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The most notable omission [was] Milk, which received just a single nomination for Sean Penn in the Actor, Drama category.
GOLDEN GLOBES LAUNCH AWARD SEASON
Benjamin Button, Doubt and Frost/Nixon Score Five Noms Apiece

The year-end awards season got underway with this morning’s announcement of 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out in L.A. on January 11, televised on NBC.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt and Frost/Nixon scored a leading five nominations apiece on the film side, with the most notable omission Milk, which received just a single nomination for Sean Penn in the Actor, Drama category.

Along with the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics, who also voted on their awards this past week, the Globes offer a glimpse into who will be the Oscar front-runners. Those nominations will be announced on January 22, two days after Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20.

As for television, In Treatment and Recount led the way, also nabbing five nods each.

FILM

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
                      The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
                      Frost/Nixon                
                      The Reader 
                      Revolutionary Road                   
                      Slumdog Millionaire

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY

·                            Burn After Reading

·                            Happy-Go-Lucky

·                            In Bruges

·                            Mamma Mia!

·                            Vicky Cristina Barcelona

 

ACTOR, DRAMA

·                            Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road

·                            Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

·                            Sean Penn, Milk

·                            Brad Pitt, Benjamin Button

·                            Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

 

ACTRESS, DRAMA

·                            Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

·                            Angelina Jolie, Changeling

·                            Meryl Streep, Doubt

·                            Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You...

·                            Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

 

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

·                            Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

·                            Colin Farrell, In Bruges

·                            James Franco, Pineapple Express

·                            Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges

·                            Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey

 

ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

·                            Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

·                            Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

·                            Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading

·                            Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!

·                            Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

·                            Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder

·                            Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder

·                            Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess

·                            Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

·                            Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

·                            Amy Adams, Doubt

·                            Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

·                            Viola Davis, Doubt

·                            Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

·                            Kate Winslet, The Reader

 

DIRECTOR

·                            Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

·                            Stephen Daldry, The Reader

·                            David Fincher, Benjamin Button

·                            Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon

·                            Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road

 

SCREENPLAY

·                            Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

·                            David Hare, The Reader

·                            Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon

·                            Eric Roth, Benjamin Button

·                            John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

·                            The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)

·                            Everlasting Moments (Sweden)

·                            Gomorrah (Italy)

·                            I've Loved You So Long (France)

·                            Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

·                            Bolt

·                            Kung Fu Panda

·                            WALL-E

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

·                            Alexandre Desplat, Benjamin Button

·                            Clint Eastwood, Changeling

·                            James Newton Howard, Defiance

·                            A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

·                            Hans Zimmer, Frost/Nixon

 

ORIGINAL SONG

·     "Down to Earth," WALL-E; music by Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman; lyrics by Peter Gabriel

·     "Gran Torino," Gran Torino; music by Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens; lyrics by Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens

·     "I Thought I Lost You," Bolt; music & lyrics by Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele

·     "Once in a Lifetime," Cadillac Records; music & lyrics by Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street

·      "The Wrestler," The Wrestler; music & lyrics by Bruce Springsteen

 

TELEVISION

 

TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

·                            Dexter

·                            House

·                            In Treatment

·                            Mad Men

·                            True Blood

 

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

·                            Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters

·                            Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU

·                            January Jones, Mad Men

·                            Anna Paquin, True Blood

·                            Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

 

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

·                            Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment

·                            Michael C. Hall, Dexter

·                            Jon Hamm, Mad Men

·                            Hugh Laurie, House

·                            Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors

 

TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

·                            30 Rock

·                            Californication

·                            Entourage

·                            The Office

·                            Weeds

 

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

·                            Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?

·                            America Ferrera, Ugly Betty

·                            Tina Fey, 30 Rock

·                            Debra Messing, The Starter Wife

·                            Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

 

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

·                            Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

·                            Steve Carell, The Office

·                            Kevin Connolly, Entourage

·                            David Duchovny, Californication

·                            Tony Shalhoub, Monk

 

MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

·                            A Raisin in the Sun

·                            Bernard and Doris

·                            Cranford

·                            John Adams

·                            Recount

 

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

·                            Judi Dench, Cranford

·                            Catherine Keener, An American Crime

·                            Laura Linney, John Adams

·                            Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel

·                            Susan Sarandon, Bernard and Doris

 

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

·                            Ralph Fiennes, Bernard and Doris

·                            Paul Giamatti, John Adams

·                            Kevin Spacey, Recount

·                            Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Redemption

·                            Tom Wilkinson, Recount

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

·                            Eileen Atkins, Cranford

·                            Laura Dern, Recount

·                            Melissa George, In Treatment

·                            Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters

·                            Dianne Wiest, In Treatment

 

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

·                            Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met...

·                            Denis Leary, Recount

·                            Jeremy Piven, Entourage

·                            Blair Underwood, In Treatment

·                            Tom Wilkinson, John Adams

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