2012 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced this morning from Beverly Hills, and once again it looks like Michel Hazanavicius’ silent film The Artist is leading the way with a total of six nominations in the film categories, followed closely by The Descendants and The Help with five each. As always, there is some debate over what belongs in the Comedy or Musical category with My Week with Marilyn somehow sneaking in there, and they decided to go with 6 nominees in the Drama category, seemingly just so Steven Spielberg’s War Horse wouldn’t be left out.

Speaking of Spielberg, I think one of the more interesting nominations is The Adventures of Tintin in Best Animated Film category considering that it was done with performance capture. Monster House was nominated back in 2006, but with Pixar’s entry being pretty weak this year, it could be the first time a motion-captured film is a serious contender in this category. I’m happy to see Michael Fassbender get a nod for Best Actor – Drama, especially since he was passed over by the Screen Actors Guild Awards yesterday, and it’s also cool that Jonah Hill got a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Moneyball. Do you see any glaring omissions here? Check out the full list of nominees after the jump.


Best Picture – Drama

  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • The Ides of March
  • Moneyball
  • War Horse

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • 50/50
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • Midnight in Paris
  • My Week with Marilyn

Best Actor – Drama

  • George Clooney, “The Descendants”
  • Leonard DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
  • Michael Fassbender, “Shame”
  • Ryan Gosling, “The Ides of March”
  • Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”

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 Director

  • Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
  • George Clooney, “The Ides of March”
  • Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
  • Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
  • Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

  • 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 – Musical or Comedy

  • 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”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Flowers of War
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey
  • The Kid with a Bike
  • A Separation
  • The Skin I Live In

Best Animated Film

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cars 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango

Best Screenplay

  • Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, “The Ides of March”
  • Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
  • Alexander Payne, Nat Faxwon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
  • Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, “Moneyball”

Best Original Score

  • Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
  • Abel Korzeniowski, “W.E.”
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Howard Shore, “Hugo”
  • John Williams, “War Horse”

Best Original Song

  • “Hello Hello” (music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin), “Gnomeo & Juliet”
  • “The Keeper” (music and lyrics by Chris Cornell), “Machine Gun Preacher”
  • “Lay Your Head Down” (music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Glenn Close), “Albert Nobbs”
  • “The Living Proof” (music by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr., lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas), “The Help”
  • “Masterpiece” (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), “W.E.”

Best Series – Drama

  • American Horror Story
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Boss
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland

Best Series – Comedy

  • Enlightened
  • Episodes
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • New Girl

Best Actress in a TV Comedy

  • Laura Dern, Enlightenment
  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Laura Linney, The Big C
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actress in a TV Drama

  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Mireille Enos, The Killing
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
  • Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Actor in a TV Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Kelsey Grammer, Boss
  • Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actor in a TV Comedy

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • David Duchovny, Californication
  • Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
  • Thomas Jane, Hung
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor – TV

  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
  • Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
  • Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress – TV

  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Cinema Verite
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Hour
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Too Big to Fail

Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
  • Bill Nighy, Page Eight
  • Dominic West, The Hour

Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Romola Garai, The Hour
  • Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
  • Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
  • Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
  • Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

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  • Guzo

    Where is Drive in best picture or best director? Shame…

  • Rolf

    It is but what can you expect? The same old shit every year. I think the voters of the academy and foreign press should be divided into two categories: under 60 and older… at least the choices of the ones being under 60 yo would be interesting… but consider any 60+ years old Hollywitz “legend” watching something like DRIVE?!

  • Anthony

    I’m just glad Drive isn’t nominated for anything. At all. The most overrated movie of the year by far.

  • Colin

    @Anthony: What the hell are you smoking?

  • http://www.screengeeks.co.uk JFGinDigital3D

    @Anthony, Drive is nominated for best supporting actor. As for most overrated film of the year, I don’t think you can beat The Help or The Ides of March in that category.

  • Sully5000

    Umm. Did u not read drive was nominated for best supporting actor. But I do think it should have been nominated for best drama. And how was Pitt not nominated for boardwalk empire he’s
    The only reason I watch the show. And now that he’s dead I hope the show jumps the shark and fails. Biggest mistake ever killing him off

  • Anthony

    @ JFGinDigial3D

    My bad, I must’ve skipped over that. Woops.

    I still stand by that it’s the most overrated film of the year. I haven’t seen The Help so I can’t comment on that, but I did see Ides of March and really liked it. Thought it was so much better than Drive, and thought Gosling’s performance in that was better than his in Drive as well. If you guys all enjoy Drive, great. I didn’t, so excuse me for being happy that it didn’t get nominated for a lot of awards.

  • http://twitter.com/rjdelight rjdelight

    Wasn’t expecting to see that many noms for The Ides of March.

  • http://www.screengeeks.co.uk JFGinDigital3D

    I found Ides of March was just too generic and similar to past political thrillers to make any real impact. Drive felt far more daring, thought I will say that the performances in Ides were all very good.

  • http://www.screengeeks.co.uk JFGinDigital3D

    Also shame to not see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and We Need to Talk About Kevin on the lists more, both would be a fine replacement in drama for Ides of March and The Help.

  • http://www.screengeeks.co.uk JFGinDigital3D

    Biggest disappointment – The Muppets and Captain America not getting nods for best original songs.

  • Aaron

    I know this is more concerned with the film nominees, but it is disgusting that Breaking Bad was not nominated for best drama, but American Horror Story is.

  • Gerry

    Tinker Tailor was shit and rightly ignored.

    Rango, Game Of Thrones, Peter Dinklage and Bryan Cranston would be my picks.

  • http://www.frothygirlz.com shannon

    Breaking Bad being snubbed? Travesty.

    Girl With the Dragon Tattoo not up for best picture? BS. No Michael Shannon for Take Shelter, no Elizabeth Olsen for Martha Macy? For shame. At least Tilda got a nod for We Need to Talk About Kevin, one of the best movies of the year.

  • http://www.screengeeks.co.uk JFGinDigital3D

    @Gerry, why the hatred for the brilliance that was Tinker Tailor?

  • Matt Gamble

    People need to learn that the Golden Globes are a joke and not worth worrying about.

  • Palladio81

    Drive was my favorite film of the year, but reactions to it are obviously divisive. Does anyone really think it’s the type of film likely to win in a popularity contest category like best picture? That said, Winding-Refn is certainly more deserving than Clooney for direction and I would have rather seen a nod for Gosling’s performance in Drive than in Ides of March which, as a film, was only mediocre at best. I rarely disagree with a positive Film Junk consensus, but I was kinda let down by their love for Ides of March.

  • Andrew

    After these terrible nominations the academy awards have only one way to go, up.

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