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    London (ANI): The World War II saga 'Atonement' led the pack of nominees for the 2008 Golden Globe Awards with seven nominations. 'Atonement' stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy received nominations for the lead acting categories.

    "I'm absolutely thrilled, and it's so wonderful that the film has been nominated in so many categories. I adored making it, and am delighted for Joe, James, Saoirse and everyone involved," BBC quoted Knightely, as saying. Besides other nominations that include best film drama, best screenplay and best original score, 'Atonement' has also been short listed for best direction category.

    Other films include 'Charlie Wilson's War' with 5 nods and 'Michael Clayton,' 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Sweeney Todd' with four each. The award ceremony will be held on 13 January at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

    Most Nominated Films:

    Atonement - 7
    Charlie Wilson's War - 5
    Michael Clayton - 4
    No Country for Old Men - 4
    Sweeney Todd – 4

    Some nominations are given below:Movies:

    Drama

    Best Motion Picture:

    American Gangster
    Atonement
    Eastern Promises
    The Great Debaters
    Michael Clayton
    No Country for Old Men
    There Will Be Blood

    Best Performance by an Actress:

    Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age)
    Julie Christie (Away From Her)
    Jodie Foster (The Brave One)
    Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)
    Keira Knightley (Atonement)

    Best Performance by an Actor:

    George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
    Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
    James McAvoy (Atonement)
    Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)
    Denzel Washington (American Gangster)

    Movies: Comedy or Musical

    Best Motion Picture:

    Across the Universe
    Charlie Wilson's War
    Hairspray
    Juno
    Sweeney Todd

    Best Performance by an Actress:

    Amy Adams (Enchanted)
    Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray)
    Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd)
    Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
    Ellen Page (Juno)

    Best Performance by an Actor:

    Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd)
    Ryan Gosling (Lars and the Real Girl)
    Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson's War)
    Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Savages)
    John C. Reilly, (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

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