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Golden Globe Nominations Announced

Today was the day that the grand ol’ Golden Globe nominations get announced.
Another one of those glitz and glamour showcases for the rich to shine. But in all fairness we watch the rich, pay for them to be rich, to entertain and then be rewarded for entertaining us. It is something for actors, writers, directors and everyone else involved in a moie to strive for: an awrd for their hard work.

With that let’s toss out the nominations.

Best Motion Picture – Drama:
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Frost/Nixon”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Revolutionary Road”
Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn, “Milk”
Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”
Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
Kristen Scott Thomas, “I’ve Loved You So Long”
Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
“Burn After Reading”
“Happy-Go-Lucky”
“In Bruges”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Javier Bardem “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Colin Farrell, “In Bruges”
James Franco, “Pineapple Express”
Brendan Gleeson, “In Bruges”
Dustin Hoffman, “Last Chance Harvey”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Tom Cruise, “Tropic Thunder”
Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
Ralph Fiennes, “The Duchess”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”
Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Amy Adams, “Doubt”
Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis, “Doubt”
Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

Best Animated Feature:
“Bolt”
“Kung Fu Panda”
“WALL-E”

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

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

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture:
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 Original Score – Motion Picture:
Alexandre Desplat, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Clint Eastwood, “Changeling”
James Newton Howard, “Defiance”
A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Hans Zimmer, “Frost/Nixon”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture:
“Down to Earth” from “WALL-E”
“Gran Torino” from “Gran Torino”
“I Thought I Lost You” from “Bolt”
“Once in a Lifetime” from “Cadillac Records”
“The Wrestler” from “The Wrestler”

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