By : John Latchem | Posted: 15 Dec 2009
Awards season in Hollywood officially kicked off with the announcement of the 67th annual Golden Globe nominations Dec. 15.
As usual, the nominees favor films released toward the end of the year, so most aren’t yet available for home viewing. However, fans hoping to check out the nominated films do have a healthy assortment to choose from on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
Of the five films nominated for best drama picture — Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious and Up in the Air — only Basterds is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray, with Universal releasing the Quentin Tarantino-directed film Dec. 15. Summit Entertainment will release the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker Jan. 12.
Basterds also earned nominations for best supporting actor (Christoph Waltz), best director and best screenplay, while Locker earned nominations for screenplay and for director Kathryn Bigelow.
Of the five best comedy/musical picture nominees — (500) Days of Summer, The Hangover, It’s Complicated, Julie & Julia and Nine — two are currently available on DVD and Blu-ray: The Hangover (Warner) and Julie & Julia (Sony Pictures). Fox releases (500) Days of Summer Dec. 22.
Julie & Julia also earned a best actress in a comedy/musical nomination for Meryl Streep (who earned a second nomination in the same category for It’s Complicated), while (500) Days of Summer earned a best comedy/musical actor nomination for Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Nominees for best animated film already on disc are Coraline (Universal) and Up (Disney), while Sony Pictures releases Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Jan. 5. The other two nominees, The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, recently hit theaters.
Other nominees on disc include Universal’s Duplicity (best comedy/musical actress — Julia Roberts) and Disney’s The Proposal (best comedy/musical actress — Sandra Bullock, who also was nominated for best drama actress for recent theatrical hit The Blind Side). Sony Pictures will release District 9 (best screenplay) Dec. 22.
Unlike the films, most of the nominees for the Golden Globe TV-related categories are available on home video.
Best drama series nominees include HBO’s “Big Love” (season three streets Jan. 5 on DVD), Paramount Home Entertainment/CBS’ “Dexter” (seasons 1-3 are available), Universal’s “House” (seasons 1-5), Lionsgate’s “Mad Men” (seasons 1-2) and HBO’s “True Blood” (season one).
Best comedy series nominees include Universal’s “30 Rock” (seasons 1-3), HBO’s “Entourage” (seasons 1-5) and Universal’s “The Office” (seasons 1-5), and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment releases Glee: Season 1 Vol. 1 Dec. 29. Of the nominees, only “Modern Family” is too new to have ever had a DVD release so far.
(500) Days of Summer — Best Picture Comedy/Musical, Best Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Fox, Dec. 22
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs — Best Animated — Sony Pictures, Jan. 5
Coraline — Best Animated — Universal
District 9 — Best Screenplay — Sony Pictures, Dec. 22
Duplicity — Best Actress: Julia Roberts — Universal
The Hangover — Best Picture Comedy/Musical — Warner
The Hurt Locker — Best Picture Drama, director: Kathryn Bigelow, Screenplay — Summit, Jan. 12
Inglourious Basterds — Best Picture Drama, Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Director: Quentin Tarantino, Screenplay — Universal
Julie & Julia — Best Picture Comedy/Musical, Best Actress: Meryl Streep — Sony Pictures
The Proposal — Best Actress: Sandra Bullock — Disney
Up — Best Animated, Score — Disney
30 Rock — TV Comedy/Musical, Comedy Actress: Tina Fey, Comedy Actor: Alec Baldwin — Seasons 1-3, Universal
Big Love — TV Drama, Drama Actor: Bill Paxton, Supporting Actress: Chloe Sevigny — Season 3 Jan. 5, HBO
Californication — Comedy Actor: David Duchovny — Seasons 1-2, Paramount/CBS
The Closer — Drama Actress: Kyra Sedgwick — Seasons 1-4, Warner
Damages — Drama Actress: Glenn Close, Supporting Actress: Rose Byrne, Supporting Actor: William Hurt — Season 2 Jan. 19, Sony Pictures
Dexter — TV Drama, Drama Actor: Michael C. Hall, Supporting Actor: John Lithgow — Seasons 1-3, Paramount/CBS
Endgame — Miniseries/TV Movie Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor — Monterey, Feb. 9
Entourage — TV Comedy/Musical, Supporting Actor: Jeremy Piven — Seasons 1-5, HBO
Glee — TV Comedy/Musical, Comedy Actress: Lea Michele, Comedy Actor: Matthew Morrison, Supporting Actress: Jane Lynch — Season 1 Vol. 1 Dec. 29, Fox
Grey Gardens — Miniseries/TV Movie, Actress: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange — HBO
House — TV Drama, Drama Actor: Hugh Laurie — Seasons 1-5, Universal
How I Met Your Mother — Supporting Actor: Neil Patrick Harris — Seasons 1-4, Fox
Into the Storm — Miniseries/TV Movie, Actor: Brendan Gleeson, Supporting Actress: Janet McTeer — HBO
Little Dorrit — Miniseries/TV Movie — BBC Video
Lost — Supporting Actor: Michael Emerson — Seasons 1-5, Disney
Mad Men — TV Drama, Drama Actress: January Jones, Drama Actor: Jon Hamm — Seasons 1-2, Lionsgate
The Mentalist — Drama Actor: Simon Baker — Season 1, Warner
Nurse Jackie — Comedy Actress: Edie Falco — Feb. 23, Lionsgate
The Office — TV Comedy/Musical, Comedy Actor: Steve Carell — Seasons 1-5, Universal
Taking Chance — Miniseries/TV Movie, Actor: Kevin Bacon — HBO
True Blood — TV Drama, Drama Actress: Anna Paquin — Season 1, HBO
United States of Tara — Comedy Actress: Toni Collette — Season 1 Dec. 29, Paramount/CBS
Wallander: One Step Behind — Miniseries/TV Movie Actor: Kenneth Branagh — BBC Video
For a complete list of nominees, click here.