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Who'll Nab Golden Globe Noms?

Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

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 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 Away" Geoffrey Rush -- "Quills" Kevin 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 Elliot" Jim Carrey -- "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Robert De Niro -- "Meet the Parents" Michael Douglas -- "Wonder Boys" Donal Logue -- "The Tao of Steve"

Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama

Joan Allen -- "The Contender" Bjork -- "Dancer in the Dark" Helen Hunt -- "Pay It Forward" Laura Linney -- "You Can Count on Me" Julia Roberts -- "Erin Brockovich"

Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy

Juliette Binoche -- "Chocolat" Brenda 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 Brockovich" Philip Seymour Hoffman -- "State and Main" Samuel L Jackson -- "Unbreakable" Gary Oldman -- "The Contender" Joaquin 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 Famous" Julie Walters -- "Billy Elliot" Kate 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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