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Published: 2009-12-16 - 00:24:00
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Golden Globe Movie Nominees

By Lexi Feinberg

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It's that time of year again - when sweaters take over the closet, eggnog is consumed in mass quantities, and the Golden Globe contenders are announced. Granted, the first two are bigger events than the third, but we could all use a distraction from our holiday shopping lists, right?

The nominees are ...

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA:

"Avatar"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglorious Basterds"
"Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"
"Up in the Air"

My Pick: "Up in the Air"
Curious Omission: "An Education"
Unnecessarily Long Title: "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire."

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 Sadibe - "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"

My Pick: Gabourey Sadibe
A Close Second: Carey Mulligan
Wtf?: Sandra Bullock

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"

My Pick: George Clooney
Who Will Win: Jeff Bridges
Who May As Well Stay Home: Tobey Maguire

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

"500 Days of Summer"
"The Hangover"
"It's Complicated"
"Julie & Julia"
"Nine"

My Pick: "500 Days of Summer"
Proof They Were Short On Musicals: "Nine"
Overlooked Awesome Comedy: "I Love You, Man"

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 and Julia"

My Pick: Meryl Streep for "Julie and Julia"
Nominated For Any Movie She's Ever In: Meryl Streep
Spare Yourself: Julia Roberts in "Duplicity"

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"

My Pick: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
But If Not Him: Michael Stuhlbarg
Royally Snubbed As Always: Paul Rudd for "I Love You, Man"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:

Mo'Nique - "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"
Julianne Moore - "A Single Man"
Anna Kendrick - "Up in the Air"
Vera Farmiga - "Up in the Air"
Penelope Cruz - "Nine"

My Pick: Mo'Nique
One Day Will Be A Huge Star: Vera Farmiga
Enough With The Crying Already: Julianne Moore

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:

Matt Damon - "Invictus"
Stanley Tucci - "The Lovely Bones"
Christopher Plummer - "The Last Station"
Christopher Waltz - "Inglorious Basterds"
Woody Harrelson - "The Messenger"

My Pick: Christoph Waltz
Year's Best Comeback Kid: Woody Harrelson
Barely-Recognizable: Stanley Tucci in "The Lovely Bones"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

"Coraline"
"The Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"
"The Princess and the Frog"
"Up"

My Pick: "Up"
Movie That Made Me Cry Three Times: "Up"
...Once Within The First 8 Minutes: "Up"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

"Barria"
"Broken Embraces"
"A Prophet"
"The White Ribbon"
"The Maid"

My Pick: None
Why?: Only saw "Broken Embraces." Meh.
What's Probably Great Though: "The Maid"

BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE:

Kathryn Bigelow - "The Hurt Locker"
James Cameron - "Avatar"
Clint Eastwood - "Invictus"
Jason Reitman - "Up in the Air"
Quentin Tarantino - "Inglorious Basterds"

My Pick: Jason Reitman
Who's Really Damn Close: Quentin Tarantino
Who Thinks He Should Win: James Cameron

BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE:

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner - "Up in the Air"
Nancy Meyers - "It's Complicated"
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell - "District 9″
Mark Boal - "The Hurt Locker"
Quentin Tarantino - "Inglorious Basterds"

My Pick: "Inglorious Basterds"
Doesn't Get Enough Love: "A Serious Man"
Likewise: "An Education"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE:

Michael Giacchino - "Up"
Marvin Hamlisch - "The Informant!"
James Horner - "Avatar"
Abel Korzeniowski - "A Single Man"
Karen O and Carter Burwell - "Where the Wild Things Are"

My Pick: "Where The Wild Things Are"
Uh, Really?: Well, it should get something.
Score That Left No Impression: "The Informant"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE:

"Cinema italiano" - "Nine"
"I want to come home" - "Everybody's Fine"
"I will see you" - "Avatar"
"The weary kind" - "Crazy Heart"
"Winter" - "Brothers"

My Pick: "The Weary Kind"
What Will Win Simply Because It's By U2: "Winter"
Can't Believe This Got Nominated For Anything: "Everybody's Fine"

The Golden Globes will take place Jan. 17, 2010, on NBC.

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