2009 Golden Globes: Good Year For Jokers, Midnight Tokers

The nominees for the 2009 Golden Globes were announced this morning, and there were a few surprises.

The nomination of Tom Cruise for Tropic Thunder drew giggles from the crowd, as did James Franco's nod for Pinapple Express. Apparently, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association thought Franco's performance as a lovable pot dealer was much more powerful than his portrayal of Harvey Milk's lover. Check out the rest of the nominations (and spot the snubs) after the jump.

BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Revolutionary Road
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)

• Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
• Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
• Sean Penn, Milk
• Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)

• Angelina Jolie, Changeling
• Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
• Meryl Streep, Doubt
• Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
• Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

• Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
• Colin Farrell, In Bruges
• James Franco, Pineapple Express
• Dustin Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey
• Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

• Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
• Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
• Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
• Emma Thompson, Last Chance Harvey
• Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

SUPPORTING ACTOR

• Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
• Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
• Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
• Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
• Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

• Amy Adams, Doubt
• Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
• Viola Davis, Doubt
• Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
• Kate Winslet, The Reader

DIRECTOR

• David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
• Stephen Daldry, The Reader
• Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
• Sam Mendes, Revolutionary Road

ANIMATED FILM

WALL-E
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda

SCREENPLAY

• Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
• David Hare, The Reader
• Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
• Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

Gomorrah
I’ve Loved You So Long
Waltz with Bashir
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Everlasting Moments

ORIGINAL SCORE

Defiance
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
Frost/Nixon
Changeling

ORIGINAL SONG

• “Down to Earth” from WALL-E
• “Gran Torino” from Gran Torino
• “I Thought I’d Lost You” from Bolt
• “Once in a Lifetime” from Cadillac Records
• “The Wrestler” from The Wrestler

DRAMATIC TV SERIES

Dexter
House M.D.
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

BEST ACTOR, TV DRAMA

• Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
• Michael C. Hall, Dexter
• Jon Hamm, Mad Men
• Hugh Laurie, House M.D.
• Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors

BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA

• Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
• Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
• January Jones, Mad Men
• Anna Paquin, True Blood
• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Californication
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Weeds

BEST ACTOR, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY

• Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
• Steve Carell, The Office
• Kevin Connolly, Entourage
• David Duchovny, Californication
• Tony Shalhoub, Monk

BEST ACTRESS, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY

• Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
• America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
• Tina Fey, 30 Rock
• Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
• Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Cranford
Bernard & Doris
John Adams
A Raisin in the Sun
Recount

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Judi Dench, Cranford
• Laura Linney, John Adams
• Catherine Keener, An American Crime
• Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel
• Susan Sarandon, Bernard & Doris

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Ralph Fiennes, Bernard and Doris
• Paul Giammatti, John Adams
• Kevin Spacey, Recount
• Keifer Sutherland, 24: Redemption
• Tom Wilkinson, Recount

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Eileen Atkins, Cranford
• Laura Dern, Recount
• Melissa George, In Treatment
• Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
• Dianne Wiest, In Treatment

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

• Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
• Denis Leary, Recount
• Jeremy Piven, Entourage
• Blair Underwood, In Treatment
• Tom Wilkinson, John Adams

CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
• Steven Spielberg