BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp and FINDING NEVERLAND receive BAFTA nominations!

The British Academy of Film and TV announced their award nominations today, and FINDING NEVERLAND received a total of eleven nominations! In addition to a nomination for Best Film, Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet were honored with nominations as Best Actor and Best Actress; Julie Christie as Best Supporting Actress; Marc Forster as Best Director; David Magee for Best Adapted Screenplay; Jan A.P. Kaczmarek for Best Score; Roberto Schaefer for Best Cinematography; Gemma Jackson for Best Production Design; Alexandra Byrne for Best Costume Design; and Christine Blundell for Best Makeup and Hair Design. Congratulations to all the nominees! The BAFTA Awards will be presented on February 12, 2005. Thanks to Gilbert’s Girl and Erithin for posting the nominations on the News & Views forum, and thanks to sjc for her BAFTA artwork. You can see a larger version of sjc’s celebration collage HERE .

Johnny Depp adds a touch of grace to 62nd annual Golden Globe awards~~

Depp fans everywhere were disappointed that Johnny didn’t take home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance in FINDING NEVERLAND–the Hollywood Foreign Press Association bestowed the award instead on Leonardo di Caprio for THE AVIATOR. But even though FINDING NEVERLAND was shut out of the awards, its five nominations were a fine showing, and the evening had many rewards for devoted Depp watchers. There was a hasty, rather inept last-minute interview on NBC conducted by a nervous Lisa Ling, who asked Johnny what role he would like to play, and was absolutely flummoxed by Johnny’s tongue-in-cheek reply: “What comes into mind at the moment is, like, Mae West, although I probably wouldn’t do it, you know.” He paused to assess Ling’s reaction–apparently she recognized neither the famous sex siren of 1930s films nor Johnny’s own forays as a blond bombshell in ED WOOD or BEFORE NIGHT FALLS. He then added helpfully, “I’m a little too old for that role now. Maybe Carol Channing.” We have noted a certain resemblance between Ms. Channing’s wide, inflexible grin and that of Johnny’s Willy Wonka.

Other pleasures of the evening included seeing Johnny seated at a table with Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman. He attended the Miramax afterparty, where he hung out with his ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO director Robert Rodriguez and Miramax head Harvey Weinstein. Photographers also snapped him seated at a table, chatting with POTC co-star Orlando Bloom. Thanks to the dozens of Zoners who posted information about the Golden Globes on the forums, and to all who have contributed photos and screencaps, especially Susanne, johnnylubber, Savvy, Intodadepps, AnaMaria, lostinconfusion, Chicago Jazz, DeepinDepp, emma, and Miranda.

BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp attends the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards!

Sporting blue sunglasses and a dapper blue suit, nominee Johnny Depp was a last-minute arrival on the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 62nd annual Golden Globe awards. Johnny is nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his role as Scottish playwright J. M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND.