You can’t blame Paramount for crowing this morning about the fact that films released by their studio received a total of 15 Golden Globe Award nominations this morning – more than any rival studio and a record for Paramount.
You see, Paramount had been in something of an awards drought since 1999 when it napped 13 nods.
“Babel,” the first title released under the studio’s newly-named specialty label Paramount Vantage, got seven nods while the musical “Dreamgirls” got five. “Two co-productions with Warner Bros., “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters From Iwo Jima” got one a piece.
Warner Bros was a close second with 13 nods followed by six a piece for Miramax, Sony Pictures, and 20th Century Fox.
As far as television nets go, HBO leads with 14 nods followed by ABBC (11) and NBC (9). NBC was boosted nominations for performers in its Thursday night comedies who snagged four of the five slots: Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock,” Zach Braff for “Scrubs” Steve Carrell for “The Office”: and Jason Lee for “My Name is Earl.”