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BEST PICTURE   

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • “Frost/Nixon”
  • “Milk
  • “The Reader”
  • “Slumdog Millionaire”

BEST ACTRESS

  • Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
  • Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”
  • Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”
  • Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
  • Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

BEST ACTOR

  • Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
  • Sean Penn, “Milk”
  • Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”
  • Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams, “Doubt”
  • Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
  • Viola Davis, “Doubt”
  • Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Josh Brolin, “Milk”
  • Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”
  • Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
  • Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road”

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Stephen Daldry, “The Reader”
  • David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”
  • Gus Van Sant, “Milk”

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
  • Dustin Lance Black, “Milk” 
  • Courtney Hunt, “Frozen River” 
  • Mike Leigh, “Happy-Go-Lucky” 
  • Marttin McDonagh, “In Bruges” 
  • Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, “WALL-E” 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire” 
  • David Hare, “The Reader” 
  • Peter Morgan, “Frost/Nixon” 
  • John Patrick Shanley, “Doubt” 
  • Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • “The Baader-Meinhof Complex” (Germany) 
  • “The Class” (France) 
  • “Departures” (Japan) 
  • “Revanche” (Austria) 
  • “Waltz with Bashir” (Israel)

BEST ANIMATED FILM 

  • “Bolt” 
  • “Kung Fu Panda” 
  • “Wall-E”
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BEST ART DIRECTION 

  • “Changeling” 
  • “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” 
  • “Dark Knight” 
  • “The Duchess” 
  • “Revolutionary Road”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 
  • “Changeling” Tom Stern 
  • “Slumdog Millionaire,” Anthony Dod Mantle 
  • “The Reader,” Chris Menges 
  • “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button,” Claudio Miranda 
  • “The Dark Knight,” Wally Pfister,

BEST FILM EDITING

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall 
  • “The Dark Knight,” Lee Smith 
  • “Frost/Nixon,” Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill 
  • “Milk,” Elliot Graham 
  • “Slumdog Millionaire,” Chris Dickens

BEST COSTUME DESIGN 

  • “Australia,” Catherine Martin 
  • “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button,” Jacqueline West 
  • “The Duchess,” Michael O’Conner 
  • “Milk”, Danny Glicker 
  • “Revolutionary Road,” Albert Wolsky

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • “The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)” 
  • “Encounters at the End of the World” 
  • “The Garden” 
  • “Man on Wire” 
  • “Trouble the Water”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Jai Ho,” A.R. Rahman
  • “Slumdog Millionaire,” “O Saya,” A.R. Rahman & M.I.A. 
  • “Wall-E,” “Down To Earth,” Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 

  • “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button,” Alexandre Desplat 
  • “Defiance,” James Newton Howard 
  • “Milk,” Danny Elfman 
  • “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman 
  • “WALL-E,” Thomas Newman

BEST MAKEUP 

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Colleen Callaghan, Fionagh Cush 
  • “The Dark Knight,” Peter Robb-King, John Caglione Jr. 
  • “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” Mike Elizalde, Thom Floutz

BEST SOUND EDITING 

  • “The Dark Knight,” Richard King 
  • “Iron Man,” Frank Eulner, Christopher Boyes 
  • “Slumdog Millionaire,” Tom Sayers 
  • “Wall-E,” Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood 
  • “Wanted,” Wylie Stateman

BEST SOUND MIXING 

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Mark Weingarten, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce 
  • “The Dark Knight,” Ed Novick, Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo 
  • “Slumdog Millionaire,” Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty 
  • “Wall-E,” Ben Burtt, Tom Myers, Michael Semanick 
  • “Wanted,” Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Eric Barba 
  • “The Dark Knight,” Chris Corbould, Nick Davis, Paul Franklin, Tim Webber 
  • “Iron Man,” John Nelson

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM 

  • “Auf der Strecke (On the Line)” 
  • “Manon on the Asphalt” 
  • “New Boy” 
  • “The Pig” 
  • “Spielzeugland (Toyland)”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM 

  • “La Maison en Petits Cubes” 
  • “Lavatory – Lovestory” 
  • “Oktapodi” 
  • “Presto” 
  • “This Way Up”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM 

  • “The Conscience of Nhem En” “The Final Inch” “Smile Pinki” “The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306” 

MORE TO COME SOON!!

