Golden Globes shockers and snubs!

by Eric Melin on December 15, 2009

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Golden Globes Awards snubs, nominations, shockers!

This morning the nominations for the 67th annual Golden Globes (to be held Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel) were announced. Here’s the list of nominees and my analysis:

hurt locker mackie rennerBest Motion Picture – Drama
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”
“Avatar”

Snubbed: “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Invictus,” “The Messenger,” “An Education,” “A Single Man.”

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”

Snubbed: Abbie Cornish, “Bright Star,” Penelope Cruz, “Broken Embraces,” Saoirse Ronan, “The Lovely Bones.”

clooney up in the airBest 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”

Snubbed: Max Records, “Where the Wild Things Are,” Nicolas Cage, “Bad Lieutenant,” Ben Foster, “The Messenger,” Viggo Mortensen, “The Road,” Brad Pitt, “Inglourious Basterds,” Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker,” Peter Sarsgaard, “An Education.”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
“The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“Nine”
“(500) Days of Summer”

Snubbed: “A Serious Man,” “Adventureland,” “Drag Me to Hell,” “The Proposal,” “Zombieland,” “Sherlock Holmes.”

cotillard day-lewis nine 2009Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”

Snubbed: Amy Adams, “Julie & Julia,” Zooey Deschanel, “(500) Days of Summer,” Ellen Page, “Whip It”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”
Robert Downey Jr., “Sherlock Holmes”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days of Summer”
Matt Damon, “The Informant!”

Snubbed: Sacha Baron Cohen, “Bruno,” Bradley Cooper, “The Hangover,” Ryan Reynolds, “The Proposal”

mo'nique precious 2009Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”

Snubbed: Mélanie Laurent & Diane Kruger, “Inglourious Basterds,” and Heather Graham, “The Hangover.” Just kidding on the last one. Wanted to make sure you were paying attention.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon, “Invictus”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”

Snubbed: Anthony Mackie, “The Hurt Locker,” Alfred Molina, “An Education,” Christian McKay, “Me and Orson Welles.”

fantastic-mr-foxBest Animated Feature Film
“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“Up”

Snubbed: “Ponyo,” “9,”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Baaria”
“Broken Embraces”
“The Prophet”
“The White Ribbon”
“The Maid”

Snubbed” “Sin Nombre.”

tarantino inglourious basterds set 2009Best Director – Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron, “Avatar”
Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Snubbed: Lee Daniels, “Precious,” Rob Marshall, “Nine,” Spike Jonze, “Where the Wild Things Are,” Joel & Ethan Coen, “A Serious Man.”

Weird fact: James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow were once married.

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

Snubbed: Joel & Ethan Coen, “A Serious Man,” Dave Eggers & Spike Jonze, “Where the Wild Things Are.”

where the wild things are karen o carter burwellBest Original Score – Motion Picture
Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”
James Horner, “Avatar”
Abel Korzeniowski, “A Single Man”
Carter Burwell and Karen O, “Where the Wild Things Are”

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“I See You,” “Avatar” – Leona Lewis
“The Weary Kind,” “Crazy Heart” – T-Bone Burnett
“Cinema Italiano,” “Nine”
“I Want to Come Home,” “Everybody’s Fine” – Paul McCartney
“Winter,” “Brothers” – U2

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 M.F. Huntington December 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Looks like “Where The Wild Things Are” is gonna sweep the Snubbies this year.

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2 M.F. Huntington December 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Looks like “Where The Wild Things Are” is gonna sweep the Snubbies this year.

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3 Xavier December 16, 2009 at 12:55 am

Looks like this year is going to be the year of the safe MOR films, I’m hoping to see Inglourious Basterds take out best pic at the oscars but I’d put my money on Up in the Air already. Nice to see An Education get some notice though

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4 Xavier December 16, 2009 at 12:55 am

Looks like this year is going to be the year of the safe MOR films, I’m hoping to see Inglourious Basterds take out best pic at the oscars but I’d put my money on Up in the Air already. Nice to see An Education get some notice though

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5 Reed December 16, 2009 at 6:30 am

2 Sandra Bullock nominations?!? I give these awards a big cup of no thank you.

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6 Reed December 16, 2009 at 6:30 am

2 Sandra Bullock nominations?!? I give these awards a big cup of no thank you.

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7 Xavier December 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Has anyone seen the “Brother” movie, I haven’t really heard anything about it and the trailer left me undecided as to whether I would watch it can anyone recommend it or should I not bother?
also a couple more snubs: sam rockwell in moon for best actor and whip it for comedy

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8 Xavier December 16, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Has anyone seen the “Brother” movie, I haven’t really heard anything about it and the trailer left me undecided as to whether I would watch it can anyone recommend it or should I not bother?
also a couple more snubs: sam rockwell in moon for best actor and whip it for comedy

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9 Matt Brown December 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Snubbed: Star Trek!

