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2009 Golden Globe nominations are announced



Tbdgoldenglobes121208 It's officially awards season, because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for the 66th Golden Globes on Thursday, with Brooke Shields, Rainn Wilson, Elizabeth Banks and Terrence Howard (above) presenting the nods in Beverly Hills. This is our chance to see once again how out of touch Hollywood really is!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are both nominated, Angie for best actress in Changeling and Brad for best actor in The Curious case of Benjamin Button. If there's one thing these two know, it's about having kids and getting older.

Button also is one of the five nominated dramas, including Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Revolutionary Road and Slumdog Millionaire, none of which have been released around here yet. Best comedies are Burn After Reading, Happy-Go-Lucky, In Bruges, Mamma Mia! and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Joining Brangelina in the drama acting head of the class are Leonardo DiCaprio, Frank Langella, Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke, plus Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Kristin Scott Thomas and Kate Winslet.

But the true interesting nods are the supporting roles, which don't get divvied up into drama or comedy. For actor we've got Tom Cruise for his role in Tropic Thunder and Robert Downey Jr. in the same movie, competing against poor, dead Heath Ledger for his turn as the Joker in The Dark Knight, proving the HFPA isn't totally crazy. Scarlett Johansson gets beat out by Vicky Cristina Barcelona costar Penelope Cruz, with Marisa Tomei and Kate Winslet leading the pack for actresses.

The rest of the noms really don't matter, as those are the front-runners for the Oscars, but the Internet buzz is the lack of attention for Milk in the best picture category. Penn may be tearing up the screen, but apparently the first openly gay politician in history isn't as important as watching DiCaprio and Winslet get it on again.

Check out the rest of the nominations at and get ready to watch them Jan. 11, 2009 on NBC.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:14am]


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