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Golden Globes Nominations Announced!

Button, Slumdog and Revolutionary lead

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held in Hollywood on January 11, 2009, and the nominations for the prizes have just been unveiled. The big news is that Doubt, Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button lead the pack with five nominations apiece, closely followed by Slumdog Millionaire, Revolutionary Road, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and The Reader with four.

It's anyone's race, as the wide spread of these nominations suggests. The big Best Motion Picture - Drama category sees Button, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Revolutionary Road and Slumdog Millionaire fighting it out for the big prize, proving that every film with awards pretensions should have at least one British star (Button's got Tilda Swinton, after all, and that's the only one with a merely tenuous link). Just behind the leaders are The Wrestler with three, and In Bruges, which took acting nominations in the Comedy/Musical category for both Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Let's hope they don't split the Irish American vote.

Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical has an interesting mix of smart, black comedies and one over-the-top Abba fest. The nominees are In Bruges, Burn After Reading, Happy-Go-Lucky, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Mamma Mia! It'll be interesting to see if the results there follow box office and go for the Meryl Streep movie or reward a much smaller and more interesting film.

Streep, however, will be celebrating, with two acting nods - one for her dramatic turn in Doubt and one for the aforementioned Mamma Mia! But she's not alone: Kate Winslet also landed two, a leading dramatic nomination for her excellent turn in Revolutionary Road, and a supporting nod for The Reader. The Jolie-Pitt household will also be celebrating today, with Pitt landing a nomination for his turn in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Jolie nominated for Changeling. In among the surprises are two Best Supporting Actor nominations for Tropic Thunder, for Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise.

Read below for the full list.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – 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

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – 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

Best Animated Feature Film
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden/Denmark)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I've Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes - The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Best Director – Motion Picture
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 Screenplay – Motion Picture
Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare - The Reader
Peter Morgan - Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley - Doubt

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Clint Eastwood - Changeling
James Newton Howard - Defiance
A. R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer - Frost/Nixon

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Down To Earth” — Wall-E
“Gran Torino” — Gran Torino
“I Thought I Lost You” — Bolt
“Once In A Lifetime” — Cadillac Records
“The Wrestler” — The Wrestler

Best Television Series – Drama
Dexter (Showtime)
House (Fox)
In Treatment (HBO)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Blood (HBO)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Sally Field - Brothers And Sisters
Mariska Hargitay - Law And Order: Special Victims Unit
January Jones - Mad Men
Anna Paquin - True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer

Best Performance By An 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

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
30 Rock (NBC)
Californication (Showtime)
Entourage (HBO)
The Office (NBC)
Weeds (Showtime)

Best Performance By An 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

Best Performance By An 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

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
A Raisin In The Sun (ABC)
Bernard And Doris (HBO)
Cranford (PBS)
John Adams (HBO)
Recount (HBO)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series 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

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series 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

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Eileen Atkins - Cranford
Laura Dern - Recount
Melissa George - In Treatment
Rachel Griffiths - Brothers And Sisters
Dianne Wiest - In Treatment

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother
Denis Leary - Recount
Jeremy Piven - Entourage
Blair Underwood - In Treatment
Tom Wilkinson - John Adams

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