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Golden Globe Nominations Announced
2007-12-13 06:33
by Jon Weisman

Take a gander:

Feature drama
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Comment: Saw all but "Great Debaters" so far, liked them all, loved none completely. Right now, I'd lean toward Atonement or No Country.

Feature musical or comedy
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Comment: Though I plan to see all, I have only gotten to Juno.

Feature drama actor
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy - Atonement
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington - American Gangster
Comment: Liked them all, but go with Lewis.

Feature drama actress
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie - Away From Her
Jodie Foster - The Brave One
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley - Atonement
Comment: Christie's performance is the one to go with over the other two I've seen, Jolie and Knightley.

Musical or comedy actor
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
Comment: I'll go with Hoffman over Gosling for now - only two that I've seen.

Musical or comedy actress
Best Actress, Comedy/Musical
Amy Adams - Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en rose
Ellen Page - Juno
Comment: I guess you have to take Cotillard, though I enjoyed the performances of Page and Adams more.

Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley Scott - American Gangster
Joe Wright - Atonement
Comment: Wright wins for me here. I actually think what he did was more impressive than what the Coens did. Schnabel certainly gets a look. Only one on the list I haven't seen yet is Sweeney.

Diablo Cody - Juno
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen - No Country for Old Men
Christopher Hampton - Atonement
Ronald Hardwood - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin - Charlie Wilson's War
Comment: Hmm. I've seen the first four, and it's a very tough choice. Gonna hold off for now.

The Bee Movie
The Simpsons Movie
Comment: Didn't love Rat as much as the others, but it's the winner here.

Foreign-language film
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Kite Runner
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Lust, Caution
Comment: I hear great things about 4 Months and Persepolis, but for now, I have to go with Diving Bell
in a close race over Lust.

Original score
Into the Wild
Grace is Gone
The Kite Runner
Eastern Promises
Comment: Atonement for me.

TV comedy
30 Rock
Pushing Daisies
Comment: Where is The Office? I'm boycotting.

TV comedy actor
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Steve Carell - The Office
David Duchovny -- Californication
Ricky Gervais - Extras
Lee Pace - Pushing Daisies
Comment: I'll take Carell a sliver over Gervais and Baldwin. All three are tremendous.

TV comedy actress
Christina Applegate
America Ferrara
Tina Fey
Anna Friel
Mary Louise Parker
Comment: I only watch Fey and Friel regularly ... love 'em both, but I'm willing to give this to Ferrara.

More to come ...

2007-12-13 08:55:06
1.   overkill94
I'm a bit disappointed that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia didn't get a nod for TV Comedy. I enjoyed it much more than Entourage this year. The Office deserved a nomination, but I'm pretty sure 30 Rock will win - which it should.
2007-12-13 09:55:26
2.   Jon Weisman
1 - That category is the most problematic of any in the Globes this year.

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