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The nominees for the 2009 Golden Globe Awards have been announced. Here is the list of TV nominees:

Best TV Drama
Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

Best TV Drama Actress
Sally Field – Brothers and Sisters
Mariska Hargitay – Law and Order: SVU
January Jones – Mad Menn
Anna Paquin – True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Best TV Drama Actor
Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House
Jonathan Rhys Meyes – The Tudors

Best TV Comedy
30 Rock
Californication
Entourage
The Office
Weeds

Best TV Comedy Actress
Christina Applegate – Samantha Who?
America Ferrera – Ugly Betty
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Debra Messing – The Starter Wife
Mary-Louise Parker – Weeds

Best TV Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Steve Carell – The Office
Kevin Connolly – Entourage
David Duchovny – Californication
Tony Shalhoub – Monk

And the Movie Awards:

Best Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actress – Drama

Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve loved you so long
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Actor – Drama

Leonardo Dicaprio – Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Comedy or Musical
Burn After Reading
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Actress – Comedy or Musical
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

Best Actor – Comedy or Musical
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
James Franco – Pineapple Express
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
Dustin Hoffman – Last Chance Harvey

Best Animated Film
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

Best Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Everlasting Moments
Gomorrah
I’ve loved you so long
Waltz with Bashir

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Director
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road

Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy – Slumbdog Millionaire
David Hare – The Reader
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick – Shanley Doubt

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Clint Eastwood – Changeling
James Newton Howard – Defiance
A. R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer – Frost/Nixon

Best Original Song
Down to Earth – Wall-E
Gran Torino – Gran Torino
I Thoughts I Lost You – Bolt
Once in a Lifetime – Cadillac Records
The Wrestler – The Wrestler

Randy Bailey - Survivor Gabon
Night 27 at Nobag and Kenny and Crystal know what is going on at camp and Randy isn’t happy. He was impressed at the vote to get rid of Charlie as he had a lot of friends when he knows he doesn’t.

Sugar wants Randy gone and confides in Bob. Bob confides in her and shows her his fake idol. She wonders if he has an evil plan.

Randy and Corinne admit they hate everyone on the tribe and will be glad to be rid of them. However, they know that desperate times call for desperate measures.

The reward challenge is the famous Survivor auction. Everyone has $500 to spend. Randy buys 3 ice cold beers and peanuts for $180. Kenny spend $340 and gets a secret prize. He gets to send someone to Exile Island and take their money. Bob is off again. Sugar also spends $340 and scores herself chocolate and peanut butter. The next prize is a hot bath, fresh clothes and everything to get cleaned. Suzie takes it for $340. Matty takes a cheeseburger, fries and soda for $400. Randy takes spaghetti for $200. Corinne gets a sealed bottle with a bit of help in the next immunity challenge and then the final bid is for $20 and for the whole tribe. Randy takes a plate of cookies for the whole tribe.

As he shares them out, Sugar declines. Randy divides hers up and then offers the final cookie, which was his, which she takes and gives to Matty. Randy leaves the auction full, half drunk, broke and pissed off with Sugar. There is definitely some tension there.

Sugar laughs at how Randy is upset over a stupid cookie. Matty tells Randy that he needs to drop the attitude. Randy and Corinne talk to Matty about switching alliances. They’re sure that the final three, from the way the game is going, is going to be Kenny, Crystal and Suzie and that his only hope is to jump ship to them.

Bob gets a clue which reads the same as the first clue that he got when he first went to Exile Island and decides that he’s going to go on his own little safari. He climbs a mountain and gets inspired by the view.

Back at camp, Matty puts forward his proposal to get rid of Bob at the next tribal council. He advocates for Bob, Randy and then Corinne to be voted out in that order.

Randy is going to mix things up by hoping to agitate everyone and have Bob give him the idol and then blindside Suzie for jumping ship.

The other group are laughing at Randy and saying he’s a 49 year old acting like a 2 year old. Matty decides that Randy does need to go. Crystal too is all for Randy going. He’s stirred them up and is looking forward to the immunity challenge.

At the immunity challenge, everyone has to race across a series of balance beams with a bag of puzzle blocks. Three bags of puzzle blocks then have to be assembled like dominoes.

Corinne gets through to the final automatically thanks to her auction prize. Kenny and Matty are also in the final. Kenny manages to work his dominoes successfully despite it being a close race while Corinne and Matty’s stopped halfway through.

Randy is hoping Bob has the idol. Bob talks to Sugar and it sounds like Sugar is going to propose giving Randy the fake idol and play the joke on him. Bob is hoping to save himself for at least another immunity challenge.

