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atonement_poster.jpgHollywood started the year with a bang of controversy as the New Year settled in which momentarily erased Hilton, Spears and Logan in the controversial map. A few weeks back, Hollywood actors vowed to boycott the 65th Golden Globes ceremony which was held last January 13, 2008 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton.

The said boycott is a show of support for the striking Hollywood writers”, according to the Actors Union. The two-month strike has forced the suspension of numerous television series as well as the postponement of work on several Hollywood films.  

“After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters,” Rosenberg said.

Note: Pictured on the left is the Golden Globe 2008 Best Picture-” Atonement”

Golden Winners:

 Best Motion Picture – Atonement
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Great Debaters
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood


Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy) – Sweeney Todd
Across The Universe
Charlie Wilson’s War

Best Foreign-Language Film – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Kite Runner
Lust, Caution

Best Director – Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Tim Burton – Sweeney Todd
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
Ridley Scott – American Gangster
Joe Wright – Atonement

Best Animated Feature Film – Ratatouille
Bee Movie
The Simpsons Movie

Best Actor (Drama) – Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood
George Clooney – Michael Clayton
James McAvoy – Atonement
Viggo Mortenson – Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington – American Gangster

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) – Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling – Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks – Charlie Wilson’s War
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Savages
John C. Reilly – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Best Supporting Actor – Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
John Travolta – Hairspray
Tom Wikinson – Michael Clayton

Best Actress (Drama) – Julie Christie – Away from Her
Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Jodie Foster – The Brave One
Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley – Atonement

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) – Marion Cotillard – La vie en Rose
Amy Adams – Enchanted
Nikki Blonski – Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd
Ellen Page – Juno

Best Supporting Actress – Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
Julia Roberts – Charlie Wilson’s War
Saoirse Ronan – Atonement
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

Best Screenplay – Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men
Diablo Cody – Juno
Christopher Hampton – Atonement
Ronald Harwood – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin – Charlie Wilson’s War

Best Original Score – Atonement
Into the Wild
Grace is Gone
Kite Runner
Eastern Promises

Best Original Song – Guaranteed” – Into the Wild
“Despidida” – Love in the Time of Cholera
“Grace is Gone” – Grace is Gone
“That’s How You Know” – Enchanted
“Walk Hard” – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

 It seems these thespians still got the recognition they truly deserve albeit what happened the past weeks which brought this well-respected award giving body on a hot seat, not only GGA, but the entire industry. Let’s see who among these films and actors will bag all the awards on different award giving bodies this year.

To follow: OSCAR AWARDS ’08 on February 24,2008!