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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 15, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Golden Globe noms announced: “Up in the Air,” “Nine” lead

Nominations for the Golden Globes, that awards show that doesn’t mean much but is fun to watch anyway, came out this morning, with Jason Reitman’s “Up in the Air” at the top with six nominations (best picture, director, screenplay, actor, and twice for supporting actress). “Nine” followed behind with five nominations, with “Avatar” and “Inglourious Basterds” with four each.
Direct comparison with the Oscars has always been difficult, as the Globes have more categories: they split best picture and the lead actor/actress categories into drama and comedy/musical. This year, the Oscars are trying out a ten-film best picture roster, but it’s hard to imagine that it would match the Globes: “The Hangover,” “Julia & Julia” and “It’s Complicated,” all nominated for best picture in the Globes’ musical/comedy category, are long shots for an Oscar nom at best; those tend to be more slanted toward drama. “Nine” and “(500) Days of Summer” fill out the Globes comedy/musical slate; the nominated dramas are “Avatar,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire” and “Up in the Air.”
All the expected lead actor/actresses showed up on the Globes’ list, with Meryl Streep getting two nominations in comedy/musical (for “It’s Complicated” and “Julie & Julia”), Daniel Day-Lewis getting his first nomination outside of the drama category (in comedy/musical, for “Nine”), and a few surprises: Matt Damon for “The Informant,” Robert Downey Jr. for “Sherlock Holmes,” Julia Roberts in “Duplicity.”
Interesting tidbits: The directing category features a formerly married couple competing against each other: James Cameron (“Avatar”) and Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”). “District 9” made a surprise appearance in the screenplay category, despite getting no other nominations. Paul McCartney got a nomination for “I Want to Come Home,” the song from “Everybody’s Fine.” And plenty of movie stars turned up in the television categories: Glenn Close (“Damages”), Joan Allen (“Georgia O’Keeffe”), Drew Barrymore (“Grey Gardens”), Jessica Lange (“Grey Gardens”), SIgourney Weaver (“Prayers for Bobby”), Kevin Bacon (“Taking Chance”), Jeremy Irons (“Georgia O’Keeffe”).
The Golden Globes will be presented January 17th (televised on NBC), with Ricky Gervais hosting and plenty of champagne flowing. And with luck, somebody will give a speech as good as this one:

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