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Atonement Leads Golden Globe Nominations

Atonement was the dominant movie at this morning's announcement of the Golden Globe nominations with seven nods, including Best Picture (Drama) and three acting nominations. The adaptation of Ian McEwan's acclaimed bestseller also received nominations for directing, screenplay, and score as well as for its two leads, James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, and a supporting actress mention for young Saoirse Ronan. 8-)

Critical favorite No Country for Old Men received four nominations, including picture, supporting actor (Javier Bardem), and directing and screenplay nominations for Joel Coen and Ethan Coen; legal thriller Michael Clayton also received four nods, including picture and three acting nominations for George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton. Rounding out the dramatic Best Picture nominees -- there were an unprecedented seven in all -- were American Gangster, Eastern Promises, The Great Debaters, and There Will Be Blood.

Over on the Comedy/Musical side, Charlie Wilson's War led the pack with five nods, including Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), three acting nominations for stars Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and a screenplay nomination for Aaron Sorkin. Tim Burton's blood-filled adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd received four nominations in the Comedy/Musical categories for picutre, Best Actor (Johnny Depp), Best Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), and a directing nod for Burton. Indie hit Juno also scored well, with mentions for star Ellen Page and screenwriter Diablo Cody as well as a best picture nod, and summer musical Hairspray bounced back to life with nominations for picture, lead actress (Nikki Blonsky) and supporting actor (John Travolta). The other nominee for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) was the Beatles musical Across the Universe.

In the television categories, FX newcomer Damages was the leading series contender with four nominations, while the HBO movie Longford also received four nods. Freshman hit Pushing Daisies, returning comedies Entourage and 30 Rock, and miniseries Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee received three nominations each.

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Source: IMDB News

More Atonement Awards Nominations news...

from Keira Web:

Keira has been nominated for her second Golden Globe Award, for her role of Cecilia Tallis in Atonement. The film has been nominated in ALL the important categories and has more nominations - seven - than any other film.

Best Actress - Keira Knightley
Best Actor - James Macavoy
Best Supporting Actress - Saoirse Ronan
Best Director - Joe Wright
Best Screenplay - Christopher Hampton
Best Original Score - Dario Marionelli
Best Film Drama

The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on January 13th.

Keira: "I'm absolutely thrilled, and it's so wonderful that the film has been nominated in so many categories. I adored making it, and am delighted for Joe, James, Saoirse and everyone involved."

James: "It is a great honour to have been nominated for a Golden Globe among such illustrious company".

Saoirse: "I loved playing Briony, so this is incredibly exciting for myself and my families - my family at home and my Atonement family. I am so happy that they were recognised for their achievements. Go Raibh Mile Maith Agaibh - that means 'thank you very much' in Irish."

The London Film Critics Awards have also announced their nominations today, with virtually the same noms as the Golden Globes:

British Actress - Keira Knightley
British Director - Joe Wright
British Actor - James Macavoy
British Supporting Actress - Saoirse Ronan
British Breakthrough - Saoirse Ronan
Screenplay - Christopher Hampton

The ceremony will take place in London on February 8th.

Congratulations Keira, James, and Joe!!!!



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