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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Awards Watch: Golden Globe Nominations 2009

Nominations for the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this morning, with Up in the Air leading the way with six nods. In addition to Best Picture - Drama, writer/director Jason Reitman and stars George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick were also recognized.

Joining Up in the Air in the drama race is Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds and Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, while (500) Days of Summer, The Hangover, It's Complicated, Julie & Julia and Nine compete for the Best Picture - Musical or Comedy prize. (See the comments section below for a quick look at all the film nominations.)

Several actors found themselves nominated twice, including Meryl Streep in the same category (Best Actress - Musical or Comedy for It's Complicated and Julie & Julia). Other double nominees include Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side and The Proposal), Matt Damon (The Informant! and Invictus) and Anna Paquin (True Blood and the TV movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler). As previously announced, Martin Scorsese will be honored with the HFPA's Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

On the television side, Glee was tops with four nominations. In addition to a nod for Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy, cast members Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch were singled out as well. Other Movie Dearest TV faves that are up for Globes include Lost, Modern Family and the TV movies Grey Gardens and Prayers for Bobby.

In other TV award news, the Writers Guild of America has also revealed their television nominations, with more nods going to Glee, Grey Gardens, Lost, Modern Family and True Blood, plus One Life to Live and Pedro by Dustin Lance Black. Winners will be announced February 20.

The Golden Globes will be broadcast live on NBC January 17 in a ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais. And be sure to check back with us this Saturday for the start of our annual Golden Globe-themed MD Polls.


  1. Golden Globe Film Nominations 2009:

    Picture - Drama:
    The Hurt Locker
    Inglourious Basterds
    Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    Up in the Air

    Picture - Musical or Comedy:
    (500) Days of Summer
    The Hangover
    It's Complicated
    Julie & Julia

    Actor in a Leading Role - Drama:
    Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
    George Clooney in Up in the Air
    Colin Firth in A Single Man
    Morgan Freeman in Invictus
    Tobey Maguire in Brothers

    Actor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy:
    Matt Damon in The Informant!
    Daniel Day-Lewis in Nine
    Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer
    Michael Stuhlbarg in A Serious Man

    Actress in a Leading Role - Drama:
    Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria
    Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
    Helen Mirren in The Last Station
    Carey Mulligan in An Education
    Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

    Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy:
    Sandra Bullock in The Proposal
    Marion Cotillard in Nine
    Julia Roberts in Duplicity
    Meryl Streep in It's Complicated
    Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia

    Actor in a Supporting Role:
    Matt Damon in Invictus
    Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
    Christopher Plummer in The Last Station
    Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones
    Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

    Actress in a Supporting Role:
    Penélope Cruz in Nine
    Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air
    Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
    Mo’Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    Julianne Moore in A Single Man

    Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
    James Cameron for Avatar
    Clint Eastwood for Invictus
    Jason Reitman for Up in the Air
    Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    District 9
    The Hurt Locker
    Inglourious Basterds
    It's Complicated
    Up in the Air

    Original Score:
    The Informant!
    A Single Man
    Where the Wild Things Are

    Original Song:
    “Cinema Italiano" from Nine
    "I See You" from Avatar
    "(I Want to) Come Home" from Everybody's Fine
    “The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart
    "Winter" from Brothers

    Foreign Film:
    Broken Embraces
    The Maid
    A Prophet
    The White Ribbon

    Animated Film:
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    The Princess and the Frog

  2. the main thing I'm looking forward to about the Golden Globes is seeing Ricky Gervais host it - that guy is too funny


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