The 2010 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and I was happy to see that many of the picks were based on books. Here are the highlights:

Up in the Air, based on Walter Kirn’s 2001 novel, led the pack with six nominations: best picture (drama), best actor in a drama, best director, best screenplay and best supporting actress (two nominations here, for Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick).

The Blind Side, based on Michael Lewis’s book of the same name, was nominated for best actress in a drama.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (a BookPage favorite!) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs were both nominated for best animated feature film.

Invictus, based on John Carlin’s book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation, was nominated for best actor in a drama.

Julie & Julia, based on Julie Powell’s blog-to-book (and Julia Child’s My Life in France) received nominations for best picture (comedy) and best actress in a comedy.

The Lovely Bones, based on Alice Sebold’s novel, was nominated for best supporting actor.

Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire, was nominated for best picture (drama), best actress in a drama and best supporting actress.

Sherlock Holmes was nominated for best actor in a comedy.

A Single Man, based on Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel, was nominated for best actor in a drama, best supporting actress and best original score.

See a complete list of nominees. How many of the books-to-movies have you read? What book would you like to see as a movie next year?

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