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WHY NOT?

I just returned from a one-day round trip to Atlanta, Georgia.  I kid you not.  I boarded a plane bound for Atlanta (and then on to Milwaukee) at 3:15.  When I touched down in Atlanta I realized my purpose for being in Milwaukee no longer existed so I boarded a plane in Atlanta back to Little Rock.  Yes, this was the absurdity of my day.  So, in honor of that absurdity, I offer you these predictions for Thursday's Golden Globe nominations.  I have no real idea what's going to happen.  This group has been branded "starfuckers" by Kris Tapley over at incontention.com and Armchair Critic, a local prognosticator.  I agree, which is why you'll see that I pick Brad Pitt to get a nomination for Best Actor.  He's fine in "The Assassination of Jesse James . . . " but not best actor worthy.  Still, because he's Brad Pitt he'll beat out someone far more deserving like Frank Langella. 

Anyway, here goes (nominations will be announced in the early morning, so get up).

BEST PICTURE - DRAMA
"Atonement"
"Into the Wild"
"No Country for Old Men"
"Michael Clayton"
"3:10 to Yuma"
Sleeper:  "The Great Debaters"

BEST PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
"Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
"Juno"
"Hairspray"
"Across the Universe"
"Charlie Wilson's War"
Sleeper:  "The Savages"

BEST DIRECTOR
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen - "No Country for Old Men"
Sean Penn - "Into the Wild"
Joe Wright - "Atonement"
Tim Burton  - "Sweeney Todd"
Julian Schnabel  - "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Sleeper:  Denzel Washington - "The Great Debaters"

BEST ACTOR - DRAMA
Daniel Day Lewis - "There Will Be Blood"
George Clooney - "Michael Clayton"
Emile Hirsch - "Into the Wild"
Brad Pitt - "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
James McAvoy - "Atonement"
Sleeper:  Russell Crowe - "3:10 to Yuma"

BEST ACTRESS - DRAMA
Julie Christie - "Away from Her"
Angelina Jolie - "A Mighty Heart"
Keira Knightly - "Atonement"
Cate Blanchett - "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Jodie Foster - "The Brave One"
Sleeper:  Halle Berry - "Things We Lost in the Fire"

BEST ACTOR - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Johnny Depp - "Sweeney Todd"
Ryan Gosling - "Lars and the Real Girl"
Don Cheadle - "Talk to Me"
Tom Hanks - "Charlie Wilson's War"
Jack Nicholson - "The Bucket List"
Sleeper:  John C. Reilly - "Walk Hard:  The Dewey Cox Story"

BEST ACTRESS - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Marion Cotillard - "La Vie en Rose"
Ellen Page - "Juno"
Amy Adams - "Enchanted"
Laura Linney - "The Savages"
Katherine Heigel - "Knocked Up"
Sleeper:  Nikki Blonsky - "Hairspray"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Javier Bardem - "No Country for Old Men"
Hal Holbrook  - "Into the Wild"
Tom Wilkinson - "Michael Clayton"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Charlie Wilson's War"
Casey Affleck - "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
Sleeper:  John Travolta - "Hairspray"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett - "I'm Not There"
Amy Ryan - "Gone Baby Gone"
Tilda Swinton - "Michael Clayton"
Catherine Keener - "Into the Wild"
Vanessa Redgrave - "Atonement"
Sleeper:  Jennifer Garner - "Juno"

BEST SCREENPLAY

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen - "No Country for Old Men"
Michael Hampton - "Atonement"
Diablo Cody - "Juno"
Sean Penn - "Into the Wild"
Tony Gilroy- "Michael Clayton"
Sleeper:  Brad Bird - "Ratatouille"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
"4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days"
"The Kite Runner"
"Persepolis"
"Lust/Caution"
Sleeper:  "The Orphanage"

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