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Golden Globe Nominations 2008

Golden GlobesThis year’s Golden Globe nominations have been announced.

As always, they will be seen as a signpost for the Oscars but it is worth noting that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association split the major categories into Drama & Musical/Comedy and can occasionally offer up some weird choices.

That said, a large chunk of the films and performances will be the ones up for Oscar and BAFTA recognition. 

The surprises that initially stick out below are the lack of nominations for Milk in the major categories and the nod for Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.

Here is the full list of film nominations:

Best Picture – Drama

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Reader
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Best Comedy/Musical

  • Burn After Reading
  • Happy Go Lucky
  • In Bruges
  • Mamma Mia
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Actor – Comedy

  • Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Colin Farrell, In Bruges
  • James Franco, Pineapple Express
  • Brendan Gleason, In Bruges
  • Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey

Best Supporting Actress – Musical or Comedy

  • Amy Adams, Doubt
  • Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Viola Davis, Doubt
  • Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
  • Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Director

  • Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
  • Stephen Daldry, The Reader
  • David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
  • Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actor

  • Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
  • Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Tunder
  • Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
  • Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Actor – Drama

  • Leo DiCaprio, Revolutionary  Road
  • Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
  • Sean Penn, Milk
  • Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actress – Drama

  • Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Joie, Changeling
  • Meryl Streep, Doubt
  • Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
  • Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Best Actress – Comedy

  • Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina
  • Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
  • Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia
  • Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey

Foreign Language Film

  • The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
  • Everlasting Moments (Sweden)
  • Gomorrah (Italy)
  • I’ve Loved You So Long
  • Waltz with Bashir

Best Animated Film 

  • Bolt
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • WALL-E

Best Screenplay

  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Reader
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt

Best Score

  • Benjamin Button
  • Changeling
  • Defiance
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Frost/Nixon

Best Song

  • Down to Earth, Wall-E
  • Gran Torino, Gran Torino 
  • I Thought I Lost You, Bolt
  • Once in a Lifetime, Cadillac Record
  • The Wrestler, The Wrestler

> Check out the full list of nominations at the HFPA site
> Gauge reaction to the nominations at Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and In Contention