Sunday, December 7, 2008


Awards season is officially underway and it is going to be one exciting year. The first nominations out of the gate are The Satellite Awards. Normally this group has some really off the wall nominations, but this year most of them are pretty good. Don’t get me wrong, some of them are out there, but most of the categories are spot on. Actually, there are two major mistakes that the group made. When posting then nominations online they announced seven nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, but then they removed Viola Davis from the list citing that they weren’t finished counting the votes before they posted all the nominees. BULLSHIT! Also, the TV show on F/X, Damages, did not air during 2008, but yet it still gets several major nominations. Press Academy, if you want to be the first out of the gate, don’t make yourselves look stupid.

The Good:
Angelina Jolie & Kate Winslet in Lead Actress Drama
Sean Penn & Leonardo DiCaprio in Lead Actor Drama
Meryl Streep being a double nominee
Michael Shannon in Supporting Actor
Most of the nominees for Best Motion Picture Drama
James Franco being nominated in Best Supporting Actor for Milk

The Bad:
The Dark Knight not being nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama
Sarah Jessica Parker not being nominated for Sex and the City
Viola Davis being removed from the Best Supporting Actress list
Sex and the City not being nominated for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical


Full Nominations are as followed…

Motion Picture, Drama
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Revolutionary Road
Frozen River

Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Mark Ruffalo, What Doesn't Kill You
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Leonardo Dicaprio, Revolutionary Road
Sean Penn, Milk

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Tropic Thunder
In Bruges

Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
Lisa Kudrow, Kabluey
Kat Dennings, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Catherine Deneuve, A Christmas Tale
Debra Messing, Nothing Like the Holidays

Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Ricky Gervais, Ghost Town
Sam Rockwell, Choke
Josh Brolin, W.
Michael Cera, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Mark Ruffalo, The Brothers Bloom

Actress In A Supporting Role
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Penelope Cruz, Elegy
Anjelica Huston, Choke
Sophie Okonedo, The Secret Life of Bees
Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited
Viola Davis, Doubt
Beyoncé Knowles, Cadillac Records

Actor In A Supporting Role
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
Rade Sherbedgia, Fugitive Pieces
James Franco, Milk
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

Thomas McCarthy The Visitor
Ron Howard Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant Milk
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight
Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry The Reader

Screenplay, Original
Philip Roth, Elegy
Thomas McCarthy, The Visitor
Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan, Australia
Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Screenplay, Adapted
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Justin Haythe, Revolutionary Road

Like I said, the Press Academy always do some crazy nominations and this years TV nominations are no different. I am more worried about the film awards. Coming up next will be the National Board of Review winners and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Award Winners.

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