Why It's Here A little accent and a little love--Texan Renee Zellweger got a Best Actress nod
for convincing the English-speaking world that she could step into the alcohol-stained shoes of the fin de siecle heroine beloved of single women and gay men the world over.
The ABC Sunday night hit ``Grey's Anatomy'' earned three nods
overall, including best ensemble cast and individual nominations for Patrick Dempsey and Oh.
Other top contenders include Paolo Virzi's "Ovosodo," which was nominated in six categories including film, director, screenplay and supporting actress (Nicoletta Braschi); and Roberta Torre's "Tano da morire," with three nods
including debuting director.
Capote'' co-producer Michael Ohoven, nominated along with Caroline Baron and William Vince, said the PGA nod
was appreciated all the more because ``there are many, many movies you can pick or make that are more mainstream or easier to put together.
Joining Julieta Venegas with nods
in the Best Alternative Music Album category are BabasE[thorn]nicos (Anoche), Cafe Tacuba (Un Viaje), Nortec Collective (Tijuana Sessions, Vol.
6) ``The Producers'' got four nods
, including best picture and Nathan Lane as actor.
for country collaboration with vocals went to Brooks & Dunn, Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill for ``Building Bridges''; Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris for ``Shelter From the Storm''; Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for ``Like We Never Loved at All''; Norah Jones and Willie Nelson for ``Dreams Come True''; and Merle Haggard and Gretchen Wilson for ``Politically Uncorrect.
5 million domestically and earned Oscar nods
for Don Cheadle (Best Actor), Sophie Okonedo (Best Supporting Actress) and Best Screenplay.
The College Dropout,'' a well-crafted pop/hip-hop effort occasionally marred by banal spoken-word interludes, topped countless best-of lists and is at the root of those 10 Grammy nods
Best Rock Song nods
go to Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool for "American Idiot" (Green Day); Duff, Dave Kushner, Slash, Matt Sorum, and Scott Weiland for "Fall To Pieces" (Velvet Revolver); Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci, Eric Judy, and Benjamin Weikel for "Float On" (Modest Mouse); Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, and Ronnie Vannucci for "Somebody Told Me" (the Killers); and Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen for "Vertigo" (U2).
If Tuesday's nominations did go according to form, with the best-picture nominees (``Ray,'' ``Finding Neverland'' and ``Sideways'' joined ``The Aviator'' and ``Million Dollar Baby'') siphoning off the lion's share of the nods
, there were still a few significant developments.
Producer Tom Capone leads the nominations with five; Alvaro Alencar, Maria Rita, Alejandro Sanz and Bebo Valdes earn four apiece; Cafe Tacuba, Diego El Cigala, Mick Guzauski, Kevin Johansen, Javier Limon, Pepe Loeches, Robi Draco Rosa, Rafa Sardina and Julieta Venegas earn three nods
The screenplay for ``Before Sunset'' rounds out the category and earned the film's director, Richard Linklater, and its stars, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, their first WGA nods
Kelly also is in the running for R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year for Chocolate Factory, as well as nods
for R&B Hip-Hop Single of the Year for "Ignition.
Usher, whose fab abs and muscular string of hits have kept him on top of the pop heap all year, began his march toward Grammy gold Tuesday by leading the crop of nominees for November's American Music Awards with four nods