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:: Spotlight :: 66th Golden Globe Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

184 live-action feature films (113 dramas and 71 comedies or musicals), 8 animated feature films, 109 television series (67 drama and 42 comedies), 38 mini-series or telefilms and 53 foreign language films have been qualified for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards consideration honouring 2008 achievements. In addition, 49 songs are eligible for the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements.

Nominations for the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced on Thursday, December 11. The ceremony will take place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton.

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Golden Globe Awards - Nominations in film categories

Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Animated Feature Film
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden, Denmark)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I've Loved You So Long (France)

Best Director - Motion Picture
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - Composed by Alexandre Desplat
Changeling - Composed by Clint Eastwood
Defiance - Composed by James Newton Howard
Slumdog Millionaire - Composed by A. R. Rahman
Frost/Nixon - Composed by Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
“Down To Earth” – Wall-E - Music By: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, Lyrics By: Peter Gabriel
“Gran Torino” – Gran Torino - Music By: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens; Lyrics By: Jamie Cullum
“I Thought I Lost You” – Bolt - Music & Lyrics By: Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele
“Once In A Lifetime” – Cadillac Records - Music & Lyrics By: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarmon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street
“The Wrestler” – The Wrestler - Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has launched the mobile website for “The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards” here that can be accessed by internet enabled mobile phones.
The site contains:
— Golden Globe Award Nominations
— Golden Globe Award Winners
— Golden Globe Award News
— Golden Globe Award Data Search

“To make sure that we are in tune with the age of instant information access, we have made our website available for the mobile world,” says Erkki “Erik” Kanto, Director of Information Technology for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “The internet is becoming a more and more important source for news, information and entertainment. People of all ages, when not at their computers, are using numerous types of mobile devices.”

“The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements.

“The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will take place Sunday, January 11, 2009 at The Beverly Hilton.

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**Presenters announced**

Simon Baker, Elizabeth Banks, Drew Barrymore, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Don Cheadle, Glenn Close, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sean Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Aaron Eckhart, Zac Efron, Laurence Fishburne, Megan Fox, Ricky Gervais, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, Dustin Hoffman, Terrence Howard, The Jonas Brothers, Shah Rukh Khan, Jane Krakoswki, Jessica Lange, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes, Demi Moore, Hayden Panettiere, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Zachary Quinto, Seth Rogen, Susan Sarandon, Martin Scorsese, Sting, Emma Thompson, Mark Wahlberg, Sigourney Weaver, Rainn Wilson and Renee Zellweger have been confirmed as presenters at “The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards” to be telecast on Sunday, January 11.

Steven Spielberg will receive this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.”

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***List of Winners***

Here is the complete list of Golden Globe film winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
“Slumdog Millionaire”
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.; Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - DRAMA
Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR - DRAMA
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Wall-E”
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Waltz With Bashir” (Israel)
The Country of Israel
Bridgit Folman Film Gang/Les Films D’Ici/Razor Films/Arte France/ITVS International; Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”

BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Mediapro; The Weinstein Company

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Colin Farrell, “In Bruges”

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”

BEST SCREENPLAY
“Slumdog Millionaire”
Written by Simon Beaufoy

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
“Slumdog Millionaire”
Composed by A. R. Rahman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
Bruce Springsteen, “The Wrestler”

CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD
Steven Spielberg

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***Photo Gallery***

the stunning Megan Fox
Megan Fox Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Colin Farrell Beyonce Knowles
Evan Rachel Wood Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio
Elizabeth Banks Demi Moore
Cameron Diaz Salma Hayek
Miley Cyrus Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez
Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens
Mickey Rourke Mickey with Bruce Springsteen
Sandra Bullock