Johnny Depp earns two Golden Globe nominations–for ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THE TOURIST!

Double congratulations go to Johnny Depp, who this morning received two nominations for Best Peformance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s for their Golden Globe Awards. Johnny was nominated for his roles as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Frank Tupelo in The Tourist. Outstanding! Johnny’s co-star Angelina Jolie received a Best Actress nomination for her role in The Tourist. Both The Tourist and Alice in Wonderland were nominated as Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical; Danny Elfman’s score for Alice also received a Golden Globe nomination.

These are Johnny Depp’s 9th and 10th Best Actor Golden Globe nominations; he won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical at the 2008 awards for his performance in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Congratulations to all the nominees! The Golden Globes will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on NBC on Sunday, January 16, 2011, beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

The Zone thanks Intodadepps for breaking the news. You can read much more about the Golden Globes on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

New trailer for Gore Verbinski’s RANGO debuts! See it here!

Another holiday present arrived on our computer screens this week, as Yahoo!Movies debuted a two-and-a-half-minute trailer for Gore Verbinski’s animated comedy-Western Rango. Rango stars Johnny Depp as a chameleon who (apparently) becomes the sheriff of a tiny southwestern town named for its most distinctive feature, Dirt. The outstanding voice cast also includes Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Ned Beatty, and, as the rattlesnake-villain, Bill Nighy.

CinemaBlend’s Katey Rich attended a Paramount screening of 8 minutes of Rango footage and was dazzled. “Quite honestly, I had no idea what to make of Rango when I went to the preview,” Rich writes. “I was totally stunned. [. . . T]he movie was funny and fast-paced and utterly enjoyable, getting big laughs out of the audience of critics [. . .]. Rango is now high on my list of what’s worth seeing next spring.”

You can see the trailer here:

The Zone thanks DeepinDepp for sharing the trailer and Lu for the CinemaBlend review. You can read more about Rango on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

Gore Verbinski’s Rango debuts in movie theaters on March 4, 2011.