“Day without a Gay’ as Milk Snubbed at Golden Globes


PICTURE, DRAMA: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Visitor.”

PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: “Burn After Reading,” “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “In Bruges,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE: “Baader Meinhof Complex,” “Everlasting Moments,” “Gomorrah,” “I’ve Loved You So Long,” “Waltz With Bashir.”

DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”; Stephen Daldry, “The Reader”; David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”; Sam Mendes, “Revolutionary Road.”

DRAMATIC ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio, “Revolutionary Road”; Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”; Sean Penn, “Milk”; Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler.”

DRAMATIC ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”; Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”; Meryl Streep, “Doubt”; Kristin Scott Thomas, “I’ve Loved You So Long”; Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road.”

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Javier Bardem, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”; Colin Farrell, “In Bruges”; James Franco, “Pineapple Express”; Brendan Gleeson, “In Bruges”; Dustin Hoffman, “Last Chance Harvey.”

ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Rebecca Hall, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”; Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky”; Frances McDormand, “Burn After Reading”; Meryl Streep, “Mamma Mia!”; Emma Thompson, “Last Chance Harvey.”

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Tom Cruise, “Tropic Thunder”; Robert Downey, Jr., “Tropic Thunder”; Ralph Fiennes, “The Duchess”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”; Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight.”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams, “Doubt”; Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”; Viola Davis, “Doubt”; Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”; Kate Winslet, “The Reader.”

ANIMATED FILM: “Bolt,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Wall-E.”

SCREENPLAY: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”; David Hare, “The Reader”; Peter Morgan, “Frost/Nixon”; Eric Roth, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; John Patrick Shanley, “Doubt.”

ORIGINAL SCORE: Alexandre Desplat, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; Clint Eastwood, “Changeling”; James Newton Howard, “Defiance”; Hans Zimmer, “Frost/Nixon”; A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

SONG: “Down to Earth” (performed by Peter Gabriel, written by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman), “Wall-E”; “Gran Torino” (performed by Clint Eastwood), “Gran Torino”; “I Thought I Lost You” (performed Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, written by Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele), “Bolt”; “Once in a Lifetime,” (performed by Beyonce), “Cadillac Records”; “The Wrestler” (performed by Bruce Springsteen, written by Bruce Springsteen), “The Wrestler.”


DRAMATIC TV SERIES: “Dexter,” “House M.D.,” “In Treatment,” “Mad Men,” “True Blood.”

ACTOR, TV DRAMA: Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”; Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Hugh Laurie, “House M.D.”; Jonathan Rhys Meyers, “The Tudors.”

ACTRESS, TV DRAMA: Sally Field, “Brothers & Sisters”; Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”; January Jones, “Mad Men”; Anna Paquin, “True Blood”; Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer.”

TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: “Californication,” “Entourage,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Weeds.”

ACTOR, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”; Steve Carell, “The Office”; Kevin Connolly, “Entourage”; David Duchovny, “Californication”; Tony Shalhoub, “Monk.”

ACTRESS, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?”; America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty”; Tina Fey, “30 Rock”; Debra Messing, “The Starter Wife”; Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds.”

MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: “Cranford,” “Bernard and Doris,” “John Adams,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Recount.”

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Judi Dench, “Cranford”; Laura Linney, “John Adams”; Catherine Keener, “An American Crime”; Shirley MacLaine, “Coco Chanel”; Susan Sarandon, “Bernard and Doris.”

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Ralph Fiennes, “Bernard and Doris”; Paul Giammatti, “John Adams”; Kevin Spacey, “Recount”; Keifer Sutherland, “24: Redemption”; Tom Wilkinson, “Recount.”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Eileen Atkins, “Cranford”; Laura Dern, “Recount”; Melissa George, “In Treatment”; Rachel Griffiths, “Brothers & Sisters”; Dianne Wiest, “In Treatment.”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”; Denis Leary, “Recount”; Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”; Blair Underwood, “In Treatment”; Tom Wilkinson, “John Adams.”



  1. SHOCKED says

    wow, I’m shocked that Milk did not get nominated… but it just proves that the Hollywood Foreign Press is a bunch of scumbag star f-ers by nominating Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. for best supporting from Tropic Thunder. I mean, wow. People literally laughed, and they were laughing at the HFPA. I guess Focus didn’t send them enough free stuff, or buy them enough lunches to buy their votes like Harvey Weinstein must have done to get The Reader nominated.

    bitter much? yes. extremely bitter. Milk deserved to win, and these idiots didn’t even nominate it.

  2. says

    my 2cents:
    “Let The Right One In” should get foreign picture nod,
    and Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla” deserves more than a few nominations (hopefully the Oscars corrects these oversights).

