11 December 2008

Announcement: Golden Globes' Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press' (HFP') announcement of their nominations for this year were revealed this morning (and may be viewed in completion here). Things look pretty much like where I'm headed myself (minus most of the comedy stuff) - translation: I don't understand why people have been virtually soiling themselves over The Dark Knight, nor why exalting Milk as the "best film ever!" I grant you, both were good, but in competition with some of the other dramas from this year, they each seem to lack a great shot. The officialness of my opinion stands upon the yet-to-be-seen The Wrestler, The Reader, Doubt, Revolutionary Road, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I'll be sure to keep you posted - more pending reviews to come - but for now, enjoy the nominations, most of which I've copied just below:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures

Frost/Nixon
Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Studio Canal; Universal Pictures

The Reader
Mirage Enterprises; The Weinstein Company

Revolutionary Road
An Evamere Entertainment BBC Films Neal Street Production; DreamWorks Pictures in Association with BBC Films and Paramount Vantage

Slumdog Millionaire
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.; Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Anne HathawayRachel Getting Married

Angelina JolieChangeling

Meryl StreepDoubt

Kristin Scott ThomasI've Loved You So Long

Kate WinsletRevolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Leonardo DiCaprioRevolutionary Road

Frank LangellaFrost/Nixon

Sean PennMilk

Mickey RourkeThe Wrestler

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Burn After Reading
Working Title/Releasing Company; Focus Features in association with Studio Canal

Happy-Go-Lucky
Summit Entertainment, Film4, Ingenious Film Partners, Miramax Films; Miramax Films

In Bruges
Blueprint Pictures; Focus Features

Mamma Mia!
Relativity Media, Playtone, Littlestar; Universal Pictures

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Mediapro; The Weinstein Company

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Rebecca HallVicky Cristina Barcelona

Sally HawkinsHappy-Go-Lucky

Frances McDormandBurn After Reading

Meryl StreepMamma Mia!

Emma ThompsonLast Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Javier BardemVicky Cristina Barcelona

Colin FarrellIn Bruges

James FrancoPineapple Express

Brendan GleesonIn Bruges

Dustin HoffmanLast Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy AdamsDoubt

Penélope CruzVicky Cristina Barcelona

Viola DavisDoubt

Marisa TomeiThe Wrestler

Kate WinsletThe Reader

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Tom CruiseTropic Thunder

Robert Downey Jr.Tropic Thunder

Ralph FiennesThe Duchess

Philip Seymour HoffmanDoubt

Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight

Best Animated Feature Film

Bolt
Walt Disney Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Kung Fu Panda
DreamWorks Animation SKG; Paramount Pictures

Wall-E
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Best Foreign Language Film

The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Country of Germany
(DER BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX) Constantin Film Produktion GmbH; Summit Entertainment, LLC

Everlasting Moments (Sweden, Denmark)
The Country of Sweden and The Country of Denmark
(MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA ÖGONBLICK) Final Cut Productions Aps; IFC Films

Gomorrah (Italy)
The Country of Italy
(GOMORRA) Fandango; IFC Films

I've Loved You So Long (France)
The Country of France
(IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T’AIME) UGC YM/UGC Images/France 3 Cinema/Integral Film; Sony Pictures Classics

Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
The Country of Israel
Bridgit Folman Film Gang/Les Films D'Ici/Razor Films/Arte France/ITVS International; Sony Pictures Classics

Best Director - Motion Picture

Danny BoyleSlumdog Millionaire

Stephen DaldryThe Reader

Ron HowardFrost/Nixon

Sam MendesRevolutionary Road

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Doubt
Written by John Patrick Shanley

Frost/Nixon
Written by Peter Morgan

The Reader
Written by David Hare

Slumdog Millionaire
Written by Simon Beaufoy

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Composed by Alexandre Desplat

Changeling
Composed by Clint Eastwood

Defiance
Composed by James Newton Howard

Slumdog Millionaire
Composed by A. R. Rahman

Frost/Nixon
Composed by Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

"Down To Earth"Wall-E
Music By: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
Lyrics By: Peter Gabriel

"Gran Torino"Gran Torino
Music By: Jamie Cullum, Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
Lyrics By: Jamie Cullum

"I Thought I Lost You"Bolt
Music & Lyrics By: Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele

"Once In A Lifetime"Cadillac Records
Music & Lyrics By: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarmon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street

"The Wrestler"The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen

Best Television Series - Drama

Dexter (SHOWTIME)

House (FOX)
Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios

In Treatment (HBO)
Sheleg, Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Mad Men (AMC)
Lionsgate

True Blood (HBO)
Your Face Goes Here Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama

Sally FieldBrothers & Sisters (ABC)

Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order

January JonesMad Men (AMC)

Anna PaquinTrue Blood (HBO)

Kyra SedgwickThe Closer (TNT)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama

Gabriel ByrneIn Treatment (HBO)

Michael C. HallDexter (SHOWTIME)

Jon HammMad Men (AMC)

Hugh LaurieHouse (FOX)

Jonathan Rhys MeyersThe Tudors (SHOWTIME)

Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy

30 Rock (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.

Californication (SHOWTIME)
Showtime Presents in association with Aggressive Mediocrity, and Then…, Twilight Time Films

Entourage (HBO)
Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

The Office (NBC)
Deedle Dee Productions/Reveille/NBC Universal Television Studio; NBC

Weeds (SHOWTIME)
Showtime/Lionsgate Television/Tilted Productions, Inc.; SHOWTIME

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy

Christina ApplegateSamantha Who? (ABC)

America FerreraUgly Betty (ABC)

Tina Fey30 Rock (NBC)

Debra MessingThe Starter Wife (USA)

Mary-Louise ParkerWeeds (SHOWTIME)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy

Alec Baldwin30 Rock (NBC)

Steve CarellThe Office (NBC)

Kevin ConnollyEntourage (HBO)

David DuchovnyCalifornication (SHOWTIME)

Tony ShalhoubMonk (USA)

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