The race for the 2008 Golden Globe Awards began today with the announcement of the nominees. Getting the most nominations on the film side, “Doubt”, “Frost/Nixon,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Each movie was nominated in five categories by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Frost/Nixon” were both nominated for best picture, best director, best actor, best screenplay, and best score.
Surprisingly, “The Dark Knight,” which got a lot of awards buzz when it came out during the summer, only received one nomination, that of best supporting actor for the late Heath Ledger who played the Joker.
On the television side, HBO racked up the most nominations with 22 for dramas like, “In Treatment,” “Entourage,” and “True Blood.”
The nominations were announced by Terrence Howard, Rainn Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, and Brooke Shields at the Beverly Hilton hotel this morning. The 2008 Golden Globe Awards will be presented at the same Beverly Hills hotel on January 11, 2009.