Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Golden Globe Nominations for 2008

December 11, 2008

The Golden Globe Nominations for 2008

First of all, let me say, “WHERE’S MILK???” It’s sure to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, and if Frost/Nixon isn’t as great as everyone says it is, Milk just might be the favorite to win. Not even a nomination? I’ve seen it; it’s amazing! Also, Tom Cruise for Best Supporting Actor for Tropic Thunder? Really Hollywood Foreign Press? Seriously? It wasn’t a typo, or some elaborate hoax?

Also interesting is the fact that The Dark Knight did not receive a Best Picture Nomination which means one of two things. Either this is the final nail in the coffin regarding its chance at a Best Picture Oscar nod, or its omission here will increase its buzz and momentum resulting in a sure-fire nomination. If the second possibility doesn’t start to rear its head, then I think it’s safe to say that The Dark Knight won’t be one of the big five at the Academy Awards. Here are the film nominations for the Golden Globes:

Best Picture - Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Revolutionary Road

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actress - Drama
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

Best Actor - 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 Picture - Musical or Comedy
Burn After
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy
Rebecca Hall - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand - Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson - Last Chance

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
Javier Bardem - Vicky Cristina
Colin Farrell - In
James Franco - Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson - In
Dustin Hoffman - Last Chance

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Davis - Doubt
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey, Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes - The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Best Director
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry - The Reader
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes -
Revolutionary Road

Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare - The Reader
Peter Morgan - Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley - Doubt

Best Animated Film
Kung Fu Panda

Best Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Everlasting Moments
I've Loved You So Long
Waltz With Bashir

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Clint Eastwood - Changeling
James Newton Howard - Defiance
A.R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer - Frost/Nixon

Best Original Song
"Down to Earth" - Wall-E
"Gran Torino" - Gran Torino
"I Thought I Lost You" - Bolt
"Once in a Lifetime" - Cadillac Records
"The Wrestler" - The Wrestler