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Woody Harrelson drops back down to supporting race at Golden Globes

December 8, 2009 |  7:42 am
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has flip-flopped on its classification of Woody Harrelson as a lead star of "The Messenger."  Initially, he asked to be placed in the supporting race at the Golden Globes, but the eligibility committee bumped him up to lead alongside costar Ben Foster.

A HFPA spokesman tells Gold Derby: "Originally, it was a very close vote and almost evenly split between lead and supporting category.  When Harrelson’s management asked the eligibility committee to reconsider the decision, the committee members agreed to make the change to place Harrelson in the supporting category."

Nominations will be announced on Dec. 15.

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