Film drama “Up in the Air” soared away with six Golden Globe nominations yesterday, more than any film, while Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep surprised Hollywood watchers with two nominations each for the major awards show.


“Up in the Air,” starring George Clooney earned nominations for Clooney as best actor, Jason Reitman for best director and screenplay with co-writer Sheldon Turner, and for both Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga as supporting actress. Close behind was “Nine” with five nominations, including best musical or comedy. Its stars, Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard, received nods for actor and actress in a musical or comedy, respectively.


But Bullock and Streep had industry watchers buzzing at the widely-watched awards shows.


Bullock scored nominations for best dramatic actress for football film “The Blind Side” and actress in a musical or comedy with relationship movie “The Proposal.” Streep will compete against herself in the category for best actress in a musical or comedy with two movies, “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated.”