Update January 12: CLICK HERE for the Golden Globe Winners.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association has just announced the 2009 Golden Globe Awards nominations. Click here for the full list.
If, as they say, the Golden Globes usually is a good prediction of the Oscars, then I am hopeful that some of those who truly deserve the recognition might just get a nod for next year’s Academy Awards.
I’m thinking in particular of Kristin Scott Thomas for her role in I’ve Loved You So Long (France), nominated for a Golden Globe Best Actress Award (Drama), and the film getting a nod in the Best Foreign Film category.
Anne Hathaway is also a contender in the same category as Scott Thomas, for Rachel Getting Married. Her performance is a good sign of her versatility. But my choice is Kristin Scott Thomas, hands down. She has delivered a superb performance in I’ve Loved You So Long as the deep and tormented Juliette Fontaine. I wish her all the best all the way to the Oscars.
As to the two nominations Mamma Mia! receives for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), and Meryl Streep for Best Actress (Comedy or Musical), I admit I am a bit surprised. But then again, as a musical goes, especially one made up of amateur singers, maybe it does deserve a nomination for its entertainment value.
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I enjoyed Mama Mia! It was fun, and I like it that something fun is nominated. Believe me, I love my serious and dramatic films, but a nice musical always warms my heart. Plus, its ABBA music!!!
I’d say it’s fun for me too, especially hearing some of your favorite songs sung by your favorite actors and actress… Just hearing CF play the guitar, sing and dance is worth it… and Brosnan belting out with true sincerity, I’ve to give it to him for his courage… So, it’s appropriate I guess to place the nom under the Comedy and Musical category.