January 13, 1981
HOLLYWOOD (AP) – “Ordinary People” scored top honors Monday in the season’s first Hollywood award cavalcade, winning eight nominations for the Golden Globes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The Paramount film about a family in turmoil drew nominations for best dramatic film as well as nominationsÂ for director Robert Redford, writer Alvin Sargent, stars Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland and supporting actors Judd Hirsch and Timothy Mutton, who also was named among the top new stars of 1980.
Trailing “Ordinary People” was “Raging Bull,” the saga of boxer Jack LaMotta, which received seven nominations, including best picture, best actor for Robert DeNiro, supporting actor Joe Pesci, best supporting actress Cathy Moriarty
The major nominees:
Best motion picture comedy or musical: “Airplane,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter, ” “Fame,” “The Idolmaker,” “Melvin and Howard.”
Best actress, drama: Ellen Burstyn, “Resurrection”; Nastassia Kinski, “Tess”; Mary Tyler Moore, “OrdinaryÂ People”; Deborah Raffin, “Touched by Love”; Gene Rowlands, “Gloria.”
Best actor, drama: Robert DeNiro, “Raging Bull”; John Hurt, “The Elephant Man”; Jack Lemmon, “Tribute”; Peter O’Toole, “The Stung Man”; and Donald Sutherland, “Ordinary People.”