2010 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

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Golden Globe Awards logo 2010 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

The folks over at Cinematical were good enough to be up early this December morning to update folks in real-time with the 67th Annual Golden Globe nominations. Things are officially gearing up to the Awards season early next year, all leading up to the “big ones” – the Oscars. The Golden Globes are arguably the second-biggest awards out there, and we have this year’s nominations right here.

I’d say for the most part that the nominations are quite predictable. Not that that’s a bad thing – if it’s clear to all what the best movies, performances, scores etc are, then it should result in them getting nominated (that’s the way it SHOULD work, anyway – hey-oh! icon razz 2010 Golden Globe Nominations Announced ). Before I get to some of my thoughts on who’s been nominated, check out the nominations list yourself, again thanks to Cinematical (as well as GoldenGlobes.org):

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Precious
  • 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 Sadibe, Precious

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 — Musical or Comedy

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • The Hangover
  • It’s Complicated
  • Julie & Julia
  • Nine

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
  • Marion Cotillard, Nine
  • Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated
  • Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia
  • Julia Roberts, Duplicity

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • 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 Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Mo-Nique, Precious
  • Julianne Moore, A Single Man
  • Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
  • Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
  • Penelope Cruz, Nine

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Matt Damon, Invictus
  • Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
  • Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
  • Christopher Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
  • Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Coraline
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Up

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Barria
  • Broken Embraces
  • A Prophet
  • The White Ribbon
  • The Maid

Best Director — Motion Picture

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

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

  • Up in the Air
  • It’s Complicated
  • District 9
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Basterds

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

  • Michael Giacchino, Up
  • Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant
  • James Horner, Avatar
  • Abel Krozeniowski, A Single Man
  • Karen O. and Carter Burwell, Where the Wild Things Are

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • “I Will See You,” Avatar
  • “The Weary Kind,” The Crazy Heart
  • “Winter,” Brothers
  • “Cinema Italiano,” Nine
  • “I Want to Come Home,” Everybody’s Fine

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 Men
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Bill Paxton, Big Love

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Entourage (HBO)
  • Glee (FOX)
  • Modern Famiy (ABC)
  • The Office (NBC)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

  • Toni Collette, United States of Tara
  • Courtney 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

  • Alex 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 Peformance 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 Peformance 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

On the movie nominations: As anyone who’s read a few of my posts here at Screen Rant probably knows, I’m a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and I’m so pleased his brilliant Inglourious Basterds is getting the recognition it deserves, gaining nominations for Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Supporting Actor (Drama) for the magnificent performance of Christoph Waltz and both Best Director and Best Screenplay for Tarantino himself.

Other interesting things to note about the movies is that Avatar is getting a fair bit of recognition (could we see the same thing at the Oscars, even resulting in a semi-repeat of Cameron’s success with Titanic?); Jason Reitman is having success after Juno with Up in the Air; and what’s this with the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man NOT getting nominated in the Best Motion Picture category (it’s in the top 5 of the year for me, easily).

On the TV nominations: As someone who holds Lost up as the greatest TV show on the air (of all time, if I’m being completely honest), I’m sad to see it only get one nomination (Michael Emerson for his brilliant portrayal of Ben Linus). As for the major category, Best Drama Series, I’m torn between Dexter and True Bloodthe finale of Dexter this past weekend makes me lean towards that, but both are fantastic and I’d be happy if either won.

Anyway, enough from me, what are YOUR thoughts on the Golden Globes nominations for this year? Obvious choices? Any surprises in there? What are some of the films and TV shows you would nominate?

The Golden Globes will air on Sunday January 17th, 2010, on NBC.

Source: Cinematical and GoldenGlobes.org

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  1. If Mo’Nique does not win Best Supporting Actress both in Golden Globe and Academy Awards I will lose all faith. She is MAGNIFICENT in a tour-de-force monologue that is mind-boggling, heartbreaking and totally artistic.

  2. @Bill LaVallee,

    I’ve yet to see Precious but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. Who’d have thought a few years ago that Mo’Nique would be getting big acting awards buzz?

  3. Wow, there sure is a lot of crap out there, isn’t there?

  4. Some of the nominations seem weird to me.

    Like why is Robert Downey Jr. nominated for Sherlock Holmes in Best Actor in Musical or Comedy? Sherlock Holmes isn’t even a Musical or Comedy…

  5. Pretty much all I care about are House and Hurt Locker.

  6. Yeah why no Coen Bros? That always get shafted. We all know Fargo should have won best pic in 96. Oh well I predict their version of True Grit will get some nods. If you’ve seen Blood Simple or No Country you know what I’m talking about.

