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Golden Globe nominations

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Of the five actresses nominated for Golden Globes in drama, three are British: the marvellous Judi Dench, the formidable Helen Mirren; and the daring Kate Winslet. Mirren’s The Queen was nominated for best dramatic picture, and its director, Steven Frears, received a best director nomination.

Of the four actors nominated for Golden Globes in drama, Peter O’Toole is considered British by most who know of him, though he is uncertain whether he was born in England or Ireland. Of the five supporting actress nominees, Emily Blunt is British, and Cate Blanchett is Australian. Sacha Baron Cohen, who has created a golden goose with Borat, was nominated for a Golden Globe in comedy, and so was his film. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor also received a comedy nomination.

Along with her best-actress film nomination for playing Queen Elizabeth II, Mirren received nominations for best actress in a TV miniseries or movie for playing the monarch's predecessor and namesake in Elizabeth I and for her detective saga Prime Suspect: The Final Act.

Actors Hugh Laurie, Ben Kingsley, and Bill Nighy all received nominations for TV drama, and Jeremy Irons received a best supporting actor nomination for a TV series. Golden Globe winners will be announced January 15th.

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