Congratulations to Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton and Andy Serkis who have all received Golden Globe nominations for their excellent performances in LONGFORD which has also been nominated as Best Film Made For Television.
I saw this back in May and their performances as Lord Longford, Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have stayed with me, particularly Serkis who in three shortish scenes turned in a performance that easily rivaled Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lechter for pure compelling evil.
Other favourites who are up for awards are Jason Isaacs (up against Broadbent) for the confusing thriller THE STATE WITHIN, Sissy Spacek for the tv movie PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS, Bill Paxton for tv series BIG LOVE, Christopher Hampton for his masterly screen adaptation of ATONEMENT (sadly no nomination for Vanessa Redgrave but a nod to Saoirse Ronan's unnerving Briony) and Marion Cotillard for her take-no-prisoners performance as Edith Piaf in LA VIE EN ROSE.
SWEENEY TODD has received nominations for Best Film (Comedy/Musical), Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton. I will be able to give my verdict on the film next month/year as I have nabbed tickets for a preview screening at the National Film Theatre.
Speaking of SWEENEY TODD.... feeling you need another stage musical-to-screen next year Constant Reader?
Click here for the new trailer for MAMMA MIA! Check Meryl Streep's vocal on the title song.... sounding good girlfriend. After having seen the show 3 times (twice in London, once in Toronto) I have a strange feeling I might see this... if only for Christine Baranski doing DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW THAT YOU'RE OUT!