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2008 Golden Globes Nominations Announced; Atonement Leads

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December 13, 2007

2008 Golden Globes

The nominations for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Oscars, have been announced for 2008. This year's selection has some promising choices, including plentiful mentions of No Country for Old Men, Michael Clayton, Juno, Charlie Wilson's War, and even Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. While the Golden Globes aren't exactly what we'll later see at the Oscars, they're a great set of awards that honor those who are sometimes forgotten by the Academy. The Globes will air live on NBC at 8PM (EST) on Sunday, January 13, 2008 from The Beverly Hilton in LA. Without further ado, you can catch the full list of nominees below.

Atonement leads the nominations with the most, 7 in total across a wide variety of categories. Charlie Wilson's War comes in second with 5 nominations. In addition, I'm very glad to see some particulars mentioned like Casey Affleck in Supporting Actor for Assassination of Jesse James and both Amy Adams for Enchanted and Nikki Blonsky for Hairspray. And of course I've got a smile on my face for them including "Walk Hard" the song from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. That's almost like Sacha Baron Cohen from last year! Sound off! What are your thoughts on these nominations?

BEST DRAMA
American Gangster
Atonement
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

ACTOR (DRAMA)
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy - Atonement
Viggo Mortenson - Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington - American Gangster

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

MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Hairspray
Juno
Sweeney Todd

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

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Amy Adams - Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Ellen Page - Juno

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Kite Runner
Lust, Caution
Persepolis

ANIMATED FILM
Bee Movie
Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck - Assassination of Jesse James
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
John Travolta - Hairspray
Tom Wikinson - Michael Clayton

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

DIRECTOR
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd
Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley Scott - American Gangster
Joe Wright - Atonement

SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody - Juno
Ethan 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
Into the Wild
Grace is Gone
Kite Runner
Atonement
Eastern Promises

ORIGINAL SONG
"Despidida" - Love in the Time of Cholera
"Grace is Gone" - Grace is Gone
"Guaranteed" - Into the Wild
"That's How You Know" - Enchanted
"Walk Hard" - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments

1

How could they leave Once out for best original song! This is a sham! Other then that, I pretty much expected everything to be how it is. No really big suprises.

Jeff Warner on Dec 13, 2007

2

I would absolutely agree with you Jeff, especially since I caught Once on DVD last night. After doing a little research, the couple of songs I would have picked were actually released on CD by the duo in 2006. If I remember correctly, the songs have to be written specifically for the movie and therefore take them out of the running for the GG.

SG Dave on Dec 13, 2007

3

However, a few songs from Once are in the running for the Best song category at the Oscars (59 songs in total). To me, the rules for the Oscars are much tighter, and they are pretty much the same in the sense that the song has to be written specifically for the movie. Why would they be eligible for the Oscars, but not for the Globes? Sounds kinda fishy to me.

Jeff Warner on Dec 13, 2007

4

How did "Without Love" not get nominated for original song? Because it was made for Broadway? An original rendition was made for the movie so wtf?

Evan on Dec 13, 2007

5

no noms for Into The Wild??? (original score excluded)

Vangel on Dec 14, 2007

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