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The Golden Boys of the Golden Globes

Golden_globes_443w_2 It’s hard to believe that the Golden Globes red carpet ceremonies will not be televised. It seems so 1947, so prehistoric. And even if NBC does end up broadcasting the ceremony, the Screen Actors Guild has officially stated that its members will not attend. That means no George Clooney, no James McAvoy, and no Denzel Washington. But before you despair, take heart. Those three stellar contenders for Best Actor met with Shootout hosts Peter Bart and Peter Guber. That means that while you might not get to hear them thank their agent, their mother, and God, you will get to hear what they actually thought about the films and performances in contention. A complete list of the nominees in the major award categories follows as well as links to AMC’s relevant video interviews.

Best Motion Picture
American Gangster
(see interview with James McAvoy and director Joe Wright)
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
(see interview with director Denzel Washington)
Michael Clayton
(see interview with star George Clooney)
No Country For Old Men
(see interview with star Javier Bardem)
There Will Be Blood

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) (see interview with producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner)
Julie Christie (Away From Her) (see interview with director/actor Sarah Polley)
Jodie Foster (The Brave One) (see interview)
Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)
Keira Knightley (Atonement)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
George Clooney (Michael Clayton) (see interview)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
James McAvoy (Atonement) (see interview)
Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)
Denzel Washington (American Gangster) (see interview)

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
Across The Universe (see interview with director Julie Taymor)
Charlie Wilson’s War
(see interview with star Nikki Blonsky)
(see interview with screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams (Enchanted)
Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray) (see interview)
Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
Ellen Page (Juno) (see interview with screenwriter Diablo Cody)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy
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)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (No Country For Old Men) (see interview with actor Josh Brolin)
Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
Ridley Scott (American Gangster)
Joe Wright (Atonement) (see interview)

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