Golden Globe Comedy Noms Reflect Popular DVD Choices11 Dec, 2008 By: John Latchem
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dec. 11 announced its annual Golden Globe nominees, and while most of the drama film nominees have yet to make it to DVD, the comedy categories reflect a wide array of home video choices.
Nominees for best motion picture — comedy or musical, include three movies distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment: In Bruges (currently available on DVD), Mamma Mia! (available on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 16) and Burn After Reading (available on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 21). The other nominees are Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a Weinstein Co. film slated for release by Genius Products on DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 27 (prebook Dec. 16), and Happy-Go-Lucky, which has not been given a home video release date.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona also earned nominations for stars Rebecca Hall for best actress, Javier Bardem for best actor, and Penelope Cruz for best supporting actress.
Burn After Reading star Frances McDormand was also nominated for best actress, as was Meryl Streep for Mamma Mia!
In Bruges scored two nominations for best actor in a comedy or musical film, for Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Also nominated in the category was James Franco for Pineapple Express, which streets Jan. 6 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Two of the three best animated feature film nominees also are available on home video: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Wall-E and DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment. The third nominee is Disney’s recent theatrical release Bolt. Wall-E also earned a nomination for best original song, for “Down to Earth” by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman.
Nominated supporting actor performances that can currently be seen on DVD or Blu-ray include Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, from Paramount and DreamWorks, and the late Heath Ledger for his turn as the Joker in The Dark Knight, from Warner Home Video. Ralph Fiennes’ nominated turn from The Duchess can be seen on DVD starting Dec. 28, from Paramount.
On the TV side, almost all the nominees are from shows available on DVD. Notable nominees include Universal’s “30 Rock” and “House,” Lionsgate’s “Weeds” and “Mad Men,” Paramount’s “Dexter” and “Californication,” and HBO’s Recount and John Adams. Also of note, Kiefer Sutherland earned a nomination for best actor in a TV movie for the recent 24: Redemption, on DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The nominees cover material released in 2008, with the awards presented Jan. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
For the full list of nominees, visit http://www.goldenglobes.org/news/id/104.