Friday, January 2, 2009

Not that it matters...

The Golden Globes are coming up a week from Sunday and they will officially kick off awards season. I don't really care much for the Globes and the nominations actually came out nearly a month ago, but without further preface, here are the film nominations for this months Golden Globes.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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

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

Actor, Comedy or Musical
Javier Bardem - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Ferell - In Bruges
James Franco - Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson - In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman - Last Chance Harvey

Actress, 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

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

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

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

Screenplay (Original and Adapted)
Simon Beaufy - Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare - The Reader
Peter Morgan - Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanely - Doubt

Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I've Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Animated Feature
Kung Fu Panda

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

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

More Nominations and Wins coming within the next couple of weeks. Oscar Nominations are to be announced on January 22nd (Thursday instead of Tuesday due to the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama). Predictions will follow the nominations within the day or two following the announcement.

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