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    'Avatar' heads Golden Globes contenders - Yahoo! News

    BEVERLY HILLS (AFP) – Futuristic epic "Avatar" and downsizing drama "Up In the Air" led the field as nominees for the 67th Golden Globes were unveiled on Tuesday, signaling the start of Hollywood's awards season.
    Despite the fact that it has yet to be released in North America, Oscar-winner James Cameron's ground-breaking "Avatar" scored nominations in the best drama and best director categories for the January 17 awards show.
    The nominations will fuel hype about the film, which has garnered stellar reviews following its world premiere in London last week.
    However "Titanic" director Cameron's big budget labor of love faces stiff competition from "Up In the Air," the acclaimed story about a corporate downsizer played by George Clooney who starts to question his life.
    <A rel=nofollow><A rel=nofollow><A title=quickTime-high rel=nofollow><A title=windowsMedia-high rel=nofollow><A title=flash rel=nofollow><A title=jpeg rel=nofollow><A title=mpeg2 rel=nofollow>The film picked up several nominations including best drama, a best actor nod for Clooney, and best director for Jason Reitman.
    Other contenders for best drama include gripping Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker," Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked World War Two revenge fantasy "Inglourious Basterds" and gritty drama "Precious," about the struggles of an obese, illiterate and abused African-American teenager.
    And the Nominations:

    HFPA - Nominations and Winners

    Best Picture, Drama: Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, Precious, Up In The Air

    Actress in Motion Picture Drama: Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria), Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourney Sidibe (Precious)

    Actor in Motion Picture Drama: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), George Clooney (Up In The Air), Colin Firth (A Simple Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Tobey Maguire (Brothers)

    Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: (500) Days of Summer, The Hangover, It's Complicated, Julie and Julia, Nine

    Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Sandra Bullock (The Proposal), Marion Cotillard (Nine), Julia Roberts (Duplicity), Meryl Streep (It's Complicated), Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia)

    Actor in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Matt Damon (The Informant), Daniel Day Lewis (Nine), Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes), Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer), Michael Stuhlgard (A Serious man)

    Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air), Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air), Mo'Nique (Precious), Julianne Moore (A Single Man)

    Supporting Actor: Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)

    Animated Feature: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, Up

    Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), Clint Eastwood (Invictus), Jason Reitman (Up in the air), Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds)


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    Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

    "Up in the Air' is an extraordinary film, Clooney has managed to top even the outstanding performance in gave in 'Michael Clayton'. I believe he'll be adding a Best Actor Oscar to the mantle to keep his Best Supporting one company. This could happen as long as that wily Daniel Day-Lewis doesn't snatch it away again.

    And I bet never in a trillion years did Cameron ever expect to be in the same Best Director category with one of his many ex-wives?! Great to see the multi-talented Kathryn Bigelow receive so much acclaim this year for her amazing film.
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      My question is ... is "Sherlock Holmes" a Comedy? Why is Robert Downey Jr. nominated for that movie in the comedy category?

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        Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
        My question is ... is "Sherlock Holmes" a Comedy? Why is Robert Downey Jr. nominated for that movie in the comedy category?
        Based on the trailer I saw, it looks like a comedy.
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          Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

          Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
          My question is ... is "Sherlock Holmes" a Comedy? Why is Robert Downey Jr. nominated for that movie in the comedy category?
          For the same reason Julia Roberts received a Best Actress nomination for 'Duplicity' Not that she wasn't good in the film, so was Clive Owen, but the real reasons the HFPA does this event every year.

          You'll notice there is always an extremely wide net cast of A-List names, all the better to have the awards dinner & ceremony with and mingle with at the after-parties. Not to mention all the pre-awards private screenings & studio events. And those major and currently hot names not nominated? Get 'em there as presenters! The HFPA is the most hilariously fun group around the industry.
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            Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

            My guess is that Up in the Air will win strictly based on the fact that I haven't heard of it.

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              Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

              Glee is nominated for a bunch of stuff... Best Actress in a comedy (Lea Michelle), Best Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch), Best Supporting Actor (Matt Morrison), and Best Comedy/Musical series. I wonder if they'll perform...

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                Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

                Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                My guess is that Up in the Air will win strictly based on the fact that I haven't heard of it.
                It's the one with the widespread outdoor and television campaign.
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                  Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

                  Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                  My guess is that Up in the Air will win strictly based on the fact that I haven't heard of it.
                  Really??? Where have you been? I think the movie looks great and I'm hoping to see it soon.

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                    Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

                    I was disappointed not the see Katey Sagal nominated for her role on Sons of Anarchy. She's been freaking amazing.



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                      Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

                      ^ I still need to start watching that show.

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                        Yes, Yes you do!



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                          Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

                          Why are movies that aren't even out yet nominated? *boggle*

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                            Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

                            A few reasons:

                            beacuse they've all already been screened for the HFPA

                            some of the films have already or will open soon in foreign markets, plus they'll be out by the time the televised ceremony takes place.

                            and the timing allows the HFPA the appearance as tastemakers ahead of
                            the Academy Award nominations to come.
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                              Re: Golden Globe Nominations - Avatar leads the pack

                              I don't understand why no movies that came out before September are nominated. There were good movies release during the first months of this year. And how come movies like Avatar and others that are not even released to theaters yet (when these announcements were made) can even be considered. Maybe the FPA sees them but then that means the movie going public (and the people who can make or break a films by either going to see it or not seeing it - and by that I mean the amount of $$$ a movie makes) have not had a chance to see them. Makes no sense to me at all.
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