Posted Dec. 13, 2007 -- The awards season begins with a bang for two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, who stands alone as the only Black actor up for a Golden Globe this year. His terrific turn as 1970s drug kingpin Frank Lucas in "American Gangster" earned him a best actor nod, positioning him quite nicely for the Oscars. He’s got some stiff competition, though. Consider George Clooney ("Michael Clayton"), Daniel Day-Lewis ("There Will Be Blood"), Viggo Mortensen ("Eastern Promises") and James McAvoy ("Atonement"), all in the Best Dramatic Film Actor category.
Washington's star power is also evident in the Best Film category. Both "American Gangster" and the Oprah Winfrey-produced "The Great Debaters," in which Washington directs and also stars, will battle for top drama picture, competing with "Atonement," "Eastern Promises," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men," and "There Will Be Blood."
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On the tube, double-Globe winner "Grey's Anatomy" is up again for best TV drama, against "Big Love," and "Damages," and "House M.D.," "Mad Men," and "The Tudors."
Other nominees include:
Best Motion Picture - Comedy
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Cate Blanchett ("Elizabeth: The Golden Age")
Julia Christie ("Away from Her")
Jodie Foster ("The Brave One")
Angelina Jolie ("A Mighty Heart")
Keira Knightley ("Atonement")
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy
Johnny Depp ("Sweeney Todd")
Ryan Gosling ("Lars and the Real Girl")
Tom Hanks ("Charlie Wilson's War")
Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Savages")
John C. Reilly ("Walk Hard")
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy
Amy Adams ("Enchanted")
Nikki Blonsky ("Hairspray")
Helena Bonham Carter ("Sweeney Todd")
Marion Cotillard ("Mome, La")
Ellen Page ("Juno")
For a complete list of nominations, click here. Winners for the 65th Annual Golden Globes will be announced on Jan. 13.