The Golden Globes are back this year in big, bold, bright, beautiful awesome (versus the non-event that was last year), and, as per usual, the nominations were announced at some ridiculous time early in the morning. Who will the Hollywood Foreign Press honor in 2009? Let's find out ...

  • The Dark Knight takes only one nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Heath Ledger
  • Milk gets only one nod for Best Actor, Sean Penn
  • Kate Winslet (The Reader, Revolutionary Road) and Meryl Streep (Doubt, Mamma Mia) nab multiple nods for different films
  • James Franco's over-the-top stoner from Pineapple Express nabs a nod in the Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) category.
  • One of the best films of the year, In Bruges, FINALLY gets some love!

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Burn After Reading
In Bruges
Mamma Mia
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Supporting Actor (aka Is This a Random Batch or What?)

Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes - The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Best Director

Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Steven Daldry - The Reader
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes - Revolutionary Road

Best Actor (Drama)

Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Best Actress (Drama)

Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

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