Revolutionary Road was able to gain back some momentum and Tom Cruise snagged a surprise nod.

Golden Globe Nominees

on December 11, 2008 by Phil Contrino

The Golden Globe nominations came with more than their share of surprises. After winning Best Picture from the New York Film Critics circle on Wednesday, Milk did not receive a nomination for Best Drama and neither did The Dark Knight. Milk 's Josh Brolin was also snubbed for his acclaimed supporting performance.

Tom Cruise landed a Supporting Actor nomination for his scene-stealing role in Tropic Thunder and co-star Robert Downey Jr. also received a nod.

After being snubbed this week by a handful of critics groups, Revolutionary Road was able rebound with nominations for Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. The nods will considerably help the film's Oscar chances.

Underdog performances by Richard Jenkins in The Visitor and Melissa Leo Frozen River also received the cold shoulder, which denies them both some much needed Oscar momentum.

Major film nominees:

Best Drama

The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Comedy/Musical

Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Vicky Crisitna Barcelona
Mamma Mia!

Best Director

Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor, Drama

Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sean Penn, Milk
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actor, Comedy/Musical

Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Javier Bardem, Vicky Crisitina Barcelona
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges

Best Actress, Drama

Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey

Best Supporting Actor

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Doubt
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Animated Film

Kung Fu Panda

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