Awards Season - The Curious Case of the Frost/Nixon Globe Nominations
December 12th, 2008
The latest set of Awards Season nominations were handed out today as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations. There was not much in the way of surprises, and it is hard to look at one film and say it was the big winner, but Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button come the closest.
The categories and nominations are...
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
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 – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
Notes and Reactions...
- Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button can be seen as the big winners today each with five nominations.
- Doubt also earned five nominations, but mostly for acting, and it was passed over for Best Picture - Drama and Best Director.
- Slumdog Millionaire was not far back with four nominations, but if I were to guess, I think it will go home empty handed this year.
- The Reader and Revolutionary Road also earned four nominations each, but I think they have a better chance at winning at least one award.
- The three nominations for Best Animated Picture (Bolt, Kung Fu Panda, and WALL-E) were arguably the three least surprising nominations on this list.
- Interestingly, two of those three nominations also earned nominations for Best Song (Bolt and WALL-E).
- Not many repeats from the Independent Spirit Awards. Rachel Getting Married, Milk, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Wrestler did, however, appear on both lists.
- Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet both earned two nominations.
- Meanwhile, In Bruges earned two nominations for Best Lead Actor - Comedy, Doubt earned two nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and Tropic Thunder earned two for Best Supporting Actor.
- I'm surprised In Bruges did so well, as it opened in February and Awards Season voters tend to have short memories. (That's why so many Oscar bait movies open so late in the year.)
- Heath Ledger was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Dark Knight. One would have to think he's the odds on favorite to win a posthumous award, with Philip Seymour Hoffman being his main competition.
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