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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Thi Them

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Posted December 12 2008 - 06:06 AM

It seems the regulars responsible for the awards threads in the past years are missing, so here it is.

The Golden Globes were announced yesterday and here are the nominees:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

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 Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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 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 Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fienes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Animated Feature Film
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)
The Country of 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
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Written by Eric Roth
Doubt
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon
Written by Peter Morgan
The Reader
Written by David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire
Written by Simon Beaufoy

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Composed by Alexandre Desplat
Changeling
Composed by Clint Eastwood
Defiance
Composed by James Newton Howard
Slumdog Millionaire
Composed by A. R. Rahman
Frost/Nixon
Composed by Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Down To Earth" – Wall-E
Music By: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
Lyrics By: Peter Gabriel
"Gran Torino" – Gran Torino
Music By: Jamie Cullum, Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens
Lyrics By: Jamie Cullum
"I Thought I Lost You" – Bolt
Music & Lyrics By: Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele
"Once In A Lifetime" – Cadillac Records
Music & Lyrics By: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarmon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street
"The Wrestler" – The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen


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#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Thi Them

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Posted December 12 2008 - 06:07 AM

It's nice to see Vicky Cristina Barcelona get some recognition especially for Rebecca Hall. It seems to have been getting ignored in the screenplay category, though.

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#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted December 12 2008 - 12:54 PM

I'm happy to see In Bruges get some acting love. Farrell and Gleeson as fantastic in it, and the movie itself is quite good. If a bit tough.

So yay, In Bruges!!
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Posted December 12 2008 - 03:02 PM

Definitely thrilled for the Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Rebecca Hall!) and In Bruges love.

Kinda makes up for snubbing The Dark Knight for best picture, director, score, etc.
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Posted December 16 2008 - 04:25 AM

Best Foreign Language Film
I've Loved You So Long (France)

This is a very good movie, but a rather ordinary affair as well (France routinely churns out this sort of stuff, which I love BTW) elevated by Thomas's performance.

Has France nothing better to offer this year? Like Entre les Murs/The Class which got all kinds of accolades (including the Palme d'Or) but seems virtually absent from the US award season. Weird.

Has anyone seen it? (The Class.) I haven't.

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Posted December 16 2008 - 07:52 AM

I think it's a crime that Ledger's nomination was the only one for The Dark Knight. The score certainly deserved to be nominated as it was one of the most memorable scores in recent years IMHO and the movie itself along with Nolan deserved noms as well. I'd like to think the Oscars will right the Globes' wrong, but I don't have too much faith in that happening. Posted Image
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Posted December 17 2008 - 11:49 AM

Can't be any worse than only Kim Basinger getting nominated out of the ensemble cast of L.A. Confidential.*

Or Memento only getting a screenplay nomination.*

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Posted December 17 2008 - 05:17 PM

I saw Milk yesterday. Some of the other groups have awarded it in the best picture, supporting acting, directing, and writing categories, but I think the Golden Globes got it right by nominating only Sean Penn.

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Posted January 11 2009 - 06:09 AM

The Golden Globes award ceremony will be back on tonight, after a 2 year absence due to the strike last year.

I'm hoping Vicky Cristina Barcelona wins best comedy/musical, and Mickey wins for best actor.

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Posted January 11 2009 - 09:16 AM

Heath Ledger!!!!!!!
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Posted January 11 2009 - 04:12 PM

Go Heath and Kate!!!!

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Posted January 11 2009 - 04:23 PM

Golden Globe winners:

The results of the Golden Globes are in:

Best Picture Drama: Slumdog Millionaire (Oscar frontrunner)

Best Picture Comedy/Musical: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Actor Drama: Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

Best Actress Drama: Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road

Best Actor Comedy: Colin Farrell for In Bruges

Best Actress Comedy: Sally Hawking for Happy Go Lucky

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet for The Reader

Best Director: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Score: A.R. Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Best Animated Film: WALL-E

Best Original Song: The Wrestler by Bruce Springsteen for The Wrestler

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Posted January 12 2009 - 03:57 AM

So glad Slumdog Millionaire won, I saw it a few days ago and loved it, a few weeks ago I thought it was some crappy Hollywood comedy, like Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Didn't know it was directed by Danny Boyle.

In Bruges was another big favourite of mine and glad it won something, Colin Farrell Best Actor. I'm chuffed it did better than the hugely overrated Oscar-baiter - Benjamin Button. Posted Image

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Posted January 25 2009 - 05:09 PM

This thread seems to have been lost. Here's the list of SAG (as in "Screen Actors Guild") nominees for film roles, with the winners marked with an asterisk. I've left out the TV acting awards.

The best ensemble cast award is worth noting. In previous years, it has sometimes been an early indicator of the best picture Oscar.

