Golden Globes Nominations 2010

Ah yes, the beginning of awards season includes the number of critics awards and the sometimes controversial, yet mostly entertaining Golden Globes.  This is not The Academy Awards folks.  This is merely a party that combines movie stars with television stars with dinner and alcohol.  They like to remind you that “anything can happen” during the Golden Globes.

But first, let’s take a look at the nominations:


Best Picture, Drama:
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
“Up in the Air”

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
“(500) Days of Summer”
“The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”

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

Best Lead 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”

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

Best Lead 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”

Best Lead Actress, Musical or Comedy:
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”
Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

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

Best 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”

Best Foreign Language Film:
“Broken Embraces”
“The Maid (La Nana)”
“A Prophet”
“The White Ribbon”

Best Animated Film:
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Princess and the Frog”

Best Screenplay:
Neill Blomkamp, “District 9”
Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”
Nancy Meyers, “It’s Complicated”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best 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”

Best 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);
“The Weary Kind (Theme from ‘Crazy Heart’)” (written by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett), “Crazy Heart”
“Winter” (written by U2), “Brothers”


Best Series, Drama:
“Big Love,” HBO
“Dexter,” Showtime
“House,” Fox
“Mad Men,” AMC
“True Blood,” HBO

Best Actor, Drama:
Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Best Actress, Drama:
Glenn Close, “Damages”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

Best Series, Musical or Comedy:
“30 Rock,” NBC
“Entourage,” HBO
“Glee,” Fox
“Modern Family,” ABC
“The Office,” NBC

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”

Best 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”

Best Miniseries or Movie:
“Georgia O’Keeffe,” Lifetime Television
“Grey Gardens,” HBO
“Into the Storm,” HBO
“Little Dorrit,” PBS
“Taking Chance,” HBO

Best 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”

Best 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”

Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie:
Jane Adams, “Hung”
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”
Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Best 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.

Now remember, for what it’s worth these are ONLY the Golden Globes.  This is not the Oscars, nor is it any of the Guild awards.  This is an awards show that rewards glitz and glamor and a merely 92 people that make up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association votes for the winners.  It is no where close to the prestige it is to win an Academy Award that is made up of over 6,000 professionals in the cinema industry.

That being said, here are a few thoughts:

– It’s weird looking at only five Best Picture nominees for Drama.  I know in total the Golden Globes have 10 Best Picture nominees (just like this year’s Oscars), but let’s be honest.  The Hangover will NOT be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
– Tobey Maguire (Brothers) over Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)?  Really?
– Because of its limit, the Best Supporting Acting categories, Best Screenplay, and Best Director are the real prizes of the night.
– There’s really not much to say about the TV categories.  The same shows get nominated year after year.  The new show here is “Glee.”
– This is where I get confused.  The GG rewards movies like The Hangover for its impact in the box office (and nothing else), but the top-rated comedies on CBS almost gets completely shut out.  What’s the deal?


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