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First, how awesome that the cast of HIMYM are getting raises and an extension? They deserve it. Too think, this show was a bubble show. Now, where are the glory gifts for TBBT boys and Kaley?

Second, Slumdog Millionaire picked up five at the Critic’s Choice awards.

Third, Neil Patrick Harris is on SNL Saturday.

Fourth, the Golden Globes air Sunday.

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The Critics Choice Nominees:

BEST PICTURE
CHANGELING
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
DOUBT
FROST/NIXON
MILK
THE READER
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
WALL-E
THE WRESTLER

BEST ACTOR
CLINT EASTWOOD – GRAN TORINO
RICHARD JENKINS – THE VISITOR
FRANK LANGELLA – FROST/NIXON
SEAN PENN – MILK
BRAD PITT – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
MICKEY ROURKE – THE WRESTLER

BEST ACTRESS
KATE BECKINSALE – NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
CATE BLANCHETT – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
ANNE HATHAWAY – RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
ANGELINA JOLIE – CHANGELING
MELISSA LEO – FROZEN RIVER
MERYL STREEP – DOUBT

SUPPORTING ACTOR
JOSH BROLIN – MILK
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. – TROPIC THUNDER
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – DOUBT
HEATH LEDGER – THE DARK KNIGHT
JAMES FRANCO – MILK

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PENELOPE CRUZ – VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
VIOLA DAVIS – DOUBT
VERA FARMIGA – NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
TARAJI P. HENSON – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
MARISA TOMEI – THE WRESTLER
KATE WINSLET – THE READER

ACTING ENSEMBLE
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
DOUBT
MILK
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

BEST DIRECTOR
DANNY BOYLE – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
DAVID FINCHER – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
RON HOWARD – FROST/NIXON
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN – THE DARK KNIGHT
GUS VAN SANT – MILK

BEST WRITER (ORIGINAL/ADAPTED)
SIMON BEAUFOY – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
DUSTIN LANCE BLACK – MILK
PETER MORGAN – FROST/NIXON
ERIC ROTH – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY – DOUBT

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BOLT
KUNG FU PANDA
MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA
WALL-E
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
DAKOTA FANNING – THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
DAVID KROSS – THE READER
DEV PATEL – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
BRANDON WALTERS – AUSTRALIA

BEST ACTION MOVIE
THE DARK KNIGHT
INDIANA JONES & THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
IRON MAN
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
WANTED

BEST COMEDY
BURN AFTER READING
FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
ROLE MODELS
TROPIC THUNDER
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A CHRISTMAS TALE
GOMORRAH
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
MONGOL
WALTZ WITH BASHIR

BEST DOCUMENTARY
I.O.U.S.A.
MAN ON WIRE
ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED & DESIRED
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
YOUNG @HEART

BEST SONG
ANOTHER WAY TO DIE (JACK WHITE & ALICIA KEYS) – QUANTUM OF SOLACE
DOWN TO EARTH (PETER GABRIEL) – WALL-E
I THOUGHT I LOST YOU (MILEY CYRUS & JOHN TRAVOLTA) – BOLT
JAIHO (SUKWINDER SINGH) – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
THE WRESTLER (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) – THE WRESTLER

BEST COMPOSER
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
CLINT EASTWOOD – CHANGELING
DANNY ELFMAN – MILK
HANS ZIMMER/JAMES NEWTON HOWARD – THE DARK KNIGHT
A.H. RAHMAN – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

( Those in bold are my predictions on who will win.)

And the DC Critics winners:

Best Film
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actress
Meryl Streep, Doubt

Best Ensemble
Doubt

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married

Best Breakthrough Performance
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Screenplay
Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married

Best Animated Feature
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film
Let The Right One In

Best Documentary
Man On Wire

And Los Angeles Film Critics…

Best Picture: Wall-E

Runner Up: The Dark Knight

DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire

Runner-up: Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight

ACTRESS: Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky

Runner-up: Melissa Leo, “Frozen River

ACTOR: Sean Penn, “Milk

Runner-up: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler

SCREENPLAY: Mike Leigh, “Happy-Go-Lucky

Runner-up: Charlie Kaufman, “Synecdoche, New York

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Elegy

Runner-up: Viola Davis, “Doubt

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight

Runner-up: Eddie Marsan, “Happy-Go-Lucky

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Still Life“ directed by Jia Zhangke

Runner-up: “The Class” directed by Laurent Cantet

DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: “Man on Wire” directed by James Marsh

Runner-up: “Waltz with Bashir” directed by Ari Folman

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mark Friedberg, “Synecdoche, New York

Runner-up: Nathan Crowley, “The Dark Knight

ANIMATION: “Waltz with Bashir

MUSIC/SCORE: A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire

Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Yu Lik Wai, “Still Life

Runner-up: Anthony Dod Mantle, “Slumdog Millionaire

NEW GENERATION: Steve McQueen, “Hunger

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  John Calley (previously announced)

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: James Benning, “RR
and “Casting a Glance

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