BetteBack: The Golden Globes Nominees 1988

"La Bamba' among Golden Globe's top film nominations
Wednesday, January 6, 1988

BEVERLY HILLS, C a l i f. ( A P) – A pair of comedies, Broadcast News and Moonstruck, and a dramatic epic, The Last Emperor, were honored Tuesday wi t h- five 1988 Golden Globe nominations each from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

However, the late John Huston’s last f i l m, The Dead, named best picture of 1987 by the National Society of Film
Critics, received no nominations in the awards race that is sometimes a harbinger of the Oscars.

Also unexpected was the best drama nomination for La Bamba, the film about the short life of 1950s rocker Ritchie Valens.

Three movies captured four nominations each – Cry Freedom, the story of black South Af r i c an activist Steven Biko and white journalist Donald Woods; Dirty Dancing, about a girl’s sexual awakening during a summer in the Catskills; and Fatal Attraction, the saga of a scorned woman who stalks the man who ditched her.

Broadcast News, set amid the pressures of a television newsroom, finds William Hurt and Albert Brooks vying for the
attention of Holly Hunter.

Moonstruck leaves Cher in the shadow of a full moon that changes her life as a widow and influences her struggles with
family, fidelity and the foibles of the human heart.

The Last Emperor chronicles the history of Pu Yi, proclaimed emperor of China in 1908 when he just 3. He is powerless at the age of 6, banished in 1924 and named puppet ruler of invaded Manchuria in 1931. After a decade of indoctrination in Red China, Yi, played by John Lone, ends his life as a gardener in Beijing.

The Golden Globes, which a l so r e c o g n i ze t e l e v i s i on achievement, will be handed out on Jan. 23 at the Beverly Hilton. The association’s annual Cecil B. DeMille Award will be presented to Clint Eastwood for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry.

Unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes honor dramas separately from comedies and musicals. The nominations for the 45th awards include:

Motion Picture, Drama – Cry Freedom, Empire of the Sun, Fatal Attraction, La Bamba, The Last Emperor and Nuts.

Motion Picture, Comedy-Musical – Baby Boom, Broadcast News, Dirty Dancing, Hope and Glory and Moonstruck.

Actor, Drama – Michael Douglas, Wall Street; John Lone, The Last Emperor; Jack Ni c h o l s o n, Iromveed; N i ck
Nolte, Weeds; and Denzel Washington, Cry Freedom.”

Actress, Drama – Glenn Close, Fatal Attraction; Faye Dunaway, Barfly; Sally Kirkland, Anna; Rachel Levin, Gaby: A True Story; and Barbra Streisand, Nuts.

Actor, Comedy-Mus i c al – Nicolas Cage, Moonstruck; Danny DeVito, Throw Momma From The Train; William Hurt, Broadcast News; Steve Martin, Roxanne; Pa t r i ck Swa y z e, Dirty Dancing; and Robin Williams, Good Morning Vietnam.

Actress, Comedy-Musical – Cher, Moonstruck; Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing; Holly Hunter, Broadcast News; Diane Keaton, Baby Boom; and Bette Midler, Outrageous Fortune.

Supporting Actor – Sean Connery, The Untouchables; Richard Dreyfuss, Nuts; Lee Ermey, Full Metal Jacket; Morgan Freeman, Street Smart; and Rob Lowe, Square Dance.

Supporting Actress – Norma Aleandro, Gaby: A True Story; Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction; Olympia Dukakis, Moonstruck; Anne Ramsey, Throw Momma From The Train; and Vanessa Redgrave, Prick Up Your Ears.

Director – Richard Attenborough, Cry Freedom; Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor; John Boorman, Hope and Glory; James L. Brooks, Broadcast News; and Adrian Lyne, Fatal Attraction.

Screenplay – John Boorman, Hope and Glory; David Mamet, House Of Games; James L. Brooks, Broadcast News; Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor; and John Patrick Shanley, Moonstruck.

Foreign Film – Au Revoir Les Enfants (French-German); Dark Eyes (Italian-Soviet); Jean De Florette (French); My Life As A Dog (Swedish); and Repentance (Soviet).

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