Thursday, December 14, 2006

Today's Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the Golden Globe Nominees this morning.

I've listed the motion picture nominees below.

The initial highlights...Babel received the most nominations.

New comer names who haven't been mentioned very much on the list include Bobby with recognition for the first time this award season, Maggie Gylenhaal for Sherrybaby, Emily Blunt for the Devil Wears Prada.

Double nods were received by Leonardo DiCaprio (Departed and Blood Diamond).

I'm a little bummed that Djimond Hounsou did not get recognized for Blood Diamond, but I am very happy that Adriana Barraza got recognized for Babel.

And Apocolypto best foreign language film...hum? I would have never guessed that as a possibility.

Also, unsurprisingly as predicted awhile back, Helen Mirren received 2 nominations, one for her role in The Queen as Queen Elizabeth II and one nomination for playing Queen Elizabeth I in the TV movie "Elizabeth I."

Speaking of TV noms, my wife will also be happy to know Keifer Sutherland (24) and Hugh Laurie (House) both were nominated for best actor in a dramatic television series.

Picture, Drama:

"Babel," "Bobby," "The Departed" "Little Children," "The Queen"

Actress, Drama:
Penelope Cruz, "Volver"; Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"; Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Sherrybaby"; Helen Mirren, "The Queen"; Kate Winslet, "Little Children"

Actor, Drama:
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond"; Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed"; Peter O'Toole, "Venus"; Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"; Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

Picture, Musical or Comedy:
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Dreamgirls," "Little Miss Sunshine," "Thank You for Smoking"

Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Annette Bening, "Running With Scissors"; Toni Collette, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Beyonce Knowles, "Dreamgirls"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Renee Zellweger, "Miss Potter"

Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"; Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"; Aaron Eckhart, "Thank You for Smoking"; Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Kinky Boots"; Will Ferrell, "Stranger than Fiction"

Supporting Actress:
Adriana Barraza, "Babel"; Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"; Emily Blunt, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"; Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel"

Supporting Actor:
Ben Affleck, "Hollywoodland"; Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"; Jack Nicholson, "The Departed"; Brad Pitt, "Babel"; Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed"

Clint Eastwood, "Flags of Our Fathers"; Clint Eastwood, "Letters from Iwo Jima"; Steven Frears, "The Queen"; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel"; Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"

Guillermo Arriaga, "Babel"; Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, "Little Children"; Patrick Marber, "Notes on a Scandal"; William Monahan, "The Departed"; Peter Morgan, "The Queen"

Foreign Language:

"Apocalypto," USA; "Letters from Iwo Jima," USA/Japan; "The Lives of Others," Germany; "Pan's Labyrinth," Mexico; "Volver" Spain

Animated Film:
"Cars," "Happy Feet," "Monster House"

Original Score:
Alexandre Desplat, "The Painted Veil"; Clint Mansell, "The Fountain"; Gustavo Santaolalla, "Babel"; Carlo Siliotto, "Nomad"; Hans Zimmer, "The Da Vinci Code"

Original Song:
"A Father's Way" from "The Pursuit of Happyness"; "Listen" from "Dreamgirls"; "Never Gonna Break My Faith" from "Bobby"; "The Song of the Heart" from "Happy Feet"; "Try Not to Remember" from "Home of the Brave"

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general125 said...

I can not get into the Golden Globes. It's around 83 of the most elite press corps in the world. The Hollywood Foreign Press doesn't have representatives from big media companies like the BBC, Reuters and Le Monde. It's a well known fact around Hollywood, those that wine-and-dine the HFPA the best, will get this supposed "important" nomination.

Of all the awards given in Hollywood, the GG are by far the most corrupt and has the worst sample of informed voters.

This was an article in the New York Times about the HFPA last year that showcased the corruption. It's refered to in the wikipedia article about the HFPA

Anonymous said...

I wasn't too surprised by the nominations though "Bobby" in the best picture category sort of threw me for a loop. I enjoyed it but I don't believe it's deserving of best picture. What did surprise me was the lack of mention of "Half Nelson" (more deserving of the best picture nod than "Bobby") and "A Scanner Darkly" which was a great technical achievement - I thought it would certainly make the animated film ballot.

JW said...


The Globes classify any foreign language film as foreign language regardless of country-of-origin. Also, foreign language films are NOT eligible for BP Drama and BP Comedy (probably most relevant to note that for Letters).

These are a little goofy. Bobby? Huh? I'm surprised "Babel" got the most nominations too. No director or screenplay for "Dreamgirls" is also kind of interesting. Perhaps it is losing stream? The RT score has fallen a bit of late.

The absolute best thing is they nominated Michael C. Hall for "Dexter" in TV though. The best new show of the year, and probably the second best show overall (behind "The Wire").

Kimberly Ann said...

i am very excited to hear that kiefer and hugh recieved those guys! but not as much as i love you, as you must realized this morning when you saw i left the lap top with you so you could check you nominations first thing. it's the little things that make the marriage ;-)

general125 said...

The thing that will hold "Bobby" back is that it was directed by Emelio Estevez. Every time I see him, I only think of Night at the Roxbury.

Glenn Dunks said...

Helen Mirren got three nominations. She was also nommed for Prime Suspect

Tasp said...

I am excited that Forest Whitake got nominated for his role in "The Last King of Scotland". I think he was amazing in that film.

Where is Alex Baldwin? He was so great in the Departed.

F.J. Delgado said...

is it just me, or are the Best Picture candidates this year pretty weak? I don't think "Bobby" should have been nominated.