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Golden Globe Nominations Out

December 11, 2008

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I love award season. Every day a new batch of nominations are announced. Today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this year’s Golden Globe noms.

Warner Brothers was the big winner with 11 nominations, Universal Pictures at 9. HBO again conquered with 22 nominations, with Showtime receiving 8. NBC was the only one that came even close with 6 nominations.

The critics seem to be fans of In Treatment with five nominations, and Recount (the TV movie) also with 5. 30 Rock, Entourage and Mad men received 3.

Milk only received one nomination but Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, and Frost/Nixon led with five each.

What do you think is missing or a surprise? Milk didn’t get a lot of nods but at least Sean Penn was noted. However, I am kind of shocked by the nomination for James Franco for Pineapple Express. How many times does the portrayal of a stoner get you a nomination? (no really, I want the answer to that)

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  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • FROST/NIXON
  • THE READER
  • REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
  • SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • ANNE HATHAWAY        RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
  • ANGELINA JOLIE            CHANGELING
  • MERYL STREEP             DOUBT
  • KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS     I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T’AIME)
  • KATE WINSLET            REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • LEONARDO DICAPRIO        REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
  • FRANK LANGELLA        FROST/NIXON
  • SEAN PENN                MILK
  • BRAD PITT    THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN
  • BUTTON
  • MICKEY ROURKE            THE WRESTLER

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • BURN AFTER READING
  • HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
  • IN BRUGES
  • MAMMA MIA!
  • VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • REBECCA HALL            VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
  • SALLY HAWKINS            HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
  • FRANCES MCDORMAND    BURN AFTER READING
  • MERYL STREEP    MAMMA MIA!
  • EMMA THOMPSON        LAST CHANCE HARVEY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • JAVIER BARDEM            VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
  • COLIN FARRELL            IN BRUGES
  • JAMES FRANCO            PINEAPPLE EXPRESS
  • BRENDAN GLEESON    IN BRUGES
  • DUSTIN HOFFMAN        LAST CHANCE HARVEY

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • BOLT
  • KUNG FU PANDA
  • WALL-E

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX        (GERMANY)
  • EVERLASTING MOMENTS             (SWEDEN/DENMARK)
  • GOMORRAH                     (ITALY) (
  • I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG             (FRANCE)
  • WALTZ WITH BASHIR                 (ISRAEL)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

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  • PENELOPE CRUZ             VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
  • VIOLA DAVIS    DOUBT
  • MARISA TOMEI            THE WRESTLER
  • KATE WINSLET            THE READER

10.    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • TOM CRUISE    TROPIC THUNDER
  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR.    TROPIC THUNDER
  • RALPH FIENNES    THE DUCHESS
  • PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN    DOUBT
  • HEATH LEDGER    THE DARK KNIGHT

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  • DANNY BOYLE            SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
  • STEPHEN DALDRY        THE READER
  • DAVID FINCHER            THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • RON HOWARD            FROST/NIXON
  • SAM MENDES            REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

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  • SIMON BEAUFOY    SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
  • DAVID HARE            THE READER
  • PETER MORGAN            FROST/NIXON
  • ERIC ROTH                THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY    DOUBT

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  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT        THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • CLINT EASTWOOD        CHANGELING
  • JAMES NEWTON HOWARD    DEFIANCE
  • A. R. RAHMAN            SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
  • HANS ZIMMER    FROST/NIXON

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  • “DOWN TO EARTH” — WALL-E Music by:  Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman, Lyrics by:  Peter Gabriel
  • “GRAN TORINO” — GRAN TORINO, Music by:  Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens, Lyrics by:  Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
  • “I THOUGHT I LOST YOU” — BOLT, Music & Lyrics by:  Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele
  • “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” — CADILLAC RECORDS, Music & Lyrics by:  Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street
  • “THE WRESTLER” — THE WRESTLER, Music & Lyrics by:  Bruce Springsteen

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
  • HOUSE (FOX)
  • IN TREATMENT (HBO)
  • MAD MEN (AMC)
  • TRUE BLOOD (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • SALLY FIELD            BROTHERS AND SISTERS
  • MARISKA HARGITAY        LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIM UNIT
  • JANUARY JONES            MAD MEN
  • ANNA PAQUIN            TRUE BLOOD
  • KYRA SEDGWICK            THE CLOSER

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  • GABRIEL BYRNE            IN TREATMENT
  • MICHAEL C. HALL         DEXTER
  • JON HAMM                MAD MEN
  • HUGH LAURIE            HOUSE
  • JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS     THE TUDORS

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  • CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
  • ENTOURAGE (HBO)
  • THE OFFICE (NBC)
  • WEEDS (SHOWTIME)

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  • AMERICA FERRERA        UGLY BETTY
  • TINA FEY                30 ROCK
  • DEBRA MESSING            THE STARTER WIFE
  • MARY-LOUISE PARKER        WEEDS

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  • ALEC BALDWIN            30 ROCK
  • STEVE CARELL            THE OFFICE
  • KEVIN CONNOLLY        ENTOURAGE
  • DAVID DUCHOVNY        CALIFORNICATION
  • TONY SHALHOUB            MONK

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  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN (ABC)
  • BERNARD AND DORIS (HBO)
  • CRANFORD (PBS)
  • JOHN ADAMS (HBO)
  • RECOUNT (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • JUDI DENCH            CRANFORD
  • CATHERINE KEENER        AN AMERICAN CRIME
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  • SUSAN SARANDON         BERNARD AND DORIS

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  • RALPH FIENNES            BERNARD AND DORIS
  • PAUL GIAMATTI            JOHN ADAMS
  • KEVIN SPACEY            RECOUNT
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  • TOM WILKINSON            RECOUNT

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  • EILEEN ATKINS            CRANFORD
  • LAURA DERN            RECOUNT
  • MELISSA GEORGE        IN TREATMENT
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  • DIANNE WIEST            IN TREATMENT

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  • DENIS LEARY            RECOUNT
  • JEREMY PIVEN            ENTOURAGE
  • BLAIR UNDERWOOD        IN TREATMENT
  • TOM WILKINSON            JOHN ADAMS
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2008 6:33 pm

    That may be a good reason. I haven’t seen either of Milk or Benjamin Button yet, so I can’t say anything about whose performance was better there.

  2. December 11, 2008 3:09 pm

    I was kind of surprised at the supporting actor nod as well but maybe they were afraid to put him in the same category with Sean Penn in Milk and Brad Pitt for Button and then he may not have much of a chance.

  3. December 11, 2008 2:48 pm

    I’m perturbed that the Dark Knight wasn’t nominated for more. Yes, it’s a comic film, but it was also an engrossing crime drama that had some amazing performances turned in by Gary Oldman and Aaron Eckhart. And Ledger was only given a supporting actor nod? Why not a leading actor nomination? He was the main villain for god’s sake, not a supporting character.

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