While Sean Penn was nominated for Best Actor this morning, it would be the only nod that the Hollywood Foreign Critics Association would give Milk. The Harvey Milk biopic was passed over in the “Best Picture” category in this year’s Golden Globes and while James Franco was also nominated, it was for his role in Pineapple Express.
The nominees for Best Picture are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Slumdog Millionaire and in the category of Best Comedy/ Musical Burn After Reading, Happy-Go-Lucky, In Bruges, Mamma Mia! and Vicky Christina Barcelona.
All sadness over spilled Milk aside, it’s the television category of Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy that’s most likely to start drunken brawls at your gay-ass Golden Globes viewing parties in January. In what amounts to a clusterfuck of gay gal faves Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), America Ferrera, (Ugly Betty),Tina Fey, (30 Rock), Debra Messing, (The Starter Wife) and Mary-Louise Parker, (Weeds) are all competing against each other. It’s like Bride Wars , but there’s five of them!
For the boys, Neil Patrick Harris was nominated for his role in How I Met Your Mother and Heath Ledger was also posthumously nominated Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight.
The winners will be announced January 11th.