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No clear cut favorite in Golden Globe nominations

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 2:52 PM Central

by John Couture

In a year as unpredictable as this one, it's no surprise that the nominations for the 65th Annual Golden Globes are as scattershot as they are. Atonement, starring Keira Knightley, led all movies with 7 nominations, while true story Charlie Wilson's War secured 5 nominations.

In total, 35 films were honored with at least one nomination.

One film that scored two surprise nominations was Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. While, the nod for Best Original Song for "Walk Hard" isn't too much of a stretch, John C. Reilly's turn as a musical icon garnered him a much deserved nomination for Best Actor, Comedy or Musical despite the blatant attempts by the film's producer to make light of the nomination process with their hilarious "For Your Consideration" ads (see right).

Another interesting twist for the night will be 77 year old actor/director/composer Clint Eastwood competing against Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder in two categories (Best Original Song and Best Original Score).

Of course, the real question in light of the ongoing writers' strike is whether there will even be an awards ceremony at all. With the SAG awards getting a special waiver, it seems likely that other major awards shows will also get the same treatment, but it remains to be seen.

As it stands, the Golden Globes are scheduled to be handed out live on NBC on January 13th, 2008.

The full list of nominees is below:

Best Picture, Drama

Actress, Drama

Actor, Drama

Picture, Musical or Comedy

Actress, Musical or Comedy

Actor, Musical or Comedy

Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor



Foreign Language

Animated Film

Original Score

Original Song

Series, Drama

  • "Big Love," HBO
  • "Damages," FX Networks
  • "Grey's Anatomy," ABC
  • "House," Fox
  • "Mad Men," AMC
  • "The Tudors," Showtime

Actress, Drama

  • Patricia Arquette, "Medium"
  • Glenn Close, "Damages"
  • Minnie Driver, "The Riches"
  • Edie Falco, "The Sopranos"
  • Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters"
  • Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace"
  • Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

Actor, Drama

  • Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
  • Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
  • Hugh Laurie, "House"
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers, "The Tudors"
  • Bill Paxton, "Big Love"

Series, Musical or Comedy

  • "30 Rock," NBC
  • "Californication," Showtime
  • "Entourage," HBO
  • "Extras," HBO
  • "Pushing Daisies," ABC

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 Movie

  • "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO
  • "The Company," TNT
  • "Five Days," HBO
  • "Longford," HBO
  • "The State Within," BBC America

Actress, Miniseries or 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 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, Series, Miniseries or Movie

  • Rose Byrne, "Damages"
  • Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers & 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, Series, Miniseries or Movie

  • Ted Danson, "Damages"
  • Kevin Dillon, "Entourage"
  • Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"
  • Andy Serkis, "Longford"
  • William Shatner, "Boston Legal"
  • Donald Sutherland, "Dirty Sexy Money"