Golden Globe Nominations are in!
Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
REACTION: Yikes, 2/5. Woe to me. They went double-Winslet, I see, and could not resist Benjamin ButtonGran Torino nor The Dark Knight shows up here. Interesting.
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Burn After Reading
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
REACTION: 3/5 is a little better. Tropic Thunder and Last Chance Harvey went to make room for In Bruges and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. And I've seen all but one of these movies! And again, Woody Alln has a movie nominated at the Globes. Chant with me, now: COME-BACK. COME-BACK. COME-BACK!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio for Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn for Milk
Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler
REACTION: 4/5, but do you notice something? Can it be? The Globes have no love for Clint? Holy shit, it's a landmark year, for sure! Brad gets the nom, meaning I owe Allie the full dime. I'll get these films out of the way soon.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie for Changeling
Meryl Streep for Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas for I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road
REACTION: Another 4/5 score, with Scott Thomas filling in for Knightley. I thought they'd go more mainstream, but I forgot that the HFPA are a bunch of foreigners. Hooray for Anne Hathaway!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Javier Bardem for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell for In Bruges
James Franco for Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson for In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman for Last Chance Harvey
REACTION: Holy crap, only 2/5. I never thought they'd put Franco outside of supporting, but here he (most deservedly) is. And I forgot all about In Bruges, a movie I've yet to see. It's time to ask around.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Rebecca Hall for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand for Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep for Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson for Last Chance Harvey
REACTION: 4/5, with Rebecca Hall taking the surprise nomination I was sure they'd give to Sarah Jessica Parker. Amazing. YES! Hall deserves the attention for Woody Allen's finest flick since Everyone Says I Love You. I can't wait to see Last Chance Harvey, either.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tom Cruise for Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes for The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight
REACTION: 3/5. Tom Cruise. Tom Motherfuckin' Cruise. Globes, I fucking love you!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams for Doubt
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis for Doubt
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler
Kate Winslet for The Reader
REACTION: 3/5 again, thought this lineup is certainly a lot hotter. If Taraji P. Henson had gotten in instead of Viola Davis, this would read like a cast list of my fantasies. On that note, only one of these movies has been released. Oy.
Best Director - Motion Picture
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry for The Reader
David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes for Revolutionary Road
REACTION: S-seriously, guys? No Clint whatsoever? Remember in 2006, when you double-nominated him? Stupid. Wish I'd seen any of these so I could say which one deserves it most. 1/5.
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord
Doubt: John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon: Peter Morgan
The Reader: David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire: Simon Beaufoy
REACTION: 2/5, with The Reader making more of an impact than I'd imagined. FSU Film School Alum Robin Swicord is a Globe nominee, P.S.
Some unexpected, some we called from the get-go, some just...wtf? Tom Cruise? AWESOME.