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2008 Golden Globes


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Nominations will be telecast on NBC and E! tomorrow morning (circa 8AM).

 

My predictions:

 

Best Motion Picture - Drama

American Gangster

Atonement

Michael Clayton

No Country For Old Men

There Will Be Blood

 

Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical

Charlie Wilson's War

Hairspray

Juno

Lars and the Real Girl

Sweeney Todd

 

Best Actor - Drama

George Clooney in Michael Clayton

Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood

Denzel Washington in American Gangster

Frank Langella in Starting Out in the Evening

Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises

 

Best Actor - Comedy/Musical

Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd

Ryan Gosling in Lars and the Real Girl

Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War

Glen Hansard in Once

Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List

 

Best Actress - Drama

Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Julie Christie in Away From Her

Jodie Foster in The Brave One

Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart

Kiera Knightley in Atonement

 

Best Actress - Comedy/Musical

Amy Adams in Enchanted

Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd

Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose

Laura Linney in The Savages

Ellen Page in Juno

 

Actor in a Supporting Role

Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men

Hal Holbrook in Into the Wild

Max Von Sydow in The Diving Bell & the Butterfly

Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton

 

Actress in a Supporting Role

Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There

Ruby Dee in American Gangster

Kelly McDonald in No Country For Old Men

Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone

Vanessa Redgrave in Atonement

 

Best Director

Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd

Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country For Old Men

Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell & The Butterfly

Ridley Scott - American Gangster

Joe Wright - Atonement

 

Best Animated Film

Ratatouille

Persepolis

The Simpsons Movie

 

Best Foreign Film

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

The Diving Bell & The Butterfly

The Kite Runner

Lust, Caution

The Orphanage

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Those are some impressive predictions EndLine, and I'd say pretty damn on point from my POV. Well done.

 

I just finished reading NCfOM but have not seen the film, is Brolin or Jones pegged as lead actors for it and not Bardem?

 

I ask because I've read a lot about Bardem for best actor, not supporting.

 

Awesome list though and one I could see being pretty darn accurate.

 

No TV Predictions, EL?

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I just finished reading NCfOM but have not seen the film, is Brolin or Jones pegged as lead actors for it and not Bardem?

 

I ask because I've read a lot about Bardem for best actor, not supporting.

 

 

Brolin, Jones, and Bardem split screen time. If anything though, Jones should be the supporting actor, with Bardem and Brolin the lead, but I will almost guarantee Bardem getting a supporting actor nomination with him being a lock to win.

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You can make a strong argument that Bardem's character is a lead in the film. His placement in the supporting category is strictly studio politics. If all three are placed in the same category, two of them will have their chances of a nomination zapped. Plus, no matter how great all the performances were in the movie, Javier Bardem's performance as Anton Chigurh is the most critically lauded of the year (unless you're penguino).

 

EDIT: Woah, I totally forgot TV predictions.

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My favorite female performance (so far) this year was Tilda Swinton's performance in Michael Clayton. I reluctantly had to leave her off. :crying

 

I also think Travolta is going to sneak in there for Hairspray.

 

By the way, Golden Globes can have up to six nominees per category.

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Not here to debate the merits of the film itself, but I think there is a good chance American Gangster will be snubbed for best drama. It failed to get a Satellite nomination and did not cut the NBR top ten list of studio films.

That could very possibly happen but I think the film's box office total alone will keep it in the running.

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sorry for possibly hijacking the thread, but this is related to the golden globes. we may have alot of no-shows and script trouble if the strike doesn't end by next month (and the way things are going, the strike will be going still).

 

Award shows brace for strike

 

Producers worried stars may not show up

 

By MICHAEL FLEMING, DAVE MCNARY

 

Golden Globe noms will be announced Thursday, but this year there's double the suspense: not only who will be nominated, but who will attend.

 

The Globes, to be telecast Jan. 13 on NBC, has asked for a waiver from the Writers Guild of America in order to allow guild scribes to pen the kudocast's script, but few expect it will be granted.

 

So will the stars -- both presenters and nominees -- be willing to cross the picket line?

 

The WGA continued to be mum on the Globes question Tuesday but it has granted a waiver to the Screen Actors Guild's 14th annual awards -- not a completely surprising development, given SAG's strong support for the WGA throughout the six-week strike.

 

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111797753...=1&nid=4056

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Not here to debate the merits of the film itself, but I think there is a good chance American Gangster will be snubbed for best drama. It failed to get a Satellite nomination and did not cut the NBR top ten list of studio films.

That could very possibly happen but I think the film's box office total alone will keep it in the running.

 

I really don't think it was that good. I mean, it was enjoyable, but Golden Globe worthy? There's no way.

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Nominations are out. I'll post it once I find a full list.

 

Some surprises:

 

Seven films got nominations for the Best Picture - Drama category. :o

 

The TV nominations are a big ? for me.

 

No nomination for Jack Nicholson. The guy has 19 GG nominations in total.

 

Into the Wild only received a nomination for Best Song.

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My reaction to The Great Debaters was :o , followed by :plain.

 

It looks like it will be this year's Pursuit of Happyness, which I didn't like at all. I cringe every time I hear someone say that that's the most inspirational movie they've ever watched.

 

I will watch it, though. I like underdog stories and I'm always intrigued by movies that tackle race relations (especially in that era, late thirties I believe).

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