BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ ''Bugsy,'' Warren Beatty's biography of mobster Bugsy Siegel, scored eight nominations today for the 49th Golden Globe Awards.

The film topped ''The Fisher King,'' and ''The Silence of the Lambs,'' which each received five. ''Beauty and the Beast,'' Disney's new feature of the classic fairy tale, collected four nominations, unusual for an animated movie.

Also receiving four nominations were the female buddy movie, ''Thelma & Louise,'' and Oliver Stone's treatment of the John F. Kennedy assassination, ''JFK.'' Stone himself got two nominations, as director and co-writer.

Among the nominations for ''Bugsy:'' best drama; best actor in a drama, for Beatty; best actress in a drama, Annette Bening; best supporting actor, both Harvey Keitel and Ben Kingsley; and best director, Barry Levinson.

Winners will be announced Jan. 18 in a program scheduled to appear on the TBS cable television network.

''The Prince of Tides'' was nominated for best dramatic film and Barbra Streisand received a nomination for her direction, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association overlooked her performance in the film.

The Golden Globe nominations are the first of the major Hollywood awards, so usually provide a glimpse at least of what the Oscars might have in store.

However, the foreign correspondents bestow split nominations for dramatic films and musicals or comedies. So instead of five nominees for best picture, like the Oscar-giving Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Golden Globes list 10.

On the television side, the bulk of the Foreign Press Association nominations went to regular Emmy winners ''Cheers'' and ''L.A. Law.'' Both received four nods apiece.

NBC shows received the largest number of nominations with 20. CBS was second with 19, followed by ABC with 10, Fox and Home Box Office with four apiece and Turner Network Television with one nomination.

The major film nominations:

Motion picture, drama - ''Bugsy,'' ''JFK,'' ''The Prince of Tides,'' ''The Silence of the Lambs,'' ''Thelma & Louise.''

Motion picture, musical-comedy - ''Beauty and the Beast,'' ''City Slickers,'' ''The Commitments,'' ''The Fisher King,'' ''Fried Green Tomatoes.''

Actress, drama - Annette Bening, ''Bugsy''; Geena Davis, ''Thelma & Louise''; Laura Dern, ''Rambling Rose''; Jodie Foster, ''The Silence of the Lambs,'' Susan Sarandon, ''Thelma & Louise.''

Actor, drama - Warren Beatty, ''Bugsy''; Kevin Costner, ''JFK''; Robert De Niro, ''Cape Fear''; Anthony Hopkins, ''The Silence of the Lambs''; Nick Nolte, ''The Prince of Tides.''

Actress, musical-comedy - Ellen Barkin, ''Switch''; Kathy Bates, ''Fried Green Tomatoes''; Anjelica Huston, ''The Addams Family''; Bette Midler, ''For the Boys''; Michelle Pfeiffer, ''Frankie and Johnny.''

Actor, musical-comedy - Jeff Bridges, ''The Fisher King''; Billy Crystal, ''City Slickers''; Dustin Hoffman, ''Hook''; Kevin Kline, ''Soapdish''; Robin Williams, ''The Fisher King.''

Supporting actress - Nicole Kidman, ''Billy Bathgate''; Diane Ladd, ''Rambling Rose''; Juliette Lewis, ''Cape Fear''; Mercedes Ruehl, ''The Fisher King''; Jessica Tandy, ''Fried Green Tomatoes.''

Supporting actor - Ned Beatty, ''Hear My Song''; John Goodman, ''Barton Fink''; Harvey Keitel, ''Bugsy''; Ben Kingsley, ''Bugsy''; Jack Palance, ''City Slickers.''

Director - Jonathan Demme, ''The Silence of the Lambs''; Terry Gilliam, ''The Fisher King''; Barry Levinson, ''Bugsy''; Oliver Stone, ''JFK''; Barbra Streisand, ''The Prince of Tides.''

Screenplay - Lawrence Kasdan and Meg Kasdan, ''Grand Canyon''; Callie Khouri, ''Thelma & Louise''; Ted Tally, ''The Silence of the Lambs''; James Toback, ''Bugsy''; Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar, ''JFK.''

Foreign language film - ''The Double Life of Veronique'' (France); ''Europa, Europa'' (Germany); ''La Femme Nikita'' (France); ''High Heels'' (Spain); ''Lost in Siberia'' (Soviet Union); ''Madame Bovary'' (France).