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Award Season - Globes Spread the Love Around

December 13th, 2007

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, but there were no truly dominate films out of the 14 theatrical categories.

The categories and nominations are...

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Best Director - Motion Picture

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Best Animated Film

Best Foreign Language Film

Notes and Reactions...

  • It's hard to point to one film and say, "That's the big winner!"
  • Atonement led the way with seven nominations, but I don't think it's a favorite to win any of those. If I were to put money on it, Keira Knightley probably has the best chance to win, but Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama is particularly weak this year.
  • On the other hand, No Country for Old Men earned only four nominations compared to Atonement's seven, but feels like it will be the bigger film come award night.
  • I was expecting The Great Debaters to earn more nominations than American Gangster, but it only earned one. That was for Best Picture - Drama, which is the most prestigious award, but I was expecting more.
  • Michael Clayton picked up five nods, including three for acting.
  • Usually the Drama categories dominates the Musical or Comedy categories when it comes to picking up Oscar nominations, but this year Charlie Wilson's War, Juno, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street should be contenders come Oscar night.
  • Speaking of Juno, Ellen Page and Diablo Cody both earned more nominations to go with their Independent Spirit Awards nominations. And I think they have to be considered favorites to earn at least nominations for the guild awards and Oscars.
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story earned not one, but two Golden Globe Nominations. Some people were comparing the film to recent spoofs like Date Movie or Epic Movie. Hopefully this will end that talk.
  • The Savages only managed one nomination, which was a bit of a shock. The fact that it went to Philip Seymour Hoffman was not. In fact, he earned two nominations today.
  • Best Animated Film brought two shocks. Firstly, Bee Movie earned a nomination. Secondly, Persepolis did not. That latter film did earn a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, on the other hand.

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Filed under: Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, Juno, Enchanted, Bee Movie, Hairspray, No Country for Old Men, Charlie Wilson's War, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Atonement, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood, The Brave One, The Great Debaters, Across the Universe, Gone, Baby, Gone, Into the Wild, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Eastern Promises, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Kite Runner, La Môme, A Mighty Heart, The Savages, Le Scaphandre et le Papillon, Lars and the Real Girl, Love in the Time of Cholera, Se jie, Away From Her, Persepolis, I'm Not There, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile, Grace Is Gone, American Gangster