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:: Spotlight :: 65th Golden Globe Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Golden Globe Awards are presented by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The 65th annual awards ceremony will be held on January 13, 2008 in Beverly Hills.

The movie nominations for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards are:

MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
“American Gangster” - Imagine Entertainment/Scott Free Productions; Universal Pictures
“Atonement” - Working Title Productions; Focus Features
“Eastern Promises” - Kudos Pictures - Uk Serendipity Point Films - Canada A Uk/Canada Co-Production; Focus Features
“The Great Debaters” - Harpo Films; The Weinstein Company/MGM
“Michael Clayton” - Samuels Media and Castle Rock Entertainment a Mirage Enterprises/Section 8 Production; Warner Bros. Pictures
“No Country For Old Men” - A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage
“There Will Be Blood” - A Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production; Paramount Vantage and Miramax Films

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - 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”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
George Clooney - “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis - “There Will Be Blood”
James McAvoy - “Atonement”
Viggo Mortensen - “Eastern Promises”
Denzel Washington - “American Gangster”

MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“Across The Universe” - Revolution Studios International; Sony Pictures Releasing
“Charlie Wilson’s War” - Universal Pictures/Relativity Media/Participant Productions/Playtone; Universal Pictures
“Hairspray” - Zadan/Meron Prods./New Line Cinema in association with Ingenious Film Partners; New Line Cinema
“Juno” - Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production; Fox Searchlight Pictures
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” - Parkes/Mac Donald and Zanuck Company; Warner Bros. Pictures

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams - “Enchanted”
Nikki Blonsky - “Hairspray”
Helena Bonham Carter - “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Marion Cotillard - “La Vie en rose”
Ellen Page - “Juno”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Johnny Depp - “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
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

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Bee Movie” - DreamWorks Animation; DreamWorks Animation
“Ratatouille” - Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Distribution
“The Simpsons Movie” - Gracie Films; Twentieth Century Fox

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days” (Romania) - Mobra Films; IFC First Take
“The Diving Bell And The Butterfly” (France And USA) - A Kennedy/Marshall Company And Jon Kilik Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage
“The Kite Runner” (USA) - Dreamworks Pictures Sidney Kimmel Entertainment And Paramount Classics Participant Productions Present A Sidney Kimmel Entertainment And Parkes/Macdonald Production Distributed By Paramount Classics
“Lust, Caution” (Taiwan) - Haishang Films; Focus Features
“Persepolis” (France) - 247 Films; Sony Pictures Classics

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Cate Blanchett - “I’m Not There”
Julia Roberts - “Charlie Wilson’s War”
Saoirse Ronan - “Atonement”
Amy Ryan - “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton - “Michael Clayton”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Casey Affleck - “The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford”
Javier Bardem - “No Country For Old Men”
Philip Seymour Hoffman - “Charlie Wilson’s War”
John Travolta - “Hairspray”
Tom Wilkinson - “Michael Clayton”

DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
Tim Burton - “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - “No Country For Old Men”
Julian Schnabel - “The Diving Bell And The Butterfly”
Ridley Scott - “American Gangster”
Joe Wright - “Atonement”

SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
Diablo Cody - “Juno”
Ethan Coen & Joel 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 - MOTION PICTURE
Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder - “Into The Wild”
Clint Eastwood - “Grace Is Gone”
Alberto Iglesias - “The Kite Runner”
Dario Marianelli - “Atonement”
Howard Shore - “Eastern Promises”

ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
“Despedida” from “Love In The Time Of Cholera” - Music By: Shakira, Antonio Pinto, Lyrics By: Shakira
“Grace Is Gone” from “Grace Is Gone” - Music By: Clint Eastwood, Lyrics By: Carole Bayer Sager
“Guaranteed” from “Into The Wild” - Music & Lyrics By: Eddie Vedder
“That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted”- Music By: Alan Menken, Lyrics By: Stephen Schwartz
“Walk Hard” from “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” - Music & Lyrics by: Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, Kasdan

Steven Spielberg has been chosen to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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**Update as at December 30, 2007**

Jorge Camara, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a not-for-profit California corporation comprised of journalists, which wholly owns the “Golden Globe Awards,” today issued the following statement:

"I am happy to announce that on Saturday morning, December 29, 2007, our attorneys began discussions with the Writers Guild of America to enter into an interim agreement similar to that entered into by the WGA and Worldwide Pants, which permits writers guild members to go back to work writing for ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.’ We feel that the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ agreement is very reasonable, and hope and expect the WGA will agree to the same terms and ultimately permit the ‘Golden Globe Awards’ to be broadcast as scheduled, without picket lines, on Sunday, January 13.

