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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Golden Globes Nominees

This has been an odd awards season for me. It's actually the first time writing this blog that I've actually had a job/school commitment during the season. While that is definitely a positive it also makes it difficult to get fully immersed in the season. It also leaves less time to post and whatnot. For example, I honestly had no idea that the HFPA were even announcing nominations today. I know, I know...

Up in the Air leads the pack with six nominations. It's followed by Nine (5 noms), Avatar (4 noms), and Inglourious Basterds (4 noms). The Hurt Locker, which recently took the top prize at the LA and NY film critics got three. It's rather spread out. The Globes are not always the best Oscar indicator, but it's also arguably the second biggest award show of the year. It has to be taken seriously, but we also have to be careful and not get too excited. Below are some quick thoughts on the Best Picture races. I need to do more research/watch the nominees to really write anything intelligent about the other races. Don't worry I promise to get on top of things around the New Year.

Motion Picture, Drama
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air

Thoughts: Avatar continues to prove it will be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. If it was five nominees, I would be worried, but it's ten. The Globe nom helps a lot. I see all five of these films nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. I'm unsure what will win here at the Globes. I need more time to think, but I'm going to go with Up in the Air.

Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical
500 Days of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Julie and Julia

Thoughts: This should be Nine's to lose. Glad to see Summer and Hangover nominated, but to think either of these films gets nominated for an Oscar would be a stretch. I really only see Nine getting nominated from this group.

Actress, Drama
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabby Sidibe, Precious

Actor, Drama
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Tobey Maguire, Brothers

Actor Comedy/Musical
Matt Damon, The Informant
Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
Joe Gordon Levitt, 500 Days of Summer
Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

Actress, Comedy
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Julia Roberts, Duplicity
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep, It’s Complicated

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

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man

Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Neill Blomkampt & 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

Original Score
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

Foreign Language Film
Broken Embraces
The Maid
Un Prophete
The White Ribbon

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


Anonymous said...

Wow. So many great names not mentioned... but I am glad that Glee is in – FINALLY 30 Rock has been dominating EVERYTHING – it's time for a fresh face. Found this hilarious write up where they explain screenwriting using the movie Dodgeball as an example: Anyway, congrats to all these amazing talents. This year will definitely be worth watching.

Jessica said...

Also – Avatar but not New Moon? Are they nuts???

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