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'Babel,' 'Departed' Lead Golden Globe Nominees

From Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt to Meryl Streep, the Golden Globes red carpet will be rocking with star power come January.

But as the hottest names in Hollywood get ready to make a lasting impression, get ready for a new golden girl whose newly christened star is still burning bright.

Our A.J. Calloway celebrated with breakout "Dreamgirl" star Jennifer Hudson Thursday morning, moments after her dream year got even better.

"I don't even know what to tell you; I'm just over the top right now," Hudson admitted.

Jennifer's mesmerizing performance helped rocket "Dreamgirls" to a Best Motion Picture nomination.

And we found out who Jen called first to share the golden news.

"My momma; 'Momma, did you hear? I'm a Golden Globe nominee,'" Hudson said. "And she's like, 'I'm so excited; now baby, what exactly is a Golden Globe?' I had to hand the phone over to someone else to talk to her. Please tell her what it is."

Hudson's longtime idol and "Dreamgirls" co-star Beyoncé is up for Best Actress and Best Original Song, while Eddie Murphy scored a nod for Best Supporting Actor.

"Congratulations, Beyoncé. You so deserve it," Hudson said. "And congratulations, Eddie Murphy, cause worked that stage!"

Brad Pitt got a Golden nod for Best Supporting Actor, and his gritty movie, "Babel," swept the nominations with a total of seven, including Best Motion Picture Drama.

The sexy actor told "Extra" Thursday, "I am so pleased to be nominated along with my fellow actors in 'Babel.'"

Sultry Penélope Cruz celebrated her first Golden Globe nomination Thursday, with a nod for "Volver."

As for who Penélope will bring along for the big night, the actress revealed, "We are very, very close, my family, so of course they're going to come."

Cruz will go head to head for the honor with "Sherrybaby's" Maggie Gyllenhaal, who celebrated her nomination with See's candy.

"It's really thrilling, I can't tell you," Maggie confessed.

Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated twice, as Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "Blood Diamond" and "The Departed," which marks the first time one actor has snagged two nods in one category.

But Leo will face some serious competition for that Golden statue, as he was nominated alongside Forrest Whittaker for "The Last King of Scotland" and Will Smith in "The Pursuit of Happyness."

Of starring alongside his son, Smith told "Extra," "Having the opportunity to work alongside my son, Jaden, was one of the great joys of my life."

But who will take home the title of Best Actor in a Comedy?

Among those up for the honor are Johnny Depp, Will Ferrell and "Borat" himself, Sacha Baron Cohen.

Meanwhile, fellow contender Aaron Eckhart of "Thank You for Smoking" hopes to say "Thank You for This Award."

"Cheers! Thank you very much, Golden Globes," Eckhart said.

The complete list of the 64th Annual Golden Globe nominees follows:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
"The Departed"
"Little Children"
"The Queen"

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Penelope Cruz, "Volver"
Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Sherrybaby"
Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
Kate Winslet, "Little Children"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed"
Peter O'Toole, "Venus"
Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"
Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
"Borat: Cultural Learnings of America or Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"
"The Devil Wears Prada"
"Little Miss Sunshine"
"Thank You for Smoking"

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, "Running With Scissors"
Toni Collette, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Beyonce Knowles, "Dreamgirls"
Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"
Renee Zellweger, "Miss Potter"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Sasha Baron Cohen, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of
Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
Aaron Eckhart, "Thank You for Smoking"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Kinky Boots"
Will Ferrell, "Stranger than Fiction"

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Adriana Barraza, "Babel"
Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"
Emily Blunt, "The Devil Wears Prada";
Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel"

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, "Hollywoodland"
Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
Jack Nicholson, "The Departed"
Brad Pitt, "Babel"
Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed"

Best Director - Motion Picture
Clint Eastwood, "Flags of Our Fathers"
Clint Eastwood, "Letters from Iwo Jima"
Steven Frears, "The Queen"
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel"
Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Guillermo Arriaga, "Babel"
Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, "Little Children"
Patrick Marber, "Notes on a Scandal"
William Monahan, "The Departed"
Peter Morgan, "The Queen"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Apocalypto," USA
"Letters from Iwo Jima," USA/Japan
"The Lives of Others," Germany
"Pan's Labyrinth," Mexico
"Volver" Spain

Best Animated Film
"Happy Feet"
"Monster House"

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, "The Painted Veil"
Clint Mansell, "The Fountain"
Gustavo Santaolalla, "Babel"
Carlo Siliotto, "Nomad"
Hans Zimmer, "The Da Vinci Code"

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"A Father's Way" from "The Pursuit of Happyness"
"Listen" from "Dreamgirls"
"Never Gonna Break My Faith" from "Bobby"
"The Song of the Heart" from "Happy Feet"
"Try Not to Remember" from "Home of the Brave"

Best Television Series - Drama
"24" - FOX
"Big Love" - HBO
"Grey's Anatomy" - ABC
"Heroes" - NBC
"Lost" - ABC

Best Actress in a Television Series- Drama
Patricia Arquette, "Medium"
Edie Falco, "The Sopranos"
Evangeline Lilly, "Lost"
Ellen Pompeo, "Grey's Anatomy"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

Best Actor in a Television Series- Drama
Patrick Dempsey, "Grey's Anatomy"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Hugh Laurie, "House"
Bill Paxton, "Big Love"
Kiefer Sutherland, "24"

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
"Desperate Housewives" - ABC
"Entourage" - HBO
"The Office" - NBC
"Ugly Betty" - ABC
"Weeds" - Showtime

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives"
America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Zach Braff, "Scrubs"
Steve Carrel, "The Office"
Jason Lee, "My Name is Earl"
Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"

Best Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
"Bleak House" - PBS
"Broken Trail" - AMC
"Elizabeth I" - HBO
"Mrs. Harris" - HBO
"Prime Suspect: The Final Act" - PBS

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Gillian Anderson, "Bleak House"
Annette Bening, "Mrs. Harris"
Helen Mirren, "Elizabeth I"
Helen Mirren," Prime Suspect: The Final Act"
Sophie Okonedo, "Tsunami, the Aftermath"

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Andre Braugher, "Thief"
Robert Duvall, "Broken Trail"
Michael Ealy, "Sleeper Cell: American Terror"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Tsunami, the Aftermath"
Ben Kingsley, "Mrs. Harris"
Bill Nighy, "Gideon's Daughter"
Matthew Perry, "The Ron Clark Story"

Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Emily Blunt, "Gideon's Daughter"
Toni Collette, "Tsunami, the Aftermath"
Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy"
Sarah Paulson, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Thomas Haden Church, "Broken Trail"
Jeremy Irons, "Elizabeth I"
Justin Kirk, "Weeds"
Masi Oka, "Heroes"
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"