Sunday's 67th Golden Globe Awards ceremony promises some fierce competition, though the show's first solo host in 14 years, Ricky Gervais, will probably keep the mood light. And while the Globes are often viewed as predictors of the Academy Awards, this year may be a little different for the all-important best picture Oscar, which is being expanded to 10 nominees, up from the usual five.
Here's your scorecard, including TV nominations:
BEST MOTION PICTURE / DRAMA
Should win: "Avatar." It's technology over substance, but the movie's sheer scope and ambition are undeniable.
Will win: "Up in the Air," which leads the pack with six nominations and a timely recession theme.
ACTRESS / DRAMA
Should win: Carey Mulligan, irresistible as a young girl seduced by an older man.
Will win: Mulligan. But Bullock, as a Southerner who adopts a black teenager, could steal it.
ACTOR / DRAMA
Should win: Firth, playing a suicidal gay man in 1962, delivered the most moving performance of any actor this year.
Will win: The glamorous Mr. Clooney is the shoo-in. But Bridges, utterly convincing as a washed-up country singer, has an outside chance.
BEST MOTION PICTURE / MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Will win: "Julie & Julia."
ACTRESS / MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Should win: Streep for "Julie & Julia."
Will win: Her only real competition is herself, but Streep will take it for "Julie & Julia."
ACTOR / MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Should win: Although "The Informant!" was a middling movie, Damon was terrific as a slippery schlub.
Will win: Day-Lewis. He wasn't very good as a womanizing Italian, but Globe voters clearly liked "Nine" - it earned five nominations.
Should win: Mo'Nique, a comedian who transformed herself into an abusive monster.
Will win: Mo'Nique. She has lately softened her supposed stance against award campaigning.
ACTOR / SUPPORTING
Should win: Waltz. Playing WWII's happiest Nazi, this Austrian unknown stole Quentin Tarantino's entire movie.
Will win: Waltz, hands down.
Should win: "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Wes Anderson used stop-motion to create another of his unique, visually witty worlds.
Will win: "Fantastic Mr. Fox," even though Pixar ("Up") has taken this award every year since its introduction.
Should win: Bigelow, whose explosive style made "The Hurt Locker" the most bruising war film of the decade.
Will win: Though she won't win for best picture, Bigelow will take this one.
BEST TELEVISION SERIES / DRAMA
"Big Love," HBO
"Mad Men," AMC
"True Blood," HBO
BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES / DRAMA
Glenn Close, "Damages"
January Jones, "Mad Men"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES / DRAMA
Simon Baker, "The Mentalist"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie, "House"
Bill Paxton, "Big Love"
BEST TELEVISION SERIES / COMEDY OR MUSICAL
"Modern Family," ABC
"The Office," NBC
BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES / COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"
Courtney Cox, "Cougar Town"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Lea Michele, "Glee"
BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES / COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
David Duchovny, "Californication"
Thomas Jane, "Hung"
Matthew Morrison, "Glee"