The Golden Globes are back this year in big, bold, bright, beautiful awesome (versus the non-event that was last year), and, as per usual, the nominations were announced at some ridiculous time early in the morning. Who will the Hollywood Foreign Press honor in 2009? Let's find out ...

Surprises
  • The Dark Knight takes only one nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Heath Ledger
  • Milk gets only one nod for Best Actor, Sean Penn
  • Kate Winslet (The Reader, Revolutionary Road) and Meryl Streep (Doubt, Mamma Mia) nab multiple nods for different films
  • James Franco's over-the-top stoner from Pineapple Express nabs a nod in the Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) category.
  • One of the best films of the year, In Bruges, FINALLY gets some love!

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Happy-Go-Lucky
Mamma Mia
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Supporting Actor (aka Is This a Random Batch or What?)

Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes - The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Best Director

Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Steven Daldry - The Reader
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes - Revolutionary Road

Best Actor (Drama)

Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Best Actress (Drama)

Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road


More after the jump


Best Original Song

"Down to Earth" -- WALL-E
"Gran Torino" - Gran Torino
"I Thought I Lost You" -- Bolt
"Once in a Lifetime" -- Cadillac Records
"The Wrestler" -- The Wrestler

Best Original Score

Defiance
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
Frost/Nixon
Changeling

Best Animated Film

Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film

The Baader Meinhof Complex
Gomorrah
I've Loved You So Long
Waltz with Bashir


Best Actor - Musical or Comedy

Javier Bardem -- Vicki Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell - In Bruges
James Franco -- Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson - In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman - Last Chance Harvey

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy

Rebecca Hall - Vicki Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand - Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia
Emma Thompson - Last Chance Harvey


Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader


Best Screenplay

Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare - The Reader
Peter Morgan - Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley - Doubt


Golden Globes 2009 Winners

    'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
    Best Motion Picture - Drama

    Paramount

    'Slumdog Millionaire'
    Best Motion Picture - Drama

    Fox Searchlight

    'Revolutionary Road'
    Best Motion Picture - Drama

    DreamWorks

    'Frost/Nixon'
    Best Motion Picture - Drama

    Universal

    'The Reader'
    Best Motion Picture - Drama

    Weinstein Co.

    Kate Winslet
    Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, 'Revolutionary Road'

    DreamWorks

    Angelina Jolie
    Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, 'Changeling'

    Universal

    Anne Hathaway
    Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, 'Rachel Getting Married'

    Sony Classics

    Meryl Streep
    Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, 'Doubt'

    Miramax

    Kristen Scott Thomas
    Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, 'I've Loved You So Long'

    Sony Pictures Classics