Dec 15, 2009 8:55 AM by Associated Press

Damon, Waltz nominated for supporting actor Globe

The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.The recession-era tale "Up in the Air" leads Golden Globe film contenders with six nominations, among them best drama and acting honors for George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick.

Best drama film: "Up in the Air," "Avatar," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' by Sapphire."

Best supporting actor in a motion picture:   Matt Damon ("Invictus"), Woody Harrelson ("The Messenger"), Christoph Waltz ("Inglourious Basterds"), Stanley Tucci ("The Lovely Bones") and Christopher Plummer ("The Last Station") were announced as nominees Tuesday morning.

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance," HBO; Kenneth Branagh, "Wallender," PBS; Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Endgame," PBS; Brendan Gleeson, "Into the Storm," HBO; Jeremy Irons, "Georgia O'Keeffe," Lifetime.

Best actress in a miniseries or made-for-TV movie:Joan Allen, "Georgia O'Keeffe"; Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens"; Jessica Lange, "Grey Gardens"; Anna Paquin, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler"; Sigourney Weaver, "Prayers for Bobby."

Best actress in a musical or comedy: Sandra Bullock ("The Proposal"), Marion Cotillard ("Nine"), Julia Roberts ("Duplicity") and Meryl Streep twice, for "Julie & Julia" and "It's Complicated."

The nominations for best performance by an actress in a supporting role included: Penelope Cruz, "Nine;" Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air;" Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air;" Mo'Nique, "Precious;" and Julianne Moore, "A Single Man."

Best animated film: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," "Coraline," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Princess and the Frog" and "Up."

Best actor in a television drama: Simon Baker, "The Mentalist," CBS; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMC; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter," Showtime; Hugh Laurie, "House," Fox; Bill Paxton, "Big Love," HBO.

Best TV drama actress: Glenn Close, "Damages," FX; January Jones, "Mad Men," AMC; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife," CBS; Anna Paquin, "True Blood," HBO; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.



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