Think of this year's Golden Globes as the semi-finals of the Academy Awards' Best Picture race. For the first time this year, the Oscars will have 10 Best Picture nominees, just like the Globes always do. So the winner of the Globes' drama race and the Globe's comedy/musical race could be facing off against each other as finalists at the Oscars.

Quentin Tarantino has to be happy with this morning's nomination announcements; he seems to have drop-kicked Clint Eastwood and taken what seemed predestined to be the rugby-minded director's slot in this race.