67th Golden Globes Nominations Announced

One of the few things that can get Justin Timberlake in front of a camera before dawn is a group with, er, enormous power: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Timberlake, John Krasinski and Diane Kruger joined the president of the HFPA this morning to announced the nominations for the 67th Golden Globes.

Because the HFPA nominates work split into dramatic and comedy/musical categories, the nods are often spread out over a fairly wide group of films. That's mostly the case this year, though a few films in particular got more love than others: Up in the Air and Nine lead the pack in terms of raw nominations (six and five each, respectively) while Inglourious Basterds and Avatar both got four nominations. Read the entire list after the break.

The Best Picture nods in the dramatic category play out as expected: Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious and Up in the Air. Avatar didn't pick up as many nominations as might have been expected — nothing for the actors – but James Cameron is in the Best Director noms alongside Quentin Tarantino, Jason Reitman, Kathryn Bigelow and Clint Eastwood. (Keep in mind that Cameron and Bigelow were once married; entertaining to see them in direct competition.)

On the comedy/musical side, (500) Days of Summer is well represented (Best Picture, Best Actor) and Meryl Streep gets to compete against herself with noms for Julie & Julia and It's Complicated, the latter of which also got a fairly surprising Best Screenplay nomination.

Interesting to see Invictus not in the Best Picture – Drama category and to see Precious director Lee Daniels shut out of Best Director. Love that A Serious Man's Michael Stuhlbarg got a nod, and happy to see District 9 take a screenplay nod while Woody Harrelson gets some recognition for The Messenger.

Where the Wild Things Are is barely in the picture (Best Score only) and The Lovely Bones is almost totally shut out. And while Tobey Maguire was good in Brothers, there's no justice that he's nominated instead of Ben Foster, who was much better in The Messenger, a film that is much better than Brothers overall.

The 67th Golden Globes ceremony, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live on Sunday, January 17, 2010 from The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Here's the full list of film nominations:

BEST PICTURE: DRAMA

Avatar

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Precious

Up in the Air

BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

(500) Days of Summer

The Hangover

It's Complicated

Julie & Julia

Nine

BEST DIRECTOR

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

James Cameron, Avatar

Clint Eastwood, Invictus

Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

BEST ACTOR: DRAMA

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

George Clooney, Up in the Air

Colin Firth, A Single Man

Morgan Freeman, Invictus

Tobey Maguire, Brothers

BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA

Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Helen Mirren, The Last Station

Carey Mulligan, An Education

Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Sandra Bullock, The Proposal

Marion Cotillard, Nine

Julia Roberts, Duplicity

Meryl Streep, It's Complicated

Meryl Streep Julie & Julia

BEST ACTOR: COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Matt Damon, The Informant

Daniel Day Lewis, Nine

Robert Downey, Jr., Sherlock Holmes

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer

Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Penelope Cruz, Nine

Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

Anne Kendrick, Up in the Air

Mo'Nique, Precious

Julianne Moore, A Single Man

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Matt Damon, Invictus

Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Prophet

Baaria

Broken Embraces

The Maid

The White Ribbon

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Coraline

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Princess and the Frog

Up

BEST SCREENPLAY

Distrit 9

The Hurt Locker

It's Complicated

Up in the Air

Inglourious Basterds

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Michael Giacchino, Up

Marvin Hamlisch, The Informant

James Horner, Avatar

Abel Krozeniowski, A Single Man

Karen O. and Carter Burwell, Where the Wild Things Are

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

"Cinema Italiano," Nine

"I Want To Come Home," Everybody's Fine

"I See You," Avatar

"The Weary Kind," Crazy Heart

"Winter," Brothers