Golden Globe Nominations; Mo’Nique Talks To BET About NodPublished by Clay Cane on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 10:02 am.
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.
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 Gervais. Click here for a complete list of nominees.
UPDATE: Mo’Nique won the Golden Globe – click here for the story!