Tuesday, December 15, 2009

67th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

By Chase Kahn

Well the Hollywood Foreign Press shows their true colors yet again as star-f****** whores. As a result, there weren't too many surprises, no films were truly killed by anything announced today, and in the end, the Globes are essentially irrelevant, but here we go:

Best Motion Picture (Drama):

"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Up in the Air"

Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy):

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

Best Actress (Drama):

Emily Blunt, "The Last Victoria"
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
Carey Mulligan, "An Education"
Gaboure Sidibe, "Precious"

Best Actor (Drama):

Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"
Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
Tobey Maguire, "Brothers"

Best Director:

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

Best Screenplay:

"District 9"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Up in the Air"
"It's Complicated"
"Inglourious Basterds"

So, big picture wise, it still looks and feels like a battle between "The Hurt Locker" and "Up in the Air" to me, but once "Avatar" starts kickin' this Friday and presumably makes some big cash-money, it could easily jump in and spoil every one's party.

For the record, I find it repugnant and nausea-inducing that Meryl Streep's hen-fest "It's Complicated" and the frat-boy, douche-bag comedy of the year "The Hangover" get Best Picture nominations over the Coen Brothers' masterful "A Serious Man".

But then again, the HFPA can't have a bunch of middle-aged, hairy Jewish guys showing up at the ceremony, I mean, whose going to take pictures and interview them? Pfft...

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