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08movie-revolutionary-roadAfter seeing this film I had so many different feelings and thoughts about it.  Mostly I cannot even decide if I really like it.  From the very beginning, Revolutionary Road knocks you over with intensity.  Each frame of the film kills you with purpose.  Each look from Kate Winslet penetrates your heart and head.  By the end, I wanted to run crying from the theater in a near panic attack thinking, “Lord, please don’t let me end up like that couple”.  

Revolutionary Road, directed by Sam Mendes, follows the relationship between Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio.  The film opens with them already married and 30 years old with two daughters.  Dicaprio’s character is in a dead end, boring, cubicle job where you can see him slowing rotting.  On the other hand, Winslet’s character, a stay at home mom, has become zombie like, roboticly moving through her day.  Both hate their lives but have no idea how to change any of it.  Finally Winslet remembers a courtship story in which DiCaprio tells of wanting to move to Paris to live and be alive.  Thinking this could save them the couple decides to just do it and move to Paris.

With this renewed, adventurous outlook on live the couple rekindles their romance and hope for more than suburban life.  Without giving away anymore details of the film, life intervenes, problems occur and Paris seems farther away than the moon.  But still that’s not what centers the film.  No, it’s the horrifying thought I think most people have; their worst fear in life.  What if one day you wake up, look at your spouse, house, children and say, “Shit. This is my life?  Who is this person next to me?  How did I become so ordinary?  My life is boring.”  And want to run and run and run away from it all.  While you watch the couple on screen go through these questions and try to solve this problem you can’t help but hold your breath because, at least for me, it’s my worst fear being acted out in front of me.

Another disturbing unique feeling to Road is that you feel as if you staring into a picture window watching this couple unravel.  Sam Mendes began as a theater director so he give this observational feel to the film. It sort of feels like you’re watching a play.  For some it was distracting for me it only added to the detachment of the characters to each other.j

Overall I say see the film.  See how you feel about it.  It truly is my worst fears about my life and marriage on screen but for others it could be the affirmation that you will not allow yourself to feel that way.  Personally I felt hollow and a bit depressed and anxious afterwards.  I’m interested to see how others feel after viewing it.  

 

-Koop

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2009 Golden Globes were awarded this evening.  There were a few surprises such as Slumdog Millionaire winning for Best Drama and for Ms. Kate Winslet winning both Best Actress in a drama

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 and Best Supporting Actress.  Giant Congratulations to Kate!  I was also happy to learn the Heath Ledger won for Best Supporting Actor for Dark Knight.  It was more than well deserved.  

Complete list below:

 

MOTION PICTURES:

—Picture, Drama: “Slumdog Millionaire

—Actress, Drama: Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road

—Actor, Drama: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler

—Picture, Musical or Comedy: “Vicky Christina Barcelona

—Actress, Musical or Comedy: Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky

—Actor, Musical or Comedy: Colin Farrell, “In Bruges

—Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader

—Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight

—Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire

—Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire

—Foreign Language: “Waltz With Bashir,” Israel

—Animated Film: “Wall-E

—Original Score: A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire

—Original Song: “The Wrestler” (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen) from, “The Wrestler

TELEVISION:

—Actress, Drama: Anna Paquin, “True Blood

—Actor, Drama: Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment

—Series, Musical or Comedy: “30 Rock

—Series, Drama  “Mad Men

—Actress, Musical or Comedy: Tina Fey, “30 Rock

—Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” 

—Miniseries or Movie: “John Adams

—Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, “John Adams

—Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Paul Giammatti, “John Adams

—Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie:  Laura Dern, “Recount

—Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Wilkinson, “John Adams

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I love this season. All of the best movies with the best talent come out!

Here is the official list of nominees for the 66th annual GOLDEN GLOBES.

Source: E! Online

The awards will be handed out in Los Angeles Jan. 11.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

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

ACTRESS, DRAMA

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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

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, The Curious Case of 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, The Curious Case of 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, The Curious Case of 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

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA

TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • 30 Rock
  • Californication
  • Entourage
  • The Office
  • Weeds

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Bernard and Doris
  • Cranford
  • John Adams
  • Recount

PERFORMANCE BY AN 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

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

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

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

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