Precious, A Single Man, Glee, Modern Family and More Nominated for Golden Globes
Nominations were announced this morning for the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards and, as expected, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire received nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, as well as actings nods for Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique.
Unfortunately snubbed were out director Lee Daniels and Paula Patton, who brought such warmth to the role of the lesbian teacher who changes Precious' life.
Despite strong critical praise, A Single Man and its director, Tom Ford, did not receive nominations. However, Colin Firth was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama. Firth has been receiving rave reviews for his role as George Falconer, a gay professor mourning the death of his longtime partner in 1960s Los Angeles.
Elsewhere in film nominations, Rob Marshall's Nine was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
In television, Glee was the big winner with four nominations, including Best Television Series - Comedy and Best Supporting Actress for out actress Jane Lynch. Joining Glee in the Comedy category were four other series which regularly feature well-done (and hilarious) representations of the LGBT community: Modern Family, The Office, Entourage, and 30 Rock. Neil Patrick Harris was once again nominated for his stellar work on How I Met Your Mother.
Among dramas, four of the five nominees for Best Television Series - Drama feature inclusive LGBT content: Big Love, House, Mad Men, and True Blood.
Sigourney Weaver was nominated for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for her heartbreaking role in Prayers for Bobby. Weaver played a mother whose gay son committed suicide after she rejected him. Nominees for Best Mini-Series or TV Movie included two films from out directors, Little Dorrit (directed by Dearbhla Walsh) and Grey Gardens (directed by Michael Sucsy).
The Golden Globe Awards, recognizing the year's best in film and television, are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. For the first time, the awards will be telecast live nationwide at 5:00 PST/8:00 EST on Sunday, January 17, 2010 on NBC.