"We are pleased that the WGA has made interim agreements available for independent production companies. The process established by the WGA permits writers to get back to work, grants the WGA the rights it is seeking on behalf of all writers, and allows certain shows to move forward. The ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and the ‘Golden Globe Awards’ are similar in structure and are administered in the same way. Worldwide Pants produces ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ for broadcast on behalf of David Letterman, Dick Clark Productions produces the ‘Golden Globe Awards’ for broadcast on behalf of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. CBS does not own ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ and NBC does not own the ‘Golden Globe Awards.’

"We strongly support the WGA and the efforts they are making on behalf of writers, and applaud the fact that they have agreed to allow certain industry awards shows to move forward with WGA writers and be broadcast. Much like the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Film Independent's Spirit Awards, we want to enter into an agreement with the WGA that will allow the entertainment industry to celebrate the outstanding work of creative individuals in addition to millions of fans nationwide. It is only fair that we be afforded the same opportunity as these other awards shows.

"What‘s more, our partners at Dick Clark Productions share in our support of the WGA and their efforts and have agreed to enter into interim agreements for all of their productions, including the 'American Music Awards,’ ‘Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin’ Eve‘ and 'The Academy of Country Music Awards,’ among others.

“An interim agreement with the WGA will also help numerous schools and entertainment industry non-profit organisations receive annual donations from the HFPA. Over the last several years the HFPA has contributed approximately $8 million to organisations including The Film Foundation, Sundance Institute, Film Independent, American Cinematheque and schools including USC, UCLA, and Cal Arts. All of these programs will be severely impacted without the funds made available as a direct result of the Golden Globe Awards broadcast.”

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**Update as at January 5, 2008**

Jorge Camara, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, issued this statement on the status of Golden Globe Awards:

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been placed in an extremely difficult position with the ongoing Writers Guild strike. We are making every effort to work out a solution that will permit the Golden Globes to take place with the creative community present to participate. We hope to announce a resolution to this unfortunate predicament on Monday.”

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**MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT**

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that the recipients of Golden Globe Awards in 25 categories will be revealed during an hour-long HFPA press conference at The Beverly Hilton to be covered live by NBC News beginning at 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time on January 13. “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” NBC telecast and champagne dinner in The Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom is officially cancelled.

“We are all very disappointed that our traditional awards ceremony will not take place this year and that millions of viewers worldwide will be deprived of seeing many of their favourite stars celebrating 2007's outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television,” said Jorge Camara, President of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “We take some comfort, however, in knowing that this year's Golden Globe Award recipients will be announced on the date originally scheduled.”

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**Winners announced**

The following are the winners of the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: ATONEMENT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: JULIE CHRISTIE — AWAY FROM HER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: DANIEL DAY-LEWIS — THERE WILL BE BLOOD

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: SWEENEY TODD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: MARION COTILLARD – LA VIE EN ROSE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: JOHNNY DEPP — SWEENEY TODD

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: RATATOUILLE

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (FRANCE AND USA)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: CATE BLANCHETT — I’M NOT THERE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: JAVIER BARDEM - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE: JULIAN SCHNABEL — THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE: ETHAN COEN & JOEL COEN — NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE: DARIO MARIANELLI — ATONEMENT

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE: “GUARANTEED” — INTO THE WILD

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: MAD MEN (AMC)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: GLENN CLOSE – DAMAGES

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: JON HAMM – MAD MEN

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: EXTRAS (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –COMEDY OR MUSICAL: TINA FEY - 30 ROCK

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: DAVID DUCHOVNY - CALIFORNICATION

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: LONGFORD (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: QUEEN LATIFAH - LIFE SUPPORT

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: JIM BROADBENT - LONGFORD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: SAMANTHA MORTON - LONGFORD

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: JEREMY PIVEN - ENTOURAGE

CECIL B. DeMILLE AWARD: STEVEN SPIELBERG

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