Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and U2’s Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman’s score for “Big Fish” and Howard Shore’s work on “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” received nominations for best original score.
Organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes will be handed out Jan. 25 at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel, and broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the West Coast).
In the best original song category, John and Bernie Taupin’s “The Heart of Every Girl,” from “Mona Lisa Smile,” is among the contenders. Also nominated are Shore, Fran Walsh and Annie Lennox’s “Into the West” (from “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”); Pearl Jam’s “Man of the Hour” (from “Big Fish”); Bono, Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer’s “Time Enough for Tears” (from “In America”) and the Sting-penned, Alison Krauss-performed “You Will Be My Ain True Love” (from “Cold Mountain”).
Other nominees for best original score include Alexandre Desplat for “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” Gabriel Yared for “Cold Mountain” and Hans Zimmer for “The Last Samurai.”
“Cold Mountain” topped all films with eight nominations overall, including a nod in the best dramatic film category. It will vie for the top prize against “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” “Mystic River” and “Seabiscuit.”
“Cold Mountain” stars Nicole Kidman and Jude Law also received nominations in the categories of best actress and actor in a dramatic film, while director Anthony Minghella is up for best director and best screenplay.
Actor/musician Jack Black will contend for the best performance by an actor in a musical or comedy, for his role in “School of Rock.”