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NRI vying for Golden Globe Award

The 63rd Golden Globes award has several British nominations but this year, it also has an NRI actor, Naveen Andrews vying for it.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 20:36 IST

The 63rd Golden Globes award has several British nominations. This year the nominations also include an Indian-origin actor. Naveen Andrews, the British actor of Indian origin has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Globes award.

Having first landed a role in Hanif Qureshi's London Kills Me, Andrews has been remembered for his role as the 'Sikh bloke' in The English Patient and as Balraj Bingley in Gurinder Chadha's Bride and Prejudice. Andrews has been nominated for his role as an Iraqi in the popular BBC serial Lost.

Keira Knightley, who had her debut with Bend It Like Beckham, has been nominated for the best actress category for her performance as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, while Dame Judi Dench has also been nominated in the same category for her role as a theatre owner in Mrs Henderson Presents.

In the best actress category in a musical or comedy they will compete with favourite Reese Witherspoon, Laura Linney and Sarah Jessica Parker at the 63rd annual ceremony in Los Angeles. Both the British films have been nominated for best musical or comedy picture at the awards. Another Briton, Rachel Weisz, has a shot at best supporting actress for her role in The Constant Gardener.

The famous former 007 Pierce Brosnan is nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy for The Matador, while Bob Hoskins has a best supporting actor nomination for Mrs Henderson Presents.

BBC blockbuster Rome, a co-production with US network HBO, is up for best TV drama series and its British star, Polly Walker, for best performance by an actress in a TV drama series. And BBC3 series Blackpool, Hugh Laurie in medical drama House, Lost actor Naveen Andrews, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are also shortlisted.

Gay cowboy film Brokeback Mountainhas seven nominations. They include best picture, best actor for Heath Ledger, best actress for Michelle Williams and best director for Ang Lee. The others in the best picture category are John Le Carre thriller The Constant Gardener, George Clooney's Good Night And Good Luck, mobster story A History Of Violence and Woody Allen's London film Match Point.

Nominees for best musical or comedy picture are Pride And Prejudice, Mrs Henderson Presents, Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, The Squid And The Whale and the film version of The Producers.

The four stars of Desperate Housewives - Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria - are all nominated for best TV actress in a comedy or musical series. Huffman is also up for best drama actress for her role in Transamerica.

Welsh-born actor Sir Anthony Hopkins will also be honoured with the Cecil B DeMille award for lifetime achievement. Sir Anthony, 67, won an Oscar for his chilling role as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs and has been nominated for six Golden Globes since 1978.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 00:00 IST