Awards season is getting seriously under way now with the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards already public and now the Golden Globe nominees revealed. And it's looking like a good year for the front-runners, including Les Miserables, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln.
There were few surprises in the big film categories, though Richard Gere has snagged a nomination for Arbitrage and The Master is in the race here after being mysteriously ignored by SAG. Plus Django Unchained is shown a little love, too.
It’s nice to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel getting more attention, though we’re surprised to see Salmon Fishing In The Yemen rubbing shoulders with the likes of Les Mis.
TV-wise, a lot of repeats here, though apparently the HFPA believes that Mad Men was not among the best dramas of the year. Hhhm… The Golden Globes will be handed out on January 13 at a ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, so it should at least be good for a few chuckles.
Here's the full list:
BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA Argo Django Unchained Life Of Pi Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cotillard - Rust And Bone Helen Mirren - Hitchcock Naomi Watts - The Impossible Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln Richard Gere – Arbitrage John Hawkes - The Sessions Joaquin Phoenix - The Master Denzel Washington - Flight
BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Les Miserables Moonrise Kingdom Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Silver Linings Playbook BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL Jack Black - Bernie Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables Ewan McGregor - Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Bill Murray - Hyde Park On Hudson
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL Emily Blunt - Salmon Fishing In The Yemen Judi Dench - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook Maggie Smith - Quartet Meryl Streep - Hope Springs
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Alan Arkin, Argo Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Amy Adams - The Master Sally Field - Lincoln Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables Helen Hunt - The Sessions Nicole Kidman - The Paperboy
BEST SCREENPLAY Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal Lincoln - Tony Kushner Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino Argo - Chris Terrio
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Brave Frankenweenie Hotel Transvylvania Rise of the Guardians Wreck-It Ralph
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Amour A Royal Affair The Intouchables Kon Tiki Rust And Bone
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Mychael Danna - Life Of Pi Alexandre Desplat - Argo Dario Marianelli - Anna Karenina Tom Tywker, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek - Cloud Atlas John Williams - Lincoln
BEST ORIGINAL SONG "For You" - Act Of Valor "Not Running Anymore" - Stand Up Guys "Safe and Sound" - The Hunger Games "Skyfall" - Skyfall "Suddenly" - Les Miserables
BEST TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA Breaking Bad Boardwalk Empire Downton Abbey: Season 2 Homeland The Newsroom
BEST ACTRESS, TV – DRAMA Connie Britton - Nashville Glenn Close - Damages Claire Danes - Homeland Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey: Season 2 Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
BEST ACTOR TV – DRAMA Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom Jon Hamm - Mad Men Damian Lewis - Homeland
BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL The Big Bang Theory Episodes Girls Modern Family Smash
BEST ACTRESS, TV – COMEDY OR MUSICAL Zooey Deschanel - New Girl Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep Lena Dunham - Girls Tina Fey - 30 Rock Amy Poehler - Parks And Recreation
BEST ACTOR, TV – COMEDY OR MUSICAL Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock Don Cheadle - House Of Lies Louis C.K. - Louie Matt Leblanc - Episodes Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV Game Change The Girl Hatfields & McCoys The Hour Political Animals
BEST ACTRESS, TV - MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE Nicole Kidman - Hemingway & Gellhorn Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Asylum Sienna Miller - The Girl Julianne Moore - Game Change Sigourney Weaver - Political Animals
BEST ACTOR, TV - MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE Kevin Costner - Hatfields & McCoys Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock Woody Harrelson - Game Change Toby jones - The Girl Clive Owen - Hemingway & Gellhorn
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Hayden Panettiere - Nashville Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife Sarah Paulson - Game Change Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey: Season 2 Sofia Vergara - Modern Family
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Max Greenfield - New Girl Ed Harris - Game Change Danny Huston - Magic City Mandy Patinkin - Homeland Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family
And the nominations for Best Director are -
Ben Affleck - Argo
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee - Life Of Pi
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
I'm thinking Ang Lee for this one! More
Just what criteria do they use for best Comedy/Musical movie anyway? Out of the non-musical nominees, I wouldn't even term any one of those true comedies let alone being LOL funny. If you're going to have a best comedy section surely it has to be the funniest movie? For me Ted was the funniest movie this year. Sure it's low brow but it was the best comedy. More
Completely agree with the general apathy towards these. No Game of Thrones is an absolute shocker, but also, what about The Walking Dead? The second half of season 2 and the first half of season 3 have both been excellent. Not sure how The Newsroom got nominated either, as much as I loved both The West Wing and Studio 60 I didn't make it beyond the first two episodes.
Also, can someone explain why Jessica Lange is nominated in the mini-series category for American Horror Story: Asylum? Su More
The Blackwater episode alone deserves an award. Boardwalk Empire's season 3 was overall disappointing except for the last couple of episodes. Homeland is going down hill quickly, season 2 is so boring (Claire Danes is growing so irritating). As great as Breaking Bad is, it still only aired half a season this year,, even Downton Abbey gets the nod ahead of Game of Thrones, Shocking!!! More