Satellite Award Nominations 2009: 'Nine,' Precious'Adding its early voice to the growing roster of best year-end movies is the International Press Academy, who recently announced the nominees for their 14th Annual Satellite Awards.

Leading the pack is the film adaptation of the Broadway musical 'Nine,' with 10 nominations, including notices for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Best Director (Rob Marshall) and nods for stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard, as well as supporting actress Penélope Cruz (Cruz was also nominated in the best dramatic actress category for Pedro Almodóvar's 'Broken Embraces.') Satellite Award Nominations 2009: 'Nine,' Precious'Adding its early voice to the growing roster of best year-end movies is the International Press Academy, who recently announced the nominees for their 14th Annual Satellite Awards.

Leading the pack is the film adaptation of the Broadway musical 'Nine,' with 10 nominations, including notices for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Best Director (Rob Marshall) and nods for stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard, as well as supporting actress Penélope Cruz (Cruz was also nominated in the best dramatic actress category for Pedro Almodóvar's 'Broken Embraces.')

Best Drama nominees included critical favorites 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Precious,' 'Bright Star,' and 'An Education,' as well as the mostly overlooked 'The Stoning of Soraya M.' Interestingly, 'Soraya' star Shohreh Aghdashloo was also nominated for Best Actress in a Drama, while Gabourey Sidibe, the breakout star who played the titular 'Precious,' was not.

Leading the Best Musical or Comedy category were 'Up in the Air' and 'A Serious Man', as well as Meryl Streep vehicles 'Julie & Julia' and 'It's Complicated.' The Jason Reitman-directed 'Up in the Air' also garnered nominations for star George Clooney, supporting actress Anna Kendrick, and adapted screenplay.

And while the International Press Academy -- a global network of entertainment journalists -- got an early start on the rest of the awards pack, the Satellite Award nominations were given out before some of the later releases were even screened. IPA president Mirjana Van Blaricom told the Hollywood Reporter that they had yet to see the James Cameron flick 'Avatar,' though they did screen other potential awards magnets, such as Peter Jackson's 'The Lovely Bones' and the Morgan Freeman/Matt Damon starrer 'Invictus' -- neither of which received any nominations.

The 14th Annual Satellite Awards ceremony will be held on Dec. 20 in Century City, Calif. Check out the complete list of film category nominations below, and get all of your Oscar news on Moviefone.

Motion Picture, Drama
'Bright Star'
'An Education'
'The Hurt Locker'
'The Messenger'
'Precious'
'The Stoning of Soraya M.'

Motion Picture, Comedy/Musical
'The Informant!'
'It's Complicated'
'Julie & Julia'
'Nine'
'A Serious Man'
'Up in the Air'

Actress, Drama
Shohreh Aghdashloo -- 'The Stoning of Soraya M.'
Emily Blunt -- 'The Young Victoria'
Abbie Cornish -- 'Bright Star'
Penélope Cruz -- 'Broken Embraces'
Carey Mulligan -- 'An Education'
Catalina Saavedra -- 'The Maid'

Actor, Drama
Jeff Bridges -- 'Crazy Heart'
Hugh Dancy -- 'Adam'
Johnny Depp -- 'Public Enemies'
Colin Firth -- 'A Single Man'
Jeremy Renner -- 'The Hurt Locker'
Michael Sheen -- 'The Damned United'

Actress, Comedy/Musical
Sandra Bullock -- 'The Proposal'
Marion Cotillard -- 'Nine'
Katherine Heigl -- 'The Ugly Truth'
Zooey Deschanel -- '(500) Days of Summer'
Meryl Streep -- 'Julie & Julia'

Actor, Comedy/Musical
George Clooney -- 'Up in the Air'
Bradley Cooper -- 'The Hangover'
Matt Damon -- 'The Informant!'
Daniel Day-Lewis -- 'Nine'
Michael Stuhlbarg -- 'A Serious Man'

Supporting Actress
Emily Blunt
-- 'Sunshine Cleaning'
Penélope Cruz -- 'Nine'
Anna Kendrick -- 'Up in the Air'
Mozhan Marno -- 'The Stoning of Soraya M.'
Mo'Nique
-- 'Precious'

Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson -- 'The Messenger'
Alfred Molina -- 'An Education'
James McAvoy -- The Last Station'
Timothy Spall -- 'The Damned United'
Christoph Waltz -- 'Inglourious Basterds'

Director
Kathryn Bigelow -- 'The Hurt Locker'
Neill Blonkamp -- 'District 9'
Jane Campion -- 'Bright Star'
Lee Daniels -- 'Precious'
Rob Marshall -- 'Nine'
Lone Scherfig -- 'An Education'

Original Screenplay
Mark Boal -- 'The Hurt Locker'
Jane Campion -- 'Bright Star'
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen -- 'A Serious Man'
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber -- '(500) Days of Summer'
Bob Peterson & Pete Docter -- 'Up'

Adapted Screenplay
Neill Blonkamp & Terri Tatchell -- 'District 9'
Nora Ephron -- 'Julie & Julia'
Geoffrey Fletcher -- 'Precious'
Nick Hornby -- 'An Education'
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner -- 'Up in the Air'

Foreign Language Film
'Broken Embraces'
'I Killed My Mother'
'The Maid'
'Red Cliff'
'The White Ribbon'
'Winter in Wartime'

Animated or Mixed Media Film
'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs'
'Fantastic Mr. Fox'
'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'
'The Princess and the Frog'
'Up'
'Where the Wild Things Are'

Documentary
'The Beaches of Agnes'
'The Cove'
'Every Little Step'
'It Might Get Loud'
'The September Issue'
'Valentino: The Last Emperor
'

Score
Carter Burwell & Karen O -- 'Where the Wild Things Are'
Michael Giacchino -- 'Up'
Elliot Goldenthal -- 'Public Enemies'
Marvin Hamlisch -- 'The Informant!'
Rolfe Kent -- 'Up in the Air'
Gabriel Yared -- 'Amelia'

Song
"Almost There," Randy Newman
-- 'The Princess and the Frog'
"Cinema Italiano," Maury Yeston -- 'Nine'
"Down in New Orleans," Randy Newman
-- 'The Princess and the Frog'
"I Can See In Color," Mary J. Blige -- 'Precious'
"We Are the Children of the World," Terry Gilliam -- 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
"The Weary Kind," Ryan Bingham & T-Bone Burnett -- 'Crazy Heart'

Cinematography
'Inglourious Basterds'
'It Might Get Loud'
'Nine'
'Public Enemies'
'Red Cliff'
'A Serious Man'

Visual Effects
'District 9'
'Fantastic Mr. Fox'
'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
''Red Cliff'
Transformers: Rise of the Fallen'
'2012'

Editing
'District 9'
'2012'
'The Hurt Locker'
'It Might Get Loud'
'Nine'
'Red Cliff'

Sound
'It Might Get Loud'
'Nine'
'Red Cliff'
'Terminator: Salvation'
'Transformers: Rise of the Fallen'
'2012'

Art Direction
'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
'Public Enemies'
'Red Cliff'
'The Road'
'A Single Man'
'2012'

Costume Design
'Cheri'
'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
'Nine'
'Red Cliff'
'The Young Victoria'

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