It’s Golden Globes Time!

15 Dec

Well, it’s that time of year again! The unofficial kick off to the awards season is THIS week, with the announcements of the Screen Actor’s Guild Award nominees and today’s announcement of the Golden Globe nominees!

Without further ado, here are the nominees!

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
My Week With Marilyn
Midnight in Paris

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 Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

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
Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

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

Initial thoughts:

  • Score two nominations for Ryan Gosling! With Best Actor nominations in both the comedy/musical and drama categories,
  • The HFPA is digging Clooney, with a best actor and best director nod.
  • No love for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the upcoming film starring Tom Hanks. According to the film’s producer, via The Carpetbagger, “Those who love it, love it passionately and those who resist it find it too tough as an emotional experience,” Mr. Rudin said in a email on Thursday.
  • Stephen Speilberg doesn’t get a director nod for War Horse, which only scored 2 noms.
  • Awesome to see The Help and Bridesmaids getting some love the best picture drama and comedy/musical categories, respectively. Ditto for Kristin Wiig’s best actress nod and Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer’s nominations in the best actress and best supporting actress.

After seeing these nominations, it’s clear I have  A LOT of movies I need to see, especially since the Oscar for Best Picture will likely come out of the 11 best picture nominees here. As you may recall, The King’s Speech won the big prize at both the Globes and the Oscars. Some movies that immediately come to mind to see ASAP are: My Week with Marilyn, The Decendents, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Artist and The Iron Lady.

Check out the full list of film nominees at MovieLine, and all the good stuff in the TV nominations at TVLine!

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted again by Ricky Gervais, air on NBC on January 15th 2012, which is in only 31 days!

WHat are your initial thoughts? Any thing you’re psyched or pissed about here? Leave a comment!

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