Atonement leads nominations for 2008 Golden Globe Awards

December 14th, 2007 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 14 (ANI): The World War II saga Atonement led the pack of nominees for the 2008 Golden Globe Awards with seven nods.

Atonement stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy received nominations for the lead acting categories.

I’m absolutely thrilled, and it’s so wonderful that the film has been nominated in so many categories. I adored making it, and am delighted for Joe, James, Saoirse and everyone involved,” BBC quoted Knightely, as saying.

Besides other nominations that include best film drama, best screenplay and best original score, Atonement has also been short listed for best direction category.

Other films include Charlie Wilson’s War with 5 nods and Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men and Sweeney Todd with four each.

The award ceremony will be held on 13 January at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Most Nominated Films:

  • Atonement - 7
  • Charlie Wilson’s War - 5
  • Michael Clayton - 4
  • No Country for Old Men - 4
  • Sweeney Todd - 4

Some nominations are given below: Movies: Drama
Best Motion Picture:

  • American Gangster
  • Atonement
  • Eastern Promises
  • The Great Debaters
  • Michael Clayton
  • No Country for Old Men
  • There Will Be Blood

Best Performance by an Actress:

  • 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:

  • George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
  • James McAvoy (Atonement)
  • Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)
  • Denzel Washington (American Gangster)

Movies: Comedy or Musical
Best Motion Picture:

  • Across the Universe
  • Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Hairspray
  • Juno
  • Sweeney Todd

Best Performance by an Actress:

  • 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:

  • 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)


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