The 2010 Golden Globe nominations have been very kind to [movieperson id=”8456″]Sandra Bullock[/movieperson]. The 45-year-old actress has two hit films this year and was blessed with nods for both: Best Actress in a Drama ([movie id=”420164″]”The Blind Side”[/movie]) and Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical ([movie id=”349900″]”The Proposal”[/movie]).
“I am beyond stunned,” Bullock said in a statement. “Just to be included in the company of these amazing women I have so admired thru the years, has left me slack jawed with awe. It is TRULY an honor just to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press, and I will cherish this moment with all the artists I have worked with behind the scenes, who truly make me look good!”
[movieperson id=”17609″]Robert Downey Jr.[/movieperson] has won two Globes in the past — for “Ally McBeal” and “Short Cuts” — and received two other nominations (“Tropic Thunder” and “Chaplin”). His fifth nod comes for “Sherlock Holmes,” which hits theaters Christmas Day. “I share this honor with [co-star] Jude Law and all of my cast-mates, my great director Guy Ritchie and the rest of the team whose collaboration and camaraderie helped make this new incarnation of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ possible,” the actor said in a statement.
Selected in the Best Supporting Actress category, Penélope Cruz said in a statement, “I am so honored to be nominated for ‘Nine.’ I had an incredible time working on the film with such an amazing director, Rob Marshall, and with this extraordinary cast.”
Emily Blunt is also a two-time nominee (“Gideon’s Daughter,” for which she won, and “The Devil Wears Prada”), and she’s now the owner of a third nod: Best Actress in a Drama for “The Young Victoria.” “Playing the young Queen Victoria was a big challenge, but also a hugely rewarding experience and now to find myself nominated for a Golden Globe alongside such incredibly talented women is a massive thrill and is testament to the incredible effort of all the cast and crew on the film,” the actress said in a statement.
Two-time nominee, one-time winner (“Pulp Fiction”) Quentin Tarantino was honored as Best Director and his film, “Inglourious Basterds,” made the cut in the Best Picture – Drama category. “I’m ecstatic for the recognition by the Hollywood Foreign Press and I’m thrilled to be in the company of the other writers and directors that have been nominated,” he said in a statement.
Said Christoph Waltz of his nomination as a brutal Nazi in “Basterds”: “Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press who have transported me from the unbelievable into the unimaginable.”
“The Hangover” became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever, and director Todd Phillips was happy to join an illustrious group of nominees past and present. “We are completely thrilled to be nominated for a Golden Globe,” he said in a statement. “The Globes have a long and illustrious history … we are happy to spoil that.”
Reacting to his first Globe nomination, Joseph Gordon-Levitt of “(500) Days of Summer” singled out “my dear friend and sister-in-craft, Zooey Deschanel,” and went on to say, “These days it seems like the world’s becoming one big international family and that’s a good thing! That said, I’m particularly happy and grateful to be honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press, an association defined by its international, or shall we say ‘global,’ character.”
“This nomination is amazing because it’s such a team effort,” “(500) Days” director Marc Webb told MTV News. “Zooey is so incredibly radical and Joe is just great. We can’t compete with the marketing machine of bigger studios, so this sort of nomination is really helpful.”
Julianne Moore and Colin Firth were nominated for their work in “A Single Man.” “I am so honored and thrilled to be among the Golden Globe nominees this year,” Moore said in a statement. “I am happy for everybody — particularly my friend Colin Firth!”
“The Hollywood Foreign Press have just given me a time-out from my 20-year midlife crisis,” Firth said in a statement. “My heartfelt thanks to them.”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” director Wes Anderson celebrated his nomination in the best Best Animated Film category. “I am very touched to have received a Golden Globe nomination,” he said in a statement. “I have always enjoyed meeting with the members of the HFPA over the years, but this is my first nomination, and I am very pleased that they like Fantastic Mr. Fox. It is wonderful acknowledgement of the work of my many, many very skilled collaborators on this stop-motion film!”
“Mr. Fox” co-star Jason Schwartzman said in a statement: “It’s such an honor for the film to be nominated, especially considering the competition. I’m very proud for Wes and everyone who worked so hard to transform such a unique book into such a unique film.”
Veteran director Kathryn Bigelow is another first-time Globe nominee for her film “The Hurt Locker.” “I am thrilled that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has chosen to honor ‘The Hurt Locker’ this year alongside so many other great films,” she said in a statement. “It is doubly exciting to be recognized for my work as a director on this film, which is so very close to my heart, and which shines a light on the impossible situation overseas.”
The 67th annual Golden Globe Awards air January 17 on NBC at 8 pm. MTV News will bring you all the news, fashion and fun straight from the red carpet, with exclusive photos, interviews, live blogs and more!