  7. Man, best tv series drama, and best actor for the same category, I’m so torn between Dexter and House!!!! If either one of those win, I’ll be happy. :-)

  8. Does anyone else think that Penelope Cruz is HIGHLY OVERRATED?

  9. The most obvious shows to bet on to win the most awards will probably be the Office and Glee

  10. I agree Greenknight I really think Penelope is overrated as well.

    As far as Coen brothers I think they are overrated to.

  11. Hooray for Glee from the Gleek!

  12. @greenknight333,

    I do think she is a bit overrated, yes, but not so much that I’d fly into a blind rage about her getting any awards or anything. Having said that, I have NO idea why she got so much accolades for her performance in Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona last year – it was a “good” performance but nothing special IMO. Kind of reminded me of the situation with Kim Basinger winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for LA Confidential about 10 years ago. Baffling.

  13. I’m torn between Dexter and True Blood. Both series had amazing seasons this year.

  14. @ Ross Miller

    Kim Bassinger probably got the Oscar for that particular role as a sympathy award from the rest of Hollywood for living with Alec Bladwin for so long.. :)

  15. Don’t be baffled Ross, all these award noms are political…

    Penelope Cruz? Who’s she again?

    I am glad Hurt Locker got the nom now I’ll get a screener! Haahaa!!
    Its also a great film. Hope it wins!

  16. Rofl 790 I was just thinking there is probably a screener out now. It sucks that movies like this are great and have such a limited release. So many people don’t get to see it no matter how much they want, but they are evil because they get it the only way they can.

  17. At first I also was going to question Robert Downey Jr’s nomination in Sherlock Holmes in a “musical or comedy” category. Or Daniel Day Lewis in ’9′, for that matter. (Isn’t 9 animated?) And I love Meyrl Streep. Always have But TWO nominations in the SAME category?!

    I don’t even see a nod for the best comedy of this year, Sunshine Cleaning. Heck, why not Amy Adams to replace a Streep nom? Adams was even entertaining in the Night of The Museum II.

    Then, I just remembered.

    These are the Golden Globes we are talking about. The most useless, banal, and overexposed awards ceremony known to mankind.

  18. @greenknight333


  19. “Moon”, should be up for best picture!
    Yeah Daniel, I couldn’t believe, “Hurt Locker” got the distribution kick in the balls, treatment it did, until I realised it was more than likely the content of the films subtle anti-war angle, going against the pro war MSM grain,,,
    I’m lucky here in Pasadena there’s a theatre that gets all the limited releases so I had a chance to see it. Amazing film.
    Good point Darren! I was about to say as much as its also a political show, I can see Sherlock Holmes” getting some Oscar nods,,,

  20. WTF!!! Where is The Road?!?! That’s wrong. I’m not surprised, The Globes always suck.

  21. Good call Kris!

    “The Road” should be up there, this is a great example of where you can see the weakness in their voting methods,,,

  22. Oh yah, the mainstream media is so pro-war. :-D Ok, sorry…

    Anyway, I hope nobody really needs some group of snobs to tell us what is good and what isn’t. But I still want Dexter or House to win since it’ll bring good publicity, which means more viewers, which means more seasons, lol. Just bought a T-shirt for my friend for Christmas that says “Don’t make me go Dexter on you.” :-D

  23. Ken I’m not a fan of Dextar but I do love House. I once saw a short that said Everybody lies and I wanted it so bad lol. Also one that said “As a great man once said You can’t always get what you want” – DR. House

    Both shirts were cool

  24. I can’t believe you’re not a fan of Dexter!! lol

    We need a Dexter in real life, seriously! Or a Punisher for that matter…

  25. Dexter is the best!!!

    Great to see David Duchovny getting a nomination, he deserves it, I never thought he would be able to escape the character of Fox Mulder, but now I only think of him as Hank Moody!

  26. Yah, Dexter, I mean Michael C Hall, was the most entertaining part of Gamer, lol. I know a lot of people and critics hated that movie, but I’m sorry, it was almost worth it just to see Dexter do a song and dance number…

    And him letting Gerard Butler scratch him in the chest just so he can pretend to be Bruce Lee from Enter the Dragon was simply classic, lol.

  27. @Ken J

    You are absolutely right, he was the only thing in Gamer worth watching.

    This season of Dexter started well, but I thought it got kinda dull in the middle, but my god did it pick up at the end. I wonder how much longer it can go on for though, I wonder if the joke is starting to wear thin if you know what I mean, maybe next season should be the last, end on a high!

  28. I’m rooting for Hugh Laurie as House-just phenomenal acting from him always.