"Doubt," "Frost/Nixon" and "Mamma Mia!" Among Golden Globe Nominees

News   "Doubt," "Frost/Nixon" and "Mamma Mia!" Among Golden Globe Nominees Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Banks, Terrence Howard, Rainn Wilson and Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Jorge Camara announced the nominations for The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards Dec. 11 at The Beverly Hilton.
Meryl Streep in
Meryl Streep in "Doubt" Photo by Andrew Schwartz/Miramax Film Corp.

Three films each earned five nominations apiece: "Doubt" and "Frost/Nixon," which are both based on the stage plays of the same name, and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

"Doubt," the silver-screen adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony-winning play, picked up nominations for Meryl Streep (Actress-Drama), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Supporting Actor), Amy Adams (Supporting Actress), Viola Davis (Supporting Actress) and playwright Shanley (Screenplay - Motion Picture).

"Frost/Nixon," the Ron Howard-directed film version of Peter Morgan's Tony-nominated play, earned nominations for Best Feature-Drama, Frank Langella (Actor-Drama), Morgan (Screenplay -Motion Picture), Howard (Best Director-Motion Picture) and Hanz Zimmer (Best Original Score-Motion Picture).

In the television categories, the TV version of "A Raisin in the Sun," based on the recent Broadway revival, garnered a nomination for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Among the numerous theatre actors recognized for their work in film and TV include Kristin Scott Thomas (currently on Broadway in The Seagull), Meryl Streep, Frank Langella (currently on Broadway in A Man for All Seasons), Frances McDormand, Viola Davis, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sally Field, Gabriel Byrne, Michael C. Hall, Christina Applegate, Mary-Louise Parker, Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, Judi Dench, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, Eileen Atkins, Dianne Wiest, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jeremy Piven (currently on Broadway in Speed-the-Plow), among others. The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented Jan. 11, 2009, at The Beverly Hilton. NBC will broadcast the event live beginning at 8 PM ET.

The annual awards ceremony will be produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Orly Adelson, president of dcp and Barry Adelman will executive produce. Chris Donovan is the director and dcp's Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production.

The Golden Globe Awards span both television and motion picture achievements.

The complete list of nominees for The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards follow:

FILM

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"Frost/Nixon"
"The Reader"
"Revolutionary Road"
"Slumdog Millionaire"

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
"Burn After Reading"
"Happy-Go-Lucky"
"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 Rourke - "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"

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 ORIGINAL SCORE-MOTION PICTURE
Alexandre Desplat, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Clint Eastwood, "Changeling"
James Newton Howard, "Defiance"
A.R. Rahman, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Hanz Zimmer, "Frost/Nixon"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Down to Earth" from "Wall-E"
"Gran Torino" from "Gran Torino"
"I Thought I Lost You" from "Bolt"
"Once in a Lifetime" from "Cadillac Records"
"The Wrestler" from "The Wrestler"

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"

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
"Bolt"
"Kung Fu Panda"
"Wall-E"

TELEVISION

TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
"Dexter"
"House"
"In Treatment"
"Mad Men"
"True Blood"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES-DRAMA
Sally Field, "Brothers and Sisters"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"
January Jones, "Mad Men"
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES-DRAMA
Gabriel Byrne, "In Treatment"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie, "House"
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, "The Tudors"

TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
"30 Rock"
"Californication"
"Entourage"
"The Office"
"Weeds"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christina Applegate - "Samantha Who?"
America Ferrera - "Ugly Betty"
Tina Fey - "30 Rock"
Debra Messing - "The Starter Wife"
Mary-Louise Parker - "Weeds"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"
Steve Carell - "The Office"
Kevin Connelly - "Entourage"
David Duchovny - "Californication"
Tony Shalhoub - "Monk"

MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
"A Raisin in the Sun"
"Bernard and Doris"
"Cranford"
"John Adams"
"Recount"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Judi Dench, "Cranford"
Catherine Keener, "An American Crime"
Laura Linney, "John Adams"
Shirley MacLaine, "Coco Chanel"
Susan Sarandon, "Bernard and Doris"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Ralph Fiennes, "Bernard and Doris"
Paul Giamatti, "John Adams"
Kevin Spacey, "Recount"
Kiefer Sutherland, "24: Redemption"
Tom Wilkinson, "Recount"

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Eileen Atkins - "Cranford"
Laura Dern- "Recount"
Melissa George- "In Treatment"
Rachel Griffiths- "Brothers and Sisters"
Dianne Wiest- "In Treatment"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Denis Leary, "Recount"
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"
Blair Underwood, "In Treatment"
Tom Wilkinson, "John Adams"

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