Golden Globes nominees announced

Surprises, shocks and Avatar...


The Golden Globes nominees have been announced and there are a few surprises in amongst the predicted contenders.

Inglourious Basterds has appeared in the Drama category, despite Tarantino repeatedly stating that it's a comedy.

Tobey Maguire has come out of nowhere to get a nod for his fine Brothers turn and, coolest of all, three British actresses (Emily Blunt, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan) will duke it out for the Best Actress (Drama) title.

But for us, the fight of the night will be between ex-spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow.

Both are up for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director, and both deserve to take home trinkets for their stunning films.

Maybe they could rewrite the divorce documents to include some sort of prize share clause?

Perhaps they should look to Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) nominee It's Complicated for guidance.

Either way, as long as they win something, we'll be happy.

Take a look at the nominees and tell us what you think below. Who are your picks?


Best Motion Picture - Drama

Avatar (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Up in the Air (2009/I)


Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

It's Complicated (2009)

Julie & Julia (2009)

Nine (2009)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart (2009)

George Clooney for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Colin Firth for A Single Man (2009)

Morgan Freeman for Invictus (2009)

Tobey Maguire for Brothers (2009/I)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Emily Blunt for The Young Victoria (2009)

Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side (2009)

Helen Mirren for The Last Station (2009)

Carey Mulligan for An Education (2009)

Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Matt Damon for The Informant! (2009)

Daniel Day-Lewis for Nine (2009)

Robert Downey Jr. for Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt for (500) Days of Summer (2009)

Michael Stuhlbarg for A Serious Man (2009)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Sandra Bullock for The Proposal (2009/I)

Marion Cotillard for Nine (2009)

Julia Roberts for Duplicity (2009)

Meryl Streep for It's Complicated (2009)

Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia (2009)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Matt Damon for Invictus (2009)

Woody Harrelson for The Messenger (2009/I)

Christopher Plummer for The Last Station (2009)

Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones (2009)

Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Penélope Cruz for Nine (2009)

Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Mo'Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Julianne Moore for A Single Man (2009)

Best Director - Motion Picture

Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2008)

James Cameron for Avatar (2009)

Clint Eastwood for Invictus (2009)

Jason Reitman for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

District 9 (2009): Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

The Hurt Locker (2008): Mark Boal

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Quentin Tarantino

It's Complicated (2009): Nancy Meyers

Up in the Air (2009/I): Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

Crazy Heart (2009): T-Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham("The Weary Kind")

Everybody's Fine (2009): Paul McCartney("(I Want To) Come Home")

Nine (2009): Maury Yeston("Cinema Italiano")

Brothers (2009/I)("Winter")

Avatar (2009)("I See You")

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

The Informant! (2009): Marvin Hamlisch

Up (2009): Michael Giacchino

Where the Wild Things Are (2009): Carter Burwell, Karen Orzolek

Avatar (2009): James Horner

A Single Man (2009): Abel Korzeniowski

Best Animated Film

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Coraline (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Up (2009)

Best Foreign Language Film

Los abrazos rotos (2009)

Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)

La nana (2009)

Un prophète (2009)

Baarìa (2009)


    • blackrainpr

      Dec 15th 2009, 15:50

      Meryl Streep double nom! jajajaja

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    • badhorse

      Dec 15th 2009, 16:16

      I enjoy Sandra Bullock as much as the next guy but really!? I mean she's a fine actresss and all but REALLY!? Did they run out of nominees? What about Zoe Deschenel?

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    • BabyDiego

      Dec 16th 2009, 0:52

      That is really hard to pick winners in some of the categories for me

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 16th 2009, 23:24

      I can see another Crash scenario at the Oscars next year.

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    • joker16

      Dec 17th 2009, 22:17

      One word, BASTERDS!

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    • magnusbarfod

      Dec 18th 2009, 18:38

      Where the hell is In The Loop? Surely it should have been nominated ahead of 500 days of summer and nine, and Capaldi deserves a best supporting actor non more than anyone! Should have got a script nom too. It's a disgrace, i tell ya...

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