Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Golden Globes Canceled due to Writer's Strike

The annual Golden Globes gala dinner this Sunday will be replaced by a low-key, hour-long news conference to announce the winners, which could include such nominees as George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day-Lewis and Keira Knightley. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which sponsors the awards ceremony honoring film and TV performances, announced its decision Monday. The news conference will be covered exclusively by print reporters. Good for the writers!

I want to see the new Daniel Day Lewis movie there Will be Blood. It's supposed to be awesome. At the recent National Society for Film Critics Awards, Daniel Day-Lewis took best actor for his role as an oil prospector and Paul Thomas Anderson was best director. Julie Christie received best actress for Away From Her, while Casey Affleck and Cate Blanchett won awards for their supporting roles in other productions. Tamara Jenkins won best screenplay for comic drama The Savages, starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Romanian release Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days took the prize for best foreign-language film. And No End in Sight - a documentary about US foreign policy, particularly in Iraq - was best non-fiction production. Affleck received his best supporting actor award for his role in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. And it was Blanchett's portrayal of musician Bob Dylan in I'm Not There which earned her a prize from the society. In a separate ceremony also held on Saturday, Day-Lewis won the Desert Palm achievement award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

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