The Golden Globes, the annual awards of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have announced their nominees. Always one of the biggest parties in Hollywood, and this year Ricky Gervais will be hosting again. Should be entertaining as hell! Leading the way is the darling of the year to date, The Artist, landing 6 nominations. The Descendents close behind with 5, while The Help, Moneyball, The Ides of March, and Moneyball all received 4. On a more personal note, I think the Globes have actually lost a lot of their luster and "importance" as of late, and they seem to be going the way of more of a 2nd-rate show. Maybe just me. If you need proof, watch the opening speech from Gervais last year. "The Tourist? Really?" Although I must also say that I do think this year's nominees are much more a solid and deserving group.
BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)
The Ides of March
BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Woody Allen - "Midnight in Paris"
George Clooney - "The Ides of March"
Michel Hazanavicius - "The Artist"
Alexander Payne - "The Descendants"
Martin Scorsese - "Hugo"
BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)
George Clooney - "The Descendants"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "J. Edgar"
Michael Fassbender - "Shame"
Ryan Gosling - "The Ides of March"
Brad Pitt - "Moneyball"
BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/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 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 ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
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"
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
The Ides of March - George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon
Midnight in Paris - Woody AllenMoneyball - Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Adventures of Tintin
Puss in Boots
The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Hugo - Howard Shore
W.E. - Abel Korzeniowski
War Horse - John Williams
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Hello Hello" - Gnomeo & Juliet
"The Keeper" - Machine Gun Preacher
"Lay Your Head Down" - Albert Nobbs
"The Living Proof" - The Help
"Masterpiece" - W.E.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Flowers of War (China)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA)
The Kid with the Bike (Belgium)
A Separation (Iran)The Skin I Live In (Spain)