Best Pic, Drama
The Constant Gardener
Good Night, and Good Luck
A History of Violence
wow. I have only seen Gardner, but this list looks IMPECABLE! Truly astounded how well it appears they have chosen their nominees. ASTOUNDING!! Really, i am. No Memoirs, no Munich, no Kong, but 5 almost universally loved (critics wise) movies that aren't big giant oscar machines like Memoirs. Truly shocking at how good this list is (well, apparently). I expect to like all of these movies and now I am just... i'm dumbfounded!
Woody Allen, Match Point
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Peter Jackson, King Kong
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Fernando Mereilles, The Constant Gardener
Steven Spielberg, Munich
WOW. Spielberg's there, but only by the skin of his teeth. Jackson also makes it. Out of those 2 i think Spielberg was the closest to the miss. SO HAPPY that Mierelles is there, he needed something like this. Way to go Ang! And Woody and George, too!
Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terence Howard, Hustle and Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck
Okay, I actually sorta feel relieved that Terance Howard got nominated because now it means I sorta feel validated in sticking completely with him. He's not in fifth place for me, but fourth. Anyway. Yay for Heath (although he didn't get the double nod) and David got a boost as well. Russell Crowe getting in there is kind of a surprise, but not really. They like him!
Best Pic, Musical/Comedy
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Squid and the Whale
Walk the Line
This is pretty good I suppose. I had W&G instead of Squid and the Whale, and others had Family Stone. So glad to see P&P though!
Peirce Brosnan, The Matador
Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale
Johnny Depp, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Nathan Lane, The Producers
Cillian Murphy, Breakfast on Pluto
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
WOW! This category is crazy. I actually had Depp as my alternate so YAY for me. Pierce Brosnan i didn't (nor did anyone) see coming. Could the Weinstein's have another ace up their sleeve?
Actress - Comedy
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Laura Linney, Squid and the Whale
Sarah Jessica Parker, The Family Stone
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
My Angelina Jolie hunch from way back in July didn't pan out, but Laura Linney is cool! They avoided a Jolie/Pitt/Aniston thing altogether. Can't really complain here though.
Actress - Drama
Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Gwyneth Paltrow, Proof
Charlize Theron, North Country
Ziyi Zhang, Memoirs of a Geisha
WHO WAS IT THAT HARPED AT ME ABOUT BELLO BEING SUPPORTING. I believe it was someone over at Dave Poland's forum. They were all like "if you took the time to actually SEE any of the movies you're talking about, you'd know she's supporting". That pissed me off cause it's not my fault AHoV isn't out til February. Anyway. I had heard she was gonna go lead... and well, wouldn't ya know. The Globes also decided that. Anyway. Paltro, Huffman and Theron were easy. But my lady JOAN ALLEN!!! Where art thou Joan? You'll be sorely missed, as will the Oscar race as you begin your slide out of contention. It was nice knowing you. I just wish I didn't like Zhang Ziyi so much! She's impossible to hate
George Clooney, Syriana
Matt Dillon, Crash
Wil Ferrell, The Producers
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Bob Hoskins, Mrs. Henderson Presents
All is well here except for Will Ferrell. WTF? I had predicted Gary Beach i believe. But they obviously went with the bigger star. Bob Hoskins is back on track as in Matt Dillon, thankfull.
Scarlett Johannsson, Match Point
Shirley MacLaine, In Her Shoes
Frances McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, Contant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
Where on earth is Diane Keaton? Is she sliding out of the race? She's been a no show everywhere so far and now at the GLOBES! eep. Well done Adam on MacLaine. Should've been an easy guess, really. Rachel Weisz gets another leg up into the race, excellent. No Amy Adams OR Catherine Keener. The first precurser to not include either I think. McDormand though... she could still cling on. And, Scarlett was obvious from the get-go. Go Michelle
(plus the others in the previous entry)
VEERY interesting, non? This is craaazy. So many odd names thrown in, so many odd names left out. Did some races just get big shuffles?
Can I just say, it put a big smile on my face to see Alexandre Desplat nominated again (for Syriana). And, wow, they showed big judgement on Memoirs. Memoirs was still the hot ticket when they would've nominated - they were ahead of us for sure. And Munich missing out on BP Drama is HUGE, right?