Golden Globe Nominations Announced: ‘Up In The Air’ Leads With Six…What Does That Say About The Year In Cinema?
The Golden Globe nominations were just announced and, as usual, there are a few nice surprises amongst the mostly predictable choices. It seems that 2009 is the year of Sandra Bullock. Not only did she lead The Proposal and The Blind Side to box office glory, but she also scored nominations for both performances. It’s been a long journey since Speed 2: Cruise Control!
Meryl Streep also scored a double nod for Julie and Julia and It’s Complicated, bringing her career Globe nominations to a whopping 25, although some have been questionable throughout the years (was She-Devil really award-worthy?).
Quentin Tarantino should be celebrating after his long-awaited blockbuster, Inglourious Basterds, received nominations in the categories of Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (for Christoph Waltz) and Best Director. Not bad for a Nazi-scalping, revenge flick!
Overall, Up In The Air scored the most nominations with six all together, including Best Picture, Best Actor for George Clooney, Best Director for Jason Reitman, and two Supporting Actress nods for Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. The familiar story about a lonely middle-aged wanderer who, by the ending, finds himself and learns to love (Lost In Translation, As Good As It Gets, American Beauty, etc) is the classic “Academy Loves It, But Have You Ever Met Anybody That Loves It In Real Life?” kind of pick. If it’s the best movie of 2009, then I truly cannot wait to usher in 2010.
The 67th Golden Globes will air on NBC on January 17th, hosted by Ricky Gervais. Martin Scorsese will be on hand to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award. Full list of nominations here.