The 2007 Golden Globe Nominees are Announced

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The Golden Globe nominees were announced today and there were hardly any surprises. One fact, that can hardly be considered a surprise, was that the HFPA continues to play by their own rules, most notably in the fact that they have seven nominees for Best Motion Picture Drama. The last three entries in that category have got to be Eastern Promises, Michael Clayton and fluff piece The Great Debaters.

The best part of the nominations is that the best film of the year rose to the top as Atonement pulled seven total nominations including a rather surprising nom for Saoirse Ronan for Best Supporting Actress.

Atonement‘s closest competition was Charlie Wilson’s War with five nominations and three others tied with four, including No Country for Old Men, Sweeney Todd and American Gangster.

Somehow Persepolis gets nominated for Best Foreign Film, but not animation as the terrible Bee Movie earned a nom only to surely loose to Ratatouille.

The one name I was happy to see among the nominees was Viggo Mortenson for Eastern Promises, a spot that easily could have gone to Frank Langella or Emile Hirsch.

The only “real” snub I notice is the fact that Once didn’t pull down a single nomination. Not for Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) or Best Song in which you could take your pick. How that happens is beyond me.

On the TV side the two shows that took the most noms are “Damages” and “Longford”.

The complete list of nominees is just below. The “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will take place Sunday, January 13, 2008 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 PM (EST) at which time we will have live winner updates as well as a live diary reaction and a full recap. Stay tuned, this is what RopeofSilicon is best at!

MOTION PICTURE

DRAMA
American Gangster
Atonement
Eastern Promises
No Country for Old Men
There Will be Blood
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton

ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Cate BlanchettElizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie ChristieAway from Her
Jodie FosterThe Brave One
Angelina JolieA Mighty Heart
Keira KnightleyAtonement

ACTOR (DRAMA)
George ClooneyMichael Clayton
Daniel Day-LewisThere Will be Blood
James McAvoyAtonement
Viggo MortensonEastern Promises
Denzel WashingtonAmerican Gangster

MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Across the Universe
Charlie Wilson’s War
Hairspray
Juno
Sweeney Todd

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Amy AdamsEnchanted
Ellen PageJuno
Marion CotillardLa Vie En Rose
Nikki BlonskyHairspray
Helena Bonham CarterSweeney Todd

ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Johnny DeppSweeney Todd
Ryan GoslingLars and the Real Girl
Tom HanksCharlie Wilson’s War
Philip Seymour HoffmanThe Savages
John C. ReillyWalk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Kite Runner
Lust, Caution
Persepolis

ANIMATED FILM
Bee Movie
Ratatouille
The Simpsons Movie

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate BlanchettI’m Not There
Julia RobertsCharlie Wilson’s War
Saoirse RonanAtonement
Amy RyanGone Baby Gone
Tilda SwintonMichael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey AffleckThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier BardemNo Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour HoffmanCharlie Wilson’s War
John TravoltaHairspray
Tom WilkinsonMichael Clayton

DIRECTOR
Tim BurtonSweeney Todd
Joel Coen and Ethan CoenNo Country for Old Men
Julian SchnabelThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley ScottAmerican Gangster
Joe Wright Atonement

SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody – Juno
Ethan and Joel Coen – No Country for Old Men
Christopher Hampton – Atonement
Ronald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin – Charlie Wilson’s War

ORIGINAL SCORE
Michael Brook, Kaki King and Eddie Vedder – Into the Wild
Clint Eastwood – Grace is Gone
Alberto Iglesias – The Kite Runner
Dario Marianelli – Atonement
Howard Shore – Eastern Promises

ORIGINAL SONG
“Despidia” from Love in the Time of Cholera
“Grace is Gone” from Grace is Gone
“Guaranteed” from Into the Wild
“That’s How You Know” from Enchanted
“Walk Hard” from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

TELEVISION

DRAMA
“Big Love”
“Damages”
“House”
“Mad Men”
“The Tudors”

ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Patricia Arquette – “Medium”
Glenn Close – “Damages”
Minnie Driver – “The Riches”
Edie Falco – “The Sopranos”
Sally Field – “Brothers and Sisters”
Holly Hunter – “Saving Grace”
Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”

ACTOR (DRAMA)
Michael C. Hall – “Extras”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie – “House”
Jonathan Rhys Meyers – “The Tudors”
Bill Paxton – “Big Love”

MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“30 Rock”
“Californication”
“Entourage”
“Extras”
“Pushing Daisies”

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Christina Applegate – “Samantha Who”
America Ferrera – “Ugly Betty”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Anna Friel – “Pushing Daisies”
Mary-Louise Parker – “Weeds”

ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”
Steve Carell – “The Office”
David Duchovny – “Californication”
Ricky Gervais – “Extras”
Lee Pace – “Pushing Daisies”

MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
The Company
Five Days
Longford
The State Within

ACTRESS (MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE)
Bryce Dallas Howard – “As You Like It”
Debra Messing – “The Starter Wife”
Queen Latifah – “Life Support”
Sissy Spacek – “Pictures of Hollis Woods”
Ruth Wilson – “Jane Eyre” (Masterpiece Theatre)

ACTOR (MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE)
Adam Beach – “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”
Ernest Borgnine – “A Grandpa for Christmas”
Jim Broadbent – “Longford”
Jason Isaacs – “The State Within”
James Nesbitt – “Jekyll”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rose Byrne – “Damages”
Rachel Griffiths – “Brothers and Sisters”
Katherine Heigl – “Grey’s Anatomy”
Samantha Morton – “Longford”
Anna Paquin – “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”
Jaime Pressly – “My Name is Earl”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ted Danson – “Damages”
Kevin Dillon – “Entourage”
Jeremy Piven – “Entourage”
Andy Serkis – “Longford”
William Shatner – “Boston Legal”
Donald Sutherland – “Dirty Sexy Money”

CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD
Steven Spielberg