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"Sense and Sensiblity," a film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, received six Golden Globe Awards nominations, and the romantic comedy "The American President" captured five, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday. "The Golden Globes are the most telling harbingers of Oscar success," says film critic Richard Corliss. "They are influential because the foreign press tries to pick the most popular candidates, rather than the best." Corliss says that in many ways the Golden Globes Awards program is a more popular event with people in Hollywood than the Academy Awards. "They try to get the most famous names to come to the show," says Corliss. "And they usually do." In addition to "Sense and Sensibility," other nominees for best dramatic picture include: "Apollo 13," "Braveheart," "The Bridges of Madison County," and "Leaving Las Vegas." In the category of best musical or comic motion picture, nominees are: "The American President," "Babe," "Get Shorty," "Sabrina," and "Toy Story." The 53rd annual awards show will be broadcast by NBC on January 21.