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‘Up,’ ‘Up in the Air’ Go to the Oscars

As expected, a couple of the travel movies we’ve been following all year have landed some high-profile nods for the upcoming Academy Awards: “Up in the Air” has six nominations, while animated South American adventure “Up” has five; both are up for Best Picture.

Here’s the full list of nominees.

Travel Movies Win Big at the Golden Globes

There were some surprises at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony—for one, early favorite “Up in the Air” landed only one win, for Best Screenplay, from its six nominations—but a few of the travel movies we’ve had our eye on all year still came away with awards.

The big news? Vegas boys’ getaway flick “The Hangover” won for Best Picture (Musical/Comedy), while, more predictably, Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Musical/Comedy) for her role as Julia Child in “Julie and Julia.” Pixar’s South American adventure, “Up,” also took home the awards for Best Animated Film and Best Original Score. Get the Big Picture has a complete list of winners.

‘Up in the Air’: Eight More Great Links

The Jason Reitman-directed travel movie continues to draw all kinds of press attention, much of it well worth reading.

Over at The Daily Beast, novelist Walter Kirn reveals how Reitman and star George Clooney saved his novel from obscurity.

In the New York Times, op-ed writer Frank Rich argues that “Up in the Air” is the perfect movie to close out a troubled year, using “the power of pop culture to salve national wounds that continue to fester in the real world.” Rich’s Times colleague Adam Andrew Newman looks at the movie as an advertising bonanza for Hilton and American Airlines.

World Hum contributor Alison Stein Wellner reviews the movie for the Perceptive Travel blog (warning: major spoilers) while blogger Joe Posnanski offers a thoughtful response to “Up in the Air” from a traveler’s perspective.

Finally, here’s an in-flight tweet from Jason Reitman, posted just after the Golden Globes nominees were announced: “Flight attendant congratulated me on the noms. Guy in 1C loved the movie. Yup, I’m on Air Canada amongst my people.”

Travel Movies Go to the Golden Globes

The nominations are in for the second-biggest awards show of the year, and, as expected, “Up in the Air” leads the pack with six nods. The movie was nominated for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Screenplay, while Jason Reitman, George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick are all in the running for Best Director, Best Actor (Drama) and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

But it’s not all about Reitman, Clooney and co.—some other travel movies we’ve kept an eye on this year are among the nominees as well. The Hangover and Julie and Julia are both nominated for Best Picture (Musical/Comedy), while Meryl Streep landed a Best Actress nod for her role in the latter as Julia Child. Sandra Bullock also received a Best Actress nomination for her role in “The Proposal” as an uptight Canadian editor who heads to Sitka, Alaska for an attempted greencard wedding. Finally, Up is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, while it and Where the Wild Things Are were both nominated for Best Original Score.

“Up in the Air” and Meryl Streep were shoo-ins here—you can expect to see them on the Oscar nominations list when it comes out, too, while “The Hangover” and Sandra Bullock will more than likely disappear when the division between comedy and drama is dropped for the big show.

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