FILM/TV: 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

Posted: December 15, 2011 in Film, Television

The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the nominations for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards this morning. And big surprise! They love celebrities, and not just any celebrities. They need the ones that make the cover of GQ and Entertainment Weekly. Just look at the nominations for Best Actor. You would think it’s the 5 hottest guys of 2011. The fact that it’s the only major awards show that separates itself into comedy and drama always gives it the opportunity to recognize those who don’t get enough mainstream recognition, but it’s always wasted on uninspired choices. Why? Because it’s a big dinner party, and most of the voters never watch the screeners being sent them. In any case, here are my impressions and nominations to follow:

  • The Help made it because Hollywood loves a feel good movie
  • How was My Week with Marilyn a comedy? How was it a musical?
  • Spielberg doesn’t get a nomination for War Horse? That’s a huge blow to the film
  • So Gosling gets two nominations, but neither one of them is for Drive. OKAY….
  • It’s nice to see Viggo get a nod for A Dangerous Method, one of the few things going right for that film
  • The Muppets get beat out by Madonna and Machine Gun Preacher in Best Song. This deserves none of my respect
  • Someone explain to me why Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut got a nomination for Best Foreign Film
  • Are all these Brit shows in the TV portion a way to appease Ricky Gervais?
  • Seriously, guys. Glee and American Horror Story are not good shows
  • Nice to see Homeland get some love
  • Apparently, American Horror Story is a better show than Breaking Bad. What’s Breaking Bad? Only the best show on television.
  • Madeline Stowe got a nomination for her caricature of evil next door neighbor in Revenge? Really?! Really?!
  • Parks and Recreation, Community, Breaking Bad, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Happy Endings, Justified, The League — shows that were snubbed…because Hollywood doesn’t like good television

Best Picture – Drama

  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • The Ides of March
  • Moneyball
  • War Horse

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • 50/50
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • Midnight in Paris
  • My Week with Marilyn

Best Actor – Drama

  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Leonard 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 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 – Musical or Comedy

  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
  • Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

  • Jodie Foster, Carnage
  • Charlize Theron, Young Adult
  • Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
  • Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
  • Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Supporting Actor

  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
  • Albert Brooks, Drive
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress

  • Berenice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Flowers of War
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • A Separation
  • The Skin I Live In

Best Animated Film

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cars 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango

Best Screenplay

  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, Nat Faxwon, Jim Rash, The Descendants
  • Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball

Best Original Score

  • Ludovic Bource, The Artist
  • Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Howard Shore, Hugo
  • John Williams, War Horse

Best Original Song

  • “Hello Hello” (music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin), Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “The Keeper” (music and lyrics by Chris Cornell), Machine Gun Preacher
  • “Lay Your Head Down” (music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Glenn Close), Albert Nobbs
  • “The Living Proof” (music by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr., lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas), The Help
  • “Masterpiece” (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), W.E.

Best Series – Drama

  • American Horror Story
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Boss
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland

Best Series – Comedy

  • Enlightened
  • Episodes
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • New Girl

Best Actress in a TV Comedy

  • Laura Dern, Enlightenment 
  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl 
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock 
  • Laura Linney, The Big C 
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actress in a TV Drama

  • Claire Danes, Homeland 
  • Mireille Enos, The Killing 
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife 
  • Madeleine Stowe, Revenge 
  • Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Actor in a TV Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire 
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 
  • Kelsey Grammer, Boss 
  • Jeremy Irons, The Borgias 
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actor in a TV Comedy

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock 
  • David Duchovny, Californication 
  • Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory 
  • Thomas Jane, Hung 
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor – TV

  • Peter Dinklage, 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

  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story 
  • Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire 
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey 
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family 
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Cinema Verite
  • Downton Abbey 
  • The Hour 
  • Mildred Pierce 
  • Too Big to Fail

Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey 
  • Idris Elba, Luther 
  • William Hurt, Too Big To Fail 
  • Bill Nighy, Page Eight 
  • Dominic West, The Hour

Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Romola Garai, The Hour 
  • Diane Lane, Cinema Verite 
  • Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey 
  • Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult 
  • Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
  1. Yeah, there were definitely some good shows/actors left out of the mix… You are totally right that The League should get some recognition. Maybe it’s too edgy for the Golden Globes? But, at least Amy Poehler got a nomination!

  2. mrsubjective says:

    Yeah, Poehler made me smile =)

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