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I know the film, MILK has been in theaters for a few months now but if you haven’t seen it you really should gomilk_movie_poster now.  I finally got around to watching my screener of it and I was mesmerized.  Sean Penn plays Harvey Milk as this lost man in NYC who at the age of 40 wants to finally do something with his life.  Leaving with his new partner, played by James Franco, the pair move to San Francisco to the Castro district. Harvey opens a camera shop only to immediately be faced with discrimination from the local business association.  Using the power of speech, Harvey organizes the gay community to first rise against Coors Beer then Harvey starts his first of many campaigns for a government seat.  I’ll stop here on the recap because one you can read the history in wikipedia and two you need to see the film.  

With 2008’s elections and the passing of Proposition 8, Milk couldn’t be more relevant.  Many have written about this fact and most choose to focus on the fact that this year the gay community has failed Harvey Milk and his legacy.  Yes, No on 8 did loose. Yes, gay marriage was banned in the state of California.  But as I watched Milk with a friend, she commented that wow gay rights have not come that far since the 1970’s.  At first, I sat almost crying thinking she was correct.  And on the surface it seems my friend is right.  Then I started to really think about it.  In the film a man is murdered, beaten to death, for walking down the sidewalk with his partner. In San Francisco.  Today there is still hatred toward the gay community but now in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, New York City, Minneapolis, and many other cities gay couples can walk down the street, holding hands, and the likely hood that they are going to be beaten is slim, very slim.  Overwhelmingly, I believe, 80% of voters under the age of 30 are for gay marriage.  Milk’s message once again is hitting home with the younger generation.

You can find out more about Milk and it’s awards/nominations here.

-Koop

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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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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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