12 December 2008

Golden Globe nominations: did they get it right?

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Without wishing to sound smug, we're feeling pretty pleased with the UK's cultural credentials at the moment. First, Brits dominated the Grammy nominations, and now it's the Golden Globes that have us glowing with pride, with nominations for a slew of Brits, including Kate Winslet, Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes, Sally Hawkins, Emma Thompson, Danny Boyle and Sam Mendes.

There are so many brilliant films in this year's list - traditionally seen as a precursor to the Oscars - from Danny Boyle's uplifting, vibrant Slumdog Millionaire (which stars Dev Patel, an 18-year-old actor whose only other role was in E4's Skins - how excited must he be this morning?) to Revolutionary Road, in which Sam Mendes directs Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio, reunited for the first time since Titanic in order to bring one of our favourite books to life.

Other nominations include edge-of-your seat political drama Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which scooped five nominations, including Best Actor for Brad Pitt. With Angelina is nominated for her star turn in Changeling, it looks very likely indeed that Brangleina will be working the red carpet at the 11 January ceremony - the first big A-list frock-off of the year. Bring it on. In the meantime, check out the trailers from some of the nominees below and tell us which you're most excited about this awards season...

Slumdog Millionaire

Revolutionary Road

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Frost/Nixon


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