Two Captains Earn Golden Globe NominationsBy Michelle
December 14, 2004 - 1:18 AM
William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Kirk and Captain Picard respectively on Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, both received nominations for Golden Globe Awards for the 62nd year that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will give out the honours.
The Golden Globes, which will be given out on Sunday, January 16th in a live telecast on NBC, are often considered a harbinger to Oscar nominations for motion pictures. Screenwriter John Logan, who scripted Star Trek Nemesis, earned a nod for The Aviator, a biopic of millionaire Howard Hughes which also earned nominations for drama, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, supporting actress Cate Blanchett, director Martin Scorsese and composer Howard Shore.
Shatner got his nomination for supporting actor on a television series for his role as Boston Legal's Denny Crane. He has already won an Emmy for playing the character in a recurring role on The Practice, the show from which the new ABC drama is spun off; costar James Spader, who also won an Emmy, was nominated for Best Actor. Shatner will compete against Sean P. Hayes of Will & Grace, Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos, Jeremy Piven of Entourage and Oliver Platt of Huff.
Stewart was nominated for the remake of The Lion In Winter, along with co-star Glenn Close and the television movie itself, which Stewart co-produced. He will compete against Mos Def of Something the Lord Made, Jamie Foxx of Redemption, William H. Macy of The Wool Cap and Geoffrey Rush of The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
A full list of nominees can be found at The Golden Globe Awards site.