Corinne wants to be sure that Bob hasn’t told anyone that he has the idol. She really doesn’t trust Sugar. Bob gives the idol to Randy who is smitten. He promises that if he isn’t in the finals but Bob is that he will definitely have his vote for the million dollars.

At Tribal council, Crystals message to the camera is heard clearly by the others as she writes down Randy’s name on the parchment. Randy plays Bob’s idol but is humilated. Corinne goes from looking smug to devastated.

Charlie Herschel - Survivor Gabon

At Kota, Crystal, Ken and Suzie are pretty happy about the result at Tribal Council. Ken is very happy because he’s been responsible for the last few blindsides. Bob is worried though and knows that if there isn’t a merge and they lose another immunity challenge then he’ll be the one going home.

At Fang, it’s a different story. They can’t get the fire going and even if they could it wouldn’t matter because there is no rice to cook. There is a golf flag in the tree mail along with a slingshot that is powered by two people holding it while another pulls.

When the two teams come together, Fang are shocked to see that Marcus has gone. They didn’t think he deserved to go but Ken reminds them that it’s just a game and that they all deserve to be there.

The game is all about getting a ball into the hole using the slingshot. Kota scores the first hole. Fang takes the second. Taking the third hole and the game is Fang after some tension with the final shot. They send bob to exile island.

Fang arrive at the Gabonese village and Matty is stoked because he’s the only one that’s been trapped on the tribe since the start has finally won a reward. The village bath the tribemates before the meal where they talk about the loss of some of the power players. Everyone dances and has a great party with the locals.

Back at Kota, Ken gets himself stuck out on the lake when his boat gets caught on a log. He finally gets himself free and hauls in the fish to take back to camp.

At Exile Island, Bob goes hunting for the idol. He finds the clues but can’t find the last clue/idol. He decides to make a fake idol in the hopes of being able to trick the others if he needs to.

At Fang, Randy is desperately hoping he doesn’t have to see Crystal again. That’s all about to change as Jeff surprises everyone at the immunity challenge that they’re playing for individual immunity now as they are merged.

The challenge is to make fire and burn through a rope. First to get their fire started is Suzie. Sugar gets flame next but no one else is in the race. Suzie wins immunity easily and she has a one in eight chance at the million dollars.

Everyone heads back to Fang where Randy swears it will be either Crystal or him going home.

There is fresh food which everyone is happy about but as soon as the food is dealt with, the strategy begins.

Corinne and Charlie know that Sugar is the swing vote. Corinne says that she needs to pretend like she cares about her to keep her onside.

The Kota four want to break up Corinne and Charlie. Ken talks to Sugar who now thinks she’s the lady of the hour. She doesn’t really trust anyone though.

They decide on the name for the new tribe is Nobag – Gabon backwards.

At Tribal Council, Corinne is shocked to see Charlie’s name come up as he becomes the second member of the jury.

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Marcus Lehman - Survivor:Gabon

The vote at Kota was 4:3, splitting the vote between Dan and Suzie. They discuss needed to be strong as they’re sure the merge is coming. Corinne is still mad with Suzie. Suzie seems to be trying to position herself as the kingmaker but the others are very weary of her.

At Fang, they’re happy with their text book blind side. Matty says he isn’t going to swear on his girlfriend any more though. They’re all hoping for a merge tomorrow. They’re going to keep the hidden immunity idol a secret in the hopes that they can blind side Kota.

Corinne is adamant she will get her revenge on Suzie. Tree mail arrives and hints at the merge with a new tribe and a feast on the equator.

At the feast, there is a box which says the box can only be opened once everyone has finished eating.

Kenny finds a note on the table about a second hidden immunity idol. The rest of the table find out. Randy finds the idol fairly quickly. He puts it on the table and it becomes a forbidden fruit available for whoever wants it. But no one wants to be thrown out of eden. They decide to cast it into the ocean. Marcus is happy about that as the Kota 6 have control of the game.

After casting the idol away, they open the box to learn that they are not merging but are in fact getting switched up again. Everyone is in shock.

The new tribes are Kota: Ken, Bob, Suzie, Crystal and Marcus. Fang: Randy, Matty, Sugar, Charlie and Corinne.

Marcus and Crystal learn that they have a connection through Crystal’s cousin which gives them something to work together with.

Charlie and Corinne wonder about the immunity idol and Sugar but they are thinking Matty should go. Matty is weary of Randy. Matty and Sugar talk strategy after she feels bad for getting rid of Ace. They have the immunity idol between them which gives them some power.

Marcus talks to Suzie who wants to be guaranteed top 3. She is threatening to switch.

