Skip to comments.Golden Globe Nominations Dominated By 'Up In The Air,' 'Glee' (Nine, Avatar, also rack up the nods)
Posted on 12/15/2009 9:10:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The nominations for the 67th annual Golden Globes were announced on Tuesday morning (December 15), bringing recognition to both newcomers and long-established Hollywood talents. "Up in the Air" received six total nods, followed by "Nine" with five and "Avatar" and "Inglourious Basterds" with four each. In the television categories, "Glee" topped all others with four nominations, followed by several programs with three nods, including "30 Rock," "Big Love" and "Dexter."
In the Motion Picture - Drama category, James Cameron's "Avatar" and Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air" will face off against Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" and "Precious," a harrowing film about familial abuse. The Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical category sees "The Hangover" competing with period musical "Nine," the romantic comedies "(500) Days of Summer" and "It's Complicated," and the culinary-obsessed "Julie & Julia."
"Up in the Air" notched five other nominations: actor in a drama (George Clooney), supporting actress (Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick), director (Jason Reitman) and screenplay (Reitman). "Nine" also received nominations for comedy/musical actress (Marion Cotillard), comedy/musical actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), supporting actress (Penélope Cruz) and original song (Maury Yeston). "Avatar" was also recognized for best director (Cameron), original score and original song. "Basterds" got additional nods for supporting actor (Christoph Waltz), screenplay (Quentin Tarantino) and director (Tarantino).
In the TV categories, HBO nabbed 17 nominations 11 more than any other channel. Best Series - Drama will pit "Mad Men" and "House" against "Big Love," "Dexter" and "True Blood." Best Series - Comedy or Musical will see "Glee" and "30 Rock" compete against "Entourage," "Modern Family" and "The Office." In addition to top show, "Glee" received nominations for best comedy/musical actress (Lea Michele), actor (Matthew Morrison) and supporting actress (Jane Lynch).
In the film categories, Emily Blunt ("The Young Victoria"), Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side"), Helen Mirren ("The Last Station"), Carey Mulligan ("An Education") and Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious") were honored for Best Actress - Drama. For Best Actor - Drama, Clooney is up against Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart"), Colin Firth ("A Single Man"), Morgan Freeman ("Invictus") and Tobey Maguire ("Brothers").
For Best Actor - Comedy or Musical, Day-Lewis competes with Michael Stuhlbarg ("Serious Man"), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (" Days of Summer"), Robert Downey Jr. ("Sherlock Holmes") and Matt Damon ("The Informant!"). Best Actress - Comedy or Musical contenders are Cotillard, Bullock ("The Proposal"), Julia Roberts ("Duplicity"), and Meryl Streep twice ("Julie & Julia" and "It's Complicated"). The Best Director category recognizes Reitman, Tarantino, Kathryn Bigelow, Cameron and Clint Eastwood ("Invictus").
On TV, the Best Actress - Drama category includes Glenn Close ("Damages"), January Jones ("Mad Men"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Anna Paquin ("True Blood") and Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"). Best Actor - Drama will be a face-off between Simon Baker ("The Mentalist"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Hugh Laurie ("House") and Bill Paxton ("Big Love").
Best Actress - Comedy or Musical will pit Michele against Courtney Cox ("Cougar Town"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Toni Collette ("United States of Tara") and Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"). Best Actor - Comedy or Musical nominees are Morrison, Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Steve Carell ("The Office"), David Duchovny ("Californication") and Thomas Jane ("Hung").
The Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, January 17, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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NPR’s Comments on this year’s Golden Globe Nominations :
In what’s rapidly becoming a trend, Up In The Air did very well — it’s nominated for Best Drama, George Clooney is nominated, supporting actresses Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick are both nominated, the director Jason Reitman is nominated, and his screenplay is nominated.
Invictus, meanwhile, pulled off the perplexing feat of not being nominated at the Best Drama level, but having its director and actors (Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman) nominated.
Perhaps the closest thing to a surprise — and it’s not really surprising so much as noteworthy — in the big movie categories is that James Cameron’s Avatar is nominated for Best Drama. This hasn’t been a major player in the awards that have been handed out thus far by various circles of critics, but it’s important to keep in mind that the Globes love this kind of big, popular, ambitious audience bait.
As many expected, Meryl Streep was double-nominated in the same category — actress in a comedy/musical — for her roles in It’s Complicated and Julie & Julia. As formidable as Streep is, this does seem like it’s also a symptom of what a weak year it was in good roles for women, particularly in comedies. (See also: the fact that her category includes Julia Roberts in Duplicity, certainly a likable movie but nothing that would be awards material in a better year, and Sandra Bullock in The Proposal, which: likewise.)
Other double nominees include Bullock (also nominated for The Blind Side over in drama) and Matt Damon (for Invictus and The Informant!).
One of the films people are watching closely this year to see if there’s any chance it could sneak into some awards recognition is The Hangover — note that it was nominated for Best Comedy/Musical, but that’s the only recognition it received. Compare that to the comedy It’s Complicated, for instance, which not only received Streep’s nomination but one for the Nancy Meyers screenplay. Meyers, also the writer of films like The Holiday and Something’s Gotta Give as well as the updates of Father Of The Bride and The Parent Trap, doesn’t exactly have an extensive history of award-winning; the fact that she got the only nomination given to a comedy screenplay seems ... well, as stated earlier, the Globes can be a bit perplexing. (Full disclosure: Haven’t seen It’s Complicated yet; just going by expectations versus reality.)
