The 66th Annual Golden Globe Nominations Are In
The 66th annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning by actors Terrance Howard and Rainn Wilson. Votes are cast by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). NBC will televise the live ceremony at 8 p.m. on January 11, 2009.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and Frost/Nixon, starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella, lead the pack with five nominations each.
Curiously, Blanchett was overlooked in the actress category for Button. But one leading lady who is probably celebrating is Anne Hathaway, as the HFPA gave her Best Actress notice for her role in the gritty drama Rachel Getting Married.
Hathaway’s Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep is up against her for her role in the Catholic church drama Doubt. Streep is also nominated in the comedy/musical category for her part in Mamma Mia!
A-list couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie each received top acting nominations, for Button and Changeling, respectively.
Not surprisingly, Heath Ledger posthumously received a nod for his supporting actor role in Dark Knight.
Television show 30 Rock received nominations for best comedy series, best actor (Alec Baldwin) and best actress (Tina Fey).
Below are the Golden Globe nominations for the major categories. Click here for the full list.
BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Burn After Reading
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
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, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey
BEST TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA
BEST TELEVISION SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY