Posted by: dutchimport | January 11, 2009

My top movies 2008 and performances

A few hours before the Golden Globes are giving out by the Hollywood Foreign Press, a group of less then 100 people who voted for these awards, I’ll give you my update favorites. I’m such a dork, cause I’m really excited about the award show tonight! They’re always dissapoining, but I love the tension when the winner is announced, and the speeches.

Best Movie:
1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. Revolutionary Road
3. Tell No One
4. The Reader
5. Frost/Nixon
6. Milk
7. Batman: The Dark Knight
8. Rachel Getting Married
9. The Wrestler
10. Doubt

Vicky Christina Barcelona was bumped out of the top 10 at the last minute cause I saw Frost Nixon last night! Still, Vicky is a great movie! Iron Man almost made the top 10 as well…

Best Actor
1. Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
2. Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
3. Sean Penn – Milk
4. Michael Sheen – Frost/Nixon (David Frost)
5. Frank Langella- Frost/Nixon (Richard Nixon

Best Actress:
1. Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road
2. Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
3. Meryl Streep – Doubt

In this category you can see I’m missing 2 to complete the top 5. Have I not been impressed my Female leads this year? Not seen enough strong performances (haven’t seen I Loved You So Long, or Changeling, so I can’t give my opinion about Kristin Scott Thomas or Angelina Jolie), or maybe where there not enough movies made this year for female actors to shine? You tell me.

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road
2. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
4. David Kross – The Reader
5. Javier Bardem – Vicky Christina Barcelona

It was hard to come up with a 5th one… I don’t think Micheal Sheen deserves to my in the supporting category. He belongs in the lead according to me. Haven’t seen Tropical Thunder, so I don’t know about Robert Downey Jr. I do think that Robert is going to win all the awards this season, cause people just love druggies and actors who fell of the wagon to come back and “shine” again… Look at Mickey Rourke, but he was really good. I do think he was really good in Iron Man.

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Kate Winslet – The Reader
2. Viola Davis – Doubt
3. Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
4. Kristen Scott Thomas – Tell No One
5. Penelope Cruz – Vicky Christina Barcelona

Best Director:
1. Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
2. Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road
3. Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
4. Gus Van Sant – Milk
5. Stephen Daldry – The Reader

I decided to include Best Director in my list, since the make, shape, control the movie, the tension, and the performances by the actors.

So there it is! My picks for 2008! Enjoy the show tonight!



  1. 66th Golden Globes
    Another take on what is happening today at the ceremony at:

  2. Here are my Golden Globes predictions as well 🙂

    – Slumdog Millionare – Better than anything that i’ve seen in years (However, you will never know – 6 years in a row the best picture was the opposite from the Oscar so “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” might steal this award because of Pitt not the movie, wink!)

    – Mamma Mia! ( the HPIF Loves Merrly Streep even though this movie sucks big time, Should win: “Vicky Christina Barcelona”)

    – Mickey Rourke (the HPIF Hates Penn for years, he did not even win the best actor for “Mystic River”, Penn deserves this more than Rourke)

    – Anne Hathaway ( Merly Streep in “Doubt” is outstanding as well, See Winslet in Supporting Category, this is the tough one)

    – Dustin Hoffman (James Franco might steal the thunder, who am i kidding)

    – Merrly Streep (Like i said, Mamma Mia! is aweful but HPFI did not think of that, she worship this goddess, maybe a trade from the ACTRESS, DRAMA)

    – Hands down Heath Ledger

    – Hands down Kate Winslet (This movie is all about Kate’s performance)

    – Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionare.

    – Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire (Eric Roth might get a chance)

    – Gomorrah (Italy)

    – Wall E

    – A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

    – I will go with “Down to Earth,” WALL-E; music by Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman; lyrics by Peter Gabriel. Even though “The Wrestler,” The Wrestler; music & lyrics by Bruce Springsteen will win

  3. Mickey Rourke’s comeback story reminds me a lot of Robert Downey Jr. for some reason

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