The actress races just got more interesting, because the SAG (like the Globes) treated Kate Winslet's role in The Reader as a supporting role.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

RICHARD JENKINS Walter Vale THE VISITOR Overture Films
FRANK LANGELLA Richard Nixon FROST/NIXON Universal Pictures
*SEAN PENN Harvey Milk MILK Focus Features
BRAD PITT Benjamin Button THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Paramount Pictures
MICKEY ROURKE Randy THE WRESTLER Fox Searchlight Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

ANNE HATHAWAY Kym RACHEL GETTING MARRIED Sony Pictures Classics
ANGELINA JOLIE Christine Collins CHANGELING Universal Pictures
MELISSA LEO Ray Eddy FROZEN RIVER Sony Pictures Classics
*MERYL STREEP Sister Aloysius Beauvier DOUBT Miramax Films
KATE WINSLET April Wheeler REVOLUTIONARY ROAD Paramount Vantage

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

JOSH BROLIN Dan White MILK Focus Features
ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. Kirk Lazarus TROPIC THUNDER Paramount Pictures
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN Father Brendan Flynn DOUBT Miramax Films
*HEATH LEDGER Joker THE DARK KNIGHT Warner Bros. Pictures
DEV PATEL Older Jamal SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Fox Searchlight Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

AMY ADAMS Sister James DOUBT Miramax Films
PENÉLOPE CRUZ Maria Elena VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA The Weinstein Company
VIOLA DAVIS Mrs. Miller DOUBT Miramax Films
TARAJI P. HENSON Queenie THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Paramount Pictures
*KATE WINSLET Hanna Schmitz THE READER The Weinstein Company

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Paramount Pictures
DOUBT Miramax Films
FROST/NIXON Universal Pictures
MILK Focus Features
*SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Fox Searchlight Pictures

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#15 of 24 OFFLINE   Thi Them

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Posted January 26 2009 - 02:39 AM

I was surprised Slumdog won for best cast. The actors seem like they would've picked Milk or Doubt rather than a movie with unknowns.

I was hoping Rourke was building up momentum for the Oscars, but with Penn winning this award and with the actors making up a majority of the Oscar members, it'll probably go to Penn.

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#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 26 2009 - 04:59 AM

I just noticed that neither the Producers Guild nor the Directors Guild nominees are listed above. It's the same list, and the PGA announced their winner over the weekend.

PGA nominees (winner marked with an asterisk):

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall
Ceán Chaffin

THE DARK KNIGHT
Christopher Nolan
Charles Roven
Emma Thomas

FROST/NIXON
Brian Grazer
Ron Howard
Eric Fellner

MILK
Dan Jinks
Bruce Cohen

*SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Christian Colson


DGA nominees (winner marked with an asterisk):

*DANNY BOYLE
Slumdog Millionaire

DAVID FINCHER
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

RON HOWARD
Frost/Nixon

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
The Dark Knight

GUS VAN SANT
Milk


Now, I don't suppose it'll matter to Dark Knight fans still bruised by what they perceive as an Oscar snub, but I note that both the PGA and the DGA are about as insider as organizations come. So it's hard to maintain that "Hollywood" won't nominate comic book movies.
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#17 of 24 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 26 2009 - 05:07 AM

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I was hoping Rourke was building up momentum for the Oscars, but with Penn winning this award and with the actors making up a majority of the Oscar members, it'll probably go to Penn.
Agreed, but if the race is close, there could be a surprise. We saw that last year with the best actress award, when SAG picked Julie Christie, but the Oscar went to Marion Cotillard.
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Posted January 26 2009 - 05:19 AM

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Agreed, but if the race is close, there could be a surprise. We saw that last year with the best actress award, when SAG picked Julie Christie, but the Oscar went to Marion Cotillard.

Other examples: the year Johnny Deep won the SAG for Pirates of the Caribbean, Sean Penn won the AA for Mystic River. And the year Annette Benning won the SAG for American Beauty, Hilary Swank won for Boys Don't Cry. And two years ago every one thought Eddie Murphy was going to win for Dream Girls, especially after he too won the SAG. The Oscar went to Alan Arkin. I think Rourke may pull this off. He's the one I'm rooting for.
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#19 of 24 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 26 2009 - 05:24 AM

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And two years ago every one thought Eddie Murphy was going to win for Dream Girls, especially after he too won the SAG. The Oscar went to Alan Arkin.
It was widely speculated at the time that Murphy blew the Oscar with a less-than-gracious SAG acceptance speech. I suspect there's something to that theory, but those are all good examples.
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Posted January 26 2009 - 05:30 AM

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It was widely speculated at the time that Murphy blew the Oscar with a less-than-gracious SAG acceptance speech.

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