Bleak House; Broken Trail; Elizabeth I; Mrs. Harris; Prime Suspect: The Final Act.
  18. <b>Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: </b>Andre Braugher for Thief; Robert Duvall for Broken Trail; Michael Ealy for Sleeper Cell; Chiwetel Ejiofor for Tsunami: The Aftermath; Ben Kingsley for Mrs. Harris; Bill Nighy for Gideon’s Daughter; Matthew Perry for The Ron Clark Story.
  19. <b>Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: </b>Gillian Anderson for Bleak House; Annette Bening for Mrs. Harris; Helen Mirren for Elizabeth I; Helen Mirren for Prime Suspect: The Final Act; Sophie Okonedo for Tsunami: The Aftermath.
  20. <b>Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: </b>Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock; Zach Braff for Scrubs; Steve Carell for The Office; Jason Lee for My Name Is Earl; Tony Shalhoub for Monk.
  21. <b>Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: </b>Marcia Cross for Desperate Housewives; America Ferrera for Ugly Betty; Felicity Huffman for Desperate Housewives; Julia Louis-Dreyfus for The New Adventures of Old Christine; Mary-Louise Parker for Weeds.
  22. <b>Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: </b>Patrick Dempsey for Grey’s Anatomy; Michael C. Hall for Dexter; Bill Paxton for Big Love; Hugh Laurie for House M.D.; Kiefer Sutherland for 24.
  23. <b>Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: </b>Patricia Arquette for Medium; Edie Falco for The Sopranos; Evangeline Lilly for Lost; Ellen Pompeo for Grey’s Anatomy; Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer.
  24. <b>Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: </b>Thomas Haden Church for Broken Trail; Jeremy Irons for Elizabeth I; Justin Kirk for Weeds; Masi Oka for Heroes; Jeremy Piven for Entourage.
  25. <b>Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: </b>Emily Blunt for Gideon’s Daughter; Toni Collette for Tsunami: The Aftermath; Katherine Heigl for Grey’s Anatomy; Sarah Paulson for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; Elizabeth Perkins for Weeds.