Monday, January 14, 2008

Golden Globe Winners Announced; Absolute Travesty! - SendMeRSS

2008 Golden Globes

The pitiful Golden Globe Awards just finished their measly 30 minute press conference presentation and I will say it was an absolute travesty! Not only was There Will Be Blood robbed of Best Drama, but Juno did not win a single one of the three categories it was nominated for!! Is this real? Am I dreaming?! This really goes to show how much of a hack organization the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) is and how much of a load of crap the Golden Globes truly are. If you're really curious to find out the rest of their terrible choices, you can see the full list below.

I was talking on the phone with Peter Sciretta of SlashFilm as these were being announced, and when Juno lost for a third time, he was so pissed off he wanted to punch the TV. That shows you the kind of frustration that the Globes have brewed and goes to show that these really are nothing but a load of crap. I'm not afraid to say it, so someone come and prove me wrong - the Golden Globes really are a waste of time. Sure, Sweeney Todd is a great movie, but Juno easily should have won Best Comedy. And I'm not even going to start on Atonement over There Will Be Blood!

Official winners below are listed in BOLD.

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

ACTOR (DRAMA)
George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Daniel Day Lewis - There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy - Atonement
Viggo Mortenson - Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington - American Gangster

ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie - Away from Her
Jodie Foster - The Brave One
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley - Atonement

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

ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling - Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks - Charlie Wilson's War
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Savages
John C. Reilly - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Amy Adams - Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Ellen Page - Juno

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 ACTOR
Casey Affleck - Assassination of Jesse James
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
John Travolta - Hairspray
Tom Wikinson - Michael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
Julia Roberts - Charlie Wilson's War
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

DIRECTOR
Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd
Joel and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Ridley Scott - American Gangster
Joe Wright - Atonement

SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody - Juno
Joel and Ethan 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
Into the Wild
Grace is Gone
Kite Runner
Atonement
Eastern Promises

ORIGINAL SONG
"Despidida" - Love in the Time of Cholera
"Grace is Gone" - Grace is Gone
"Guaranteed" - Into the Wild
"That's How You Know" - Enchanted
"Walk Hard" - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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Link - Comments - Alex Billington - Sun, 13 Jan 2008 18:48:14 GMT - Feed (2 subs)
User comment: By: sol
The Golden Globes are for blue-haired fish lovers who are afraid of a challenge. MTV Movie Awards have more credibility than the Golden Globes because it's from people who actually see and enjoy movies that aren't all the same.
User comment: By: scar
gawwwwwwwwwd i wanted to kill those host from the access hollywood.... they were terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible. so did the winners.....many upsets....barf....
User comment: By: Sal Cangeloso
Yeah, I don't care about Hollywood patting itself on the back with these awards shows, but it's nice to see the Coen Brothers get some respect for No Country. Same with Javier Bardem as best supporting. As for the Juno shutout, it's too bad, but you'll live. Don't be such a fanboy ; )
User comment: By: Stephen
Yeah Juno deserved something.
User comment: By: Zach D.
It's all subjective. I wouldn't call the Globes crap, just because your favorite films didn't win. Then again, I was surprised/disappointed with some of the choices. My money was on No Country for the win.
User comment: By: Christopher
Well...from an ORIGINAL SCORE perspective, I think they got it right. I know there are only...say, 5 of us who care, but they usually really blow that category. As for ATONEMENT over THERE WILL BE BLOOD - I haven't had the chance to see BLOOD yet, but ATONEMENT was impressive on all fronts and I'm quite satisfied that it won. My impression of BLOOD is that Daniel Day Lewis delivers another stunning performance within a movie that is merely pretty good. Perhaps my view will change once I see it.
User comment: By: IHateChildren
Pfff....The fact the Hot Fuzz didn't win every Golden Globe possible (eligibility be damned) speaks volumes about how lame the HFPA is.
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