Golden Globe Nominations

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This years nominations for the Golden Globes have been announced. There are plenty of surprises and plenty of snubs. Here are a few highlights.

Surprises:
In Bruges: 3 nominations!
Tropic Thunder: 2 nominations, 1 for Tom Cruise!

Snubs:
The Dark Knight: 1 nomination for Heath Ledger (Only ONE?!?!)
The Wrestler: 3 nominations – 0 for Best Director.

Here is the complete list. What/who do you think got snubbed?

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Nominees:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
The Reader (2008)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Nominees:
Burn After Reading (2008)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
In Bruges (2008)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Nominees:
Leonardo DiCaprio for Revolutionary Road (2008)
Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon (2008)
Sean Penn for Milk (2008)
Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Nominees:
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Angelina Jolie for Changeling (2008)
Meryl Streep for Doubt (2008)
Kristin Scott Thomas for Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008)
Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road (2008)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:
Javier Bardem for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Colin Farrell for In Bruges (2008)
James Franco for Pineapple Express (2008)
Brendan Gleeson for In Bruges (2008)
Dustin Hoffman for Last Chance Harvey (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:
Rebecca Hall for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Frances McDormand for Burn After Reading (2008)
Meryl Streep for Mamma Mia! (2008)
Emma Thompson for Last Chance Harvey (2008)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominees:
Tom Cruise for Tropic Thunder (2008)
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder (2008)
Ralph Fiennes for The Duchess (2008)
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt (2008)
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominees:
Amy Adams for Doubt (2008)
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Viola Davis for Doubt (2008)
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler (2008)
Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Nominees:
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Stephen Daldry for The Reader (2008)
David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon (2008)
Sam Mendes for Revolutionary Road (2008)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Nominees:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Eric Roth, Robin Swicord
Doubt (2008): John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon (2008): Peter Morgan
The Reader (2008): David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Simon Beaufoy

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Nominees:
Bolt (2008)("I Thought I Lost You")
Cadillac Records (2008)("Once in a Lifetime")
Gran Torino (2008)("Gran Torino")
WALL·E (2008)("Down to Earth")
The Wrestler (2008)("The Wrestler")

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Nominees:
Changeling (2008): Clint Eastwood
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Alexandre Desplat
Defiance (2008): James Newton Howard
Frost/Nixon (2008): Hans Zimmer
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): A.R. Rahman

Best Animated Film
Nominees:
Bolt (2008)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
WALL·E (2008)

Best Foreign Language Film
Nominees:
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)
Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (2008)
Gomorra (2008)
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008)
Waltz with Bashir (2008)

Best Television Series – Drama
Nominees:
"Dexter" (2006)
"House M.D." (2004)
"In Treatment" (2008)
"Mad Men" (2007)
"True Blood" (2007)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Nominees:
"Californication" (2007)
"Entourage" (2004)
"The Office" (2005)
"30 Rock" (2006)
"Weeds" (2005)

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:
Bernard and Doris (2007)
"Cranford" (2007)
"John Adams" (2008)
A Raisin in the Sun (2008) (TV)
Recount (2008) (TV)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:
Ralph Fiennes for Bernard and Doris (2007)
Paul Giamatti for "John Adams" (2008)
Kevin Spacey for Recount (2008) (TV)
Kiefer Sutherland for 24: Redemption (2008) (TV)
Tom Wilkinson for Recount (2008) (TV)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:
Judi Dench for "Cranford" (2007)
Catherine Keener for An American Crime (2007)
Laura Linney for "John Adams" (2008)
Shirley MacLaine for Coco Chanel (2008) (TV)
Susan Sarandon for Bernard and Doris (2007)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:
Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock" (2006)
Steve Carell for "The Office" (2005)
Kevin Connolly for "Entourage" (2004)
David Duchovny for "Californication" (2007)
Tony Shalhoub for "Monk" (2002)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominees:
Christina Applegate for "Samantha Who?" (2007)
America Ferrera for "Ugly Betty" (2006)
Tina Fey for "30 Rock" (2006)
Debra Messing for "The Starter Wife" (2008)
Mary-Louise Parker for "Weeds" (2005)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Nominees:
Gabriel Byrne for "In Treatment" (2008)
Michael C. Hall for "Dexter" (2006)
Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" (2007)
Hugh Laurie for "House M.D." (2004)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers for "The Tudors" (2007)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Nominees:
Sally Field for "Brothers & Sisters" (2006)
Mariska Hargitay for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)
January Jones for "Mad Men" (2007)
Anna Paquin for "True Blood" (2007)
Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer" (2005)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:
Neil Patrick Harris for "How I Met Your Mother" (2005)
Denis Leary for Recount (2008) (TV)
Jeremy Piven for "Entourage" (2004)
Blair Underwood for "In Treatment" (2008)
Tom Wilkinson for "John Adams" (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominees:
Eileen Atkins for "Cranford" (2007)
Laura Dern for
Recount (2008) (TV)
Melissa George for "In Treatment" (2008)
Rachel Griffiths for "Brothers & Sisters" (2006)
Dianne Wiest for "In Treatment" (2008)

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  1. Since you mention Ms. Applegate in your post. Before Samantha Who > [Answer Jeers] + [Yell By Dunk] = Christina Applegate characters. It’s today’s TV Anagram Game.

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