Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globes were announced in the morning half-light earlier today.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, the silent The Artist came in as nominee front-runner with  just a nomination more than The Descendants and The Help.  Of course, the Globes famously break down their categories between genres, opening up more spaces for films that likely won't meet Academy standards.  Still, in such a solid year, it's surprising to see a drama as weak as The Ides of March back it into the Best Picture category.  It's similarly surprising to see a film like 50/50 nominated at all where critically applauded darlings like The Tree of Life, Beginners, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Drive, and Melancholia have failed.

On the television side of the nominations, there are much larger upsets, however.  American Horror Story and The New Girl have both snuck into Best Series and acting nominations where cult hits like Breaking Bad and Dexter are notably absent.  As someone currently on the American Horror Story bandwagon, I'm pretty pumped its listed so early in the game.  Yet, you know, conflicted...

Also, I was really hoping someone would step up and give Community the recognition it deserves.

The full list of nominees is below...



BEST PICTURE: DRAMA
“The Descendants”
“The Help”
“Hugo”
“The Ides of March”
“Moneyball”
“War Horse”

BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“50/50”
“The Artist”
“Bridesmaids”
“Midnight in Paris”
“My Week With Marilyn”

BEST DIRECTOR
Woody Allen (“Midnight in Paris”)
George Clooney (“The Ides of March”)
Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”)
Alexander Payne (“The Descendants”)
Martin Scorsese (“Hugo”)

BEST ACTOR: DRAMA
George Clooney (“The Descendants”)
Leonardo Dicaprio (“J. Edgar”)
Michael Fassbender (“Shame”)
Ryan Gosling (“The Ides of March”)
Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”)

BEST ACTRESS: DRAMA
Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”)
Viola Davis (“The Help”)
Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”)
Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”)
Tilda Swinton (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”)

BEST ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jodie Foster (“Carnage”)
Charlize Theron (“Young Adult”)
Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids”)
Michelle Williams (“My Week With Marilyn”)
Kate Winslet (“Carnage”)

BEST ACTOR: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”)
Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard”)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“50/50”)
Ryan Gosling (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”)
Owen Wilson (“Midnight in Paris”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”)
Jessica Chastain (“The Help”)
Janet McTeer (“Albert Nobbs”)
Octavia Spencer (“The Help”)
Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh (“My Week With Marilyn”)
Altbert Brooks (“Drive”)
Jonah Hill (“Moneyball”)
Viggo Mortensen (“A Dangerous Method”)
Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Arthur Christmas”
“Cars 2”
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“The Flowers Of War” (China)
“In The Land Of Blood and Honey” (USA)
“The Kid With a Bike” (Belgium)
”A Separation” (Iran)
“The Skin I Live In” (Spain)

BEST SCREENPLAY
”The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Ides of March”
“Midnight in Paris”
“Moneyball”

TELEVISION

BEST ACTRESS, TV COMEDY
Laura Dern (Enlightened)
Zooey Deschanel (The New Girl)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Laura Linney (The Big C)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Mireille Enos (The Killing)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Madeleine Stowe (Revenge)
Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV SERIES, MINI-SERIES or MOVIE
Peter Dinklange (Game of Thrones)
Paul Giamatti (Too Big to Fail)
Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce)
Tim Robbins (Cinema Verite)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV SERIES, MINI-SERIES or MOVIE
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
SofiaVegara (Modern Family)
Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce)

BEST ACTOR, TV COMEDY
Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)
David Duchovny (“Californication”)
Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Thomas Jane (“Hung”)
Matt LeBlanc (“Episodes”)

BEST ACTOR, TV DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Kelsey Grammer, "Boss"
Jeremy Irons, "The Borgias"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

BEST COMEDY SERIES, TV
“Enlightened”
“Episodes”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”
“New Girl”

2 comments:

  1. IF KRISTEN WIIG WINS I WILL THROW UP ON EVERYTHING...almost nothing for carnage...BUT WARHORSE...SRSLY...???!!

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  2. Yeah, War Horse looks super lame. Total bait.

    If you feel this strongly about Kristen Wiig, I have to ask: how do you feel about rumors of Melissa McCarthy getting a possible Oscar nod?

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