BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp and FINDING NEVERLAND receive Golden Globe nominations!

Congratulations to Johnny Depp, who received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of PETER PAN playwright J. M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND! This is Johnny’s first Golden Globe nomination in the Drama category. His previous four nominations were in the comedy/musical division: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990), BENNY & JOON (1993), ED WOOD (1994), and last year’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (2003).

FINDING NEVERLAND received five Golden Globes nominations, a total exceeded only by SIDEWAYS with seven and THE AVIATOR with six. The film is nominated as Best Motion Picture–Drama, and Marc Forster received a nomination in the extremely competitive Best Director field. David Magee was nominated for Best Screenplay and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek for Best Score. Congratulations to all these worthy nominees! We wish them all the best possible luck when the Golden Globes are awarded on January 16, 2005.

Congratulations also to Kate Winslet–although her radiant performance in FINDING NEVERLAND was overlooked, she was nominated as Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her delightful work in ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. Good luck, Kate! Discussing the Golden Globe nominations on THE TODAY SHOW this morning, Entertainment Weekly’s Dave Karger emphatically declared that Ms. Winslet should have received a Supporting Actress nomination for FINDING NEVERLAND as well. You can read the full list of Golden Globe nominations HERE.

The Zone thanks everyone who posted news about the Golden Globes, including MommaDeppLover, Gilbert’s Girl, Nicole Jacks, and nah. We look forward to hearing Johnny’s reaction to his nomination, and we hope FINDING NEVERLAND’s strong performance will encourage Miramax to give this fine movie the support it deserves.