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Alani Morissette, Dolly Parton Get Golden Nods

Bernie Taupin also nominated in Best Original Song category

December 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Alanis Morissette, Dolly Parton and Elton John's writing partner Bernie Taupin are among the Golden Globe nominees in the Best Original Song in a Motion Picture category. The Globes further honored music by doling out three nominations to the Johnny Cash/June Carter Cash love story Walk the Line: Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy, and Best Performance by an Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and Actress (Reese Witherspoon) in a Musical or Comedy.

Morissette's "Wunderkind" is featured in the children's epic The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Parton's "Travelin' Thru" is from Transamerica, an indie film about a transgendered woman; and Taupin's collaboration with Gustavo Santaolalla, "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," is from Ang Lee's cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain, with a performance by country legend Emmylou Harris.

Rounding out the category are nominees Tony Renis and Marva Jan Marrow's "Christmas In Love" from the film of the same name, and Mel Brooks' "There's Nothing Like a Show on Broadway," from the Broadway hit turned Hollywood film The Producers.

Last year, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger won the Globe for his collaboration with Eurythmics' producer/songwriter Dave Stewart on "Old Habits Die Hard," from the movie Alfie.

The nominations for the awards, decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press, were announced this morning. The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live on NBC January 16th from Los Angeles.

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