• 70th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

    I understand that nobody really takes these awards very seriously (except me… kinda). But we would be remiss if we didn’t at least mention the Golden Globe awards that are generally accepted as the pre-cursors to the Oscars. As well as “Hollywood’s biggest party”. Not to mention a pretty good indication as to the nominees and winners that we’ll likely see at said Academy Awards.

    This year’s noms are a pretty wide spread of films and stars. Looks like there is no clear front runner, though Spielberg’s Lincoln does lead the charge with seven. The two Christmas Day movies, Les Mis and Django Unchained come in second place with Argo and Silver Linings Playbook. The biggest surprise to me is probably seeing Salmon Fishing In The Yemen up for best picture.

    What say you? Anything tickling your fancy here or are you one of the negative nancies when it comes to the foreign press slapping Hollywood on the back year after year?

    Best Picture – Drama
    Django Unchained
    Life Of Pi
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Picture – Comedy/Musical
    Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Les Miserables
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
    Silver Linings Playbook

    Best Director
    Ben Affleck – Argo
    Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
    Ang Lee – Life Of Pi
    Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
    Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Actress – Drama
    Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea
    Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
    Naomi Watts – The Impossible
    Marion Cotillard – Rust And Bone
    Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Actor – Drama
    Richard Gere – Arbitrage
    Denzel Washington – Flight
    Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
    Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
    John Hawkes – The Sessions

    Best Actress – Comedy/Musical
    Judi Dench – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Meryl Streep – Hope Springs
    Maggie Smith – Quartet
    Emily Blunt – Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
    Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

    Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
    Jack Black – Bernie
    Bill Murray – Hyde Park On Hudson
    Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
    Ewan McGregor – Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
    Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

    Best Supporting Actress
    Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
    Sally Field – Lincoln
    Amy Adams – The Master
    Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy
    Helen Hunt – The Sessions

    Best Supporting Actor
    Alan Arkin – Argo
    Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
    Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
    Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
    Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

    Best Screenplay
    Chris Terrio – Argo
    Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
    Tony Kushner – Lincoln
    David O Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
    Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Original Score
    Alexandre Desplat – Argo
    Dario Marianeli – Anna Karenina
    Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil – Cloud Atlas
    Mychael Danna – Life Of Pi
    John Williams – Lincoln

    Best Original Song
    Keith Urban – “For You” (Act Of Valor)
    Taylor Swift – “Safe & Sound” (The Hunger Games)
    Hugh Jackman – “Suddenly” (Les Miserables)
    Adele – “Skyfall” (Skyfall)
    Jon Bon Jovi – “Not Running Anymore” – (Stand Up Guys)

    Best Animated Feature Film
    Hotel Transylvania
    Rise Of The Guardians
    Wreck-It Ralph

    Best Foreign Film
    The Intouchables
    A Royal Affair
    Rust & Bone

    Jessica Alba dishing out Nominations

    Television nominations are under the seats…

    Best TV Series – Comedy
    Big Bang Theory
    Modern Family

    Best TV Series – Drama
    Breaking Bad
    Boardwalk Empire
    Downton Abbey
    The Newsroom

    Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
    Connie Britton, Nashville
    Glenn Close, Damages
    Claire Danes, Homeland
    Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
    Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

    Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
    Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
    Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
    Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
    Jon Hamm, Mad Men
    Damian Lewis, Homeland

    Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy
    Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
    Lena Dunham, Girls
    Tina Fey, 30 Rock
    Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

    Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
    Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
    Don Cheadle, House of Lies
    Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
    Louie C.K., Louie
    Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory

    Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
    Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
    Woody Harrelson, Game Change
    Toby Jones, The Girl
    Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

    Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
    Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
    Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
    Sienna Miller, The Girl
    Julianne Moore, Game Change
    Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

    Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
    Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
    Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife
    Sarah Paulson, Game Change
    Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
    Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

    Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV Movie
    Max Greenfield, New Girl
    Ed Harris, Game Change
    Danny Huston, Magic City
    Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
    Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

    Best Miniseries or TV Movie
    Game Change
    The Girl
    Hatfields and McCoys
    The Hour
    Political Animals

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