2010 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

The nominations are in for the 2010 Golden Globe awards! With much of the chosen films still out in theatres, we can still see first-hand what all the buzz is about.

Actress Diane Kruger and Musician Justin Timberlake announced the highly anticipated nominations at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills this morning.


And the results put Jason Reitman’s “Up in the Air, ” starring George Clooney, at the top with six nominations across five categories, including a double nomination under Best Supporting Actress. Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick, both stars in the film, will be competing for the award.

This comedy portrays the life of a corporate downsizing expert (Oscar Winner George Clooney) whose “cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.”

Jason Reitman, well known for his work in “Juno,” is nominated for Best Director.


Just one short of tying with “Up in the Air,” Rob Marshall’s “Nine” was given five nominations for his musical film. From the makers who brought us “Chicago,” comes a film starring a plethora of huge names in Hollywood including, Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillad, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Fergie and Sophia Loren. Of the fantastic cast, Marion Cotillard, Daniel Day-Lewis and Penelope Cruz are up for acting nominations.


The third runner up in the nomination tally is James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi epic “Avatar,” taking home four nominations. This is Cameron’s first film since he directed the box office phenomena “Titanic” in 1997. The action packed flick stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana and hits theatres this weekend.

Noteworthy Nominations:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
  • Up In The Air

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 – 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 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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical of Comedy

  • 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 – Musical of 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 Director – Motion Picture

  • Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
  • James Cameron – Avatar
  • Clint Eastwood – Invictus
  • Jason Reitman – Up In The Air
  • Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

For more nominations and information visit www.goldenglobes.org/nominations.

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