Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominees!

The Globes are probably the 2nd most watched awards show after the Oscars, despite having only a few hundred voters to the Oscars' sixes of thousands. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has garnered a solid reputation, most likely because they throw a big party, invite all the stars and get Ricky Gervais to insult them - just look at all the pretty boys up for Best Actor in a Drama. Well done also to Rooney Mara - whom I still think has better odds than Elizabeth Olsen & Felicity Jones in the Oscar race - and Glenn Close, who has secured a solid comeback. Kudos also to Owen Wilson for being the first man ever to be nominated for playing Woody Allen - other than Woody Allen.

Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Descendants
The Help
Ides of March
War Horse

Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an Actor - Drama
George Clooney - The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio - J Edgar
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Ryan Gosling - The Ides of March
Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Best Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

Best Performance by an Actress - Comedy / 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 - Comedy / Musical
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Brendon Gleeson - The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50
Ryan Gosling - Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson - Midnight in Paris

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice 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 Support Role
Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks - Drive
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen - A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer - Beginners

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 Foreign Language Film
The Flowers of War (China)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA)
The Kid with a Bike (Belgium)
A Separation (Iran)
The Skin I Live In (Spain)

Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tin Tin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots

More! After the Cut:

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