The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards Dec. 20.
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jan. 19 in a televised ceremony. The Globes often prefigure the Oscars both in nominees and in winners. Academy Award nominations will be announced Feb. 11.
Evita was nominated for:
Best Motion Picture--Musical or Comedy: Among other nominees are Woody Allen's musical Everyone Says I Love You and the Nathan Lane comedy The Birdcage.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy: Madonna. Also nominated in this category were a bevy of theatre divas, Barbra Streisand, Glenn Close and Debbie Reynolds. Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy: Antonio Banderas. Competition includes Nathan Lane, Kevin Costner and Eddie Murphy.
Best Original Song -- Motion Picture "You Must Love Me," the new Webber & Rice number written expressly for Madonna in this film. It will compete against a field including "I've Finally Found Someone" from The Mirror Has Two Faces which lists four people as co-writers: Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, R.J. Lange and Bryan Adams.
Best Director: Alan Parker.
Another interesting category for theatre fans:
Best Original Score -- Motion Picture: Elliot (Juan Darien) Goldenthal for Michael Collins, Marvin Hamlisch for The Mirror Has Two Faces and Alan Menken for The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
-- By Robert Viagas