Golden Globe nominees announced

The HFPA announced the Golden Globe nominees and as always there are surprises and omissions.  For me, the discussion is always what got left at the altar.  For best picture the three exclusions have to be Doubt, Milk and The Dark Knight.  Though not a terribly big surprise. 

Nominations for In Bruges (Best Comedy Movie), Tom Cruise (Best Supporting Actor for Tropic Thunder) and Neil Patrick Harris (Best Supporting Actor – TV) warmed my cockles on this cold and rainy morning.

I don’t quite get why they just gave the director noms to the movies nominated for Best Drama.  But then the logic of these awards decisions are hard to figure. 

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, January 11th, 2009 and will air live on NBC at 8 PM EST.

Best Picture, Drama:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture, Comedy:
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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

Rest of the nominees below the fold. 

Best Actor in a Drama:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rouke, The Wrestler

Best Actress, Drama:
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 Actress, Comedy:
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, Comedy:
Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Supporting Actor:
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

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

Best Foreign-Language Film:
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I’ve Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Animated Film:
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Best Original Song:
“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

TV Series, Drama:
Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

TV Series, Comedy:
30 Rock
Californication
Entourage
The Office
Weeds

Best Actress, TV Drama:
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
January Jones, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Anna Paquin, True Blood

Best Actor, TV Drama:
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors

Best Actress, TV Comedy:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Best Actor, TV Comedy:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Kevin Connelly, Entourage
David Duchovny, Californication
Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Best Supporting Actress, TV:
Eileen Atkins, Cranford
Laura Dern, Recount
Melissa George, In Treatment
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers and Sisters
Diane Wiest, In Treatment

Best Supporting Actor, TV:
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Denis Leary, Recount
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Blair Underwood, In Treatment
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams

Best TV Mini-Series:
A Raisin in the Sun
Bernard and Doris
Cranford
John Adams
Recount

Best Actor in a Drama:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rouke, The Wrestler

Best Actress, Drama:
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 Actress, Comedy:
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, Comedy:
Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Supporting Actor:
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

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

Best Foreign-Language Film:
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I’ve Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Animated Film:
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Best Original Song:
“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

TV Series, Drama:
Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

TV Series, Comedy:
30 Rock
Californication
Entourage
The Office
Weeds

Best Actress, TV Drama:
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
January Jones, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Anna Paquin, True Blood

Best Actor, TV Drama:
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors

Best Actress, TV Comedy:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Best Actor, TV Comedy:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Kevin Connelly, Entourage
David Duchovny, Californication
Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Best Supporting Actress, TV:
Eileen Atkins, Cranford
Laura Dern, Recount
Melissa George, In Treatment
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers and Sisters
Diane Wiest, In Treatment

Best Supporting Actor, TV:
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Denis Leary, Recount
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Blair Underwood, In Treatment
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams

Best TV Mini-Series:
A Raisin in the Sun
Bernard and Doris
Cranford
John Adams
Recount

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