The stunning Iwo Jima battle sequences in Eastwood's new film earned the project a string of technical nominations among it's 10-honor haul, while Dreamgirls picked up two Original Song nominations and nods for stars Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce Knowles.
And controversy seems to have served Sacha Baron Cohen and Mel Gibson well--the British funnyman landed a Best Actor nod in the Comedy or Musical category, while Gibson's Apocalypto is among the Best Foreign Film nominees.
In the Satellite Awards' TV categories, acclaimed new drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and the Salma Hayek-produced Ugly Betty lead the way with four nominations apiece.
Secured for honors at the International Press Association gala on Dec. 17 are the cast of The Departed (Best Ensemble, Motion Picture), the cast of medical TV drama Grey's Anatomy (Best Ensemble, Television) and actor Martin Landau, who will be presented with the Satellites' Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.
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