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AWARDS WATCH | "Atonement" Leads Golden Globe Nominations; 7 Films Vying for Dramatic Best Picture

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 13, 2007 at 3:00AM

The nominations for the 65th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2007, were announced early Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. A whopping seven films were nominated for the dramatic best picture (American Gangster, Atonement, Eastern Promises, The Great Debaters. Michael Clayton, No Country For Old Men, and There Will Be Blood), while five films are vying for the best musical or comedy best picture award (Across The Universe, Charlie Wilson's War, Hairspray, Juno, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). The prizes, selected by a group of about 100 U.S. based reporters who write for international publications, will be presented in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 13th at 8 p.m., ET.
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The nominations for the 65th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2007, were announced early Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. A whopping seven films were nominated for the dramatic best picture (American Gangster, Atonement, Eastern Promises, The Great Debaters. Michael Clayton, No Country For Old Men, and There Will Be Blood), while five films are vying for the best musical or comedy best picture award (Across The Universe, Charlie Wilson's War, Hairspray, Juno, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). The prizes, selected by a group of about 100 U.S. based reporters who write for international publications, will be presented in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 13th at 8 p.m., ET.

Joe Wright's "Atonement" led the overall nominations with seven, including nods for Wright, James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan and screenwriter Christopher Hampton. Mike Nichols' "Charlie Wilson's War" surprised, following "Atonement" with five nods, including its three stars Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who also picked up a nod for "The Savages." "Michael Clayton," "No Country For Old Men" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" each picked up four nominations.

Cate Blanchett was also a double nominee, with nods for both "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "I'm Not There," while notable snubs included "Once," "Margot at the Wedding," and Sean Penn's favored "Into The Wild," which only pick up nods for song and score. Among foreign-language films, the big winner was Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," which took three nominations including director, screenplay and foreign-language film. It was joined in the latter category by "The Kite Runner," "Lust, Caution," and Oscar hopefuls "Persepolis" and "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days."

"Atonement"'s Focus Features led all nominations with 11, followed by Paramount Vantage, Miramax Films and Warner Brothers, which each received 10.


The complete list of Golden Globe film nominees follows:

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
American Gangster
Imagine Entertainment/Scott Free Productions; Universal Pictures

Atonement
Working Title Productions; Focus Features

Eastern Promises
Kudos Pictures - UK Serendipity Point Films - Canada A UK/Canada Co-Production; Focus Features

The Great Debaters
Harpo Films; The Weinstein Company/MGM

Michael Clayton
Clayton Productions LLC; Warner Bros. Pictures

No Country For Old Men
A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage

There Will Be Blood
A Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production; Paramount Vantage and Miramax Films


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - 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 - DRAMA

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


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Bee Movie
DreamWorks Animation; DreamWorks Animation

Ratatouille
Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Distribution

The Simpsons Movie
Gracie Films; Twentieth Century Fox


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romania)
Mobra Films; IFC First Take

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France and USA)
A Kennedy/Marshall Company and Jon Kilik Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage

The Kite Runner (USA)
DreamWorks Pictures Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Paramount Classics Participant Productions Present a Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Parkes/Macdonald Production Distributed by Paramount Classics

Lust, Caution (Taiwan)
Haishang Films; Focus Features

Persepolis (France)
247 Films; Sony Pictures Classics


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 MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson's War
Hairspray
Juno
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Amy Adams, Enchanted
Nikki Blonski, Hairspray
Helena Bonham-Carter, Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Ellen Page, Juno


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR - MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling, Lars & The Real Girl
Tom Hanks, Charlie Wilson's War
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages
John C. Reilly, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"


BEST DIRECTOR

Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Ridley Scott, American Gangster
Joe Wright, Atonement


BEST SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, Juno
Ethan Coen and 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 & Lyrics by: Alan Menken

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

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