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2008 Golden Globes Nominations - Movie Edition

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
b. FROST/NIXON
c. THE READER
d. REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
e. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE


2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. ANNE HATHAWAY - RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
b. ANGELINA JOLIE - CHANGELING
c. MERYL STREEP - DOUBT
d. KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS - I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
e. KATE WINSLET - REVOLUTIONARY ROAD


3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. LEONARDO DICAPRIO - REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
b. FRANK LANGELLA - FROST/NIXON
c. SEAN PENN - MILK
d. BRAD PITT - THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
e. MICKEY ROURKE - THE WRESTLER


4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a. BURN AFTER READING
b. HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
c. IN BRUGES
d. MAMMA MIA!
e. VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA


5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a. REBECCA HALL - VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
b. SALLY HAWKINS - HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
c. FRANCES MCDORMAND - BURN AFTER READING
d. MERYL STREEP - MAMMA MIA!
e. EMMA THOMPSON - LAST CHANCE HARVEY


6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

a. JAVIER BARDEM - VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
b. COLIN FARRELL - IN BRUGES
c. JAMES FRANCO - PINEAPPLE EXPRESS
d. BRENDAN GLEESON - IN BRUGES
e. DUSTIN HOFFMAN - LAST CHANCE HARVEY


7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

a. BOLT
b. KUNG FU PANDA
c. WALL-E


8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

a. THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (GERMANY)
b. EVERLASTING MOMENTS (SWEDEN/DENMARK)
c. GOMORRAH (ITALY)
d. I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (FRANCE)
e. WALTZ WITH BASHIR (ISRAEL)


9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

a. AMY ADAMS - DOUBT
b. PENELOPE CRUZ - VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
c. VIOLA DAVIS - DOUBT
d. MARISA TOMEI - THE WRESTLER
e. KATE WINSLET - THE READER


10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

a. TOM CRUISE - TROPIC THUNDER
b. ROBERT DOWNEY JR. - TROPIC THUNDER
c. RALPH FIENNES - THE DUCHESS
d. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN - DOUBT
e. HEATH LEDGER - THE DARK KNIGHT


11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

a. DANNY BOYLE - SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
b. STEPHEN DALDRY - THE READER
c. DAVID FINCHER - THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
d. RON HOWARD - FROST/NIXON
e. SAM MENDES - REVOLUTIONARY ROAD


12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

a. SIMON BEAUFOY - SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
b. DAVID HARE - THE READER
c. PETER MORGAN - FROST/NIXON
d. ERIC ROTH - THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
e. JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY - DOUBT


13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

a. ALEXANDRE DESPLAT - THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
b. CLINT EASTWOOD - CHANGELING
c. JAMES NEWTON HOWARD - DEFIANCE
d. A. R. RAHMAN - SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
e. HANS ZIMMER - FROST/NIXON


14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

a. “DOWN TO EARTH” — WALL-E
Music by: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman
Lyrics by: Peter Gabriel

b. “GRAN TORINO” — GRAN TORINO
Music by: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
Lyrics by: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens

c. “I THOUGHT I LOST YOU” — BOLT
Music & Lyrics by: Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele

d. “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” — CADILLAC RECORDS
Music & Lyrics by: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street

e. “THE WRESTLER” — THE WRESTLER
Music & Lyrics by: Bruce Springsteen

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Old 12-11-08, 08:10 AM
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as much as I enjoyed Tropic Thunder, I felt that the HFP totally wasted a nomination on Tom Cruise! Same feeling with James Franco's nomination, really surprised he didn't get nominated for Milk.

Heath Ledger's rightly deserved, but sad that Dark Knight didn't get love anywhere else.
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How the fuck did Jenny Lumet not get a nom for Screenplay? Kaufman I can understand because Synecdoche threw a lot of people, but Lumet put out the best script this year, adapted or otherwise.

Although it is awesome to see that Downey got a nom for supporting actor.
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Surprised to see Dark Knight not on the list of nominees for Best Picture.

Happy to see In Bruges made the cut for Best Picture - Comdey/Musical, although I highly doubt it will make it to the Oscars.

I haven't seen Pineapple Express but I'm surprised James Franco got a nod for best actor - comedy.

Good to see RDJ get a nod for Tropic Thunder but its Heath Ledger's award IMO.
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Old 12-11-08, 08:15 AM
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Hopefully the Academy shows more respect than the HFP towards The Dark Knight. While I don't think it's in the top 5 of all-time like some IMDB voters, it's an amazing achievement, a box office juggernaut, and one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. ONLY ONE FREAKING NOMINATION?!

If the Oscars diss TDK, then look for an all-time low in ratings because no one gives a rat's ass about any of these other movies.

That said, if any other director has me rooting for him besides Chris Nolan, it's David Fincher. So that would be small consolation.
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Thrilled to see In Bruges nominations. All are deserving IMO. Surprised but happy to see James Franco and Tom Cruise's nods. Robert Downey Jr. surely deserved his, along with Ledger, no surprise there. Revolutionary Road has been doing a good job of flying under the radar so far, so now my expectations are significantly elevated for that one.
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I'm loving the anger against the lack of TDK nominations. I'm sorry that Ledger died, but sorry fanboys -- that still doesn't make it THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
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That said, if any other director has me rooting for him besides Chris Nolan, it's David Fincher. So that would be small consolation.
The TDK snub pisses me off, but Nolan stands no chance of winning. Really, at this point only Fincher and Boyle are in competition for it. But they should have at least given Nolan a nod over Ron fucking Howard. Granted, I've not seen Frost/Nixon, but I have never seen Ron Howard do anything remotely impressive with a camera. He plays it safe and people reward him for it, and it drives me mad.
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I'm loving the anger against the lack of TDK nominations. I'm sorry that Ledger died, but sorry fanboys -- that still doesn't make it THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
Of course it isn't. But it was a pretty damn well made movie.

