Friday, December 12, 2008

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Award Season



You thought Christmas was great because it's Christmas? No, Christmas is only great because in the days around Christmas, the world is given all the fabulous movies that Hollywood stores up until glorious award season. Yes, i love award season. I love to watch the films. I love to argue about the merits of the films. I love to get insanely angry about who they decide to give Oscars to. It fills me with joy. It's like a sports season to me. You keep your football scores, i'll check the stats on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.


Anyway. The Hollywood Foreign Press released their nominees for the Golden Globe Awards yesterday, and while i haven't seen everything yet there are already a few surprises. Mainly: Tom Cruise got a supporting nomination for his "cameo" in Tropic Thunder. Really? So, what you're saying is, if someone puts on a fat suit, says 'fuck' a lot, and does some disturbing dance moves for 5 minutes to Flo-Rida's "Low" this is a reason to recognize their incredible ability?


I'll take that into consideration.


Hit the jump for the nominees.


FILM


BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire


BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY


Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona


ACTOR, DRAMA


Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler


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


ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL


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


ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL


Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey


SUPPORTING ACTOR


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


SUPPORTING ACTRESS


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


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


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


FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM


The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I've Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)


ANIMATED FEATURE FILM


Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E


ORIGINAL SCORE


Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Clint Eastwood, Changeling
James Newton Howard, Defiance
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer, Frost/Nixon


ORIGINAL SONG


"Down to Earth," WALL-E; music by Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman; lyrics by Peter Gabriel
"Gran Torino," Gran Torino; music by Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens; lyrics by Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
"I Thought I Lost You," Bolt; music & lyrics by Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele
"Once in a Lifetime," Cadillac Records; music & lyrics by Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street
"The Wrestler," The Wrestler; music & lyrics by Bruce Springsteen



TELEVISION


TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA


Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood


ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA


Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
January Jones, Mad Men
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer


ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA


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


TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL


30 Rock
Californication
Entourage
The Office
Weeds


ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL


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


ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL


Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Kevin Connolly, Entourage
David Duchovny, Californication
Tony Shalhoub, Monk


MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION


A Raisin in the Sun
Bernard and Doris
Cranford
John Adams
Recount


ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION


Judi Dench, Cranford
Catherine Keener, An American Crime
Laura Linney, John Adams
Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel
Susan Sarandon, Bernard and Doris


ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION


Ralph Fiennes, Bernard and Doris
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Redemption
Tom Wilkinson, Recount


ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION


Eileen Atkins, Cranford
Laura Dern, Recount
Melissa George, In Treatment
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment


ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION


Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Denis Leary, Recount
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Blair Underwood, In Treatment
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams .

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