Diablo smiles the smile of one who has completed "Step One" of "It Girl-dom: 2008 Screenwriter Edition".2
Another bloody, gory, visceral, fluid-y statement against violence in film from David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen.3
Denzel warns another young actor about the perils of working with the Weinsteins.4
Julie Christie ruminates on the memory that by the time she was her director's age, she'd already turned down seven films on Warren Beatty's "advice". Ah, youth!5
1"Charlie Wilson's War" has 5 nominations. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL, Tom Hanks: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL, Julia Roberts: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE, Phillip Seymour Hoffman: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE, and Aaron Sorkin: BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE. I think it's a law that a film with these people and Mike Nichols directing have to be nominated this much. Congratulations HFPA!
2Diablo Cody is nominated for BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE for "Juno". Her blog, filled with clever riot girl musings can be found here. She is at work on her next project so, Janeane Garofalo call your agent!
3 "Eastern Promises" has 2 nominations- BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA and Viggo Mortensen: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA". His next project for Cronenberg involves him contracting anthrax, while wrestling a grizzly naked!
4"The Great Debaters" is nominated for BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA. This year's "Pia Zadora Is Nominated?" nomination.
5 Julie Christie is nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA for her performance in "Away From Her". She won't get it, but will next year for her work in "National Treasure 3: The Mystery Of Lincoln's Nose" as Doris Kearns Goodwin.