Daily Archives: January 12, 2008

WGA Award Nominees

With the Directors, Editors and Cinematographers all chiming in this week with their guild award nominees, it’s only fitting that the WGA joined the fray with some rocking nominations of our own. See…we’re not totally opposed to awards!

The WGA award in all her glory!

While there are no major surprises this year, I have to say that this is the closest my ballot has ever come to reflecting the actual nominees. Six of the movies I picked got nominated this year, three for Best Original Screenplay and three for Best Adapted Screenplay. So, yeah for me!

Since the WGA has elected not to hold an awards show until after the strike is resolved, the winners will be announced on February 9th. Although, if what some sources online are saying is true, announcements may not be necessary at all…

It seems that the WGA’s initial press release did NOT list the nominees in alphabetical order. Instead, they listed front-runner’s “Juno” and “No Country For Old Men” first in their respective categories, followed by the rest of the curiously non-alphabetized nominees. So, did the guild mistakenly reveal the nominees in order of popularity or was this a simple clerical mistake?

Hmm…I guess we’ll have to wait till February 9th to find out! In the meantime, I give you this year’s ALPHABETIZED nominees…

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Juno” – Diablo Cody

“Knocked Up” – Judd Apatow

“Lars And The Real Girl” – Nancy Oliver

“Michael Clayton” – Tony Gilroy

“The Savages” – Tamara Jenkins

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Diving Bell And The Butterfly” – Ronald Harwood

“Into The Wild” – Sean Penn

“No Country For Old Men” – Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

“There Will Be Blood” – Paul Thomas Anderson

“Zodiac” – James Vanderbilt

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Golden Globes Update…

Wow…this week just keeps getting worse and worse for NBC. Not only are they not televising an award show — crews are actually tearing down the set for the show as I type — but they have also lost exclusive rights to their fake-ass “news conference” they were going to hold on Sunday! And that means, no picketing for us…yeah!

“Miss Golden Globes 2008″ Rumer Willis in a scene from an upcoming film!
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It seems the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the entity behind the Golden Globes, has re-assumed complete control of the press conference and decided that rather than give exclusive rights to the show to NBC, they’d open the event to all media outlets!

Wow…I guess NBC’s plan to reclassify their fizzy awards show as “news” actually worked. The show has become news and as such, is open to all. In the words of “The Simpsons” Nelson Muntz: “Ha, ha!” And while I think NBC can only blame themselves for the enormity of this clusterfuck, I gotta say I feel a little bad for this year’s Miss Golden Globes, Rumer Willis (pictured in the bizarre dunce cap get-up above and a more normal pic below).

“Miss Golden Globes” Rumer Willis in gold!
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For those of you not familiar with the tradition, Miss Golden Globes is the pretty young thing chosen each year to hand out awards onstage. The HFPA usually choses daughters (and sometimes, sons) of Hollywood celebrities. For instance, last year’s Miss Golden Globes was the daughter of Jack Nicholson, the year before that, it was the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.

Sadly, this year’s pick, Rumer Willis (daughter of Bruce and Demi) will now go down in the Hollywood history books as the Miss Golden Globes that wasn’t…

Sorry, Rumer. But who knows, maybe if you’re lucky they’ll let you hold some of the awards at the news conference!

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