The Oscar Race is on!! I love this time of year!!!

‘Babel’ leads Golden Globes with 7 nods
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Helen Mirren, Leonardo DiCaprio and Clint Eastwood were among the multiple nominees, while the multinational ensemble drama “Babel” led Golden Globe contenders Thursday with seven nominations including best dramatic picture.
Also nominated for best dramatic picture: the Robert Kennedy story “Bobby,” the mob tale “The Departed,” the suburban drama “Little Children” and the royalty-in-crisis “The Queen.”
Mirren received nominations for playing both Queen Elizabeth I and II. She was nominated for dramatic movie actress for playing the current monarch in “The Queen,” and for the title role in the TV miniseries “Elizabeth I.” She also had a nomination for best actress in a TV miniseries or movie for “Prime Suspect: The Final Act.”
Other multiple nominees included DiCaprio, who had two nominations for best dramatic film actor in “Blood Diamond” and “The Departed”; Eastwood, who had two directing nominations for his World War II companion films “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima”; and Toni Collette, nominated for best actress in a movie comedy or musical for the road-trip romp “Little Miss Sunshine” and TV supporting actress for “Tsunami: The Aftermath.”
“Babel,” a story of families around the globe connected by a tragic shooting in the North African desert, also had nominations for performers Brad Pitt, Rinko Kikuchi and Adriana Barraza, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and best screenplay and musical score.
The Globes also include a category for best comedy or musical film, the nominees for which included the American culture satire “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” The movie’s star, Sacha Baron Cohen, also was nominated for best actor in a movie comedy or musical.
The other best comedy or musical nominees were the fashion industry satire “The Devil Wears Prada,” the Motown musical “Dreamgirls,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and the tobacco tale “Thank You for Smoking.”