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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.

    • ChristopherM

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

      Dec 11, 2008 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael

      Sean Penn for the win ….

      Dec 11, 2008 at 10:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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”

      Dec 11, 2008 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Dec 11, 2008 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Dec 11, 2008 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Dec 11, 2008 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Dec 11, 2008 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gregoire

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

      Dec 11, 2008 at 12:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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 TV DRAMA Mad Men
      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)

      Dec 11, 2008 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adrian

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

      Dec 12, 2008 at 4:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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)

      Dec 12, 2008 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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