Randy talks to Corrine and Charlie about getting rid of Matty.Matty is concerned about his time there and doesn’t really want to be the first member of the jury.

The immunity challenge is all about endurance and strength. The aim is to hold some poles up in the air. This is going to really hurt the arms. Crystal bows out after just 1 second. Sugar is out after 10 seconds. Charlie and Matty are there for Fang while Kota has Marcus and Bob. Marcus drops out. Charlie drops out. Matty and Bob face off in a tense battle but Matty takes the immunity.

Kota is heading to tribal council where it’s all up in the air. Can Suzie switch things up some more? Marcus talks to Crystal about getting rid of Ken and wants to swap her out with Suzie. Crystal is worried about being spun on. Marcus talks to Suzie in a less than flattering way.

Crystal talks to Ken who wants to get Suzie on side. It’s either that or he’s going home. Suzie isn’t sure which way she is going to go.

At Tribal Council, Marcus is shocked to find out he’s the first member of the jury. Another great blindside.

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Kelly Czarnecki

After Tribal Council, everyone is sad that GC has gone as it was fairly pathetic in the way he ended up leaving the game.

Matty is missing his girlfriend and is making a ring to try and keep his mind focused. Matty and Ace talk about an alliance with them and Ken and Sugar. They swear on their girlfriend and mother to keep their pact.

Dan upsets everyone at Kota by taking twice as much food as everyone else. Meanwhile at Fang, the food is running low and rationing is on the cards. There is about six days worth of rice left.

Ace talks to Sugar about how he’s sure the others went through her bag and found out she has the immunity idol. She strangely decides to give Ace the idol for “safe keeping”.

At the reward challenge, Randy is very happy to see GC gone. The challenge is for everyone to carry a giant snake around a track and chase the other team. The first team to catch the other will win a feast of pastries and tea and coffee.

Fang takes an early lead but they fade until they drop Sugar and Ken. It’s not enough as Ace and Matty can’t sustain it by themselves and Kota take yet another win. Fang want them to share as Kota scoff the food in front of them. Crystal is upset. Sugar is off to Exile Island again. Randy loved watching them lose.

Dan is annoying everyone with the food situation and dividing up the reward. Meanwhile, Sugar is starting to feel bad for having the luxury of the sugar shack with all the fruit and comfort while her tribe is suffering.

Back at Fang, Crystal is getting a target drawn on her back as she starts to confess that she is starting to break under the conditions. She talks to Ace and Kellie about how she is feeling and assures them that it’s not a sign of weakness that she has been crying.

At Kota, the tribe catches a reasonable sized turtle and cooks it up for dinner. They’re pretty excited about the next challenge and are lifted by their added protein.

At the immunity challenge, the tribes must divide into three pairs who must race through an obstacle course while being tethered together and collect flag pole pieces. The first tribe to complete their flag pole and raise their flag will win. Fang take an early lead but the pole pieces are heavy and allow Kota to catch up and pass with an easy lead. Fang catch up on the second leg making it a tight contest and overtake Kota on the third leg. Ace takes over on the assembly though and fails to succeed as it was a team task. Kota wins easily as a team before Fang can assemble anything after it was so close at the end.

Crystal is mad that Ace is such a strong player and yet they’ve won nothing with him on their team. Matty wants to flush out the idol from Sugar but Ace wants him to trust him but he hasn’t disclosed that he now has the idol.

Matty talks to Crystal and she wants to get rid of Ace while he wants to get rid of Sugar. Ken doesn’t trust Ace but the stars are aligning for Kellie tonight.

Sugar tells Ken that she gave the idol to Ace. She then tells Ace that she has taken the idol out of his bag. Ace is starting to wonder what is happening.

At Tribal Council, the votes fall to Kelly.

Fang are starting to lose hope. The food is running out and to make matters worse, Crystal accidentally knocks over the rice box, spilling some on the floors. She decides to sacrifice her next meal. Ace is sure that she’ll be next to go.

Corinne thinks Dan is a little kid who is seeking approval. Marcus isn’t sure what to make of it.

The reward challenge is a game of keep away with one member of the opposite team trying to knock the ball to the ground and breaking it. It’s an aggressive game with Kota easily taking the reward of a helicopter flight and a picnic. Again they send Sugar to exile island making it the fifth time in a row that she’s been sent.

Kota are flown to a giant crater for a picnic with a spectacular view. The pilot brings over a package of letters for each of the tribe members who are so excited to receive something from home.

Back at Fang, Matty is fuming about losing again. Once again he tries to play Sugar out of the game but it’s Crystal who is the target. Ken tells Crystal to trust her.

