Golden Globe Nominations Are Revealed...

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    Golden Globes Nominations Are Revealed
    Up In The Air vs Nine vs Avatar...?

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    The nominations for the Golden Globes - the glitzy awards ceremony that are constantly proclaimed as indicators of where the Oscars might go, even though they're not really - have been announced, with Up In The Air leading the way.

    There were precious few surprises or risks taken by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - the wizened and Werther's Originals-loving collection of Cocoon extras who moonlight as film journalists in their spare time - but there were some notable nominees, nonetheless:

    In the Best Picture (Drama) category, they found room to include James Cameron's Avatar, although they weren't able to go the extra mile and nominate any of its cast (Zoe Saldana is certainly worth a nod), perhaps of the mind that mo-cap acting is not real acting.

    Other Best Picture nominees are Jason Reitman's Up In The Air, Inglourious Basterds, Precious and The Hurt Locker, while the bet-hedging Musical/Comedy category recognised the likes of (500) Days Of Summer, Nine (the only nominee likely to feature on Oscar's shortlist), It's Complicated, Julie & Julia and, because they have to make up the numbers somehow, The Hangover.

    The Best Director category threw up one of the big stories of the awards season - James Cameron going up against his former missus, The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow, with the likes of Jason Reitman, Quentin Tarantino and the now-obligatory nod for Clint Eastwood rounding out the five.

    In the acting stakes, Meryl Streep - who would get nominated if she turned up on screen with a turkey on her head, wearing a giant pair of sunglasses and doing a ridiculous shimmy, it seems - hogged two nominations in Best Actress (Comedy/Musical), while Sandra Bullock bestrode both Drama and Comedy/Musical like a colossus with nods for The Blind Side and The Proposal.

    Good to see Jeff Bridges, for Crazy Heart, Michael Stuhlbarg for A Serious Man and Colin Firth for A Single Man (don't get them mixed up) also in the running, although we think the HFPA could have been ballsy and nominated District 9's Sharlto Copley for his astonishing, entirely improvised performance as Wikus van der Merwe. Incredibly, despite that improvisation, District 9 did get a nomination - for Best Screenplay.

    Best Supporting Actor nominees included Christoph Waltz - surely the man to beat - for Inglourious Basterds, along with, surprisingly, Matt Damon for Invictus. Woody Harrelson was also nominated - not, sadly, for his awesome turn in Zombieland (or, indeed, his horrendous cameo in 2012), but for his low-key work in The Messenger. Personally, we'd have included Peter Capaldi for his work as Malcolm Tucker in In The Loop (which should also have been nominated for Best Comedy), but no such luck. Also interesting to see that Alec Baldwin, long considered a shoo-in for It's Complicated, didn't make the grade: is he being punished for hosting the Oscars?

    Best Supporting Actress nominations went to the likes of Mo'Nique for her role as a demonic mum in Precious, Penelope Cruz' now customary nod for Nine, and an Up In The Air split, with Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick sharing the honours.

    The nominations were announced a few seconds ago, with the utterly bizarre trio of The Office's John Krasinski, Diane Kruger and Justin Timberlake doing the honours.

    The Golden Globes will be presented on January 17 at a big old starry do at the Beverly Hilton in LA, with Ricky Gervais being all cheeky and British as host. Here's the full list of nominees...

    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
    Christoph 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," U2, Brothers
    "Cinema Italiano," Nine
    "I Want to Come Home," Paul McCartney Everybody's Fine
     
  2. lazy b

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    [​IMG] at IB being nominated for best movie.
     
  3. produccionfrescos

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  4. ripyzyz

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    No love for Moon?!?!?

    $@%% that list
     
  5. nyota de la star

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    I really wanna see Avatar.
    Inglorious Bastards too.

    Good for Mo'Nique too.
     
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    mo'nique FTW
     
  7. cornzilla

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    Up in the air is really good. But I want to watch Hurt Locker cause I have been hearing good things.
     
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    Tarantino should win everything he's up for...i already know they not gonna give it to him tho [​IMG] my boy Christopher Waltz gonna take it home tho [​IMG]
     
  9. recycledpaper

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    hurt locker was very good. i encourage those who haven't seen it yet to catch it asap.
     
  10. xilegacy

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    Wow movies suck this year.
     
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    I saw parts of Hurt Locker on YT. Movie was intense!

    Only film I saw out of that list was 500 days of summer. That was a good flick.
     
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    I need to catch Up In The Air.

    Am I the only one that thinks Avatar looks horrible?
     
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    Up in the Air was such a good movie, and I really liked the Hurt Locker, I think it drops on Blu-ray/dvd on the 16th of next month...I'm coppin'[​IMG]

    I also became a huge fan of 500 Days' so I hope they'll be able to take a couple awards home.

    And I think Inglorious was such a well put together movie, the previews for it gave me the wrong impression, I thought it was going to be mindless violence andfunky dialogue for the most part, so when I saw the movie I didn't expect anything a was watching, its not a movie I'd typically watch, but theappreciation is there and I actually enjoyed it.

    I'll have to catch Avatar though (for the sake of James Cameron), and maybe wait til some the other movies hit the net or something... I'm trying tosave money cause movie ticket prices here in LA are no joke [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah because Avatar, District 9, The Hurt Locker, Up in the Air, Inglorious Basterds, 500 Days of Summer, Invictus, were all bad movies?
     
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    is Avatar that good for best drama? the trailers look very blah as far as story goes.
     
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    - Sandra Bullock putting in work.

    - The Hangover nominated? I'm torn between that and 500 days of summer. How are you gonna bunch comedies and musicals?

    - I'm mad "Stu's song" didn't get nominated. Oops... they sent the paperwork so it'll be eligible for a Oscar.
     
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    Thomas Jane?

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    I am sorry but District 9 was not a good movie.
     
  19. proper english

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    Waltz needs to win best supporting.. i'm a brad Pitt fan and all, but i thought Waltz carried that movie [​IMG]
     
  20. recycledpaper

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    i think you're in the minority with that.
     
  21. rudy

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    love that movie just thought the ending could of been better
     
  22. general johnson

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    I'm in the minority too then, because I wasn't impressed either.
     
  23. recycledpaper

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    D9 was an amazing movie for me simply because it blew my expectations out of the water.

    i seriously went in there thinking "alright, this is gonna be a sci-fi documentary with small sequences of action and cgi, should be a pretty neatwatch." instead i get treated to some sick alien weaponry, SURPRISINGLY good acting by a no-name actor, insane cgi effects (mech suit had me geekinghard), and most importantly, a great story.
     
  24. sloane kettering

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    Mo-Nique deserves the win and an Oscar
     
  25. produccionfrescos

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    Couldn't have said it any better. [​IMG]