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George Clooney and 'Up in the Air' Become Favorite to Receive Golden Globe

January 05, 2010 05:59:59 GMT

Both George Clooney and his film 'Up in the Air', which are nominated for best Drama Actor and Best Film respectively, become favorite to land nods at 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards.


George Clooney and 'Up in the Air' Become Favorite to Receive Golden Globe
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George Clooney and his film "Up in the Air" are set to have a golden night at the Golden Globes later this month, January 2010 after topping leading critics' picks in a new TheEnvelope.com poll. Eleven of the 20 experts who voted picked "Up In The Air" to claim top honors as Best Film, while 10 gave Clooney the edge over Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") and Colin Firth ("A Single Man") in the Best Drama Actor category.

The Best Drama Actress fight will be a closely contested battle between Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and Carey Mulligan ("An Education"), according to the critics. "It's Complicated" leads the way as the Best Comedy/Musical Picture, but the other four nominees - "The Hangover", "Julie & Julia", "Nine" and "500 Days of Summer" - all get votes.

Robert Downey Jr.'s turn as "Sherlock Holmes" earned him the bulk of votes for Best Comedy/Musical Actor and Meryl Streep is the clear favorite to land the Best Comedy/Musical Actress. Former couple Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") and James Cameron ("Avatar") will battle it out for the Best Director prize - Cameron landed nine votes to Bigelow's eight. The Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles on January 17.


 




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posted by elemacd on Jan 12, 2010
I sure hope you're wrong about 'Up In the Air' and Clooney..why is Clooney playing 'Clooney' so utterly great?
posted by JohnDoe on Jan 05, 2010
Up in the Air? Give me a break. I'm sure the 6 people who saw it enjoyed it though. Usually the Golden Globes and Oscars get awarded to the 'cultural' hits, like Slumdog last year. I think its going to be AVATAR this year. If not, the awards shows will suffer from low ratings, as Avatar is clearly the public's choice with over 1 billion worldwide. Along with critical acclaim, I'm not sure what else needs to be done for the movie to get awarded. But no, they'll probably award Up in the Air, another forgettable George Clooney movie. Then 10 years down the road, people will look back and say, "Jesus, they gave it to 'Up in the Air'? I don't even remember that one."

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