BetteBack December 28, 1991: Golden Globe Nominations Announced – Bette Midler Nominated

Lima News
December 28, 1991


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – “Bugsy, ” Warren Beatty’s version of mobster Bugsy Siegel, garnered a leading eight nominations Friday for the Golden Globe Awards.

The Fisher King” and “The Silence of the Lambs ” each received five nominations.

“Beauty and the Beast, ” Disney’s new animated film of the classic fairy tale, received four nominations, as did two controversial movies: “JFK, ” Oliver Stone’s look at the John F. Kennedy assassination, and the female buddy movie “Thelma & Louise.

Winners for the 49th Golden Globes awards will be announced Jan. 18 in a program scheduled to appear on cable television’s TBS network.

Barbra Streisand’sThe Prince of Tides ” was nominated for best dramatic film and Streisand received a nomination for her direction, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association overlooked her performance in the film.

The Golden Globe nominations are the first of the major Hollywood awards, and usually provide a clue about the Academy Awards.

However, the foreign correspondents bestow split nominations for dramatic films and musicals or comedies. So instead of five nominees for best picture, like the Oscar-giving Acaciemy of Motion Picture Arts and Scienccs, the Golden Globes list 10.

The bulk of the Foreign Press Association nominations in television went to regular Emmy winners “Cheers ” and “L A. Law,” Both received four.

NBC shows received the largest number of nominations with 20.

CBS was second with 19, followed ABC’s 10. Fox Broadcasting^ Co, and HBO had four apiece and Turner Network Television one.

The major nominations:

Motion picture , dram a – “Bugsy, ” “JFK, The Prince of Tides, ” “The Silence of the Lambs, ” “Thelma & Louise,”

Motion picturc , musical – comcdy – “Beauty and the Beast, ” “City Slickers, ” “The Commitments, ” “Th e Fisher King, ” “Fried Green Tomatoes, ”

Actress, drama – Annette Bening, “Bugsy” ; Geena Davis, “Thelma & Louise” ; Laura Denn,”Rambling Rose”; Jodie Foster, “Th e Silence of the Lamb.s,” Susan Sarandon, “Thelma & Louise.”

Actor , drama –Warren Bealty , “Bugsy” ; Kevin Costner, “,IFK”; Robert De Niro, “Cape Fear” ; .Anthony Hopkins, “The Silence of The Lambs, Nick Nolte, “The Prince of Tides. ”

Actross. musical-comedy Ellen Barkin. “Switch”; Kathy Bates, “Fried Green Tomatoes” ; Anjelica Huston, “The Addams Family”; Bette Midler, “For the Boys”; Michelle Pfeiffer. “Frankie and Johnny. ”

Actor. musical-comedy – Jeff Bridges, “The Fisher King”; Billy Crystal, “City Slickers”; Dustin Hoffman, “Hook” ; Kevin Kline, “Soapdish” ; Robin Williams, “The Fisher King.”

Supporting actress – Nicole Kidman, “Billy Bathgate” ; Diane Ladd, “Rambling Rose”; Juliette Lewis, “Cape Fear” ; Mercedes Ruehl, “The Fisher King”; Jessica Tandy, “Fried Green Tomatoes. ”

Supportin g actor – Ned Beatty, “Hear My Song”; John Goodman, “Barton Fink”; Harvey Keitel, “Bugsy”; Ben Kingsley, “Bugsy” ; Jack Palance, “City Slickers.”

Director – Jonathan Demme , “The Silence of the Lambs” ; Terry Gilliam, ” The Fisher King”; Barry Levinson, “Bugsy”; Oliver Stone, “JFK” ; Barbra Streisand, “The Prince of Tides.”

Screenplay- Lawrence Kasdan and Meg Kasdan, “Grand Canyon”; Callie Khouri, “Thelma & Louise”, Ted Tally, “The Silence of the Lambs” ; James Toback, Bugsy; Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar, “.JFK,”

Foreign Language Film – “The Double Life of Veronique ” ilM-;ince); “Europa, Europa” (Germany); “La Femme Nikita ” (France); “High Heels ” (Spain): “Lost in Siberia” (Soviet Union’ “iMatlaiiie Bovaty” (France)

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