Golden Globe nominations: Streep, Bullock, Clooney & Damon are faves

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Oh, I had forgotten the Golden Globe nominations were coming out this morning! The Globes are probably one of the best barometers for the Oscars, although just because someone wins the Globe, or is nominated for a Globe, doesn’t mean it’s going to happen for the Oscars. Still, it’s a great harbinger, and it’s also a great way to see how the races are shaping up.

Big news – Avatar is in competition for Best Picture, after getting left out of many of the critics “Best Picture” lists. Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep both got dual nominations – Sandra for Comedy and Drama actress for The Proposal and The Blind Side, with Meryl going up against herself in the Comedic Actress category. Matt Damon got two nominations too – supporting actor for Invictus, and Comedic Actor for The Informant! Christoph Waltz from Inglourious Basterds is well on his way to getting the only acting Oscar nomination for that film… although Basterds did get noms for Best Picture, director and screenplay. Here’s the list for films:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
Up in the Air

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
500 Days of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Julie and Julia
Nine

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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Emily Blunt, Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, last station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Marion Cottilard, Nine
Julia Roberts, Duplicity
Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Matt Damon, Informant!
Daniel Day Lewis, Nine
Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes
Joseph Gordon Levitt, 500 Days of Summer

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

Best Animated Film
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess & the Frog
Up

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Penélope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’Nique, Precious
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

[From OK! Magazine]

The nominations for Nine are interesting – Marion Cottilard and Penelope Cruz. No Kate Hudson, no Judi Dench, no Nicole Kidman, no Sophia Loren. I bet that changes for the Oscars! I’m also rooting for Julianne Moore and Colin Firth for A Single Man, just because I want them both on every red carpet. Because they’re awesome! And Clint Eastwood got nominated too! Good for him. And Meryl! God, will she finally get her Oscar this year? It’s been, like, 30 years since she last won. It’s just tragic at this point.

Meryl Streep on December 9, 2009 in New York. Sandra Bullock in a publicity still from ‘The Blind Side’. Matt Damon at UNCEIF event on December 10, in LA. Penelope Cruz in LA on December 9. George Clooney on November 30 in LA. Credit for all: WENN.

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  1. J says:

    As much as I adore Meryl Streep, I admit I like last year’s list much better — because it got Kate Winslet twice!

  2. Rae says:

    I had heard buzz surrounding Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, and I have to say while I loved the movie overall, the acting really wasn’t that great. The timing was off. Conversation was sometimes stilted or often sounded too rehearsed. Surprisingly, I thought Tim McGraw was the best actor in the movie.

  3. Emma says:

    why are the noms for Nine “interesting” Kaiser? They’re pretty much what everyone talked about. You don’t seriously expect Kate to get a nomination! Her role was quite small and although she danced and sang well, the rest was a bit meh.
    Sophia Loren and Nicole Kidman have even smaller roles. The only one I can see getting a nomination other Marion and Pene is Judi Dench.
    I saw the movie by the way and loved it.

  4. Obvious says:

    i hope meryl gets it for either role. she’s got 2 nomis in that catagory, though i must say i did not realize you could get nominated twice in the same catagory…

  5. Neelyo says:

    And the battle is on! Ex marrieds James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow were both nominated for Best Director.

  6. Lindsay says:

    I don’t think Meryl Streep will be nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars. Comedy doesn’t fare well. I like that the Golden Globes have a separate category for comedy.

  7. Samantha says:

    I never watch award shows, but this year I will and I will only be rooting for two things: Dexter and Michael C Hall. Lets go Dexter, WOOOOOOOOOT! (puts pom poms away)

  8. Tia C says:

    They nominate Cameron for “Avatar” and not Lee Daniels for “Precious”? No accounting for taste, as the saying goes…

  9. bros says:

    Actually, if you watched the jon stewart sshow last night, sigourney weaver was on. Cameron actually invented a new filming technique for the movie that is pretty groundbreaking and will have lasting effects on the industry. I dont normally like his movies, but I think he deserves a nomination for sure.

  10. Bek says:

    Have to admit I WILL miss Winslet at the awards this year, but I think everybody on the list this time is quite deserving and I’m rooting for Meryl all the way. She’s been denied long enough. Although seriously, anybody could have guessed the noms. Anytime Cruz, Streep, Day-Lewis or Cottilard do anything, it turns to gold. Also, I’m really excited for Colin Firth and Julia Roberts. They’re both awesome actors and we haven’t seen too much of them lately. Everything seems fair this year. Last year there were some noms that didn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense…

  11. hatsumomo says:

    Three years ago there were so many good movies out I had been in the theaters to every single one. Now not so much. I havent seen a single one on the list except for Avatar. My man and I have a dinner/movie date tonight to go see it.

  12. Maritza says:

    Out of all those movies the only ones I’ve seen are “Julie/Julia” and “The Proposal”. I think Meryl Streep deserves the award.

  13. Sumodo says:

    I bet MeeMoo is PISSED! No nom for Mariah Carey, Mo’Nique instead? Bitch, it’s ON!