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Yet Sunday’s musical or comedy contenders made up a strong bunch that could give their best-drama cousins at the Globes a run for their money come Oscar time.
Among the six nominations for “The Artist” were best musical or comedy and musical or comedy actor for Jean Dujardin.
Tied for second with five nominations each are the Deep South tale “The Help” and George Clooney’s Hawaiian family story “The Descendants,” both of them among best-drama contenders.
With the Oscars choosing up to 10 best-picture contenders, “The Artist” could have some other comic company there. Globe musical or comedy nominees “Midnight in Paris” and “Bridesmaids” also have solid Oscar nomination prospects.
Most years, the musical or comedy category is filled with nominees that have little or no chance at the Oscars, such as last year’s Globe nominees “The Tourist” and “Burlesque.” The last time a musical or comedy Globe winner earned the best-picture Oscar was nine years ago, when “Chicago” triumphed at both shows.
This time, the dual categories at the Globes could create an Oscar showdown between the dramatic and musical-comedy winners.
Along with “The Artist,” Kristen Wiig’s wedding romp “Bridesmaids” and Woody Allen’s romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris,” Globe nominees for best musical or comedy are Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s cancer tale “50/50” and Michelle Williams’ Marilyn Monroe story “My Week with Marilyn.”
Besides “The Descendants, “The Help” and “War Horse,” best-drama contenders are Martin Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo,” Clooney’s political thriller “The Ides of March” and Brad Pitt’s sports tale “Moneyball.”
The Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of 89 entertainment reporters for overseas outlets.
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