On Exile Island, Sugar is aware that she is completely out of touch with what is happening in the game. She says that she doesn’t necessarily have an alliance with Ace though.

There are two twists at the immunity challenge. Firstly, that both tribes are going to be voting someone out at Tribal council tonight and that there is individual immunity up for grabs.

The challenge is to stay on the spinning barrels longer than your opponent with the winners progressing until there is one winner.

First up, Ace eliminates Dan. Charlie knocks Crystal out. Marcus takes out Matty. Randy beats Suzie. Sugar takes Kenny out. Bob takes out Corrine after announcing he won the log roll when he was in college. Ace just beats Charlie after he landed in the water first. Marcus knocks Randy out and then Sugar is victorious over Bob.

The final battle is between Sugar, Ace and Marcus who are all on the log at the same time. Sugar is in the water first but Marcus has the advantage as Ace can’t see him behind him. Marcus wins and takes his immunity and then gets to reveal the next twist. He has to give immunity to one member of the other tribe. He picks Sugar who now has two.

Ken is hoping he can get Sugar to switch and use her power for his advantage. Sugar isn’t sure she can trust Ken but she has been trusting Ace who is the biggest snake in the game. They decide to blindside Ace.

Ace wants the idol back and Crystal is wondering if maybe Ken was right in saying he was playing her.

Ace Gordon - Survivor: Gabon

At Tribal council, again the immunity idol isn’t played and it’s Ace’s demise. As he gets up he says thanks to Sugar.

Back at Kota, Randy has thrown his hat into the ring with Corinne, Charlie and Marcus and replaces Bob in their tight team. Corinne talks to Suzie about how think they Dan is going but Suzie fesses up that she was going to vote for her. Corinne talks to Randy and they want to got rid of Suzie because her vote could be bought.

At Tribal Council, for the first time in a long time, Kota cast their votes. Leaving this week is: Dan by 4 votes to 3 over Suzie.

Dan Kay - Survivor: Gabon

Danny 'GC' Brown - Suvivor: Gabon

Ace is worried after Jacquie was voted off. Thankfully he knows that Sugar is about to arrive back from Exile Island and she has the idol. He has her in his pocket. Sugar is disappointed that her friend has gone. Crystal is sure Sugar has the idol and now has her on her radar for elimination.

In the morning, Bob catches fish but gets a surprise when one of them is an electric fish. Randy is happy to be a member of the new Fang tribe but is weary of being a target come Tribal Council.

Matty spots an elephant very close to camp and calls all the others over to have a look. They’re pretty excited to see the elephant and decide to go and take a closer look. Matty and Ace take the kayak and paddle over to the other side of the lake. Some of the others are worried that something is about to happen as it’s instances like this where people get hurt getting too close to wild animals.

At the reward challenge, Kota is surprised to see Fang missing Jacquie after her performance at the last challenge. The task is to pass fruit through a course while someone from the opposite tribe can try and deflect. The tribe with the most weight in their fruit basket at the end of time wins the reward of a herb garden.

Fang take a big lead as Ace deflects well but Kota catches. Fang has a total of 16 pounds of fruit. Kota sneaks passed by 2 pounds and takes the win. They send Sugar to Exile Island again as part of their strategy to get the idol played prior to the merge.

Kota is strong and Dan wants to keep their numbers into the merge and take control of the game. Marcus is a little unsure of him.

Sugar is happy to be at her “Sugar Shack” with her own fruit, hut and lake – not to mention the immunity idol.

At Fang, Crystal is starting to boss GC around and he’s starting to get a little annoyed with her. GC has had enough and wants to be back to normal life.

Everyone is about to leave for the challenge and GC has taken off in the kayak. Crystal is annoyed with GC’s tantrums and how the others are using energy screaming for him. When GC returns he says it would have been fine if they’d gone without him.

At the challenge, the tribes must roll giant balls down a hill towards some goals with various points while a blindfolded defender must stop the ball. On the opening play, Kota scores 2 and Fang scores 5. On the second, Kota scores 2 more while Fang has their balls stopped. Fang score two more points on the third while Kota take another 2 points and Ace cops a shield in the face. On the final throw Kota takes 2 points and the win in a from behind victory.

Back at camp, GC tells Matty that he’s ready to leave the game. Crystal says she has no respect for him as he’s a quitter at everything in the game so far and she thinks he’s a loser.

Crystal has a rummage through Sugar’s things and finds the immunity idol and things start to switch as they know this is probably the only chance they will get to blindside her.

At Tribal Council, Sugar doesn’t play her idol but it doesn’t matter as the votes fall to GC with Kelly being his vote.