    * meanwhile in the aftermath of this morning’s Golden Globe nominations, the experts are already predicting Milk will be an Oscar finalist for best picture.

    I would also hope the Academy throws credit the way of “JCVD”, and to Michael Sheen (Frost).

  3. says

    The one thing you need to remember about The Golden Globes and The Hollywood Foreign Press. The key word is “Foreign Press” and they have always taken a rather “off kilter” vision when it comes to Nominations mixining Mainstream and Indpendent, and Studio Idependent and picking and choosing.

    Milk will not be overlooked at the Acadsemy Awatds. This will be the year of the “Gay” they need to make up for “Brokeback” Mark my words.

  4. says

    Congratulations again to Neil Patrick Harris for his nomination for best supporting actor in a series for How I met Your Mother!

    Don’t stress too much over the GG nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press is a small group whose votes can be bought much like the Governor of Illinois.

  5. freddy says

    This is the organization that nominated Robert Altman’s disaster “Ready To Wear” as Best Picture. Don’t put too much credence into its Oscar prognostication.

    Also, everyone needs to stop saying “Milk” is a shoo-in to win Best Picture. You think the Academy feels it owes the gay community anything for the snub of “Brokeback”? Hardly. “Benjamin Button” is supposed to be revelatory, and Mickey Rourke might surprise everyone come Best Actor time.

  6. Alex says

    The Oscars love to make big political statements to prove Hollywood is IMPORTANT. I hope this desire to make said statements is extended to Milk this year.

    Yes, I know my desire for Milk to win some gold this year is political. I want a giant Fuck You to Prop 8 on National TV. I have no qualms about wanting something to win for political reasons since the Oscars and most Award Shows are all about politics anyway, rather than artistic merit.

  7. Dback says

    Remember 3 years ago, “Crash” wasn’t nominated for Best Picture at the Globes, and look how that all turned out. (First movie since “The Sting” to take the top Oscar without even a Best Picture nomination at the Globes.) I’m bummed, but there you are. Even if “Milk” gets an Oscar nod for Best Picture–which the year-end awards seem to imply–look out for “Slumdog” to win, and Clint Eastwood to waltz off with Sean Penn’s Best Actor award.

  8. Alex says

    I hope Clint and Mickey Rourke split the straight guy vote. I have zero interest in any of those films.

    Sigh. I feel like we have a great cinematic statement out this year about a great man whose life has IMMENSE relevance today and I’d like to see it get some massive recognition . . . which may get people who normally wouldn’t see this film to see it.

  9. Jim says

    People, people, people! Just because a film is gay themed/oriented doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s worthy of an award. I haven’t seen ‘Milk’ and I intend to do so. Only after seeing it for myself could I decide whether or not it deserves an award.

  10. says

    It’s possible MILK will be the make-good on BROKEBACK. It’s also an excellent, deserving film (certainly of a nom). But SLUMDOG is pretty amazing and could also capture votes…I see MILK as a classic “oh, we’ll give the award to the main actor and that’s enough” type movie.

  11. Eric says

    Does anyone actually think the Golden Globes have any credibility?

    They nominated Mamma Mia! for crying out loud.

    I love ABBA as much as the next gay, but that movie was atrocious.

  12. John says

    I’m quickly losing patience with “progressive” California.

    What a joke of an overcrowded, polluted, and bigoted state pretending to be more liberal than it actually is. The proverbial Florida of the West.

  13. dc8stretch says

    Apart from truly great performances, as a film, IMHO, Gus Van Sant’s Milk barely rises above a Lifetime bio-pic. Amazingly, for once, it appears that at least the Hollywood Foreign Press, if no one else, agrees with me.

  14. says


    the Hollywood Foreign Press is FOREIGN PRESS who cover Hollywood.

    as a native Californian and Angeleno who has traveled quite a bit – there are not a lot of places in this country as progressive and gay-accepting as California, especially its two largest cities.

  15. Eric says


    I think that is just the popular perception of California.

    As your rightly point out, it isn’t as liberal as people think.

    I lived in Houston my entire life until I moved to San Francisco for school.

    No one had ever called me a faggot to my face in my life until I moved to San Francisco.

    When I moved out here, I never expected anyone to call me a “stupid faggot” to my face, completely unprovoked, while I was minding my own business on Muni.

    It never happened to me in Texas so I definitely could have never imagined it would happen to me here.

    But I have to look at it in a postiive light. My outfit must have been so fucking cute for him to notice how gay I am. lol :)

  16. Hom Lee says

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua has been out twice as long as Milk, made six times as much at the box office, and is just as relevant. Why should milk get any kind of award?

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