AWARDS: Satellite Awards nominees

I'm so far behind…The International Press Alliance, or IPA, announced the nominations for its 13th annual Satellite Awards a couple weeks ago, and boy are there some really INTERESTING nominations, especially in the comedy catagory…

Here is the complete list of Movie and TV nominees for 2008:

Motion Picture, Drama
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Revolutionary Road
Frozen River

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Tropic Thunder
In Bruges

Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film
Let the Right One In, Sweden
The Class, France
Sangre de mi Sangre, Argentina
Reprise, Norway
Gomorrah, Italy
Caramel, Lebanon / France

Motion Picture, Animated Or Mixed Media
The Tale of Despereaux
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
Waltz with Bashir
The Sky Crawlers

Motion Picture, Documentary
Man on Wire
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Encounters at the End of the World
Anita O’Day The Life of a Jazz Singer
Waltz with Bashir

Thomas McCarthy, The Visitor
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader

Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Mark Ruffalo, What Doesn’t Kill You
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Leonardo Dicaprio, Revolutionary Road
Sean Penn, Milk

Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
Lisa Kudrow, Kabluey
Kat Dennings, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Catherine Deneuve, A Christmas Tale
Debra Messing, Nothing Like the Holidays

Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Ricky Gervais, Ghost Town
Sam Rockwell, Choke
Josh Brolin, W.
Michael Cera, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Mark Ruffalo, The Brothers Bloom

Actress In A Supporting Role
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Penelope Cruz, Elegy
Anjelica Huston, Choke
Sophie Okonedo, The Secret Life of Bees
Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited
Beyoncé Knowles, Cadillac Records

Actor In A Supporting Role
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
Rade Sherbedgia, Fugitive Pieces
James Franco, Milk
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Screenplay, Original
Philip Roth, Elegy [actually Nicholas Meyer; Roth wrote the novel from which the "original screenplay" was adapted]
Thomas McCarthy, The Visitor
Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan, Australia
Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Screenplay, Adapted
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Justin Haythe, Revolutionary Road

Jess Hall, Brideshead Revisited
Gyula Pados, The Duchess
Mandy Walker, Australia
Tim Orr, Snow Angels
Tom Stern, Changeling
Claudio Miranda, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Film Editing
Matt Chessé, Richard Pearson, Quantum of Solace
Dan Lebental, Iron Man
Lee Smith, The Dark Knight
Dody Dorn, Michael McCusker, Australia
Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire
Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill, Frost/Nixon

Original Score
David Arnold, Quantum of Solace
Thomas Newman, WALL-E
John Powell, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
David Hirschfelder, Australia
Danny Elfman, Milk

Original Song
"Another Way to Die" — Jack White, Quantum of Solace
"If the World" — Guns N’ Roses, Body of Lies
"Down to Earth" — Peter Gabriel, WALL-E
"By the Boab Tree" — Angela Little, Felix Meagher Baz Luhrmann, Anton Monsted, and Schuyler Weiss, Australia
"Jaiho" — A.R. Rahman and Gulzar, Slumdog Millionaire
"The Wrestler" — Bruce Springsteen, The Wrestler

Art Direction & Production Design
Karen Murphy, Catherine Martin, Australia
Alice Normington, Brideshead Revisited
Ken Wakefield, Michael Carlin, The Duchess
Donald Graham Burt, Tom Reta, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Jon Billington, Martin Laing, City of Ember
Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt, Revolutionary Road

Costume Design
Michael O’Connor, The Duchess
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Brideshead Revisited
Catherine Martin, Australia
Patricia Field, Sex and the City
Ruth Myers, City of Ember
Jacqueline West, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Visual Effects
Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug, Quantum of Solace
John Nelson, Shane Mahan, Dan Sudek, Ben Snow, Iron Man
Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin, The Dark Knight
Jeffrey A. Okun, The Day the Earth Stood Still
Chris Godfrey, Australia

Sound (Mixing & Editing)
Eddy Joseph, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor, Jimmy Boyle, Martin Cantwell, Quantum of Solace
Christopher Boyes, Iron Man
Richard King, The Dark Knight
Jenny Ward, Australia
William R. Dean, David Husby, The Day the Earth Stood Still


John Adams
The Last Enemy

Motion Picture Made For Television
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Bernard and Doris
God on Trial
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story
"24" Redemption

Actress In A Miniseries Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
Judi Dench, Cranford
Laura Linney, John Adams
Susan Sarandon, Bernard and Doris
Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun
Julie Walters, Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story
Jacqueline Bisset, An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

Actor In A Miniseries Or A Motion Picture Made For Television
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Tom Wilkinson, Recount
Ralph Fiennes, Bernard and Doris
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Last Enemy
Stellan Skarsgard, God on Trial

Actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television
Laura Dern, Recount
Sarah Polley, John Adams
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
Fionnula Flanagan, Brotherhood

Actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television
Jimmy Smits, Dexter
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
John Slattery, Mad Men
John Noble, Fringe
Nelsan Ellis, True Blood
Harvey Keitel, Life on Mars

Television Series, Drama
In Treatment
Mad Men
Life on Mars

Actress in a Series, Drama
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Glenn Close, Damages
Kathryn Erbe, Law and Order: Criminal Intent
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Actor in a Series, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
David Tennant, Doctor Who
Jason Isaacs, Brotherhood

Television Series, Comedy or Musical
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
30 Rock
Pushing Daisies
State of the Union
The Colbert Report

Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Tracey Ullman, State of the Union
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures Of Old Christine
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Mary Louise Parker, Weeds

Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Danny Devito, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Justin Kirk, Weeds
Jonny Lee Miller, Eli Stone

Mary Pickford Award For Outstanding Artistic Contribution To The Entertainment Industry
Louis Gossett, Jr.

Tesla Award In Recognition Of Visionary Achievement In Filmmaking Technology
Rick Baker

Auteur Award
Baz Luhrmann

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead


Brandon Walters

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2008

WOW…interesting choice. The IPA split off from the Hollywood Foreign Press and formed their own organization over ten years ago…and their nominations never fail to intrigue me…lets hope the HFP can keep the Golden Globe noms as interesting when they are announced on Thursday…

This week's schedule for awards looks like this…

Tuesday, the Broadcast Film Critics Awards noms come out, and the LA Film Critics will name their list

Wednesday, the New York Film Critics Circle will announce their year-end list

Thursday, the Golden Globe Nominations are announced.

Stay tuned for complete coverage of the Awards Season on PNR!