2011 Golden Globe Award Nominees Announced

Early this morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled the nominees for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, otherwise known as that other award show that no one cares about. The major difference between this and the Oscars (aside from the fact that the Globes also cover television) has always been the division between films that fall under the so-called “Drama” and “Comedy or Musical” genres. Once again this year the division seems just as confusing and pointless as ever.

For example, The Tourist seems to have garnered a handful of nominations (including one of Johnny Depp’s two nods for Best Actor) based solely on the fact that they have decided to call it a comedy. Also, although I haven’t either of them, both The Kids are All Right and Barney’s Version seem to be more drama than comedy, and yet they turned up in the Comedy/Musical categories as well. Overall though, The King’s Speech seems to be potentially the biggest winner, lending even more credibility to its Oscar chances. And although I haven’t included all of the television categories, it’s interesting to note that The Walking Dead managed to sneak in there under Best Television Series – Drama. Check out the full list of Golden Globe nominees after the jump and let us know what you think.

BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)

Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids are All Right
Red
The Tourist

BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

Annette Bening, The Kids are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A

BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)

Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

ANIMATED FILM

Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

SCREENPLAY

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

Biutiful
The Concert
The Edge
I am Love
In a Better World

ORIGINAL SCORE

Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahmann, 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Hans Zimmer, Inception

ORIGINAL SONG

“Bound to You” from Burlesque
“Coming Home” from Country Strong
“I See the Light” from Tangled
“There’s a Place for Us” from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from Burlesque

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie



  • Mark In Ottawa

    THOSE FUCKIN’ BASTARDS !

    They forgot Reed Farrington in “Cooking with Jerry II” !

    I’m not sure if it would have been a comedy or drama, though …..

  • Definitely period drama.

  • Mark In Ottawa

    UH-HUH, HUH-HUH – You said period …..

  • Werner

    LOL @ the above

  • Werner

    My Predictions (aka Wishlist)
    ——————————-
    BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)

    –The Social Network

    BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

    –The Kids are All Right

    BEST ACTOR (DRAMA)

    –Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

    BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

    –Julianne Moore, The Kids are All Right

    BEST ACTOR (COMEDY/MUSICAL)

    –Johnny Depp, The Tourist

    BEST ACTRESS (DRAMA)

    –Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

    SUPPORTING ACTOR

    –Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    –Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

    DIRECTOR

    –Christopher Nolan, Inception

    ANIMATED FILM

    –The Illusionist

    SCREENPLAY

    –Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

    FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

    –I am Love

    ORIGINAL SCORE

    –Hans Zimmer, Inception

    ORIGINAL SONG

    –“There’s a Place for Us” from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

    –Boardwalk Empire

    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

    –The Big Bang Theory

  • Falsk

    Sheesh. What’s with all the love for “Love and Other Drugs” and “Tourist”? So ho hum…

  • Falsk

    Late realization:

    Oh gag. Big Bang Theory? Really?

  • KeithTalent

    Big Bang Theory is such a piece of crap; not sure how that show is still on the air. Where the hell is Community?

    I’ll have to hold on voting on most other things until I have seen The Fighter and The King’s Speech.

    Biutiful is the only one of the foreign films I’ve seen, but it was quite amazing.

  • Justice

    Is the tourist a comedy?

  • Werner

    Community would get my sitcom vote – but I guess we have to accept what has been nominated.

  • Falsk

    @Justice – Hardly. If anything it’s a dramedy. I don’t get it.

  • Andrew

    The fact that Depp got a nomination for a universally hated film and Ben Stiller for Greenberg got nothing on a universally applauded film says that Golden Globe noms must be chosen systematically, ie. 2 for-sure oscar nominees, a couple of popular movies, an indie movie or two and whatever the most recent movie is on nomination day. I really couldn’t give shit but How the Fuck does the Tourist get on there when it has like a 34 on metacritic!