Golden Globes loom

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Hollywood’s 2010 awards season gets underway on 17 January, when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present its annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

South African Neill Blomkamp’s breakout blockbuster, District 9, has been nominated in the Best Screenplay Motion Picture category.

Conspicuously absent from the Best Motion Picture – Drama nominations is Clint Eastwood’s South African-themed Invictus, which has picked up Best Actor (Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela), Best Supporting Actor (Matt Damon as South African rugby hero Francois Pienaar) and Best Director (Eastwood) nominations.

Here is the full list of nominations:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
‘Avatar’
‘The Hurt Locker’
‘Inglourious Basterds’
‘Precious’
‘Up in the Air’

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
‘500 Days of Summer’
‘The Hangover’
‘It’s Complicated’
‘Julie & Julia’
‘Nine’

Best Director – Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow – ‘The Hurt Locker’
James Cameron – ‘Avatar’
Clint Eastwood – ‘Invictus’
Jason Reitman – ‘Up in the Air’
Quentin Tarantino – ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Best 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’

Best 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 Sidibe – ‘Precious’

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon – ‘Invictus’
Woody Harrelson – ‘The Messenger’
Christopher Plummer – ‘The Last Station’
Stanley Tucci – ‘The Lovely Bones’
Christoph Waltz – ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
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’

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, 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’

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Sandra Bullock – ‘The Proposal’
Marion Cotillard – ‘Nine’
Julia Roberts – ‘Duplicity’
Meryl Streep – ‘It’s Complicated’
Meryl Streep – ‘Julie and Julia’

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
‘The Hurt Locker’ – Mark Boal
‘District 9’ – Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
‘Inglourious Basterds’ – Quentin Tarantino
‘It’s Complicated’ – Nancy Meyers
‘Up in the Air’ – Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Best Animated Feature Film
‘Coraline’
‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’
‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’
‘The Princess and the Frog’
‘Up’

Best Foreign Language Film
‘A Prophet’
‘The White Ribbon’
‘The Maid’
‘Baaria’

Best Television Series, Drama
‘Big Love’
‘Dexter’
‘House’
‘Mad Men’
‘True Blood’

Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical
’30 Rock’
‘Entourage’
‘Glee’
‘Modern Family’
‘The Office’

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Simon Baker – ‘The Mentalist’
Michael C. Hall – ‘Dexter’
Jon Hamm – ‘Mad Men’
Hugh Laurie – ‘House’
Bill Paxton – ‘Big Love’

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Julianna Margulies – ‘The Good Wife’
Glenn Close – ‘Damages’
January Jones – ‘Mad Men’
Anna Paquin – ‘True Blood’
Kyra Sedgwick – ‘The Closer’

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin – ’30 Rock’
Steve Carell – ‘The Office’
Thomas Jane – ‘Hung’
David Duchovny – ‘Californication’
Matthew Morrison – ‘Glee’

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette – ‘United States of Tara’
Courteney Cox – ‘Cougar Town’
Tina Fey – ’30 Rock’
Edie Falco – ‘Nurse Jackie’
Lea Michele – ‘Glee’

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
‘Grey Gardens’
‘Into the Storm’
‘Little Dorrit’
‘Taking Chance’
‘Georgia O’Keeffe’

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon – ‘Taking Chance’
Kenneth Branagh – ‘Wallander: One Step Behind’
Chiwetel Ejiofor – ‘Endgame’
Brendan Gleeson – ‘Into the Storm’
Jeremy Irons – ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen – ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’
Drew Barrymore – ‘Grey Gardens’
Jessica Lange – ‘Grey Gardens’
Anna Paquin – ‘The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler’
Sigourney Weaver – ‘Prayers for Bobby’

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Neil Patrick Harris – ‘How I Met Your Mother’
Michael Emerson – ‘Lost’
Jeremy Piven – ‘Entourage’
William Hurt – ‘Damages’
John Lithgow – ‘Dexter’

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams – ‘Hung’
Rose Byrne – ‘Damages’
Jane Lynch – ‘Glee’
Janet McTeer – ‘Into the Storm’
Chloe Sevigny – ‘Big Love’

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