Golden Globe Nominations to be Announced Today
Jan. 04, 1989
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ ''Working Girl,'' a corporate Cinderella comedy, and ''Running On Empty,'' about 1960s activists still on the run, led all other films in nominations for the Golden Globe Awards today.
''Working Girl'' collected six nominations, including best musical or comedy, best director for Mike Nichols, best actress for Melanie Griffith and best screenplay for Kevin Wade.
''Running on Empty'' had five nominations, including best drama, best dramatic actress for Christine Lahti, best director for Sidney Lumet and best screenplay for Naomi Foner.
The highly touted ''Accidental Tourist'' and box-office champion ''Big'' received only two nominations each.
In the Golden Globe TV comeptition, NBC's ''L.A. Law,'' captured seven nominations, ahead of ABC's epic miniseries ''War and Remembrance,'' which had four.
The nominations, announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are considered important not only for their use in newspaper, TV and radio ads but also as indicators of favorites for the Oscars in March.
Nominated for best dramatic movie were: ''The Accidental Tourist,'' ''A Cry In The Dark,'' ''Gorillas In The Mist: The Adventures of Dian Fossey,'' ''Mississippi Burning,'' ''Rain Man,'' ''Running On Empty'' and ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being.''
The selections for best musical or comedy were ''Big,'' ''A Fish Called Wanda,'' ''Midnight Run,'' ''Who Framed Roger Rabbit,'' and ''Working Girl.''
The foreign language nominees were ''Babette's Feast,'' ''Hanussen,'' ''Pelle The Conqueror,'' ''Salaam Bombay 3/8'' and ''Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.''
Nominees for best peformance by an actor in a dramatic film included Gene Hackman (''Mississippi Burning''), Dustin Hoffman (''Rain Man''), Tom Hulce (''Dominick and Eugene''), Edward James Olmos (''Stand and Deliver'') and Forest Whitaker (''Bird.'')
Actresses nominated for work in a dramatic film were Jodie Foster (''The Accused''), Christine Lahti (''Running On Empty''), Shirley MacLaine (''Madame Sousatzka''), Meryl Streep, (''A Cry In The Dark'') and Sigourney Weaver (''Gorillas In The Mist'').
For acting in a musical or comic film, the male nominees were Michael Caine (''Dirty Rotten Scoundrels''), John Cleese (''A Fish Called Wanda''), Tom Hanks (''Big'') and Bob Hoskins (''Who Framed Roger Rabbit'').
Their female counterparts were Jamie Lee Curtis, (''A Fish Called Wanda'') Melanie Griffith (''Working Girl''), Amy Irving (''Crossing Delancey'') Michelle Pfeiffer (''Married To The Mob'') and Susan Sarandon (''Bull Durham'').
In the TV competition, the best drama series nominees were ''L.A. Law,'' ''Beauty and the Beast,'' ''Murder, She Wrote,'' ''thirtysomething,'' and ''Wiseguy.''
The nominees in the TV comedy category were ''Cheers,'' ''The Golden Girls,'' ''Murphy Brown,'' ''Roseanne'' and ''The Wonder Years.''
In this year's Golden Globe contest, films will compete in 13 categories, and TV shows will oppose each other in 11 divisions.
The Cecil B. DeMille award, as previously announced, will be given to Doris Day, star of such films as ''The Pajama Game,'' ''The Man Who Knew Too Much'' and ''Pillow Talk'' and the TV program ''The Doris Day Show.'' Recent DeMille award recipients include Clint Eastwood, Anthony Quinn and Barbara Stanwyck.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, comprising 79 writers who cover entertainment, initiated the Golden Globes in 1944. Last year's big Golden Globe winners were ''The Last Emperor,'' with four trophies, and ''Moonstruck'' and NBC's ''L.A. Law'' with two statuettes each.