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Golden Globe Nominees Announced!!

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We’re a bit late in this, but the nominees for next years Golden Globes have been announced. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s awards night is generally regarded as a good barometer for the Oscars later on, so we’re watching this little shindig with interest.  Here’s a quick rundown of who we’re watching in amongst the nominations…. Editorial comments in blue….

Best Film

Avatar        Already? This hasn’t even been released to the public yet!

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Up In the Air

Best Actor (Leading Role – Drama)

Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

George Clooney – Up In The Air

Colin Firth – A Single Man

Morgan Freeman – Invictus       From all reports, Morgan’s a shoe-in for this, and probably even the Oscar.

Tobey Macuire – Brothers

Best Actress (Leading Role – Drama)

Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria

Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

Helen Mirren – The last Station

Carey Mulligan – An Eductaion

Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based On The Novel Push by Sapphire

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)

500 Days Of Summer

The Hangover

It’s Complicated

Julie & Julia

Nine

Best Animated Feature Film

Cloudy With A Change Of Meatballs       Seriously? Have you seen the trailers for this one?

Coraline

Fantastic Mr Fox     A genuine contender…

The Princess & The Frog     The sentimentality of Disney’s return to 2D animation might sway many, but probably not enough.

UP       Put your money on this one, although Mr Fox might be a chance….

Best Director (Drama)

Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

James Cameron – Avatar   Considering he’s up against his ex-wife (Ms Bigelow) for a director gong, this is by far the most salacious and delicious contest of the Golden Globes this year!!

Clint Eastwood – Invictus     Would be so justified in winning…

Jason Reitman – Up In The Air

Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Okay, so we’re surprised about Avatar, considering it’s only screened for the press so far, and is a week away from opening world-wide as I write this. But the buzz Avatar is generating might just be enough to really give it a chance at the top gong, although personally, I hope Clint Eastwood’s Invictus takes the prize, if only for the subject matter and sensitivity Eastwood has given this film. Plus, with James Cameron going head to head with one of his ex-wives in Katherine Bigelow, for a directors gong, we’re pretty sure the Golden Globe ceremony is going to be a great nights viewing!!! We take the view that the GG awards for Musical or Comedy is a little bit populist, a little self serving for such a serious award show, so we’ve elected to keep those nominees out of it for the moment, save the Best Picture noms in that category.

In any case, this years awards season is shaping up to be a humdinger. We can’t wait!!!

The Golden Globes will be held on January 17th, 2010.

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