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Thursday, December 11, 2008

2009 Golden Globe Awards Nominations


Here are the categories announced as of today in the official site.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
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 in Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie in Changeling
Meryl Streep in Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas in Il y a Longtemps que je T’aime (I’ve Loved You So Long)
Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn in Milk
Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke in 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 in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand in Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson in Last Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell in In Bruges
James Franco Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson in In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman in Last Chance Harvey

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

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

Best Animated Feature Film
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E

Best Foreign Language Film
Der Badder Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Germany
Maria Larssons Eviga Ogonblick (Everlasting Moments), Sweden and Denmark
Gomorra (Gomorrah), Italy
Il y a Longtemps que je T’aime (I’ve Loved You So Long), France
Waltz With Bashir, Israel

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams in Doubt
Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis in Doubt
Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler
Kate Winslet in The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes in The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt
Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

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

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Down to Earth – WALL-E (surely Peter Gabriel will perform)
Gran Torino – Grand Torino
I Thought I Lost You – Bolt (surely Miley Cyrus will perform)
Once In A Lifetime – Cadillac Records (surely Beyonce will perform)
The Wrestler – The Wrestler (surely Bruce Springsteen will perform)

To read the official press release that also has the TV categories go here .

There are so many movies that I haven’t seen that is hard for me to predict the winners or to mention my favorites in each category. But hopefully I will watch them before the awards ceremony on January 7th. Still my sentimental choice for best actress obviously is Kristin Scott Thomas for that incredible good movie!

The broadcasted announcement most remarkable moment was when the Tropic Thunder nominees were announced and the audience (surely press members) just laugh… yep, even with all the nominations I will not watch this movie (lol!)… well, not until it gets to cable!

I imagine that later today the full list of nominees in all categories will be published here and if there is something interesting I’ll update this post.

Here is the official list of the 31 nominated movies with the nominations that each received.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON 5
DOUBT 5
FROST/NIXON 5
THE READER 4
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD 4
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE 4
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA 4
IN BRUGES 3
THE WRESTLER 3
BOLT 2
BURN AFTER READING 2
CHANGELING 2
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY 2
IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T'AIME (I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG) 2
LAST CHANCE HARVEY 2
MAMMA MIA! 2
TROPIC THUNDER 2
WALL-E 2
DER BADDER MEINHOF KOMPLEX (BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX) 1
CADILLAC RECORDS 1
THE DARK KNIGHT 1
DEFIANCE 1
THE DUCHESS 1
EVERLASTING MOMENTS (MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA ÖGONBLICK) 1
GOMORRA (GOMORRAH) 1
GRAN TORINO 1
KUNG FU PANDA 1 (saw it but fall asleep!)
MILK 1
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS 1
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED 1
WALTZ WITH BASHIR 1

Okay there is one surprise I can clearly see now: Milk only got one nomination! I imagine that in the Academy Awards has to have more.

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