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10 Matt Brown December 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Snubbed: Star Trek!

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11 Eric Melin December 17, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Xavier- I’m watching “Moon” this weekend, and I agree “Whip It” should have been in Best Comedy.
Matt- Mybe if “Star Trek” had its own category. Unfortunately, it gets lumped in with Drama and that’s why it got nothing. It really was a terrific piece of Hollywood entertainment, though…

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12 Eric Melin December 17, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Xavier- I’m watching “Moon” this weekend, and I agree “Whip It” should have been in Best Comedy.
Matt- Mybe if “Star Trek” had its own category. Unfortunately, it gets lumped in with Drama and that’s why it got nothing. It really was a terrific piece of Hollywood entertainment, though…

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13 Xavier December 17, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Australia sucks I can’t even see the hurt locker in cinemas until march next year

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14 Xavier December 17, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Australia sucks I can’t even see the hurt locker in cinemas until march next year

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15 Joseph December 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I’m shocked Viggo Mortensen for “The Road,” Christian McKay for “Me and Orson Welles,” and Alfred Molina for “An education” were snubbed!!!

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16 Joseph December 19, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I’m shocked Viggo Mortensen for “The Road,” Christian McKay for “Me and Orson Welles,” and Alfred Molina for “An education” were snubbed!!!

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17 Matt Brown December 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Eric, I think the only way a Star Trek movie would ever win an award would be in its own category. Though I thought at the very least the music might get a nod for Giacchino, I suppose he got it with Up.

Sadly, my favorite movies of the year have absolutely no chance of winning anything. Zombieland, Drag Me to Hell, Star Trek and Moon (to a slightly lesser degree) all impressed me. Maybe I should stick to the Spike TV awards, or whatever.

Oh well. I’ll be pulling for 500 Days of Summer.

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18 Matt Brown December 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Eric, I think the only way a Star Trek movie would ever win an award would be in its own category. Though I thought at the very least the music might get a nod for Giacchino, I suppose he got it with Up.

Sadly, my favorite movies of the year have absolutely no chance of winning anything. Zombieland, Drag Me to Hell, Star Trek and Moon (to a slightly lesser degree) all impressed me. Maybe I should stick to the Spike TV awards, or whatever.

Oh well. I’ll be pulling for 500 Days of Summer.

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19 Stig December 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I’m rooting for The Hangover to win the only Golden Globe it’s nominated in.

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20 Stig December 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I’m rooting for The Hangover to win the only Golden Globe it’s nominated in.

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21 A. Honey December 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Did anyone see the movie “Adam”?
I did, completely heart-breaking.
Completely, and utterly snubbed.

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22 A. Honey December 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Did anyone see the movie “Adam”?
I did, completely heart-breaking.
Completely, and utterly snubbed.

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23 Sam January 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

Sandra Bullock? How embarassing for America. Look at her work. In how many films did she use that same stupid laugh that wasn’t funny? If anything she should have won an award the year Miss Congeniality 2 came out because no one seemed more like a man in drag than she did! Bullock is a smart businesswoman pretending to be typical American when she really had a privileged upbringing. She is a noncreative pretending to be artist. (yes, in some countries acting is an art form). Depp is an artist. Streep is an artist. They have range. They could perform on stage or on camera. Hollywood is more and more like a bad commercial.

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24 Sam January 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

Sandra Bullock? How embarassing for America. Look at her work. In how many films did she use that same stupid laugh that wasn’t funny? If anything she should have won an award the year Miss Congeniality 2 came out because no one seemed more like a man in drag than she did! Bullock is a smart businesswoman pretending to be typical American when she really had a privileged upbringing. She is a noncreative pretending to be artist. (yes, in some countries acting is an art form). Depp is an artist. Streep is an artist. They have range. They could perform on stage or on camera. Hollywood is more and more like a bad commercial.

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