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BetteBack January 10, 1980: Bette Midler Nominated For Golden Globes

Annapolis Capital
January 10, 1980

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HOLLYWOOD (AP) – “Kramer vs. Kramer,” an emotional drama of the fight between a mother and father for custody of their small son, has captured eight nominations to dominate contenders for the 37th annual Golden Globe awards.

T h e Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards often are a bellwether for the Academy Awards, which are announced later in the year, and early sentiment has indicated a sweep for “Kramer vs. Kramer.” The nominations were announced Tuesday and the awards will be presented Jan. 26.

T h e Columbia picture received nominations in the categories of best dramatic film and best screenplay and was nominated for best actor, Dustin Hoffman; supporting actress. Jane Alexander and Meryl Streep; supporting actor Justin Henry (also nominated as–New Star of the Year); and for its director-writer, Robert Benton.

The nominations include:

—Motion picture drama:Apocalypse Now,” “The China Syndrome,” “Kramer v s. Kramer,” Manhattan,” “Norma Rae.”

— Motion picture comedy-musical: “Being There.” “Breaking Away, ” “Hair,” “The Rose.” “10.”

—Actress, drama : Jill Clayburgh “Luna;” Lisa Eichhorn, “Yanks;” Sally Field, “Norma Rae:” Jane Fonda “China Syndrome;” Marsha Mason, “Promises in the Dark.”

—Actor, drama: Dustin Hoffman, “Kramer vs. Kramer;” Jack Lemmon “China Syndrome;” Al Pacino. “And Justice For All,” Jon Voight, “The Champ;” James Woods. “The Onion Field.”

—Actress, comedy-musical: Julie Andrews, “10;” Jill Clayburgh, “Starting Over:” Marsha Mason, Chapter Two;” Shirley MacLaine. “Being There;” Bette Midler, “The Rose.”

—Actor, comedy-musical: George Hamilton, “Love at First Bite;” Dudley Moore, “10;” Burt Reynolds, ‘^Starting Over;” Roy Scheider, “All That Jazz;” Peter Sellers, “Being There.'”

—Supporting actress: Jane Alexander and Meryl Streep, “Kramer vs. Kramer;” Kathleen Seller, Promises in the Dark; ” Candice Bergen, “Starting Over;” Valerie Harper, “Chapter Two.”

—Supporting actor: Melvyn Douglas, “Being There; ” Robert Duvall “Apocalypse Now;” Frederic Forrest, “The Rose:” Justin Henry. “Kramer vs. Kramer;” Laurence Olivier, “A Little Romance.

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