The Golden Globes nominations are out and loud action films are all over the Best Drama category, with 'Inglourious Basterds,' 'The Hurt Locker' and 'Avatar' in the mix, while on the TV side, newcomer 'Glee' shined alongside familiar faces '30 Rock' and 'Mad Men.' The biggest nominee of the year -- film wise -- is actually the recession-era tale 'Up in the Air,' which snagged six nominations, among them best drama and acting honors for George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick.
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The Golden Globes nominations are out and loud action films are all over the Best Drama category, with 'Inglourious Basterds,' 'The Hurt Locker' and 'Avatar' in the mix, while on the TV side, newcomer 'Glee' shined alongside familiar faces '30 Rock' and 'Mad Men.' The biggest nominee of the year -- film wise -- is actually the recession-era tale 'Up in the Air,' which snagged six nominations, among them best drama and acting honors for George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick.

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The Harlem drama 'Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire' rounded out the drama category.

The musical 'Nine' ran second to 'Air' with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

Also competing for musical or comedy are the romance '(500) Days of Summer,' the bachelor-party bash 'The Hangover' and two Meryl Streep films, 'It's Complicated' and 'Julie & Julia.'

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Golden Globe Nominations 2010: Movies

Best Picture, Drama

'Avatar'

Fox

Best Picture, Drama

'The Hurt Locker'

Summit Entertainment

Best Picture, Drama

'inglourious Basterds'

Weinstein Co.

Best Picture, Drama: 'Precious

Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire'

Lionsgate

Best Picture, Drama

'Up in the Air'

Paramount

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

'(500) Days of Summer'

Fox Searchlight

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

'The Hangover'

Warner Bros.

Best Picture, Comedy

'It's Complicated'

Universal

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

'Julie & Julia'

Sony

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

'Nine'

Weinstein Co.



Playing a frequent-flyer junkie in 'Up in the Air,' Clooney had a nomination for best dramatic actor, along with Jeff Bridges as a boozy country singer in 'Crazy Heart,' Colin Firth as a grieving gay academic in 'A Single Man,' Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in 'Invictus' and Tobey Maguire as a prisoner of war in 'Brothers.'

Streep had two nominations for musical or comedy actress, as chef Julia Child in 'Julie & Julia' and a woman in an affair with her ex-husband in 'It's Complicated.'

Sandra Bullock also had two nominations, as dramatic actress in the football story 'The Blind Side' and as a dragon-lady boss forcing her assistant to pose as her fiance in 'The Proposal.'

Other dramatic actress nominees were Emily Blunt as Britain's monarch in her early reign in 'The Young Victoria,' Helen Mirren as the imperious wife of Leo Tolstoy in 'The Last Station,' Carey Mulligan as a 1960s British teen in an affair with an older man in 'An Education' and Gabourey Sidibe as an illiterate, abused teen turning her life around in 'Precious.'




'Up In the Air'
'Up in the Air' generally has been considered a comedy, but its inclusion in the drama category could give it more weight as a potential favorite for the Academy Awards, where dramatic films tend to dominate.

The film also earned best-director and screenplay nominations for Jason Reitman.

"I can't put into words how exciting it is to feel and to know that I'll be going to the Golden Globes with everyone I worked with on this film," Reitman told the press after learning of the nods. "This was one of those ensembles that we really enjoyed working together. We're a tight-knit family. The idea that we're going together is just wonderful."

On the TV side, there is no bigger story than FOX's freshman musical show, 'Glee.' The infectious series earned four, including best TV series comedy/musical, best actress for Lea Michele, best actor for Matthew Morrison and best supporting actress for Jane Lynch. With three noms apiece are '30 Rock,' 'Big Love,' 'Dexter,' 'Mad Men' and the new 'Damages.

In the "snubbed" category, you'll find 'Lost,' 'Ugly Betty' and 'Sons of Anarchy.'

Hollywood's second biggest film honors after the Academy Awards, the Globes are a key ceremony that sort out the prospects leading up to the Oscar nominations Feb. 2.

The 67th annual Globes will be handed out Jan. 17, six days before nomination voting closes for the Oscars.

Last year's best drama winner at the Globes, 'Slumdog Millionaire,' went on to win best picture and dominate at the Oscars. Other Globe recipients who followed with Oscar wins included Heath Ledger as supporting actor for 'The Dark Knight' and Kate Winslet, who won supporting actress at the Globes for 'The Reader' and best actress for that film at the Oscars.

The Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 85 critics and reporters for overseas outlets.

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