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2008 Golden Globes Noms: Atonement leads the pack

Atonement may have gotten the largest overall number of noms, but we should expect a different outcome for total number of wins coming January. 13th. Today's list of noms sort of reminds me of what they are doing in schools today to boost self-confidence and not bruise egos: handing out medals/trophies to every single student not for 'winning' but for their 'participation'. In an embarrassing attempt to include everyone, there will be a total of 12 titles vying for Best Movie of the year (Best Drama has a ridiculous number of 7 noms, while Best Comedy/Musical has a five.  Despite this, I'll be glued to the set. 

The glorified dinner party also sorts its nominations out in the most bizarre of manners – take for example the Best Dramatic performance of the year for an actress: hands down you'd think that Marion Cotillard and La Vie en rose would be among the noms but the musical biography got placed with 
Enchanted, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd and Juno. to everyone involved: Jodie Foster (and The Brave One) thank you for saving her a seat. One oversight comes from not nominating Emile Hirsch for Into the Wild – this was a more constrained and more evolved performance than the limelight perf from Denzel Washington's bit in American Gangster. On the positive we have  a Best Actor nom for Ryan Gosling who worked with a sex doll (only a small handful could have done what he did) and I almost forgot about this one but Tom Wilkinson getting a nom for Michael Clayton just makes sense.

Here is the complete list of noms (Movies followed by the television stuff)

MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
“American Gangster” – Imagine Entertainment/Scott Free Productions; Universal Pictures
“Atonement” – Working Title Productions; Focus Features
“Eastern Promises” – Kudos Pictures – Uk Serendipity Point Films – Canada A Uk/Canada Co-Production; Focus Features
“The Great Debaters” – Harpo Films; The Weinstein Company/MGM
“Michael Clayton” – Clayton Productions Llc; Warner Bros. Pictures
“No Country For Old Men” – A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage
“There Will Be Blood” – A Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production; Paramount Vantage and Miramax Films

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
George Clooney – “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “There Will Be Blood”
James McAvoy – “Atonement”
Viggo Mortensen – “Eastern Promises”
Denzel Washington – “American Gangster”

MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“Across The Universe” – Revolution Studios International; Sony Pictures Releasing
“Charlie Wilson’s War” – Universal Pictures/Relativity Media/Participant Productions/Playtone; Universal Pictures
“Hairspray” – New Line Cinema in association with Ingenious Film Partners; New Line Cinema
“Juno” – Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production; Fox Searchlight Pictures
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” – Parkes/Mac Donald and Zanuck Company; Warner Bros. Pictures

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams – “Enchanted”
Nikki Blonsky – “Hairspray”
Helena Bonham Carter – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Marion Cotillard – “La Vie en rose”
Ellen Page – “Juno”


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

Johnny Depp – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
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


ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Bee Movie” – DreamWorks Animation; DreamWorks Animation
“Ratatouille” – Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Distribution
“The Simpsons Movie” – Gracie Films; Twentieth Century Fox


FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days” (Romania) – Mobra Films; IFC First Take “The Diving Bell And The Butterfly” (France And USA) – A Kennedy/Marshall Company And Jon Kilik Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage
“The Kite Runner” (USA) – Dreamworks Pictures Sidney Kimmel Entertainment And Paramount Classics Participant Productions Present A Sidney Kimmel Entertainment And Parkes/Macdonald Production Distributed By Paramount Classics
“Lust, Caution” (Taiwan) – Haishang Films; Focus Features
“Persepolis” (France) – 247 Films; Sony Pictures Classics

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Cate Blanchett – “I’m Not There”
Julia Roberts – “Charlie Wilson’S War”
Saoirse Ronan – “Atonement”
Amy Ryan – “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton – “Michael Clayton”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
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”

DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Tim Burton – “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – “No Country For Old Men”
Julian Schnabel – “The Diving Bell And The Butterfly”
Ridley Scott – “American Gangster”
Joe Wright – “Atonement”

SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Diablo Cody – “Juno”
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – “No Country For Old Men”
Christopher Hampton – “Atonement”
Ronald Harwood – “The Diving Bell And The Butterfly”
Aaron Sorkin – “Charlie Wilson’s War”

ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
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 – MOTION PICTURE
“Despedida” from “Love In The Time Of Cholera” – Music By: Shakira, Antonio Pinto, Lyrics By: Shakira
“Grace Is Gone” from “Grace Is Gone” – Music By: Clint Eastwood, Lyrics By: Carole Bayer Sager
“Guaranteed” from “Into The Wild” – Music & Lyrics By: Eddie Vedder
“That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted”- Music & Lyrics By: Alan Menken
“Walk Hard” from “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” – Music & Lyrics by: Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, Kasdan

TELEVISION


TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

“Big Love” (HBO) – Anima Sola and Playtone Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
“Damages” (Fx Networks) – FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) – ABC Studios
“House” (Fox) – Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios
“Mad Men” (Amc) – Lionsgate Television
“The Tudors” (Showtime) – Showtime/Peace Arch Entertainment/Working Title/Reveille Productions Limited/An Ireland-Canada Co-Production


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – 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”


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Michael C. Hall – “Dexter”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie – “House”
Jonathan Rhys Meyers – “The Tudors”
Bill Paxton – “Big Love”


TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

“30 Rock” (NBC) – Universal Media Studios In Association With Broadway Video And Little Stranger – Inc.
“Californication” (Showtime) – Showtime Presents In Association With Aggressive Mediocrity, And Then…, Twilight Time Films
“Entourage” (HBO) – Leverage And Closest To The Hole Productions In Association With HBO Entertainment
“Extras” (HBO) – BBC And HBO Entertainment
“Pushing Daisies” (ABC) – Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company in association with Warner Bros. Television


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Christina Applegate – “Samantha Who?”
America Ferrera – “Ugly Betty”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Anna Friel – “Pushing Daisies”
Mary-Louise Parker – “Weeds”


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”
Steve Carell – “The Office”
David Duchovny – “Californication”
Ricky Gervais – “Extras”
Lee Pace – “Pushing Daisies”


MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

“Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” (HBO) – A Wolf Films/Traveler’S Rest Production In Association With HBO Films
“The Company” (TNT) – Sony Pictures Television
“Five Days” (HBO) – HBO Films In Association With BBC Films
“Longford” (HBO) – A Granada Production in association with Channel 4 and HBO Films
“The State Within” (BBC America) – BBC America, BBC


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

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”)


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

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”


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

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”


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Ted Danson – “Damages”
Kevin Dillon – “Entourage”
Jeremy Piven – “Entourage”
Andy Serkis – “Longford”
William Shatner – “Boston Legal”
Donald Sutherland – “Dirty Sexy Money”

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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