Romance Comedy, 2 War Films Each Get 5 Globe Nominations


“Born on the Fourth of July,” “Glory” and “When Harry Met Sally . . . " scored the most honors in Golden Globe nominations announced today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

The modern romance comedy and the two war-oriented films--one about Vietnam, the other on the Civil War--were nominated five times each.

They were followed by “Dead Poets Society,” “Do the Right Thing” and “The Little Mermaid” with four nominations apiece.

The Golden Globes, first of the Hollywood award season, often serve as a bellwether for the Oscars, though the foreign press members are noted for eccentricities.


The Golden Globes divide films and star performances into two categories, drama and musical or comedy.

The nominees include:

Motion Picture (Drama)--"Born on the Fourth of July,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “Dead Poets Society,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Glory.”

Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)--"Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Shirley Valentine,” “The War of the Roses,” “When Harry Met Sally . . . “


Actress Performance (Drama)--Sally Field, “Steel Magnolias”; Jessica Lange, “Music Box”; Andie MacDowell, “sex, lies and videotape”; Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Fabulous Baker Boys”; Liv Ullmann, “The Rose Garden.”

Actor Performance (Drama)--Tom Cruise, “Born on the Fourth of July”; Daniel Day-Lewis, “My Left Foot”; Jack Lemmon, “Dad”; Al Pacino, “Sea of Love”; Robin Williams, “Dead Poets Society.”

Actress Performance (Musical or Comedy)--Pauline Collins, “Shirley Valentine”; Meg Ryan, “When Harry Met Sally . . . "; Meryl Streep, “She-Devil”; Jessica Tandy, “Driving Miss Daisy”; Kathleen Turner, “The War of the Roses.”

Actor Performance (Musical or Comedy)--Billy Crystal, “When Harry Met Sally . . . "; Michael Douglas, “The War of the Roses”; Morgan Freeman, “Driving Miss Daisy”; Steve Martin, “Parenthood”; Jack Nicholson, “Batman.”

Supporting Actress--Bridget Fonda, “Scandal”; Brenda Fricker, “My Left Foot”; Julia Roberts, “Steel Magnolias”; Laura San Giacomo, “sex, lies and videotape”; Dianne Wiest, “Parenthood.”

Supporting Actor--Danny Aiello, “Do the Right Thing”; Marlon Brando, “A Dry White Season”; Sean Connery, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”; Ed Harris, “Jackknife”; Denzel Washington, “Glory”; Bruce Willis, “In Country.”

Director -- Spike Lee, “Do the Right Thing”; Rob Reiner, “When Harry Met Sally . . . "; Oliver Stone, “Born on the Fourth of July”; Peter Weir, “Dead Poets Society”; Edward Zwick, “Glory.”

Foreign Language Film--"Camille Claudel,” France; “Cinema Paradiso,” Italy; “Jesus of Montreal,” Canada; “My Uncle’s Legacy,” Yugoslavia; “Story of Women,” France.


The foreign press also makes television awards, and the leading nominee was “L.A. Law” with eight. “Cheers” and “Lonesome Dove” followed with four.

The Golden Globes will be presented at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 20, and will be televised on cable’s TBS Superstation.