Dec 11 2008Golden Globe Nominations - Who Will Win Our Most Valuable Globes?

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The Golden Globes nominations have been announced, and it's time to figure out if your movie tastes are valid or not. And the nominees are are...

BEST MOVIE - DRAMA (I.E. BEST WHAT WE CONSIDER A REAL MOVIE)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST LADY-ACTOR IN A DRAMATIC THING
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 IN THE STYLE OF 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 MOVIE THAT IS FUNNY OR MUSICY
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona


BEST ACTRESS WHILE BEING FUNNY OR SINGING

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 ACTOR-COMEDIAN/SONG & DANCE MAN
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

BEST ACTRESS WHO IS NOT THE LEAD

Amy Adams – Doubt
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

BEST ACTOR--NOT THE PRIMARY ACTOR THOUGH

Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

BEST FILM MADE BY SENTIENT COMPUTERS
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E

BEST MOVIE THAT REQUIRED READING SUBTITLES
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden, Denmark)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I've Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

BEST AT DIRECTING
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 THING WRITTEN TO BE PERFORMED ON FILM BY ACTORS

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - Written by Eric Roth
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 SCORE (NON-SEXUAL)
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 SONG (IN A MOVIE, BECAUSE THESE WOULD NEVER BE CONSIDERED BEST SONGS IN A BROADER SENSE)
"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

The weird thing is that the Golden Globes eligibility period is any time from two months ago all the way back to 1941, so it's surprising all the nominees are from this year.

Voice inclusion/exclusion complaints below.

Reader Comments

Where's The Dark Knight? Are they nominated?

Actress nominations feel so lonely without Cate Blanchett.

Wooo! "In Bruges"! That was one of the best movies of the year!!!

The lack of love for the Dark Knight is depressing.

The Golden Globes suck it.

glad australia got zero noms. movie sucked.

Tom Cruise for Tropic Thunder?! Seriously?!

No love for Milk? Dark Knight?

In Bruges wasn't funny or good, and this is coming from someone who usually loves McDonagh. It had funny moments, and good moments, but these were completely overwhelmed by pointlessness, cliches so cliched they transcend cliche and turn into a heaping pile of meh, and characters that pretty much give you no reason at all to care about them.

Don't know about you, but I have the most valuable globes right here. (insert drumroll and cymbal crash at your leisure)

dark knight was NOT a great movie. it was a good movie, but nothing special. heath ledger had a brilliant performance, but the movie as a whole was not as good as it's best performance. heath is going to rightfully win every award for this, so who cares who else gets nommed? tom cruise was brilliant in tropic thunder. best part of the whole movie. i say this as a person who will NEVER see a movie with tom cruise in it unless i am forced to. i wouldn't have seen tropic thunder if i had known ahead of time that cruise was in it, but he had me on the floor laughing. that is the mark of a great comedic performance, even if the man is a midget closet case who worships xenu. nod worthy? who the hell knows, it's the effing golden globes, who cares?!

where's synecdoche new york? At the very least it was beautifully written

Thank god they were smart enough not to nominate Dark Knight. Ugh, piss o poo that one was. Ledger was nothing special, either. Anyone can play crazy when the character has no basement or other side to him. If he hadn't been dumb with the pills no one would give a shit as he's as average in it as he is in everything else.

The Wrestler? Isn't that a Simon and Garfunkel song? No, wait, sorry. . .

Timmy - doubt many well get that but it made me chuckle. Good show old chap, good show.

Well I must go, too many trollers on this particular thread. Yeesh.

@13

Did you see the movie? Or did you just watch the trailers, all the while not really paying attention?

@11

Anyone who thought Tom Cruise was "brilliant" in Tropic Thunder has a terrible sense of humor and/or may be retarded. You sir, should not give your opinion on anything and keep to yourself.

@16 I saw it, and it was pleasingly above average. That's about it. Most successful marketing campaign ever, though. Without being too cynical, you have to agree that Ledger's death certainly contributed to it's appeal. I have no real problem with his nomination, but I certainly wouldn't be jumping up and down if he didn't get one.

@16

Yeah, I saw it. It was a snoozefest.

iM VERY DISAPPOINTED AUSTRALIA WAS OVER LOOKED

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