2009 Golden Globe nominees announced

Thursday, December 11, 2008
By Julie Wiegan
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The nominees for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning and there were definitely a few surprises. Who would have guessed that James Franco would get a nom for Pineapple Express and Tom Cruise for Tropic Thunder. Did your favorite film and television stars make the list? Find out below!

MOTION PICTURE NOMINEES

BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges

BEST ACTOR (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 ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Angelina Jolie; Changeling
Anne Hathaway; Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep; Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas; I’ve Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet; Revolutionary Road

BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Javier Bardem; Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell; In Bruges
James Franco; Pineapple Express
Dustin Hoffman; Last Chance Harvey
Brendan Gleeson; In Bruges

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Sally Hawkins; Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand; Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep; Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson; Last Chance Harvey
Rebecca Hall; Vicky Cristina Barcelona

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Cruise; Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr.; Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman; Doubt
Heath Ledger; The Dark Knight
Ralph Fiennes; The Duchess

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams; Doubt
Penelope Cruz; Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis; Doubt
Marisa Tomei; The Wrestler
Kate Winslet; The Reader

DIRECTOR
David Fincher; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Danny Boyle; Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry; The Reader
Ron Howard; Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes; Revolutionary Road

ANIMATED FILM
WALL-E
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda

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
Gomorrah
I’ve Loved You So Long
Waltz with Bashir
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Everlasting Moments

ORIGINAL SCORE
James Newton Howard; Defiance
Alexandre Desplat; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A. R. Rahman; Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer; Frost/Nixon
Clint Eastwood; Changeling

ORIGINAL SONG
“Down to Earth” from WALL-E
“Gran Torino” from Gran Torino
“I Thought I’d Lost You” from Bolt
“Once in a Lifetime” from Cadillac Records
“The Wrestler” from The Wrestler

PRIMETIME TELEVISION NOMINEES

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

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
Californication
Entourage
The Office
Weeds

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
Bernard and Doris
Cranford
John Adams
Recount

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 Feinnes; 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; Crandord
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
Dennis Leary; Recount
Jeremy Piven; Entourage
Blair Underwood; In Treatment
Tom Wilkinson; John Adams

Watch the 2009 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, 2009 on NBC at 8pm (EST).


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