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Pick the winners of Sunday's Golden Globes

Matt Damon against Daniel Day-Lewis. Sandra Bullock versus a trove of newcomers. And Meryl Streep battles herself.

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

"Avatar"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglorious Basterds"
"Precious: Based on he Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
"Up in the Air"

VOTE: 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

Emily Blunt, "The Young Victoria"
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
Carey Mulligan, "An Education"
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"

VOTE: BEST 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

Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"
Tobey Maguire, "Brothers"

VOTE: BEST 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

"(500) Days of Summer"
"The Hangover"
"It's Complicated"
"Julie & Julia"
"Nine"

VOTE: BEST MOTION PICTURE / MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Should win: "Julie & Julia," mostly for Streep's delightfully dotty incarnation of celebrity chef Julia Child.

Will win: "Julie & Julia."

ACTRESS / MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Sandra Bullock, "The Proposal"
Marion Cotillard, "Nine"
Julia Roberts, "Duplicity"
Meryl Streep, "It's Complicated"
Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"

VOTE: BEST 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

Matt Damon, "The Informant!"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Nine"
Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "(500) Days of Summer"
Michael Stuhlbarg, "A Serious Man"

VOTE: BEST 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.

ACTRESS / SUPPORTING

Penélope Cruz, "Nine"
Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"
Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"
Mo'Nique, "Precious"
Julianne Moore, "A Single Man"

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

Matt Damon, "Invictus"
Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"
Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"
Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"

Should win: Waltz. Playing WWII's happiest Nazi, this Austrian unknown stole Quentin Tarantino's entire movie.

Will win: Waltz, hands down.

ANIMATED FEATURE

"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"
"Coraline"
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"The Princess and the Frog"
"Up"

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.

DIRECTOR

Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
James Cameron, "Avatar"
Clint Eastwood, "Invictus"
Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air"
Quentin Tarantino, "Inglorious Basterds"

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
"Dexter," Showtime
"House," Fox
"Mad Men," AMC
"True Blood," HBO

VOTE: BEST TV SERIES / DRAMA

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

"30 Rock," NBC
"Entourage," HBO
"Glee," Fox
"Modern Family," ABC
"The Office," NBC
 
VOTE: BEST TV SERIES / COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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"

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