Updated on Thursday afternoon. Scroll down for my analysis.

So some people wake up early before work to go to the gym, and others do it to clean up the house or get some errands done. I, on the other hand, know where my priorities are, so I’ve woken up early to be the first to give you some impressions on the Golden Globes. It’s not a liveblog, per se, but it’ll be a first draft of the morning’s announcements.

Dane Cook, Hayden Pantierre, Ryan Reynolds, and Quentin Tarantino are your co-hosts for the announcement ceremony. Ladies and Gentleman, 4 of your 9 contestants on Hollywood Squares:2010!!

8:00 — Who knew that Bloomberg financial news were on the E! Network early in the morning?

8:03 — Hrmm, E! Online says that the network will be covering the announcements livem but now i’m stuck with watching Seacrest talk about Jessica Alba’s baby, but he’s totally ignoring the father (Jared). I don’t know how much longer I can deal with this crap.

8:08 — Now it’s a history of Amy Adam’s filmography. I ever realized that she was in Cruel Intentions 2. i’m learning all sorts of things…but nothing about the Golden Globes. I hate you, E!.

8:15 — They just showed a promo for tomorrow’s show when they’ll have Globes re-cap. Liars. And now they’re saying the announcements are at 8:30. Hrm, this will make getting to work on time tricky. I got 10 minutes.

8:30 – E! People dish on the TV nominations. Nothing for Housewives or Lost, but recognition for Donald Sutherland, Pushing Daisies, and other new programs.

8:31 — Eddie Vedder gets two noms with music for Into the Wild. In the supporting categories, Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, PS Hoffman, and Julia Roberts were all recognized, which has to be good news for Charlie Wilson’s War, especially since it hasnt even come out yet.

8:34 — The Globes official site has the nominations listed already, so I’m going to ignore the announcements so I can get to work on time.

Best Picture-Drama

American Gangster, Atonement, Eastern Promises, Great Debaters, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood.

Only real surprises here are Eastern Promises and Great Debaters. But since when do they have 7 nominations for one award? Make a decision, HFPA. Nothing for Into the Wild, which makes me pretty happy, but sorry bout that John. Seems like they really wants Clooney at the show.
Best Picture-Comedy

Across the Universe, Charlie Wilson’s War, Juno, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray

Couple of shockers here, especially with the love/hate relationship most people had with Universe…although to be honest, it was really a hate/hate. Sorkin/Nichols and company have to be more than pleased with the nominations for Charlie Wilson. But where’s Once or our collective favorite, Knocked Up? See more nominations below, but this one is coming on strong.

I gotta go to work, but more thoughts on the acting noms later.

Actress- Drama

Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth), Julie Christie, Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley

You know I’m always happy to see Jodie Foster’s name up for an awards show. Was anyone surprised by this crowd? As I discussed with John earlier, there crop for women’s roles this year wasn’t too noteworthy.

Actor- Drama

George Clooney, Daniel Day Lewis, James McAvoy, Viggo Mortensen, Denzel Washington

Stupid McAvoy…he ruined Last King of Scotland. Biggest reason for happiness: maybe Tommy Lee Jones in Elah will be ignored at the Oscars too, and then we won’t have to see Haggis’ crap. It’s a strange snub too, since I was under the impression that the movie was slightly anti-U.S., and you know how those foreigners love to hate us.

Actress- Comedy

Amy Adams, Nikki Blonksy, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page

Zzzz. Blonksy was great, but what’s Jennifer Hudson been up to lately? Can I go see Enchanted by myself and not feel like a dirty old man? And am I already a dirty old man if I was relieved that Ellen Page is actually 20 years old?

Actor- Comedy

Johnny Depp, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hanks, PS Hoffman (Savages), John C. Reilly (Walk Hard)

Lots of surprises here, but that’s natural when you have 10 nominees instead of 5. The biggest shock is probably John C. Reilly, but it’s also likely the nomination that will have the least reverberations around the award circuit.


Juno, No Country for Old Men, Atonement, Diving Bell and Butterfly, Charlie Wilson’s War

Damn…we’re actually going to have to see Diving Bell, aren’t we.

Supporting Actor

Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, PS Hoffman, John Travolta, Tom Wilkinson

Now that we’re out of the drama/comedy split, this will be a bit more educational. Travolta’s probably the one least likely to have a shot come Oscar time, with Bardem and Wilkinson as shoo-ins. Where’s the Paul Dano party train?

Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There), Julia RobertsSaorise Ronan, Amy Ryan, Tilda Swinton

Actually, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if the same 5 were nominated for Oscars, save (strangely enough) for Roberts.