Nominees for 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Announced, Horror/Sci-Fi Told to Fuck Off!


The nominations for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced today and, as is to be expected, there wasn’t much love for the horror/sci-fi genres. Among the notable omissions are J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot (over $380 mil in worldwide box office) and Oren Peli’s little horror-indie that could Paranormal Activity (over $150 mil worldwide box office), both distributed through Paramount Pictures. Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 did managed to score a nom for Best Screenplay and James Cameron’s smurfs-in-space epic Avatar secured four nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.

Horror and sci-fi did fare better in the television categories. Showtime’s serial-killer drama “Dexter” and HBO’s vampire serial “True Blood” received nominations for Best Drama and nailed acting noms for their respective leads Anna Paquin and Michael C. Hall. In TV’s supporting actor category, Emmy award-winner Michael Emerson locked down a nom for his portrayal of sinister mastermind Benjamin Linus on ABC’s “Lost.”

The 67th annual Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by actor/comedian Ricky Gervais. NBC will broadcast the show live from the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 17, 2010. For a complete list of nominees, visit the Golden Globes’ website.

Now, check out the contenders and their competition (horror/fantasy noms are in bold):


Best Picture: Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, Up in the Air.

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), Clint Eastwood (Invictus), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds).

Best Supporting Actor: Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messanger), Christopher Plumber (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds).

Best Actor (Comedy/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).


Best Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell (District 9), Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated), Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds).

Best Original Score:Michael Giacchino (Up), James Horner (Avatar), Marvin Hamlisch (The Informant!), Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man), Karen O. and Carter Burwell (Where the Wild Things Are).

Best Original Song: “I See You” – Avatar, “Winter” – Brothers, “The Weary Kind” – Crazy Heart, “I Want to Come Home” – Everybody’s Fine, “Cinema Italiano” – Nine.

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Best Televison Series — Drama: “Big Love,” “Dexter,” “House,” “Mad Men,” “True Blood.”

Best Performance by an Actress in Television Series — Drama: Glenn Close (“Damages”), January Jones (“Mad Men”), Juliana Margulies (“The Good Wife”), Anna Paquin (“True Blood”), Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”).

Best Performance by an Actor in Television Series — Drama: Simon Baker (“The Mentalist”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Hugh Laurie (“House”), Bill Paxton (“Big Love”).

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in Television Series/Movie: Michael Emerson (“Lost”), Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”), William Hurt (“Damages”), John Lithgow (“Dexter”), Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”).

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