There’s little of Kiwi interest in the awards, but Neill Blomkamp picks up a Best Screenplay nomination for District 9 up against Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker; Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated; Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air; and Quentin Tarantino for Inglorious Basterds.
All the films Blomkamp is up against are nominated for Best Drama or Best Musical/Comedy.
The Finola Dwyer-produced An Education picks up a nomination for Carey Mulligan as Best Actress. The Lovely Bones’ Stanley Tucci is nominated as Best Supporting Actor.
Avatar picks up four nominations, for Best Drama, Best Director, Original Score and Original Song. There’s a little battle of the exes going on in the Best Director category, with Kathryn Bigelow also nominated for The Hurt Locker.
In the TV categories, there’s even less immediate Kiwi interest. Recent visitor Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men picks up 3 nominations. Anna Paquin is nominated twice, as Best Actress for True Blood and Best Actress in a Mini-series/TV Movie for The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.
The winners are de-enveloped and awards handed out on January 17 (US time).
The full list of film and television nominations is here.