Golden Globe Noms Are In…

Yeah. I know.
I haven’t written in ages…sorry.
But we’re headed into “End of Year” territory, so I’m hoping to go back on the wagon.

Golden Globes, all shiny and waiting to be handed out by the offspring of someone famous.

In the news today, the Golden Globe nominations were announced and now we just wait for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host what will be the greatest awards show this year.

Overall I don’t have a ton of complaints with this list. A few surprises, and a major snub (no Mad Men for Best Drama?? You replaced that with The Newsroom? Really??) but nothing else egregious.

Best Picture, Drama:
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Misérables”
“Moonrise Kindgom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” (good film, but wasn’t something I’d have expected)
“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director:
Ben Affleck, “Argo” (go Ben go!)
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Best Actress, Drama:
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marian Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea” (Haven’t seen this but I’ve heard she’s fantastic. Still a surprise)

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

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Jack Black, “Bernie” (So glad about this one. A very underrated film)
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables ”
Ewan MCGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy:
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” (Just because she’s Meryl Streep doesn’t mean she ALWAYS has to be nominated, folks)

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables ”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

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

I think this category above is the hardest one to decide. All amazing performances (so I hear about Django, haven’t seen it yet) so maybe this is the wildcard category this year?

Best Screenplay:
Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”
David O’Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Chris Terrio, “Argo”

Best Foreign Language Film:
“A Royal Affair”
“The Intouchables”
“Rust and Bone”

Best Animated Feature:
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Wreck-It Ralph” (I know Pixar will have it in the bag, but I really loved Wreck-It-Ralph)

Best Television Comedy or Musical:
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“Smash” (No, no, no. A thousand times no. Replace this with Happy Endings! The revolution has begun!)

Best Television Drama:
“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Newsroom” (Again, this over Mad Men is just a travesty)

Best Actress, Television Drama:
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Actor, Television Drama:
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Miniseries or Television Movie:
“Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

More comments and thoughts as I digest…

Also, this list was stolen directly from the New York Times. Credit where credit is due.

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