postThursday, 13 December 2007

Golden Globe Nominations

Here are the Golden Globe nominations and what this will probably mean for the Oscar nominations.

The Golden Globe Nominations have been announced in a year that appears to be wide open with no clear favourites. No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood are the current front runners for the top award having snatched the major critics awards so far. However, Atonement leads in nominations having received best actor, actress and picture nods. Here is the break down of the nominations from The Hollywood Reporter. After this list will be my comments regarding how this will possibly effect the Oscars. 

Film Nominations:

Motion picture -- drama
"American Gangster"
"Eastern Promises"
"The Great Debaters"
"Michael Clayton"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood."
Tim Burton, "Sweeney Todd"
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Julian Schnabel, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Ridley Scott, "American Gangster"
Joe Wright, "Atonement"
Actress -- Drama
Cate Blanchett, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie, "Away From Her"
Jodie Foster, "The Brave One"
Angelina Jolie, "A Mighty Heart"
Keira Knightley, "Atonement"
Actor -- Drama
George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
James McAvoy, "Atonement"
Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises"
Denzel Washington, "American Gangster"
Diablo Cody, "Juno"
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"
Ronald Harwood, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Aaron Sorkin, "Charlie Wilson's War"
Picture -- Musical or Comedy
"Across the Universe"
"Charlie Wilson's War"
"Sweeney Todd"
Actress -- Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, "Enchanted"
Nikki Blonsky, "Hairspray"
Helena Bonham Carter, "Sweeney Todd"
Marion Cotillard, "La Vie En Rose"
Ellen Page, "Juno"
Actor -- Musical or Comedy
Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd"
Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl"
Tom Hanks, "Charlie Wilson's War"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Savages"
John C. Reilly, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"
Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"
Julia Roberts, "Charlie Wilson's War"
Saoirse Ronan, "Atonement"
Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"
Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton"
Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Charlie Wilson's War"
John Travolta, "Hairspray"
Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton"
Foreign-Language Film
"4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," Romania
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," France and U.S.
"The Kite Runner," U.S.
"Lust, Caution," Taiwan
"Persepolis," France.
Animated Film
"Bee Movie"
"The Simpsons Movie"
Original Score
Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder, "Into the Wild"
Clint Eastwood, "Grace Is Gone"
Alberto Iglesias, "The Kite Runner"
Dario Marianelli, "Atonement"
Howard Shore, "Eastern Promises"
Original Song
"Despedida" from "Love in the Time of Cholera"
"Grace Is Gone" from "Grace Is Gone"
"Guaranteed" from "Into the Wild"
"That's How You Know" from "Enchanted"
"Walk Hard" from "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"

Television Nominations:

Series -- Drama
"Big Love," HBO
"Damages," FX Networks
"Grey's Anatomy," ABC
"House," Fox; "Mad Men," AMC
"The Tudors," Showtime
Series -- Musical or cComedy
"30 Rock," NBC
"Californication," Showtime
"Entourage," HBO
"Extras," HBO
"Pushing Daisies," ABC
Actress -- Drama
Patricia Arquette, "Medium"
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Minnie Driver, "The Riches"
Edie Falco, "The Sopranos"
Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters"
Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Actor -- Drama
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie, "House"
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, "The Tudors"
Bill Paxton, "Big Love"
Actress -- Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?"
America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies"
Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"
Actor -- Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
David Duchovny, "Californication"
Ricky Gervais, "Extras"
Lee Pace, "Pushing Daisies"
Miniseries or Movie
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO
"The Company," TNT
"Five Days," HBO
"Longford," HBO
"The State Within," BBC America
Actress -- Miniseries or Movie
Bryce Dallas Howard, "As You Like It"
Debra Messing, "The Starter Wife"
Queen Latifah, "Life Support"
Sissy Spacek, "Pictures of Hollis Woods"
Ruth Wilson, "Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theatre)"
Actor -- Miniseries or Movie
Adam Beach, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Ernest Borgnine, "A Grandpa for Christmas"
Jim Broadbent, "Longford"
Jason Isaacs, "The State Within"
James Nesbitt, "Jekyll"
Supporting Actress -- Series, Miniseries or Movie
Rose Byrne, "Damages"
Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers & Sisters"
Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy"
Samantha Morton, "Longford"
Anna Paquin, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Jaime Pressly, "My Name Is Earl"

Supporting Actor -- Series, Miniseries or Movie
Ted Danson, "Damages"
Kevin Dillon, "Entourage"
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"
Andy Serkis, "Longford"
William Shatner, "Boston Legal"
Donald Sutherland, "Dirty Sexy Money"



In terms of the Oscars here are my picks for Best Picture nominations:

"American Gangster"/"Juno"/"Sweeney Todd"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood."

Atonement, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood are shoe ins for best picture leaving one spot, which will likely go to Sweeney Todd or American Gangster but I'm penciling in Juno as well because the critics have been loving it.

Best Actress will most likely come more from the Comedy Musical section as the dramatic nominees have been in weaker overall films.

Julie Christie, "Away From Her"
Keira Knightley, "Atonement"

Amy Adams, "Enchanted"
Marion Cotillard, "La Vie En Rose"
Ellen Page, "Juno"

Here are my Best Actor picks.

Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"
James McAvoy, "Atonement"
Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises" or Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd"
Denzel Washington, "American Gangster"

Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "The Savages"

And lastly Cate Blanchett is pretty much a definite for a Best Supporting Actress win at the Oscars, having been robbed so many times for Best Actress in previous years and her performance is probably the strongest/strangest out of all the contenders.

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