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Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon and Doubt Lead Golden Globe Nominations

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The award race is on. The Hollywood Foreign Press announced their nominees for the Golden Globes this morning. The biggest surprises? Milk was not nominated for Best Feature; Tom Cruise was nominated for for his performance in Tropic Thunder. Slumdog Millionaire seems to be this year’s Juno, gathering steam with a Best Feature nomination but The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt and Frost/Nixon lead overall with five nominations each.

For the second year in a row AMC’s Mad Men was nominated for Best Television Series (Drama). For more on Mad Men‘s nominations click here.

The film nominees are as follows:

Best Feature – Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Feature – Comedy
Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Actor – Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rouke – The Wrestler

Actress – 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

Actor – Comedy Or Musical
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

Actress – Comedy or Musical
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

Supporting Actor
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Ray Fiennes, The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Screenplay – Motion Picture
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare, The Reader
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

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

Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
Everlasting Moments (Sweden)
Gomorrah (Italy)
I’ve Loved You So Long (France)
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

Animated Feature Film
Kung Fu Panda

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Clint Eastwood, Changeling
James Newton Howard, Defiance
A. R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer, Frost/Nixon

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Down to Earth” — WALL-E (Music by: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman. Lyrics by:  Peter Gabriel)
“Gran Torino” — Gran Torino (Music by: Clint Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens. Lyrics by: Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens)
“I Thought I Lost You” — Bolt (Music and Lyrics by: Miley Cyrus, Jeffrey Steele)
“Once in a Lifetime” — Cadillac Records (Music and Lyrics by: Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott Mcfarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street)
“The Wrestler” — The Wrestler (Music and Lyrics by: Bruce Springsteen)

For a full list of nominees, click here. The Golden Globes will air on Sunday, January 11.

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