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article imageGolden Globe nominees include Clooney, Helen Mirren, Avatar

By Gordon K. Chan     Dec 15, 2009 in Entertainment
The upcoming Golden Globe award nominees include film stars such as George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Morgan Freeman. Upcoming 3-D big budget "Avatar" was nominated for best motion picture drama.
The Golden Globes Awards are considered a front-runner to the Academy Awards. It has been reported that 15 of the last 22 winners for best drama or best comedy-musical have gone on to win the Oscar for best picture.
Presented on January 17th 2010, the 67th Golden Globes is favouring Up in the Air, starring George Clooney who plays a corporate hatchet man, which received six nominations, including best picture drama. James Cameron's Avatar and Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds were given four nominations. The musical Nine is in five award categories, including best comedy or musical.
For television, Glee, has garnered excitement with four nominations including best comedy. Best television series in the drama category will have Big Love, Dexter, House, Mad Men and True Blood. Contenders for best actor in a TV drama series include Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Hugh Laurie (House) and Bill Paxton (Big Love).
Other notables are:
Best actor in the drama category: Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth, Morgan Freeman, Tobey Maguire
Best actress in the drama category: Emily Blunt, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe
Best motion picture: The Hurt Locker, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, Avatar, Inglourious Basterds, Up in the Air
Best comedy or musical: The Hangover, (500) Days of Summer, It's Complicated, Julie & Julia
Best television series in the comedy or musical category: 30 Rock, Entourage, Glee, Modern Family, The Office
Best actress in a television series in the drama category: Glenn Close, January Jones, Julianna Margulies, Anna Pacquin, Kyra Sedgwick
British Comedian, Ricky Gervais, will be the host of the show.
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