American Gangster Earns Three Golden Globe Nods

American Gangster was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture of the Year, it was announced yesterday (December 13) in Beverly Hills, California.

The movie, which stars Denzel Washington as Harlem crime boss Frank Lucas, topped the box office upon its release in November and has grossed over $100 million dollars.

American Gangster, which was directed by Ridley Scott (nominated for Best Director), also stars a number of Hip-Hop artists, including The RZA of Wu-Tang, Common and Atlanta native, T.I.

Jay-Z’s chart topping American Gangster concept album was inspired by and released in tandem with the flick in November.

Washington’s portrayal of Lucas also earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Drama field as well.

In related news, rapper/actress Queen Latifah also received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the HBO miniseries Life Support.