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Golden Globes 2008 Nominees

Yes, another award season is upon us (even if the Writers Guild of America strike is still on). As you know, the Globes are awarded for fine achievement in both film and television, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press.

I'm not terribly impressed with the (film) nominations, although "No Country For Old Men" was a brilliant cinematic piece that should be studied by actors and filmmakers alike. I'm also a huge fan of "30 Rock" and hope they sweep every category they are up for.

Some interesting nods: Animated Feature puts Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie against the guys behind The Simpsons Movie. As much of a Seinfeld fan I am, The Simpsons will take it home.

How great to see John C. Reilly nominated for a role like Dewey Cox?! Gives all of us comic actors plenty of hope. It's about time Judd Apatow, the guy behind movies such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Super Bad gets some industry recognition.

Most difficult category? Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series - Comedy or Musical puts 5 heavy weights against each other, including Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Ricky Gervais (Extras) and Steve Carell (The Office). Tough call.

Feel free to give your thoughts via the quick and easy form below... and the nominations are:

1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

  1. AMERICAN GANGSTER
    Imagine Entertainment/Scott Free Productions; Universal Pictures
  2. ATONEMENT
    Working Title Films Limited; Focus Features
  3. EASTERN PROMISES
    Kudos Pictures/Serendipity Point Films; Focus Features
  4. THE GREAT DEBATERS
    Harpo Films; The Weinstein Company/MGM
  5. MICHAEL CLAYTON
    Samuels Media and Castle Rock Entertainment a Mirage Enterprises/Section 8 Production; Warner Bros. Pictures
  6. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
    A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production; Miramax Films/Paramount Vantage
  7. THERE WILL BE BLOOD
    A Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production; Paramount Vantage/Miramax Films

2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

  1. CATE BLANCHETT - ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
  2. JULIE CHRISTIE - AWAY FROM HER
  3. JODIE FOSTER - THE BRAVE ONE
  4. ANGELINA JOLIE - A MIGHTY HEART
  5. KEIRA KNIGHTLEY - ATONEMENT

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

  1. GEORGE CLOONEY - MICHAEL CLAYTON
  2. DANIEL DAY-LEWIS - THERE WILL BE BLOOD
  3. JAMES MCAVOY - ATONEMENT
  4. VIGGO MORTENSEN - EASTERN PROMISES
  5. DENZEL WASHINGTON - AMERICAN GANGSTER

4. BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
    Revolution Studios; Sony Pictures Releasing
  2. CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
    Universal Pictures/Relativity Media/Participant Productions/Playtone; Universal Pictures
  3. HAIRSPRAY
    Zadan/Meron Productions / New Line Cinema in association with Ingenious Film Partners; New Line Cinema
  4. JUNO
    Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production; Fox Searchlight Pictures
  5. SWEENEY TODD
    Parkes/MacDonald and Zanuck Company; DreamWorks/Paramount Distribution / Warner Bros. Pictures 

5.BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. AMY ADAMS - ENCHANTED
  2. NIKKI BLONSKY - HAIRSPRAY
  3. HELENA BONHAM CARTER - SWEENEY TODD
  4. MARION COTILLARD - LA VIE EN ROSE
  5. ELLEN PAGE - JUNO

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. JOHNNY DEPP - SWEENEY TODD
  2. RYAN GOSLING - LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
  3. TOM HANKS - CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
  4. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN - THE SAVAGES
  5. JOHN C. REILLY - WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY

7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  1. BEE MOVIE
    DreamWorks Animation; DreamWorks Animation
  2. RATATOUILLE
      Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios
  3. THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
    Gracie Films; Twentieth Century Fox

8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  1. 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (ROMANIA)
    Mobra Films; IFC First Take
  2. THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (FRANCE AND USA)
    A Kennedy/Marshall Company and Jon Kilik Production; Miramax Films 
  3. THE KITE RUNNER (USA)
    DreamWorks Pictures Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Paramount Classics Participant Productions Present a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Parkes/Macdonald Production Distributed by Paramount Classics
  4. LUST, CAUTION (TAIWAN)
    Mr. Yee Productions LLC; Focus Features
  5. PERSEPOLIS (FRANCE)
    247 Films; Sony Pictures Classics

9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  1. CATE BLANCHETT - I'M NOT THERE
  2. JULIA ROBERTS - CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
  3. SAOIRSE RONAN - ATONEMENT
  4. AMY RYAN - GONE BABY GONE
  5. TILDA SWINTON - MICHAEL CLAYTON

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  1. CASEY AFFLECK - THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
  2. JAVIER BARDEM - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
  3. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN - CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR
  4. JOHN TRAVOLTA - HAIRSPRAY
  5. TOM WILKINSON - MICHAEL CLAYTON

11. BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE

  1. TIM BURTON - SWEENEY TODD
  2. ETHAN COEN & JOEL COEN - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
  3. JULIAN SCHNABEL - THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
  4. RIDLEY SCOTT - AMERICAN GANGSTER
  5. JOE WRIGHT - ATONEMENT

12. BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE

  1. DIABLO CODY - JUNO
  2. ETHAN COEN & JOEL COEN - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
  3. CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON - ATONEMENT
  4. RONALD HARWOOD - THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
  5. AARON SORKIN - CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR

13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE

  1. MICHAEL BROOK with KAKI KING and EDDIE VEDDER - INTO THE WILD
  2. CLINT EASTWOOD - GRACE IS GONE
  3. ALBERTO IGLESIAS - THE KITE RUNNER
  4. DARIO MARIANELLI - ATONEMENT
  5. HOWARD SHORE - EASTERN PROMISES

14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE

  1. "DESPEDIDA" - LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA
    Music by: Shakira and Antonio Pinto
    Lyrics by: Shakira
  2. "GRACE IS GONE" - GRACE IS GONE
    Music by: Clint Eastwood
    Lyrics by: Carole Bayer Sager
  3. "GUARANTEED" - INTO THE WILD
    Music & Lyrics by: Eddie Vedder
  4. "THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW" - ENCHANTED
    Music By: Alan Menken
    Lyrics By: Stephen Schwartz
  5. "WALK HARD" - WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY
    Music & Lyrics by: Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan

15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

  1. BIG LOVE (HBO)
    Anima Sola and Playtone Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
  2. DAMAGES (FX NETWORKS)
    FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television
  3. GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
    ABC Studios
  4. HOUSE (FOX)
    Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Media Studios
  5. MAD MEN (AMC)
    Lionsgate
  6. THE TUDORS (SHOWTIME)
    Showtime Presents in association with Peace Arch Entertainment, Working Title, Reveille Productions Limited, An Ireland-Canada Co-Production 

16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

  1. PATRICIA ARQUETTE - MEDIUM
  2. GLENN CLOSE - DAMAGES
  3. MINNIE DRIVER - THE RICHES
  4. EDIE FALCO - THE SOPRANOS
  5. SALLY FIELD - BROTHERS & SISTERS
  6. HOLLY HUNTER - SAVING GRACE
  7. KYRA SEDGWICK - THE CLOSER

17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

  1. MICHAEL C. HALL - DEXTER
  2. JON HAMM - MAD MEN
  3. HUGH LAURIE - HOUSE
  4. JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS - THE TUDORS
  5. BILL PAXTON - BIG LOVE

18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. 30 ROCK (NBC)
    Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc.
  2. CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
    Showtime Presents in association with Aggressive Mediocrity, and Then…, Twilight Time Films
  3. ENTOURAGE (HBO)
    Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
  4. EXTRAS (HBO)
    BBC and HBO Entertainment
  5. PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)
    Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

19.BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. CHRISTINA APPLEGATE - SAMANTHA WHO?
  2. AMERICA FERRERA - UGLY BETTY
  3. TINA FEY - 30 ROCK
  4. ANNA FRIEL - PUSHING DAISIES
  5. MARY-LOUISE PARKER - WEEDS

20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  1. ALEC BALDWIN - 30 ROCK
  2. STEVE CARELL - THE OFFICE
  3. DAVID DUCHOVNY - CALIFORNICATION
  4. RICKY GERVAIS - EXTRAS
  5. LEE PACE - PUSHING DAISIES

21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE (HBO)
    A Wolf Films/Traveler's Rest Production in association with HBO Films
  2. THE COMPANY (TNT)
    Sony Pictures Television
  3. FIVE DAYS (HBO)
    HBO Films in association with BBC Films
  4. LONGFORD (HBO)
    A Granada Production in association with Channel 4 and HBO Films
  5. THE STATE WITHIN (BBC AMERICA)
    BBC, BBC America

22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD - AS YOU LIKE IT
  2. DEBRA MESSING - THE STARTER WIFE
  3. QUEEN LATIFAH - LIFE SUPPORT
  4. SISSY SPACEK - PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS
  5. RUTH WILSON - JANE EYRE

23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. ADAM BEACH - BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
  2. ERNEST BORGNINE - A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS
  3. JIM BROADBENT - LONGFORD
  4. JASON ISAACS - THE STATE WITHIN
  5. JAMES NESBITT - JEKYLL

24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. ROSE BYRNE - DAMAGES
  2. RACHEL GRIFFITHS - BROTHERS & SISTERS
  3. KATHERINE HEIGL - GREY'S ANATOMY
  4. SAMANTHA MORTON - LONGFORD
  5. ANNA PAQUIN - BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
  6. JAIME PRESSLY - MY NAME IS EARL

25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  1. TED DANSON - DAMAGES
  2. KEVIN DILLON - ENTOURAGE
  3. JEREMY PIVEN - ENTOURAGE
  4. ANDY SERKIS - LONGFORD
  5. WILLIAM SHATNER - BOSTON LEGAL
  6. DONALD SUTHERLAND - DIRTY SEXY MONEY