It’s going to be a great Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 11. The nominations are out today and if you look at the list just for a taste of who will be making the awards scene at this party, and probably the ones for the SAG Awards and the Oscars, there’s lots to look forward to. Brad Pitt (at right in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Angelina Jolie (Changeling) will be arm in arm again, this time with matching nominations as best actor and actress; Meryl Streep will be there as well — she has two nominations, for Doubt and Mamma Mia! — and I always like to see whom she will bring (often one of her children). We’ll see good friends and co-stars Kate Winslet (another double nominee, for Revolutionary Road and The Reader) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Revolutionary Road), and Vicky Christina Barcelona co-stars turned couple Javier Bardiem and Penelope Cruz. We’ll see heartthrobs Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) and, for we women of a certain age, Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment). Favorites like Sally Field (yes, we still like her), Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Shirley McLaine, Susan Sarandon and Laura Linney got nominations — all for movies except Field, who is up again for Brothers and Sisters. Tom Cruise got a Globe nomination for his Tropic Thunder cameo, so he and Katie Holmes should go because that nod is not likely to be repeated. And I’m thrilled to see Blair Underwood nominated for In Treatment, as it may have been the best performance on television this year. To see if your favorites made the list, click here.
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