Golden Globe Nominations; Mo'Nique Talks To BET About Nod

Golden Globe Nominations; Mo'Nique Talks To BET About Nod

The 67th Annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Published December 15, 2009

precious The 67th Annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Precious grabbed three nominations -- best supporting actress (Mo'Nique ), best actress (Gabourey Sidibe ) and best film.

I am surprised Precious did not receive more nods. It is one of the best films I have seen in over 10 years -- Black or White. Lee Daniels didn't receive a nod for best director. No screenplay nod either, but Neill Blomkamp for District 9 was nominated for best screenplay, which, to me, was one of the worst films of '09. Precious is one of the best screenplay adaptations I have ever seen. Also, nothing for original song -- I thought Mary J. Blige's "I Can See In Color" was a shoe-in for a nomination .

Dreamgirls received more nominations than this!  Maybe if Precious was directed by a non-Black person, it would've gotten more love -- think Steven Spielberg getting nods for The Color Purple and the mediocre Amistad or Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire .  Fortunately, Lee Daniels isn't doing this for the awards, but as a moviegoer, I am disappointed.

Other notable nominations are Morgan Freeman for best actor in Invictus . The Princess and the Frog for best animated film. Chiwetel Ejiofor for actor in a miniseries or made-for-TV movie in Endgame .

Last night, Mo'Nique spoke with BET about her nomination. Check out the video below.


Here are the main categories:

Drama: Up in the Air, Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

Comedy or musical: Nine, (500) Days of Summer, The Hangover, It's Complicated, Julie & Julia.

Actor, drama: George Clooney, Up in the Air ; Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart, ; Colin Firth, A Single Man; Morgan Freeman, Invictus ; Tobey Maguire, Brothers.

Actress, drama: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side ; Emily Blunt;The Young Victoria ; Helen Mirren, The Last Station ; Carey Mulligan, An Education ; Gabourey Sidibe, Precious.

Actor, 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.

Actress, motion picture comedy or musical: Sandra Bullock, The Proposal ; Marion Cotillard, Nine ; Julia Roberts, Duplicity ; Meryl Streep, twice, for Julie & Julia and It's Complicated.

Supporting actor, motion picture: Matt Damon, Invictus ; Woody Harrelson, The Messenger ; Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds ; Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones ; Christopher Plummer, The Last Station.

Supporting actress, motion picture: Penelope Cruz, Nine; Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air; Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air; Mo'Nique, Precious; ; Julianne Moore, A Single Man.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow; The Hurt Locker ; James Cameron, Avatar ; Clint Eastwood, Invictus ; Jason Reitman, Up in the Air ; Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds.

The Golden Globes will air Sunday, January 17, hosted by Ricky GervaisClick here for a complete list of nominees .

UPDATE :  Mo'Nique won the Golden Globe - click here for the story !

Written by Clay Cane

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