Love At The 2009 Golden Globe Awards

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Love At The 2009 Golden Globe Awards
Romantic films and performances are the big winners in the 2009 Golden Globe nominations.

Romance ruled at this morning's announcement of the 2009 Golden Globe awards. Frost/Nixon was the only nominee for Best Mostion Picture - Drama that didn't address complex relationships or love stories (unless you count Nixon's love of himself and then it's 5 for 5). Hollywood always turns inward when award seasons roles around, but this year we've been treated to some truly moving portrayals of relationships starting, working, and ending. Yes, we're consumed with America's financial crisis and the on-going soap opera that is politics, but love and relationships are the constant themes that we return to year after year. Whether you're looking for love, overcoming heartache, or just stuck in the everyday routine of a relationship, 2008 was the year where entertainment reflected the hopes and heartbreaks of love.

Here are some of the notable nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe awards.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Brad Pitt ages backwards and meets ballerina Cate Blanchett in this year's most magical romance.

  • Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Brad Pitt, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama
  • David Fincher, Best Director
  • Eric Roth, Best Screenplay

The Reader - Kate Winslet is a Nazi officer who seduces a younger man in this emotionally devastating film.

  • Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Kate Winslet, Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
  • Stephen Daldry, Best Director
  • David Hare, Best Screenplay

Revolutionary Road - Best friends Kate and Leo reunite 10 years after Titanic to bring us the story of an unhappy marriage in suburbia. Oh, and Kate's husband directed them. 

  • Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Kate Winslet, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama
  • Sam Mendes, Best Director

Slumdog Millionaire - An old-school romance about two lovers who are destined to be together, despite the society that tries to keep them apart.

  • Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Danny Boyle, Best Director
  • Simon Beaufoy, Best Screenplay

Mamma Mia! - A woman uses her wedding as excuse to find out which of her mother's ex-boyfriends (including Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan) is her father. 

  • Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • Meryl Streep, Best Performance By An Actress In a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
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