Milk Doesn’t Deliver ‘Best Picture’ Golden Globe Nom

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.

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  • ChristopherM

    Bear in mind that Pia Zadora has a Golden Globe. I’m just saying.

  • michael

    Sean Penn for the win ….

  • ousslander

    Hey The LOnely Lady was great especially after recieving her award and announcing “I”m the only one up here tonight who’s willing to admit I fucked my way to the top”

  • Michael W.

    Sean might have some trouble. I think it’s Brad’s time with Benjamin Button. Sean’s already got one.

    The fact that Milk only received one nomination shows it’s more of a symbolic gesture.

    I’m talking about the Academy Awards of course, which the Golden Globes serve as a reliable predictor.

  • Michael

    I’m sure they gave it careful consideration. Your article almost intimates that there’s conspiracy afoot, that it has been snubbed. I, for one, haven’t seen it yet. It could be a tragic mess – I dunno. Just because it is “gay” doesn’t mean it has to be automatically brilliant work.

    What I do know is that I’m seriously rooting for Heath Ledger, and not because of an OMG! Heath! type of sentiment. Frankly, I think he wasn’t the most attractive man on the planet. But DAMN! His performance as the Joker (and frankly the whole film) elevated that movie from just another superhero flick to a thought-provoking and sometimes disturbing film. The writers should be credited too for filling his mouth with some amazing dialogue that you can tell he just absorbed. Fantastic.

  • hardmannyc

    The Golden Globes are purely a money-making venture from the otherwise entirely bogus “Foreign Press Club,” which consists of 70 scrounging freelancers from places like Serbia and Tazakistan.

    I hate to disabuse you of your “industry” notions, but NO ONE CARES about these ridiculous “awards.” Those other awards given out by some academy next year … those matter more.

  • YoSup

    I’m appalled that Milk didn’t receive a Best Film nomination. I know for a fact that it was better than Mama Mia and half the movies up there. I think the Golden Globes is not immune to consumerism and viewership.

    Milk will do better at the Oscars, I guarantee it.

  • Gregoire

    Milk was not up in the same category as Mamma Mia. Good grief.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Here are my GG picks based on foreigners who hate Hollywood and winning your Office Pool!

    BEST PICTURE Slumdog Millionaire (Underdog!)
    BEST ACTOR Sean Penn-Milk (tho’ Langella favored)
    BEST ACTRESS DRAMA Meryl Streep – Doubt
    BEST ACTOR Musical/Comedy Dustin Hoffman
    BEST ACTRESS Musical/Comedy Sally Hawkins
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Heath Ledger, Dark Knight
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Kate Winslet, The Reader
    FOREIGN FILM I’ve Loved You So Long (France)
    BEST SCREENPLAY Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
    BEST SCORE Frost/Nixon
    BEST SONG ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Cadillac Records
    BEST ACTOR TV John Hamm – Mad Men
    BEST ACTRESS TV January Jones Mad Men
    BEST TV Musical/Comedy 30 Rock
    BEST ACTOR TV Musical/Comedy Alec Baldwin 30 Rock
    BEST ACTRESS in Musical/Comedy TV Tina Fey (30 Rock) though Applegate may get the Cancer Sympathy vote
    BEST MINISERIES John Adams (tho’ I wish Recount would win)
    BEST ACTOR miniseries/TV movie Paul Giamatti as John Adams
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (TV) Jeremy Piven – ‘Entourage’ (This is a weak category this year)
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (TV) Rachel Griffiths – Brothers and Sisters (Another weak year)

  • Adrian

    Just another example of homophobic Hollywood. Gays ought to picket the Golden Globes ceremony.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Fuck that! I want to go. I will knock you down with my hybrid limo! Remember, this is NOT the Academy Awards (the real Gold medal of acting)

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