Streep is pitted against herself in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical category. She was also nominated for her performance in "It's Complicated."
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Going for Gold
George Clooney stars as a frequent flier in "Up in the Air."
Clooney was nominated in the Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama category. He will face some tough competion: Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth, Morgan Freeman, and Tobey Maguire.
Mandela on Film
Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in "Invictus."
Freeman was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama. Damon was also nominated in the supporting actor category in "Invictus." Damon picked up another nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for "The Informant!"
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Bullock Gets Two Noms
Quinton Aaron and Sandra Bullock in Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Blind Side."
Bullock was also nominated for her role as a cranky boss in romantic comedy "The Proposal."
Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe was nominated for her role as a Harlem teenager -- illiterate, obese, and pregnant with her father's child -- who tries to break out of her horrific circumstances in "Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire."
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Cameron Back in Spotlight
A scene from James Cameron's "Avatar."
"Avatar" scored four nominations, including Best Director - Motion Picture for Cameron's work.
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A Breakout Hit
A scene from the war drama "The Hurt Locker," about bomb technicians in Iraq.
"The Hurt Locker" was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture. Director Kathryn Bigelow was also nominated for an award.
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A Serial Actor
Michael C. Hall was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for his creepy role as serial killer Dexter Morgan on Showtime's "Dexter."
When Good Isn't Bad
Julianna Margulies was nominated for Best Performace by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama for her role on CBS' "The Good Wife."
Australian actress Toni Collette was nominated for her role on Showtime's "United States of Tara."
All in the Mind?
Simon Baker stars as Patrick Jane in "The Mentalist."
Baker was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama category.