December 15th, 2009
12:11 PM ET

Golden Globe nominees react

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced in Beverly Hills early this morning.  Many of the regular suspects were in the mix.  Meryl Streep will go head to head with herself in the best actress musical or comedy category for her performances in “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated.”  Clint Eastwood is in there for directing “Invictus,” as are its stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.  Freeman, who stars as South African President Nelson Mandela, reacted to his nomination saying “Playing Mandela was the greatest honor of my career, and I hope that I have done him proud.”  It was a bit of a surprise that the film itself was not nominated for a best picture prize.

Perhaps less of a shock was a nod for “Up” in the best animated film category. The movie is the latest in a long line of Disney/Pixar films to accomplish the feat.  It’s been a very good year for the folks behind the adventurous tale. “Up” is the third highest grossing film of the year with $293 million at the domestic box office. The film’s director, Pete Docter, released this statement shortly after his film was recognized: “This is a humbling, happy year-end moment for us.”

We’ll share many more happy moments here at CNN.com as we continue to bring you more 67th Annual Golden Globe Award nominee reactions.


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