Golden Globes nominations greeted the stars Tuesday morning, announced live by entertainer Justin Timberlake, “The Office’s” John Krasinski and “Inglourious Basterds” actress Diane Kruger.
Break out the show choir because the “L”osers of “Glee” nabbed multiple nominations, including those for Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch and the show itself in the best comedy category.
“Damages” told a similar story, but for the more serious side of TV, receiving nominations for William Hurt, Glenn Close and Rose Byrne, but no drama category.
“Mad Men” did well for itself nabbing nominations for best drama and its leads Jon Hamm and January Jones, and Showtime’s “Dexter” will go up against it in the drama and best actor categories with Michael C. Hall. This season’s Trinity Killer himself, John Lithgow also got HFPA props. Good things on cable came in threes for HBO’s “Big Love” also for the drama field, Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny.
Anna Paquin got two nods for her work on HBO’s fang-tastic “True Blood” and another for her role in the made for TV movie “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.”
We interrupt this report to bring you the highlight of the sleepy morning’s announcements.
As Timberlake announced the nominees for best actress in a drama film, he got to Emily Blunt’s name for “The Young Victoria,” and then paused, adding “Somebody’s gonna have a good night tonight!” Naturally, he was referring to co-announcer Krasinski, who is engaged to Blunt. That Timberlake, he’s cracking us up even without “Saturday Night Live.” Can we nominate him?
Back to business:
Over on the film side, Meryl Streep will be battling herself for the best comedy/musical actress category with a double shot: “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated.” Sandra Bullock also received two nominations, but for the drama and comedy film categories in “The Blind Side” and “The Proposal,” respectively. Not to leave the men out, Matt Damon also scored double nominations for “The Informant!” and “Invictus.”
Announcer Diane Krueger wasn’t left out of the morning’s fun though when she was able to announce that her own film, “Inglourious Basterds” received noms for best drama, director (Quentin Tarantino), screenplay and supporting actor Christoph Waltz.
The most film nominations, however, went to “Up in the Air,” with nods including best drama, director Jason Reitman, screenplay, actor George Clooney and supporting actresses Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick.
The comedy/musical film category “Nine” was nominated for the comedy/musical category as well as for actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz.
“The Hurt Locker,” a film about elite soldiers who diffuse bombs in Iraq, had been the darling of the LA Film Critics and AFI this past weekend. The HFPA also recognized the film in the best drama, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenplay categories.
For a full list, check out Zap2it’s 2010 Golden Globes nominees list.
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[For the record, a working version of this post gave “The Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow credit for “Up in the Air,” which was directed by Jason Reitman.]