That said, I haven't seen any of the Best Drama nominees yet.
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I'm loving the anger against the lack of TDK nominations. I'm sorry that Ledger died, but sorry fanboys -- that still doesn't make it THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
It doesn't have to be the greatest movie of all-time. It's one of the best movies of 2008 which should be more than enough to earn it a Best Picture nod. And how in the hell could it not get a Best Director nomination?!


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The TDK snub pisses me off, but Nolan stands no chance of winning. Really, at this point only Fincher and Boyle are in competition for it. But they should have at least given Nolan a nod over Ron fucking Howard. Granted, I've not seen Frost/Nixon, but I have never seen Ron Howard do anything remotely impressive with a camera. He plays it safe and people reward him for it, and it drives me mad.
I think Ron Howard has shown he's very skilled with getting great performances from his actors. Say what you will about A Beautiful Mind and whether it deserved Best Picture, but the performances were outstanding. And while he was blessed with a terrific cast in a movie like Parenthood, he deserves at least some of the credit for the outcome.

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Doubt receives 4 Acting Nominations and a Screenplay Nomination, but not one for Best Picture?

How often does that happen?
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I thought The Reader was dead, but apparently not.
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It doesn't have to be the greatest movie of all-time. It's one of the best movies of 2008 which should be more than enough to earn it a Best Picture nod. And how in the hell could it not get a Best Director nomination?!

I think Ron Howard has shown he's very skilled with getting great performances from his actors. Say what you will about A Beautiful Mind and whether it deserved Best Picture, but the performances were outstanding. And while he was blessed with a terrific cast in a movie like Parenthood, he deserves at least some of the credit for the outcome.
Agreed on Howard. He usually isn't visually inventive but is a good actor director, and keeps the story moving.

Nolan's direction in Dark Knight was fine but I will agree with some other complaints, you never get the chance to really feel anything for the characters. Yeah, a few scenes are a bit shocking, but it's all from relationships established in Batman Begins. It just feels a little emotionally inert overall.

With that said, I think TDK resonates with folks in the US a little more than it might elsewhere due to our current mindset with economy, terrorism, and politics. But I haven't been overseas in a while, so I could be wrong.

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Of course it isn't. But it was a pretty damn well made movie.

That said, I haven't seen any of the Best Drama nominees yet.
I'm guessing that most of the people bitching about the TDK "snub" haven't seen any of the other nominees.

Except for maybe Frost/Nixon because they thought "Frost" was some sort of super-villain.
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Wow, no Dark Knight?
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Doubt receives 4 Acting Nominations and a Screenplay Nomination, but not one for Best Picture?

How often does that happen?
Thats strange, usually when you get 4 acting noms, you get a BP nom
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they also only picked the normal number of 5 pics for best drama unlike last year when they went with 7 for some absurd reason
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Yeah, all the film nominations for both Drama and Musical/Comedy seems to be pretty spot-on. Burn After Reading and In Bruges!

No matter how much I enjoyed The Dark Knight as a life-long Batman fan, a) that sonar sequence, and b) the fact that it's a comic book film will keep it out of the running for best film of the year. I hope it snags an Oscar nomination just for the hell of it, but I'm not expecting anything of the sort.
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Go "In Bruges" GO!!! Whoo-hoo!!!!!!!!

Also, "Mamma Mia!" Best Picture nomination!?? Horrible film.
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I guess Mamma Mia got picked just because they needed a musical, even though it sucked. I wish they had swapped it out with Zack and Miri or Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which were actually enjoyable. Shit, Role Models would have been a better choice than Mamma Mia.
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I noticed that the Globes snubbed both The Dark Knight and Lost in the TV division. Both were top productions in 2008, with great acting, directing and overall greatness. It's sad that because they are popular, the powers that be are turning their backs on these two.
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I noticed that the Globes snubbed both The Dark Knight and Lost in the TV division. Both were top productions in 2008, with great acting, directing and overall greatness. It's sad that because they are popular, the powers that be are turning their backs on these two.
Or maybe, just maybe, it's that other movies and television shows were better?
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Never thought Mickey Rourke would be back in the game. I thought his career would be a long series of bad B movies to the end. Although he's hard to look at these days, I'm happy to see him making a comeback. I may have to check out the Wrestler.
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Never thought Mickey Rourke would be back in the game. I thought his career would be a long series of bad B movies to the end. Although he's hard to look at these days, I'm happy to see him making a comeback. I may have to check out the Wrestler.
I'm just not sure I can watch that face on a huge screen in the theater.
Seriously. I might have to wait for video.

I just noticed "Milk" didn't get a Best Picture nomination.

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Or maybe, just maybe, it's that other movies and television shows were better?
Naw, In Treatment, House and Dexter were all inferior this past season to Lost.

Haven't seen True Blood or Mad Men.
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