Posted by: ckckred | December 14, 2012

The Golden Globes Nominees: A Slight (If Minor) Improvement

Beasts of the Southern Wild was one of the few films snubbed

Beasts of the Southern Wild was one of the few films snubbed

Maybe I’m in a good mood, or maybe it’s just the Holiday season coming in.  Or maybe I’m getting soft.  Regardless, when the Golden Globes announced their nominees, I wasn’t as annoyed as I usually was.

For me, the Globes usually represent the worst of Hollywood.  While I don’t have a ton of respect of award shows, I’ve always held much disregard for the Globes, largely because they ignore some great movies and TV shows for what’s popular.

That’s not saying the nominations were good.  Indeed there were some enormous mistakes, and they really screwed up pick the nominees for television.  But it’s probably the best we can ever expect from the Globes.  Let’s go on to the nominations.

Starting off with movies, the Globes did makes some good choices with Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, and Life of Pi.  Granted I haven’t seen very many nominees, but there’s nothing really blatantly awful in there.  My main problem is the snubs of The Master and Beasts of the Southern Wild as Best Picture (Beasts got zero nominations overall, which is disgraceful).  Plus, Amour received zero nominations for acting when I’d be willing to argue it has the best cast of the year.

My main disagreements come from television.  For Best Drama, the Globes finally nominated Breaking Bad, which I’m thrilled about (I’ve been saying it has been snubbed for years), but they took off Mad Men.  In its place is (cue groan) The Newsroom.  I’m a fan of Aaron Sorkin’s work, but The Newsroom is undoubtedly flawed and certainly not one of the year’s best shows.

It gets worse for Best Comedy.  Parks and Recreation and Louie weren’t nominated, but The Big Bang Theory and Smash are?  I know many people like it, but I find The Big Bang Theory to be irritating and Smash is far from what anyone would call one of the year’s best shows.

Still, the Golden Globes are learning a little bit.  I was originally planning to write a giant rant, but they did improve.  Nominees below:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

LincolnZero Dark Thirty

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Richard Gere, Arbitrage

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Naomi Watts, The Impossible


Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Moonrise Kingdom

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen


Silver Linings Playbook

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy Or Musical

Jack Black, Bernie

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Alan Arkin, Argo

Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Director — Motion Picture

Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Argo, Chris Terrio

Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino

Lincoln, Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Original Score — Motion Picture


Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli

Argo, Alexandre Desplat

Cloud Atlas, Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil

Life of Pi, Michael Danna

Lincoln, John Williams

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

“For You” from Act of Valor

“Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys

“Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games

“Suddenly” from Les Miserables

“Skyfall” from Skyfall

Best Animated Film

Brave

Frankenweenie

Hotel Transylvania

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour

The Intouchables

Kon-Tiki

A Royal Affair

Rust & Bone

Best Television Series — Comedy Or Musical


The Big Bang Theory


Episodes

Girls

Modern Family

Smash

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys


Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock


Woody Harrelson, Game Change


Toby Jones, The Girl


Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum

Sienna Miller, The Girl

Julianne Moore, Game Change

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Ed Harris, Game Change

Danny Huston, Magic City

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


Hayden Panettiere, Nashville

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series — Comedy Or Musical

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis C.K., Louis

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Television Series — Drama

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Homeland

The Newsroom

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

Game Change

The Girl

Hatfield & McCoys

The Hour

Political Animals

Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jodie Foster

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Responses

  1. I will be really heartbroken if Beasts gets snubbed by the Academy. I’ve been getting my hopes up that it would get the respect it’s due. Check out my review of my favorite film of the year http://amandalovesmovies.com/2012/07/02/beasts-of-the-southern-wild/

    • Oh, if Beasts gets no nominations I will be really, really angry. I think it’s one of the best this year as well.


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