The George Clooney starring drama Up in the Air leads the 2010 Golden Globe nominations this year with six nods to the critically acclaimed film. The Golden Globe nominations for 2010 were announced on Tuesday.

Up in the Air - George Clooney

Up in the Air - George Clooney

Up in the Air led the 2010 field for the Golden Globe Awards with six nominations, including best director (Jason Reitman), best screenplay, best actor (Clooney) and best motion picture – drama. In the best picture category, Up in the Air will be up against the sci-fi blockbuster Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds and Precious.

The field for best picture – musical or comedy includes the musical Nine, It’s Complicated, Julie & Julia, 500 Days of Summer and The Hangover. The best director category mostly reflects the choices for the best pictures, with Reitman for Up in the Air, Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker, Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds, James Cameron for Avatar and Clint Eastwood for Invictus.

For a list of television nominees for the 2010 Golden Globes, check them out over at

The Golden Globes air on NBC Jan. 17, hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Subscribe to Snark Food updates on Facebook, Twitter, Email, or RSS