We sure hope Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique have their gowns lined up for award season. The 67th Annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning and, as anticipated, by critics and fans alike, the pair earned nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, respectfully, for their performances in “Precious.” The film, directed by Lee Daniels and executive-produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, also received honors for Best Motion Picture, Drama.
Speaking of motion pictures, “The Princess and the Frog,” which stars Tony Award-winner and ESSENCE covergirl, Anika Noni Rose, as Disney’s first, Black princess (and grabbed the top spot at the box office last weekend), received a nomination for Best Animated Feature. And last, but certainly not least, veteran actor, Morgan Freeman, will compete for the Best Actor statue for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in “Invictus” while British actor, Chitwel Ejiofor is up for Best Actor in a Mini-Series for “Endgame.”
For a complete listing of nominations, visit www.goldenglobes.org. The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented in Hollywood on January 17, 2010.