Tuesday, 15 December 2009

2009 Golden Globe Nominations (films only)

Today is when awards season feels like it officially kicks off with the nominees announced for the 67th Golden Globe Awards for films in 2009. The Globes cast a wider net than the Oscars with splitting film and main actor nods into both drama and comedy/musical selections, which allows more films to be recognized especially in the comedy department. This year Up in the Air leads the race with 6 nominations, followed by the musical Nine with 5 nominations and then both Avatar and Inglourious Basterds chime in with 4 nominations. Rounding things out we have tons of films with 3 nominations: Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man, Nelson Mandela/1995 Rugby World Cup film Invictus, the romantic comedy It's Complicated, festival sweetheart film Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire and the powerhouse that is The Hurt Locker. I'm thrilled that The Hurt Locker's nominations include one for director Kathryn Bigelow but shocked to see that Jeremy Renner did not get a nomination for acting I wonder if the bias of recency is at play as Tobey Maguire did get a nomination for Brothers but sadly as I predicted no love for the well deserved performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. Thrilled to see the love for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's performance in (500) Days of Summer, he's a great actor.

After films with multiple nominations, there are also 5 people with multiple nominations! Meryl Streep is up against herself with 2 nods for Actress Comedy / Musical for both It's Complicated and Julie & Julia. Sandra Bullock is up for 2 Actress nominations for Drama (The Blind Side) and Comedy / Musical (The Proposal). Matt Damon also sported 2 Acting nominations, 1 for Comedy / Musical (The Informant) and Supporting Actor (Invictus) which I'm a little surprized at as although it's a strong performance it's rather quiet & understated but still great to see him recognized. But it isn't just actors that are prepping for possible two statue glory, both Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) and Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) are up for both directing and screenwriting awards.

In total we have 38 films nominated, included 5 animated (up from 3 last year) I'm shocked to say I've only seen 7 of the nominated film. Fair play that 7 of those films will be released in the next few weeks or early 2010 and 5 have no Canadian release date yet (Crazy Heart, A Prophet The Maid, The Messenger and Baarìa) but wow I feel like a slacker! Or perhaps I'm just not seeing as much American film. Either way, more films to add to the never ending to see list!

Nominated Film Lists also available by number of nominations with nominations detailed or listed by number of nominations.

The 67th Golden Globes Awards will be presented January 17th, 2010 at 8pm EST / 5pm PST live on NBC.

Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Up in the Air

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Emily Blunt - The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Hellen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

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 - Comedy or Musical
(500) Days of Summer
The Hangover
It's Complicated
Julie & Julia

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Sandra Bullock - The Proposal
Marion Cotillard - Nine
Julia Roberts - Duplicity
Meryl Streep - It's Complicated
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
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 Director - Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
James Cameron - Avatar
Clint Eastwood - Invictus
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Neill Blomkamp & 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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Penélope 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Film
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Best Foreign Language Film
Broken Embraces / Los abrazos rotos
The Maid / La nana
A Prophet / Un prophète
The White Ribbon / Das weisse Band

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Michael Giacchino - Up
Marvin Hamlisch - The Informant
James Horner - Avatar
Abel Korzeniowski - A Single Man
Carter Burwell & Karen O. - Where the Wild Things Are

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Cinema Italiano", Music & Lyrics By: Maury Yeston - Nine
"I Want To Come Home", Music & Lyrics By: Paul McCartney - Everybody's Fine
"I Will See You", Music By: James Horner and Simon Franglen, Lyrics By: James Horner, Simon Franglen and Kuk Harrell - Avatar
"The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)", Music & Lyrics By: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett - Crazy Heart
"Winter", Music By: U2, Lyrics By: Bono - Brothers

For complete nominations listing including TV nominations look here.

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