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Golden Globes Nominations

December 13, 2007

     The Golden Globes nominations were announced this week, and there are definitely some things that make me very happy! Atonement led the pack with 7 nominations, and got nominated in all 5 major categories: Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, Actress. Charlie Wilson’s War, the Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts film coming out next weekend, garnered 5.  No Country For Old Men got 4, and Michael Clayton, the annual politically-conscious George Clooney movie, got 4 as well.

     Other nominations that boosted my spirits?  James McAvoy for Best Actor – Drama.  Amy Adams for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy.  Ryan Gosling for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy.  Ratatouille and The Simpsons Movie for Best Animated Film.  Juno got 3 nominations, including Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress for the 17 year-old Ellen Page!  (It goes wide on Christmas and I can’t wait!)  Also, it’s kind of cool that three of the five movies up for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy are actually musicals- that almost never is the case.  I was hoping Once, a fantastic musical film from this summer, would make that category, but I suppose it was just too small to be noticed.  Here are the big categories, while a full list of the nominations can be found here.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Best 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

Best Actor – Drama
George Clooney  Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis  There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy  Atonement
Viggo Mortensen  Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington  American Gangster

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson’s War
Sweeney Todd
Best Actress – Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams  Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky  Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter  Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard  La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page  Juno

Best 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

Best Director
TIm Burton  Sweeney Todd
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen  No Country For Old Men
Julian Schnabel  The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Ridley Scott  American Gangster
Joe Wright  Atonement