Here Are Your Fairly Predictable Golden Globe Nominees

Thursday, December 15 by
They look so peaceful, just lying there.  

The Golden Globe nominations are hot off the presses. As they should be, the film nominees seem to be a little less highbrow than the Oscar-worthy names that have been bandied about. See you in hell, Tree of Life and The Artist!

I’m appreciating the love for 50/50, a film that, in my opinion, struck just the right balance of funny and touching. Your impression of the film nominations may vary.

TV is historically more of a mixed-bag, and the nominations for Boss and American Horror Story for best drama, to the exclusion of Breaking Bad (seriously? No Breaking Bad?), and the inclusion of Zooey Deschanel as “best actress” seem pretty dubious. Oh well. It’s the foreign press. That’s probably why The Borgias made the cut. Lousy Borigas.

Movies

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • The Help (DreamWorks Pictures)
  • Hugo (Paramount Pictures)
  • The Ides of March (Columbia Pictures)
  • Moneyball (Columbia Pictures)
  • War Horse (DreamWorks Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • George ClooneyThe Descendants
  • Brad Pitt - Moneyball
  • Ryan Gosling - The Ides of March
  • Michael Fassbender - Shame
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • 50/50 (Summit Entertainment)
  • The Artist (The Weinstein Company)
  • Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
  • Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • My Week with Marilyn (The Weinstein Company)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Flowers of War (New Pictures Film Company)
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey (FilmDistrict)
  • The Kid with a Bike (Sundance Selects)
  • A Separation
  • The Skin I Live In

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

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

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

  • Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
  • George Clooney - The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
  • Alexander Payne - The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese - Hugo

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

  • 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 – MOTION PICTURE

  • “Hello Hello,” Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin - Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “The Keeper,” Music & 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 & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry - W.E.

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Television

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • “American Horror Story” (FX)
  • “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • “Boss” (Starz)
  • “Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • “Homeland” (Showtime)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
  • Kelsey Grammer – “Boss”
  • Jeremy Irons – “The Borgias”
  • Damien Lewis – “Homeland”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • “Enlightened” (HBO)
  • “Episodes” (Showtime)
  • “Glee” (Fox)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “New Girl” (Fox)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Laura Dern – “Enlightened”
  • Zooey Deschanel – “New Girl”
  • Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
  • Laura Linney – “The Big C”
  • Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • “Cinema Verite” (HBO)
  • “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
  • “The Hour” (BBC America)
  • “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
  • “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Romola Garai – “The Hour”
  • Diane Lane – “Cinema Verite”
  • Elizabeth McGovern – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Emily Watson – “Appropriate Adult”
  • Kate Winslet – “Mildred Pierce”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Hugh Bonneville – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Idris Elba – “Luther”
  • William Hurt – “Too Big to Fail”
  • Bill Nighy – “Page Eight (Masterpiece)”
  • Dominic West – “The Hour”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Jessica Lange – “American Horror Story”
  • Kelly Macdonald – “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
  • Evan Rachel Wood – “Mildred Pierce”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones”
  • Paul Giamatti – “Too Big to Fail”
  • Guy Pearce – “Mildred Pierce”
  • Tim Robbins – “Cinema Verite”
  • Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”
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