The 2010 Golden Globe Awards is developing a theme and it is the ‘double nod’, in that numerous actors in both differing and similar categories are nominated for two roles.
The nominees that have received two nominations for the 2009 year are:
- Meryl Streep scored not one but two Golden Globe nods, for “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated”.
- Sandra Bullock was nominated for best actress in a comedy/musical for “The Proposal” as well as for the drama “The Blind Side”.
- Matt Damon earned a best actor nod for “The Informant!” and supporting actor for “Invictus”.
- Anna Paquin earned a nomination for best actress in a TV drama series for “True Blood” as well as best actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV for “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”.
“It’s Complicated”, & “Julie & Julia” are both also nominated for best comedy/musical motion picture along with “(500) Days of Summer,” “The Hangover,” and “Nine”.
An addition to the best actress category is Emily Blunt for “The Young Victoria,” her hat is tossed into the ring with Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren and Carey Mulligan. While vying with Bullock and Streep for best actress in the comedy/musical category are Marion Cotillard for “Nine” and Julia Roberts for “Duplicity”.
Besides Damon, nominees for best actor in a comedy/musical are Daniel Day-Lewis for “Nine,” Robert Downey Jr. for “Sherlock Holmes”, Joseph Gordon-Levitt for “(500) Days of Summer” and Michael Stuhlbarg for “A Serious Man.”
The awards will be handed out on Sunday, January 17, 2010 in a three-hour telecast on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom. Though the Globes have been known for a rather raucous, party atmosphere, the ceremony has become much more subdued in recent years. But that may be about to change. For the first time in years, the Globes have a host — the irreverent British actor-writer-director Ricky Gervais of the original “The Office” and “Extras”.
In the past the Globes have been considered a pre-cursor for the Academy Awards; however, now that the film categories have been broken up into the dramatic and comedy/musical sectors, this year may prove to be a different story. Very recently, the separate awards shows have diverged in their choice making for winners—but both named ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ for best picture last year.
The Golden Globes are always an entertaining broadcast to watch—but this year truly feels it is the year to not miss this awards show. I have never missed them and have the evening blocked off to catch every second. All the best to all of the nominees…all though I am a very biased Meryl Streep fan.
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Read my prior article on the 2010 Golden Globe Awards: www.aerochug.com/examiner/x-30392-Miami-Art-Events-Examiner~y2009m12d16-The-Golden-Globe-goes-to
My article on ‘Julie & Julia’: www.aerochug.com/examiner/x-30392-Miami-Art-Events-Examiner~y2009m12d27-Julie–Juliacomfort-food-for-the-soul#
Finally, my article on ‘The Blind Side’: www.aerochug.com/examiner/x-30392-Miami-Art-Events-Examiner~y2009m12d19-Sandra-Bullock-Blind-Sides-Best-Actress-Race