COMPLETE LIST OF GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEES FOR 2009 :
List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards
By The Associated Press (AP) 1 hour ago
Nominees for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:
_Picture, Drama: “Avatar,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Inglorious 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,” “Nine.”
_Actor, Drama: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”; George Clooney, “Up in the Air”; Colin Firth, “A Single Man”; Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”; Tobey Maguire, “Brothers.”
_Actress, 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.”
_Director: Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”; James Cameron, “Avatar”; Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”; Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”; Quentin Tarantino, “Inglorious Basterds.”
_Actor, 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.”
_Actress, Musical or Comedy: Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”; Marion Cotillard, “Nine”; Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”; Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”; Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia.”
_Supporting Actor: Matt Damon, “Invictus”; Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”; Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”; Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”; Christoph Waltz, “Inglorious Basterds.”
_Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Nine”; Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”; Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”; Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”; Julianne Moore, “A Single Man.”
_Foreign Language: “Baaria,” “Broken Embraces,” “The Maid (La Nana),” “A Prophet,” “The White Ribbon.”
_Animated Film: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” “Coraline,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Up.”
_Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp, “District 9”; Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”; Nancy Meyers, “It’s Complicated”; Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”; Quentin Tarantino, “Inglorious Basterds.”
_Original Score: Michael Giacchino, “Up”; Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”; James Horner, “Avatar”; Abel Korzeniowski, “A Single Man”; Karen O, Carter Burwell, “Where the Wild Things Are.”
_Original Song: “Cinema Italiano” (written by Maury Yeston), “Nine”; “I Want to Come Home” (written by Paul McCartney); “Everybody’s Fine”; “I Will See You” (written by James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell); “Avatar”; “The Weary Kind (Theme from ‘Crazy Heart’)” (written by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett), “Crazy Heart”; “Winter” (written by U2), “Brothers.”
_Series, Drama: “Big Love,” HBO; “Dexter,” Showtime; “House,” Fox; “Mad Men,” AMC; “True Blood,” HBO.
_Actor, Drama: Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”; Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Hugh Laurie, “House”; Bill Paxton, “Big Love.”
_Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, “Damages”; January Jones, “Mad Men”; Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”; Anna Paquin, “True Blood”; Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer.”
_Series, Musical or Comedy: “30 Rock,” NBC; “Entourage,” HBO; “Glee,” Fox; “Modern Family,” ABC; “The Office,” NBC.
_Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”; Steve Carell, “The Office”; David Duchovny, “Californication”; Thomas Jane, “Hung”; Matthew Morrison, “Glee.”
_Actress, Musical or Comedy: Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”; Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town”; Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”; Tina Fey, “30 Rock”; Lea Michele, “Glee.”
_Miniseries or Movie: “Georgia O’Keeffe,” Lifetime Television; “Grey Gardens,” HBO; “Into the Storm,” HBO; “Little Dorrit,” PBS; “Taking Chance,” HBO.
_Actress, Miniseries or Movie: 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.”
_Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”; Kenneth Branagh, “Wallander: One Step Behind”; Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Endgame”; Brendan Gleeson, “Into the Storm”; Jeremy Irons, “Georgia O’Keeffe.”
_Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jane Adams, “Hung”; Rose Byrne, “Damages”; Jane Lynch, “Glee”; Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”; Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love.”
_Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Emerson, “Lost”; Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”; William Hurt, “Damages”; John Lithgow, “Dexter”; Jeremy Piven, “Entourage.”
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin Scorsese.
The only movies/shows from the list I have seen are House and The Hangover. Hangover was hilarious. House is great. Wouldn’t mind seeing Inglorious Basterds.
Glee is the worst show on TV
Not much diverence between a Golden Globe and Nobel Peace Prize.
None of these movies interest me...or for that matter, the players. I can't understand what the fascination with George Clooney is about, for example. He's no actor; he's just a face.
Thank goodness for DVD players and Turner Classic Movies. I seldom go to the theater anymore. Why pay $12 or whatever it is now for the privilege of sitting next to crying babies or people who can't stop talking, when you can watch a good movie in the privacy and quiet of your own home?
I have not seen or heard anything on these lists and with the exception of Avatar (maybe for a buck at the moviebox) not planning on it either.
The entire list (with the exception of Avatar maybe for a buck at the moviebox) sounds like torture.
Sounds like you haven’t been paying attention to the entertainment pages of your local newspaper for some time...
It's near the end, and takes place in a cinema - then a face appears in a cloud of smoke.
I do not want to write more for fear of giving away any plot, but it was breathtaking to see.
This film will win many awards, and will deserve them, too.
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper should have been nominated for best actor in a T.V. comedy... JMHO
When I want to buy one, I go to this discount store in the city. It sells mostly CDs and cassettes, but once in a while, a good film turns up on either VHS or DVD. Most o these are used, but because the store is diligent in making sure the video, CD or DVID are in good working order, you never have to worry about the quality. And there have been times when I've bought some good films for less than a buck. Can't beat it.
The ones I think who are really going to suffer will be the movie theaters. Already, with modern technology, you can download some movies. My guess is that with less business, coupled with outrageous prices to obtain the movies, theaters will disappear.
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