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The 56th Annual Golden Globe nominations24 Dec 1998
According to BPI, on last December 17, Jim Carrey was in a sound sleep when his agent woke him to say he had just been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category Best Actor in a Drama, for his work on THE TRUMAN SHOW. The Golden Globes are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which also nominated Jim Carrey last year for his performance in Tom Shadyac's hilarious comedy LIAR, LIAR.
TRUMAN, along with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, received a total of six nominations, outnumbering SAVING PRIVATE RYAN by one. Besides Best Actor the categories are, Best Picture - Drama, Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), Director (Peter Weir), Screenplay (Andrew Niccol) and Original Score (Burkhard Dallwitz & Philip Glass).
The present nomination has also brought a series of memorable comments from Carrey, among which:
"If I'm still dreaming, I hope I'm not going to wake up suddenly."
"It feels tremendous to be openly accepted when you switch gears."
"I must have done something nice in my past life to deserve this -- like saving someone from a burning building and then going in once more to get their hamster."
It's "either the biggest compliment in the world or another White House smokescreen -- just another way of delaying the impeachment process."
"It was such a leap in my career when 'Truman Show' came along. It's always been a long process for me insofar as recognition goes, but that's OK because you appreciate it when it comes."
"I pulled the sleepers out of my eyes and danced around the room a little."
The Golden Globes will be given next January 24 in a ceremony broadcast live from the Beverly Hills Hilton on NBC at 8pm EST.
Below goes the complete list of nominees on the categories where THE TRUMAN SHOW received a nomination:
"Gods and Monsters"
"The Horse Whisperer"
"Saving Private Ryan"
"The Truman Show"
Jim Carrey, "The Truman Show"
Stephen Fry, "Wilde"
Tom Hanks, "Saving Private Ryan"
Ian McKellen, "Gods and Monsters"
Nick Nolte, "Affliction"
SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA, MUSICAL OR COMEDY:
Robert Duvall, "A Civil Action"
Ed Harris, "The Truman Show"
Bill Murray, "Rushmore"
Geoffrey Rush, "Shakespeare in Love"
Donald Sutherland, "Without Limits"
Billy Bob Thornton, "A Simple Plan"
Shekhar Kapur, "Elizabeth"
John Madden, "Shakespeare In Love"
Robert Redford, "The Horse Whisperer"
Steven Spielberg, "Saving Private Ryan"
Peter Weir, "The Truman Show"
Warren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser, "Bulworth"
Andrew Niccol, "The Truman Show"
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, "Shakespeare In Love"
Robert Rodat, "Saving Private Ryan"
Todd Solondz, "Happiness"
Burkhard Dallwitz and Philip Glass, "The Truman Show"
Jerry Goldsmith, "Mulan"
Randy Newman, "A Bug's Life"
Stephen Schwartz and Hans Zimmer, "The Prince of Egypt"
John Williams, "Saving Private Ryan"
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