66th Annual 2008 Golden Globe Nominations

As I hear it, the Golden Globes is made up of a dozen or so foreigners who get together every year in a dingy little room in the back of an Appleby’s on Wilshire Boulevard right around Koreatown. It’s here, in this magical place some call the janitor’s closet, that these brave, insightful souls put together a list of the best actors, directors, and movies of the year, from which only one from each category is bestow the great Golden Globe hardware. I could be wrong, of course, but probably not be a whole lot. Fact is, every Hollywood producer, writer, director, and actor wants to win a Golden Globe, but everyone also realizes it’s all one big joke. But hey, since it’s movie-related, and we’re sort of a movie news site and all, I guess even we have to cover it. So here you go, the full list of Golden Globe nominees for 2008. Thank you, foreigners!

Via the Golden Globe official site. I would tell you who I think is going to win, but, um, I haven’t seen like 99% of the movies on the list, so you know, whatever. Do with it as you wish.

Best Picture, Drama
Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture Comedy/Musical
Burn After Reading
Happy Go Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
David Fincher, Ben Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road

Actor, Drama
Leo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Actress, Drama
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Joie, Changeling
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved you So Long
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Supporting Actor
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Tunder
Ralph 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

Actor, Comedy
Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrel, In Bruges
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleason, In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman Last Chance Harvey

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

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

Animated Feature
Kung Fu Panda

Slumdog Millionaire
The Reader
Benjamin Button

Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire

Down to Earth, Wall-E
Gran Torino
I thought I Lost You, Bolt
Once in a Lifetime, Cadillac Record
The Wrestler, The Wrestler