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‘Up in the Air’ Leads Globes with 6 Nominations

Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon get two nominations each

Nominations for the 2010 Golden Globe Awards were announced Tuesday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Leading the pack: "Up in the Air," with six nominations.

Also faring well: "Nine," with five noms, and "Inglourious Basterds" and "Avatar" with four each.

Director Jason Reitman’s comedy starring George Clooney as a downsizer-for-hire will compete for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and three acting nods:  a Best Actor – Drama nomination for  Clooney and a pair of Best Supporting Actress nods for Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga.

Two actresses, Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock, each won a pair of nominations – Streep’s two coming in the Best Actress – Comedy or Musical category for “It’s Complicated” and “Julie & Julia,” Bullock receiving one in that category for “The Proposal” and a second in the Best Actress – Drama category for “The Blind Side.”

Matt Damon also received two nominations, one for Best Supporting Actor for "Invictus," and one for Best Actor – Comedy or Musical for "The Informant!" 

Nominees in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category were “Avatar,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Precious” and “Up in the Air.” In the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical category, nods went to “(500) Days of Summer,” “The Hangover,” “It’s Complicated,” “Julie & Julia” and “Nine.”

Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus,” considered a likely Best Motion Picture- Drama nominee, did not receive a nod in that category, though Eastwood was named one of the five Best Director nominees, along with Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker,” James Cameron for “Avatar,” Jason Reitman for “Up in the Air” and Quentin Tarantino for “Inglourious Basterds.”

The 67th Golden Globes telecast, on Sunday, Jan. 17, will be hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Although the Globes show is one of the top-rated awards shows most years, the awards themselves are voted on by a small group of mostly freelance journalists who cover Hollywood for foreign newspapers and magazines. Currently, the HFPA has 84 active members and five lifetime members.

The full list of nominees:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Up in the Air
 
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 Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
 
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
 
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
(500) Days of Summer
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Julie & Julia
Nine
 
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 & Julia
 
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
 
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
Up
 
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Baaria (Italy)
Broken Embraces (Spain)
The Maid (Chile)
(La Nana)
A Prophet (France)
The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band – Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Penélope 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 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 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 SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell, District 9
Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Michael Giacchino, Up
Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant!
James Horner, Avatar
Abel Korzeniowski, A Single Man
Karen O, Carter Burwell, Where the Wild Things Are
 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Cinema Italiano,” Nine; Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston
“I Want to Come Home,” Everybody’s Fine; Music & Lyrics by Paul McCartney
“I Will See You,” Avatar; Music by James Horner, Simon Franglen, Lyrics by James Horner, Simon Franglen, Kuk Harrell
“The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),” Crazy Heart; Music & Lyrics by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett
“Winter,” Brothers; Music by U2, Lyrics by Bono
 
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Big Love (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
House (Fox)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Blood (HBO)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES –DRAMA
Glenn Close, Damages
January Jones, Mad Men
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 Rock (NBC)
Entourage (HBO)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
 
BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime)
Grey Gardens (HBO)
Into the Storm (HBO)
Little Dorrit (PBS)
Taking Chance (HBO)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jane Adams, Hung
Rose Byrne, Damages
Jane Lynch, Glee
Janet McTeer, Into the Storm
Chloë Sevigny, Big Love
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Michael Emerson, Lost
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
William Hurt, Damages
John Lithgow, Dexter
Jeremy Piven, Entourage