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George Clooney and 'Up in the Air' Become Favorite to Receive Golden Globe

January 5, 2010 (5:59 am) GMT
Both George Clooney and his film 'Up in the Air', which are nominated for best Drama Actor and Best Film respectively, become favorite to land nods at 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney and 'Up in the Air' Become Favorite to Receive Golden Globe

and his film "" are set to have a golden night at the Golden Globes later this month, January 2010 after topping leading critics' picks in a new TheEnvelope.com poll. Eleven of the 20 experts who voted picked "Up In The Air" to claim top honors as Best Film, while 10 gave Clooney the edge over ("") and ("") in the Best Drama Actor category.

The Best Drama Actress fight will be a closely contested battle between ("") and (""), according to the critics. "" leads the way as the Best Comedy/Musical Picture, but the other four nominees - "", "", "" and "" - all get votes.

's turn as "" earned him the bulk of votes for Best Comedy/Musical Actor and is the clear favorite to land the Best Comedy/Musical Actress. Former couple Kathryn Bigelow ("") and James Cameron ("") will battle it out for the Best Director prize - Cameron landed nine votes to Bigelow's eight. The Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles on January 17.

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