Thursday, December 13, 2007

Official 2007 Golden Globe Nominations

Atonement leads the nominations!! :-)

Best Motion Picture - Drama

American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Prediction Score: 4/5

: I'm only counting it as out of five. It's not my fault they can't make up their minds this year. Haha. So The Great Debaters. I remember seeing a few ads for this, so I imagine that has a lot to do with why it's here. Although I think it's bad news should Denzel fans pursue this film further. In a picture race where the last couple of spots are so tight you don't want anything that could cancel you out. As I said in my predictions, they like Cronenberg, so I'm not surprised about the inclusion of Promises -- even though it far from deserves it. I think I underestimated Gangster because I didn't like it.

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd

Prediction Score: 4/5

Reaction: I should have anticipated Across the Universe but I must say I am very surprised that it made it in such a competitive year. The thing is, the Globes really don't care if something's been panned, and we know they lurve their musicals. The Savages got seriously shafted.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie – Away From Her
Jodie Foster – The Brave One
Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley – Atonement

Prediction Score: 5/5

Reaction: Easy. Good quality category.

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

Amy Adams – Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky – Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page – Juno

Prediction Score: 3/5

Reaction: I was wrong about Blanchett going lead, I'm happy to say. I love that Helena was included. But no Laura Linney?! Seriously damaging. Needs SAG to love The Savages. I'm not sure it's going to happen. Great category.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

George Clooney – Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy – Atonement
Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington – American Gangster

Prediction Score: 4/5

Reaction: Nearly got this right. A little too crowded for Brad this year. I think Langella will probably make an appearance at SAG, and maybe Depp. Mortensen is the least secure here.

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

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

Prediction Score: 4/5

Reaction: I read Glenn's predictions yesterday and saw Reilly there (a great call) but didn't think that much of it. In retrospect, popularity is everything. And Depp really didn't need another nomination here.

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

Cate Blanchett – I'm Not There
Julia Roberts – Charlie Wilson's War
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

Prediction Score: 3/5

Reaction: Hahaha. It matters who you are in Hollywood. I don't really care though cause I love me some Julia. The rest should make it, and maybe this will match with the Oscar lineup come January. Who knows?

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

Casey Affleck – The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson's War
John Travolta – Hairspray
Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton

Prediction Score: 4/5

Reaction: Holbrook will probably take over from Travolta at SAG. The rest are pretty standard.

Best Screenplay

Charlie Wilson's War
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
No Country For Old Men

Prediction Score: 3/5

Reaction: Boy did they love Charlie Wilson and the Diving Bell. The other three are the strongest screenplays for Oscar.

Final Prediction Score: 34/45 (76%)

Other nominations:

Best Song

Enchanted - "That's How You Know"
Grace Is Gone - "Grace Is Gone"
Into the Wild - "Guaranteed"
Love in the Time of Cholera - "Despedida"
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - "Walk Hard"

Best Score

Atonement - Dario Marianelli
Eastern Promises - Howard Shore
Grace Is Gone - Clint Eastwood
Into the Wild - Michael Brook
The Kite Runner - Alberto Iglesias

Best Animated Feature Film

Bee Movie
The Simpsons Movie

Best Foreign Languge Film

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days (Romania)
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (France, United States)
The Kite Runner (United States)
Lust, Caution (Taiwan)
Persepolis (France)

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