2012 Golden Globe Nominees

Ricky Gervais 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Here we go again, awards season has finally gotten the ball rolling with the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations. Even though The Hollywood Foreign Press seems to dish out some of the strangest and the most WTF! nominations every year, this even is still one of the biggest award shows for entertainment. As of today, there are 14  film and 11 television categories, and I’ve got all your nominations right here for 2012.

Not only are the nominations kind of weird this year, but so is the mindset of the HFPA. After two years of brutal, yet HILARIOUSLY awesome hosting by Ricky Gervais, the HFPA were not invite Gervais back to host for the hat-trick, but they obviously did a 180° turn on that decision – perhaps great ratings had a factor… I’m anxious to see how dark and drunk Gervais gets this time and whether or not we’ll hear another Tim Allen joke.

The weirdest nomination to me is the fact that My Week With Marilyn was nominated for “Best Comedy.” Not entirely sure why, but perhaps US outsiders have a strange sense of humor that we just don’t get. This year’s 2011 Golden Globe Nominees were pretty straight forward and predictable precursor to who would get nominated for the Oscars, but this year they are a bit of a toss up.

There are a lot of good movies this year, but it seems like the press is all over the place in terms of which movies they liked and which they hated. The Tree of Life is a huge movie that goes either way for critics. (Personally, it wasn’t for me; same with Hugo.)

There are still a good couple of handfuls of movies that I need to see before the year is up and hopefully I’ll have a better grasp as to who should win in my mind before the awards air in mid-January. (Was Brad Pitt that good in Moneyball?) Also, with as much critical acclaim that The Muppets have gotten, I’m shocked to see no nomination for that movie. (WHY WASN’T COMMUNITY NOMINATED?!?!) I’m also surprised that Cars 2 was nominated over Kung Fu Panda 2.

Check out all the nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards below:

Movies

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • The Help (DreamWorks Pictures)
  • Hugo (Paramount Pictures)
  • The Ides of March (Columbia Pictures)
  • Moneyball (Columbia Pictures)
  • War Horse (DreamWorks Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball
  • Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March
  • Michael Fassbender – Shame
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • 50/50 (Summit Entertainment)
  • The Artist (The Weinstein Company)
  • Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
  • Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • My Week with Marilyn (The Weinstein Company)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Jodie Foster – Carnage
  • Charlize Theron – Young Adult
  • Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
  • Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
  • Kate Winslet – Carnage

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR 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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Flowers of War (New Pictures Film Company)
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey (FilmDistrict)
  • The Kid with a Bike (Sundance Selects)
  • A Separation
  • The Skin I Live In

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Berenice Bejo – The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help
  • Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
  • Albert Brooks – Drive
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Viggo Mortensen- A Dangerous Method
  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

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

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

  • 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 – MOTION PICTURE

  • “Hello Hello,” Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Bernie Taupin – Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “The Keeper,” Music & 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 & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry – W.E.

Television

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • “American Horror Story” (FX)
  • “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • “Boss” (Starz)
  • “Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • “Homeland” (Showtime)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

  • Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
  • Kelsey Grammer – “Boss”
  • Jeremy Irons – “The Borgias”
  • Damien Lewis – “Homeland”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • “Enlightened” (HBO)
  • “Episodes” (Showtime)
  • “Glee” (Fox)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “New Girl” (Fox)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Laura Dern – “Enlightened”
  • Zooey Deschanel – “New Girl”
  • Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
  • Laura Linney – “The Big C”
  • Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • “Cinema Verite” (HBO)
  • “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
  • “The Hour” (BBC America)
  • “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
  • “Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Romola Garai – “The Hour”
  • Diane Lane – “Cinema Verite”
  • Elizabeth McGovern – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Emily Watson – “Appropriate Adult”
  • Kate Winslet – “Mildred Pierce”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Hugh Bonneville – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Idris Elba – “Luther”
  • William Hurt – “Too Big to Fail”
  • Bill Nighy – “Page Eight (Masterpiece)”
  • Dominic West – “The Hour”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • Jessica Lange – “American Horror Story”
  • Kelly Macdonald – “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)”
  • Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
  • Evan Rachel Wood – “Mildred Pierce”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

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

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards will air live on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 5 p.m. PST on NBC.

Thanks to The Hollywood Foreign Press Association via Screen Rant for the list.

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