Up in the Air’ Leads Golden Globe Nominations

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The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and though they’re more or less sham awards voted on by a group of about a hundred foreign journalists you’ve never heard of, they’re taking on greater significance this year because the Academy Awards will now name 10 Best Picture nominees. The Golden Globes have been doing that for years, except they split them between five dramas and five comedies or musicals. From our cursory examination of the nominees, we really like the momentum that’s building behind “The Hurt Locker” and “Up in the Air” — these two might be going head to head for the big award. We also love seeing “Inglourious Basterds,” “The Hangover,” and “(500) Days of Summer” get recognized; it would be great if one of those three truly Bro movies grab the 10th Best Picture nod at the Oscars. Tarantino’s revisionist WWII flick probably has the best shot, but we’d love to see “Hangover” sneak in there.

In terms of the acting categories, it’s a strange world in which Sandra Bullock matches Meryl Streep for total nominations (two each), though we have yet to hear a bad thing about “The Blind Side” and Bullock’s performance in it. The race for Best Actor in a drama is absolutely outstanding and will be the most watched: Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, and Morgan Freeman are the heavyweights in this category, but everyone went nuts over Colin Firth in “A Single Man.” Tobey Maguire is probably the only non contender considering “Brothers” garnered such a mixed reaction. Good nominees on the Best Actor front for the comedies as well. We’re counting the days until “Sherlock Holmes” (who doesn’t love Downey, Jr.?) and we keep hearing good things about Matt Damon in “The Informant” — must catch that one on DVD. Also, best supporting actor: Christoph Waltz better win for “Basterds.”

And finally, yes, Clint Eastwood got a nomination for “Invictus.” Shoot us now.

BEST MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA

AVATAR

THE HURT LOCKER

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE

UP IN THE AIR

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA

EMILY BLUNT, THE YOUNG VICTORIA

SANDRA BULLOCK, THE BLIND SIDE

HELEN MIRREN, THE LAST STATION

CAREY MULLIGAN, AN EDUCATION

GABOUREY SIDIBE, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA

JEFF BRIDGES, CRAZY HEART

GEORGE CLOONEY, UP IN THE AIR

COLIN FIRTH, A SINGLE MAN

MORGAN FREEMAN, INVICTUS

TOBEY MAGUIRE, BROTHERS

BEST MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL

(500) DAYS OF SUMMER

THE HANGOVER

ITS COMPLICATED

JULIE & JULIA

NINE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL

SANDRA BULLOCK, THE PROPOSAL

MARION COTILLARD, NINE

JULIA ROBERTS, DUPLICITY

MERYL STREEP, ITS COMPLICATED

MERYL STREEP, JULIE & JULIA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL

MATT DAMON, THE INFORMANT!

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, NINE

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., SHERLOCK HOLMES

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

MICHAEL STUHLBARG, A SERIOUS MAN

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

CORALINE

FANTASTIC MR. FOX

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

UP

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BAARIA (ITALY)

BROKEN EMBRACES (SPAIN)

THE MAID (CHILE)

A PROPHET (FRANCE)

THE WHITE RIBBON (GERMANY)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

PENELOPE CRUZ, NINE

VERA FARMIGA, UP IN THE AIR

ANNA KENDRICK, UP IN THE AIR

MONIQUE, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE

JULIANNE MOORE, A SINGLE MAN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

MATT DAMON, INVICTUS

WOODY HARRELSON, THE MESSENGER

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, THE LAST STATION

STANLEY TUCCI, THE LOVELY BONES

CHRISTOPH WALTZ, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST DIRECTOR — MOTION PICTURE

KATHRYN BIGELOW, THE HURT LOCKER

JAMES CAMERON, AVATAR

CLINT EASTWOOD, INVICTUS

JASON REITMAN, UP IN THE AIR

QUENTIN TARANTINO, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST SCREENPLAY — MOTION PICTURE

NEILL BLOMKAMP, TERRI TATCHELL, DISTRICT 9

MARK BOAL, THE HURT LOCKER

NANCY MEYERS, IT’S COMPLICATED

JASON REITMAN, SHELDON TURNER, UP IN THE AIR

QUENTIN TARANTINO, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE — MOTION PICTURE

MICHAEL GIACCHINO, UP

MARVIN HAMLISCH, THE INFORMANT!

JAMES HORNER, AVATAR

ABEL KORZENIOWSKI, A SINGLE MAN

KAREN O, CARTER BURWELL, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

BEST ORIGINAL SONG — MOTION PICTURE

“CINEMA ITALIANO” NINE

“I WANT TO COME HOME” EVERYBODY’S FINE

“I WILL SEE YOU” AVATAR

“THE WEARY KIND (THEME FROM CRAZY HEART)”

“WINTER” BROTHERS

The Television nominations are much less important at the Golden Globes, and there really aren’t many surprises here. That said, we love seeing “Modern Family” get a nomination for Best Comedy or Musical, though fellow newcomer “Glee” or “30 Rock” will probably beat it out.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA

BIG LOVE (HBO)

DEXTER (SHOWTIME)

HOUSE (FOX)

MAD MEN (AMC)

TRUE BLOOD (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A

TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA

GLENN CLOSE DAMAGES

JANUARY JONES MAD MEN

JULIANNA MARGULIES THE GOOD WIFE

ANNA PAQUIN TRUE BLOOD

KYRA SEDGWICK THE CLOSER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A

TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA

SIMON BAKER THE MENTALIST

MICHAEL C HALL DEXTER

JON HAMM MAD MENHUGH LAURIE HOUSE

BILL PAXTON BIG LOVE

BEST TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL

30 ROCK (NBC)

ENTOURAGE (HBO)

GLEE (FOX)

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)

THE OFFICE (NBC)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL

TONI COLLETTE UNITED STATES OF TARA

COURTENEY COX COUGAR TOWN

EDIE FALCO NURSE JACKIE

TINA FEY 30 ROCK

LEA MICHELE GLEE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL

ALEC BALDWIN 30 ROCK

STEVE CARELL THE OFFICE

DAVID DUCHOVNY CALIFORNICATION

THOMAS JANE HUNG

MATTHEW MORRISON GLEE

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE (LIFETIME TELEVISION)

GREY GARDENS (HBO)

INTO THE STORM (HBO)

LITTLE DORRIT (PBS)

TAKING CHANCE (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

JOAN ALLEN GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

DREW BARRYMORE GREY GARDENS

JESSICA LANGE GREY GARDENS

ANNA PAQUIN THE COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER

SIGOURNEY WEAVER PRAYERS FOR BOBBY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

KEVIN BACON TAKING CHANCE

KENNETH BRANAGH WALLANDER: ONE STEP BEHIND

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR ENDGAME

BRENDAN GLEESON INTO THE STORM

JEREMY IRONS GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

JANE ADAMS HUNG

ROSE BYRNE DAMAGES

JANE LYNCH GLEE

JANET McTEER INTO THE STORM

CHLOE SEVIGNY BIG LOVE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

MICHAEL EMERSON LOST

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

WILLIAM HURT DAMAGES

JOHN LITHGOW DEXTER

JEREMY PIVEN ENTOURAGE “


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