Who’ll Nab Golden Globe Noms?

The Golden Globe nominations are coming! The Golden Globe nominations are coming!

Thursday at 5:19 a.m. PST, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will begin announcing the nominations for the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 21.

But before the nominations are made official, we at Hollywood.com take a stab at who the odds-on favorites will be for nominations in some of the major categories for motion pictures.

So without further ado, here are our picks as sure bets for nominations:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

Almost Famous” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” “Gladiator” “Erin Brockovich” “Traffic

These are the likely five, although “Dancer in the Dark” could sneak in there.

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Billy Elliot” “Chocolat” “Chicken Run” “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” “Wonder Boys

Although it wasn’t a commercial hit, don’t count out Neil LaBute‘s “Nurse Betty.”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Russell Crowe — “Gladiator” Willem Dafoe — “Shadow of a Vampire” (possible supporting actor category, though) Tom Hanks — “Cast AwayGeoffrey Rush — “QuillsKevin Spacey — “Pay It Forward

This is one packed category. Javier Bardem, already a critics’ winner, could be in the race for “Before Night Falls.” Other possible nominees include Denzel Washington for “Remember the Titans” and Matt Damon for “The Legend of Bagger Vance.”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Jamie Bell — “Billy ElliotJim Carrey — “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole ChristmasRobert De Niro — “Meet the Parents” Michael Douglas — “Wonder BoysDonal Logue — “The Tao of Steve

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Joan Allen — “The ContenderBjork — “Dancer in the DarkHelen Hunt — “Pay It ForwardLaura Linney — “You Can Count on MeJulia Roberts — “Erin Brockovich

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Juliette Binoche — “ChocolatBrenda Blethyn — “Saving Grace” Helen Hunt — “What Women Want” Kirsten Dunst — “Bring It On” Renee Zellweger — “Nurse Betty

Best Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Aaron Eckhart — “Erin BrockovichPhilip Seymour Hoffman — “State and MainSamuel L Jackson — “UnbreakableGary Oldman — “The ContenderJoaquin Phoenix — “Quills”

Don’t be surprised, though, if Benicio Del Toro picks up a nod for “Traffic.” Other possible contenders: Haley Joel Osment in “Pay It Forward” and Phoenix for “Gladiator.”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Ellen Burstyn — “Requiem for a Dream” Judi Dench — “Chocolat” Frances McDormand — “Almost FamousJulie Walters — “Billy ElliotKate Winslet — “Quills

Another packed category. McDormand could be nominated for her work in “Wonder Boys.” And don’t discount this year’s breakout It Girl, Kate Hudson, in “Almost Famous.”

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