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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Golden Globe Nominations Are Out

posted by on December 13 at 10:00 AM

Full press release here. There are seven nominees for best motion picture drama (there were a couple of ties), so with all the siphoning, the winner will be even less predictive of the Oscar winner than usual.

The movie with the most nominations is Atonement. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on January 13, probably sans any funny jokes.

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Eastern Promises? Oh please. That movie was like half of a movie, and it wasn't really all that interesting.

Michael Clayton was fucking dumb.

American Gangster was fucking boring.

I loved No Country For Old Men. I hope it wins.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 13, 2007 10:03 AM

It sucks that Marion Cotillard didn't get nominated for her role as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose. That was one of the better acting performances I've ever seen.

Posted by Ryan | December 13, 2007 10:35 AM

Very happy to see that Julie Christie was nominated for Away from Her, but Gordon Pinsent was masterful in it and I sure wish he'd been nominamted too.

Posted by left coast | December 13, 2007 10:38 AM

Marion Cotillard DID get nominated. She's in the musical or comedy category, I believe, along with Helena Bonham Carter for Sweeney Todd. I can't believe John Fucking Travolta got nominated for Hairspray. And Amy Adams for Enchanted? It was cute, but COME ON!

Posted by Darrell | December 13, 2007 10:56 AM

I agree with Darrell. I can see the Amy Adams nomination, but John Travolta for Hairspray? Nice to see all the Sweeney Todd nominations, it was a great film!

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 13, 2007 12:05 PM

Ah, thanks Darrell.

Posted by Ryan | December 13, 2007 12:17 PM

sigh. I have such mixed emotions about John Travolta in Hairspray. On my first viewing, I HATED the performance; the accent, the coyness, the makeup, EVERYTHING. But, on a second viewing, I did come to appreciate what he was trying to do; he WAS trying to create a unique performance AS a woman and if he had a better, stronger director who could have watered down the excessive Bal'more accent and some of the mannerisms, (and insisted on that awful make-up being redesigned)it might have been really great. (Oh, and recast Christopher Walken; I think he's great and he MIGHT have worked for this role, but he and Travolta just don't fit together; it was dumb casting...)

Posted by michael strangeways | December 13, 2007 12:19 PM

I hate the combination of "musical" and "comedy" into a single category. It means that the dramatic musical usually wins, robbing good comedies of statues.

Posted by josh | December 13, 2007 12:51 PM

Diablo Cody is the next big thing, kids.

Posted by Jewritto | December 13, 2007 1:16 PM

Is that why I'm already sick of hearing her name?

Posted by JonJ | December 13, 2007 1:28 PM

I went to a Silvertips game over Thanksgiving, and in the list people having birthdays was El Diablo. I thought it was a joke, but maybe Diablo Cody was at the game.

Posted by left coast | December 13, 2007 2:02 PM

I'm with you, left coast. Pinsent may not have Christie's name recognition--outside Canada--but it's really Grant's story. Not that she isn't great, too. As she told the LA Times, "I think it's him that's making the changes, not her. And I think it's him the film is about... What happens to her is almost arbitrary."

Posted by Kathy Fennessy | December 13, 2007 2:53 PM

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