2009 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe Awards.

Leading the pack for television nominations are HBO’s movie Recount and the series In Treatment, which each received five nominations.

Also rounding out the tv nods, were three each for 30 Rock and Entourage.

Winners of the 66th Annual Golden Globes will be announced on January 11, 2009.

Fey’s very good year continued today with three Golden Globe nominations for 30 Rock. Entourage matched that total, the most of any TV comedy series.

In Treatment scored five nods, tops for a TV drama series. It tied the HBO movie Recount for the most overall nominations.

30 Rock and Entourage will compete for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical against Californication, The Office and Weeds.

In Treatment will vie for Best TV Series, Drama opposite Dexter, House, Mad Men and True Blood.

Fey also notched an acting nomination, as did her costar, Alec Baldwin.

Winners of the 66th Annual Golden Globes are scheduled to be announced Jan. 11.

In film, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are tied with five nominations each.

Slumdog Millionaire and Vicky Cristina Barcelona are close behind with four nominations apiece.

Also of note are acting nominations for Sean Penn‘s performance in Milk, a posthumous nomination for Heath Ledger‘s performance as The Joker in Batman: The Dark Knight, as well as nods to Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei for their work in The Wrestler.

What is beyond me, however, is that the Golden Globes saw fit to nominate both Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. for their performances in the utterly unwatchable Ben Stiller “comedy” Tropic Thunder.

I mean, seriously guys?

Universal, Miramax and Paramount/Warners are heaving huge sighs of relief that the Golden Globes rewarded Frost/Nixon, Doubt and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with five nominations apiece. The three films had been virtually overlooked by influential critics’ groups in L.A. and N.Y. this week. Only Frost/Nixon and Benjamin Button were nominated in the Globes’ best feature drama category, though, which tends to carry more weight than the comedy category. Doubt scored four acting noms, plus screenplay for John Patrick Shanley.

Well on their way to awards season glory are Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) and Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Weinstein Co.). which nabbed four noms apiece. And Searchlight’s The Wrestler is solidifying more acting noms for Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei.

Here is a complete list of the 2009 GG nominees:

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
Leonardio 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 Christina 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 Christina 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 Christina 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

a. “DOWN TO EARTH” — WALL-E
Music by: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman
Lyrics by: Peter Gabriel

b. “GRAN TORINO” — GRAN TORINO
Music by: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens
Lyrics by: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens

c. “I THOUGHT I LOST YOU” — BOLT
Music & Lyrics by: Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele

d. “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” — CADILLAC RECORDS
Music & Lyrics by: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street

e. “THE WRESTLER” — THE WRESTLER
Music & Lyrics by: Bruce Springsteen

Here is the list of nominees by studio and television network:

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