"Hairspray" and "Sweeney Todd" Films Are Golden Globe Nominees

News   "Hairspray" and "Sweeney Todd" Films Are Golden Globe Nominees
 
The musical movies "Sweeney Todd" and "Hairspray" are among nominees in the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Dec. 13 at the Beverly Hilton. Aaron Sorkin, Alan Menken, John Travolta, "Enchanted," and Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" were also honored.
Golden Globe nominees Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in
Golden Globe nominees Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in "Sweeney Todd." Photo by Leah Gallo<br><br>

Nominations were announced in 25 categories. The annual awards will be presented Jan. 13, 2008. NBC will telecast the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards live from the Beverly Hilton beginning at 8 PM ET.

Two film versions of Broadway musicals were nominated in the category of Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (snagging four noms) and "Hairspray" (taking three).

For their work on "Sweeney," director Tim Burton, actor Johnny Depp and actress Helena Bonham Carter were also nominated.

Newcomer Nikki Blonsky, who plays portly Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray," was nominated in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. She'll compete with Helena Bonham Carter, "La Vie En Rose" star Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page of "Juno" and Amy Adams of the Disney film "Enchanted."

John Travolta, who donned wig and housecoat to play a Baltimore frump in "Hairspray," was also nominated for his work, as a supporting actor. Broadway and film composer Alan Menken and Broadway and film lyricist Stephen Schwartz were nominated in the category of Best Original Song for "That's How You Know," from "Enchanted," a live action/animation mix that spoofs Disney princess films.

Aaron Sorkin, the playwright of Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention and A Few Good Men, earned a Golden Globe nomination for his screenplay of "Charlie Wilson's War."

Julie Taymor's visually stunning "Across the Universe" and Steven Spielberg's "Charlie Wilson's War" were both nominated in the category of Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award will be presented to Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg.

Nominees for the annual Golden Globes follow:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
"American Gangster"
"Atonement"
"Eastern Promises"
"The Great Debaters"
"Michael Clayton"
"No Country for Old Men"
"There Will Be Blood"

Best 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"

Best 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"

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
"Across The Universe"
"Charlie Wilson's War"
"Hairspray"
"Juno"
"Sweeney Todd"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams – "Enchanted"
Nikki Blonsky – "Hairspray"
Helena Bonham Carter – "Sweeney Todd"
Marion Cotillard – "La Vie En Rose"
Ellen Page – "Juno"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Johnny Depp – "Sweeney Todd"
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 Animated Feature Film
"Bee Movie"
"Ratatouille"
"The Simpsons Movie"

Best Foreign Languge Film
"4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days" (Romania)
"The Diving Bell And The Butterfly" (France, United States)
"The Kite Runner" (United States)
"Lust, Caution" (Taiwan)
"Persepolis" (France)

Best 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"

Best 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"

Best Director - Motion Picture
Tim Burton - "Sweeney Todd"
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - "No Country for Old Men"
Julian Schnabel - "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Ridley Scott - "American Gangster"
Joe Wright - "Atonement"

Best 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"

Best 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"

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Despedida" - "Love in the Time of Cholera"
Music by: Shakira, Antonio Pinto
Lyrics by: Shakira

"Grace Is Gone" - "Grace Is Gone"
Music by: Clint Eastwood
Lyrics by: Carole Bayer Sager

"Guaranteed" - "Into the Wild"
Music & Lyrics by: Eddie Vedder

"That's How You Know" - "Enchanted"
Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz

"Walk Hard" - "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"
Music & Lyrics by: Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, Kasdan

Best Television Series - Drama
"Big Love"
"Damages"
"Grey's Anatomy"
"House"
"Mad Men"
"The Tudors"

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series-Drama
Patricia Arquette - "Medium"
Glenn Close - "Damages"
Minnie Driver - "The Riches"
Edie Falco - "The Sopranos"
Sally Field - "Brothers & Sisters"
Holly Hunter - "Saving Grace"
Kyra Sedgwick - "The Closer"

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series-Drama
Michael C. Hall - "Dexter"
Jon Hamm - "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie - "House"
Jonathan Rhys Meyers - "The Tudors"
Bill Paxton - "Big Love"

Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical
"30 Rock"
"Californication"
"Entourage"
"Extras"
"Pushing Daisies"

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Christine Applegate - "Samantha Who?"
America Ferrera - "Ugly Betty"
Tina Fey - "30 Rock"
Anna Friel - "Pushing Daisies"
Mary-Louise Parker - "Weeds"

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"
Steve Carell - "The Office"
David Duchovny - "Californication"
Ricky Gervais - "Extras"
Lee Pace - "Pushing Daisies"

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
"The Company"
"Five Days"
"Longford"
"The State Within"

Best Performance By an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
Bryce Dallas Howard - "As You Like It"
Debra Messing - "The Starter Wife"
Queen Latifah - "Life Support"
Sissy Spacek - "Pictures of Hollis Woods"
Ruth Wilson - "Jane Eyre"

Best Performance By an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
Adam Beach - "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Ernest Borgnine - "A Grandpa for Christmas"
Jim Broadbent - "Longford"
Jason Isaacs - "The State Within"
James Nesbitt - "Jekyll"

Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Rose Byrne - "Damages"
Rachel Griffiths - "Brothers & Sisters"
Katherine Heigl - "Grey's Anatomy"
Samantha Morton - "Longford"
Anna Paquin - "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Jaime Pressly - "My Name Is Earl"

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Ted Danson - "Damages"
Kevin Dillon - "Entourage"
Jeremy Piven - "Entourage"
Andy Serkis - "Longford"
William Shatner - "Boston Legal"
Donald Sutherland - "Dirty Sexy Money"

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association "is a group of Southern California based international journalists," who started the awards over 60 years ago.

For more information go to www.goldenglobes.org.

Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky in "Hairspray."
Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky in "Hairspray." Photo by New Line
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