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Clooney's Up in the Air lead Golden Globes nominations

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London (ANI): Hollywood hunk George Clooney's new film 'Up in the Air' is leading the Golden Globes nominations list with six nods. The film, about a lonely travelling businessman, has won nominations in top categories like Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Actor (Drama) for Clooney, and Best Director for Jason Reitman.

Other big challengers include movie musical Nine, with five nominations, while Avatar and Inglourious Basterds both have got four. Up in The Air will compete in the Best Picture category with Avatar and Inglourious Basterds, The Hurt Locker and Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire.

Clooney will fight it out with actors Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus) and Tobey Maguire (Brothers) for Best Actor (Drama). Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick have both been nominated in the Best Supporting actress category, reports the Daily Star.

The Best Actress (Drama) category includes Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria), Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire).

Meryl Streep has won two nominations in the Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical for 'It's Complicated' and 'Julie & Julia'. The Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will take place on 17 January (09) in Los Angeles.

The main movie awards categories are:

Best Motion Picture - Drama


Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Up In The Air

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: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Best 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

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

(500) Days Of Summer
The Hangover
It's Complicated
Julie & Julia
Nine

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Sandra Bullock - The Proposal
Marion Cotillard - Nine
Julia Roberts - Duplicity
Meryl Streep - It''s Complicated
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - 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 Animated Feature Film

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess And The Frog
Up

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Penelope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up In The Air
Anna Kendrick - Up In The Air
Mo'nique - Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
Julianne Moore - A Single Man

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Best Director - Motion Picture

Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
James Cameron - Avatar
Clint Eastwood - Invictus
Jason Reitman - Up In The Air
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds.

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