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The 2010 Golden Globe Predictions

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 15, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | January 15, 2010 |

The Golden Globes are set to air on Sunday night (we should have an open thread up, so be sure to come back and hang out during the show). Really, the only reason you have for watching it is that it’s one of the rare years where there will actually be a host — Ricky Gervais — and it’s a host that’s probably worth watching, inasmuch as any host presiding over an awards ceremony can be worth watching. Also, sometimes the alcohol flows a little heavily during the GG’s and someone ends up making an ass of him or herself. Plus, it not only offers a preview of the Oscars nominations, but the Oscar speeches, too, as many of the participants don’t bother to alter their acceptance speeches too much (see Mickey Rourke in 2009).

Anyway, here’s a fresh reminder of the nominations, and for my own edification, I’ll bold who I predict will win (whether or not I feel that the movie or actor actually deserves the win). Check back Monday morning for the results, and an opportunity to laugh at all my misses.

Best Picture: Drama
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air

Best Picture: Comedy or Musical 500 Days of Summer The Hangover It’s Complicated Julie & Julia Nine

Best Director Katheryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker James Cameron, Avatar Clint Eastwood, Invictus Jason Reitman, Up in the Air Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

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

Best Actress: Drama
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabire Sadibe, Precious

Best Actress: Comedy or Musical
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Julia Roberts, Duplicity
Mery Streep, It’s Complicated
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best 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

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anne Kendrick, Up in the Air
MoNique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man

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

Best Foreign-Language Film
A Prophet
Broken Embraces
The Maid
The White Ribbon

Best Screenplay
District 9
The Hurt Locker
It’s Complicated
Up in the Air
Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Feature Film
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog

Best Television Series: Drama
“Mad Men”
“True Blood”
“Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Drama
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series: Drama
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
January Jones, “Mad Men”

Best Television Series: Comedy
“30 Rock”
“The Office”
“Modern Family”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series: Comedy
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Toni Collette, “The United States of Tara”
Lea Michele, “Glee”
Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Comedy
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt, “Damages”
John Lithgow, “Dexter”
Michael Emerson, “Lost”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”
Jane Adams, “Hung”
Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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