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2009 Golden Globes – Film

The nominations for the Golden Globes came out today. Overall I’m pretty pleased with the nominees, very excited about some and disappointed about a few.  Here is the list for film this year – along with my picks. I’ve broken my list up into two posts – one for film and one for television to make this not quite as long.  

Best drama: “Avatar”; “The Hurt Locker”; “Inglorious Basterds”; “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”; “Up in the Air”
My pick: Inglorious Basterds – I don’t usually jump on a bandwagon but this was a good movie.

Best musical or comedy: “(500) Days of Summer”; “The Hangover”; “It’s Complicated”; “Julie & Julia”; “Nine”
My pick: Gotta go with Julie & Julia

Actor in a drama: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”; George Clooney, “Up in the Air”; Colin Firth, “A Single Man”; Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”; Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”
My pick: Even though I’m a big George Clooney and Morgan Freeman fan I’m going with Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart.

Actress in a 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”
My pick: Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side; it reminds me a lot of “Remember the Titans” in that there’s football involved and there is a great story to it. I hope she wins an Oscar for this too.

Director:Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”; James Cameron, “Avatar”; Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”; Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”; Quentin Tarantino, “Inglorious Basterds”
My pick: Quentin Tarantino all the way here with Inglorious Basterds.

Actor in a musical or 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”
My pick: I haven’t seen any of these films so I can’t fairly make a pick.

Actress in a musical or comedy: Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”; Marion Cotillard, “Nine”; Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”; Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”; Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
My pick: I just loved The Proposal and am a Sandra Bullock fan. I was actually disappointed with Duplicity – though I do love me some Julia Roberts

Supporting actor: Matt Damon, “Invictus”; Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”; Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”; Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”; Christoph Waltz, “Inglorious Basterds”
My pick: Chrisotph Waltz in Inglorisous Basterds

Supporting actress:Penelope Cruz, “Nine”; Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”; Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”; Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”; Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”
My pick: Haven’t seen any of these either, can’t choose.

Foreign language: “Baaria”; “Broken Embraces”; “The Maid (La Nana)”; “A Prophet”; “The White Ribbon”
My pick: I’m going for The Prophet – I’m such a sucker for Mafia films 🙂

Animated film: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”; “Coraline”; “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; “The Princess and the Frog”; “Up”
My pick: Though I haven’t been dragged by my 8 yr old to the Princess & the Frog, I’m going with Up

Screenplay : Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, “District 9”; Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”; Nancy Meyers, “It’s Complicated”; Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”; Quentin Tarantino, “Inglorious Basterds”
My pick: Quentin Tarantino for Inglorious Basterds

Original score: Michael Giacchino, “Up”; Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”; James Horner, “Avatar”; Abel Korzeniowski, “A Single Man”; Karen O, Carter Burwell, “Where the Wild Things Are”
My pick: Michael Giacchino for Up

Original song: “Cinema Italiano” (written by Maury Yeston), “Nine”; “I Want to Come Home” (written by Paul McCartney), “Everybody’s Fine”; “I Will See You” (written by James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell), “Avatar”; “The Weary Kind (Theme from ‘Crazy Heart’)” (written by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett), “Crazy Heart”; “Winter” (written by U2), “Brothers”
My pick: The Weary Kind  from Crazy Heart.

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