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"Up in the Air" Leads Way with 6 Golden Globe Nominations

Let the long Hollywood awards season begin. The Golden Globe nominations are out, and the George Clooney film "Up in the Air" leads the way with six nominations.

The movie about a self-imposed lonely man who spends his time flying back and forth across the country to fire people garnered nominations for Best Picture, Drama, and acting nods for Clooney for Best Actor, Drama, and Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick for supporting actress.

The musical "Nine" was second with five nominations, including Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

Several actors received multiple nominations. Matt Damon was tabbed for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy, for "The Informant!" and Best Supporting Actor for "Invictus." Sandra Bullock was nominated in both Best Actress categories, for "The Blind Side" and "The Proposal." And Meryl Streep received two Best Actress, Musical or Comedy nominations for "Julia and Julia," and "It's Complicated." Streep has now been nominated for 25 Golden Globes in her career, winning six.

Here's a list of the major film nominations:

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

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

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

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

Actress, 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."

Actor, Musical or Comedy: 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, Musical or Comedy: Sandra Bullock, "The Proposal"; Marion Cotillard, "Nine"; Julia Roberts, "Duplicity"; Meryl Streep, "It's Complicated"; Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia."

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

Supporting Actress: 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."

The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are seen as a harbinger of the Academy Award nominations, which come out early next year. But recent history says don't bet the ranch on the Globes -- over the past five years, just one Best Film winner at the Golden Globes has gone on to take the Oscar, and that was last year's "Slumdog Millionaire."


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