Movie draws 7 Golden Globe nominations



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Actress Keira Knightley


The British historical romance Atonement led the competition for the Golden Globes with seven nominations yesterday, including best drama and acting honours for Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.

The foreign-policy romp Charlie Wilson’s War ran second to Atonement with five nominations. And among double nominees were Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clint Eastwood and Eddie Vedder — the latter two receiving bids for song and score.

Besides Atonement, the best drama nominees for the 65th Golden Globes were the crime sagas American Gangster, Eastern Promises and No Country For Old Men, the inspirational college drama The Great Debaters, the legal drama Michael Clayton and the California oil-boom epic There Will Be Blood. Because of a tie in voting, seven dramatic nominees were picked, rather than the usual five.

Nominated for best comedy or musical along with Charlie Wilson’s War were the Beatles musical Across The Universe, the Broadway adaptation Hairspray, the teen-pregnancy comedy Juno and the bloody musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.

Halifax’s Ellen Page, meanwhile, snagged a nomination for her starring role in Juno.

“It’s so nice that people are responding well to our movie,” Page said on NBC’s The Today Show shortly after the nominations were announced. “I’m just so grateful to be a part of this film.”

She’ll compete against Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Amy Adams (Enchanted), Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd) and Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose).