In the picture: Golden Globe Winner Emily Blunt, Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie for "Gideon's Daughter" poses backstage at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
Critics and the public taste often differ, but rarely to this degree. You have to reach down to No. 15 on the year’s biggest grossing films to find one that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association consider worthy of a Best Picture nomination, American Gangster.
Leading the 65th Annual Golden Globe nominations were Atonement with seven noms, Charlie Wilson’s War with five and Michael Clayton, No country for Old Men and Sweeney Todd with four. Some of those may do well at year end but nowhere near the hits that made 2007 such a record breaking film at the U.S box office.
For Best Motion Picture - Drama the nominees are N.Y. and L.A. critics award winners No Country for Old Men and There Will be Blood as well as American Gangster, Atonement, Michael Clayton and some surprises: Eastern Promises and The Great Debaters.
In the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama, Cate Blanchett is up for Elizabeth: The Golden Age against Julie Christie in Away From Her, Jodie Foster from The Brave One, Angelina Jolie in A Mighty Heart, and Keira Knightley from Atonement.
Best Actor in a Drama candidates are George Clooney (Michael Clayton), Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), James McAvoy (Atonement), Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) and Denzel Washington in American Gangster.
Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy, the noms went out for Beatles flick Across The Universe, Charlie Wilson’s War featuring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Hairspray (the only musical in the group), indie darling Juno, and Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd with Johnny Depp.
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy nominees are Amy Adams from Enchanted, Nikki Blonsky in Hairspray, Helena Bonham Carter from Sweeney Todd, Marion Cotillard who plays Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, and Ellen Page from Juno.
Best Actor in a Musical Or Comedy noms went out to Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd), Ryan Gosling (Lars and the Real Girl), Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson’s War), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Savages) and John C. Reilly (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story).
Dane Cook, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Reynolds and Golden Globe Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino made the announcements at 5:45 a.m. at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills along with join Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Jorge Camara. “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” to be telecast on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008.
Steven Spielberg will be honored at next January’s Golden Globe Awards telecast with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.”
Here's a short movie of some hilarious moments at 2007 Edition of Golden Globe Awards
A last reminder: “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will take place Sunday, January 13, 2008 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 PM (EST) and produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Jorge Camara is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Terry Bateman and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Chris Donovan is director. Al Schwartz is consulting producer. Ken Shapiro is producer. Ron Weed is consulting producer. Bob Bardo is executive in charge of production.