2011 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

14 Dec

Awards season is about to kick into high gear as the second biggest film award nominations were announced earlier this morning. Here is the full list of nominees for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards:

Best Motion Picture: Drama

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

Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama

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

Best Performance by and Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy

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

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

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

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

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

Best Director : Motion Picture

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

Best Screenplay

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

Best Original Score: Motion Picture

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

Best Original Song: Motion Picture

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

Best Animated Film

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

Best Foreign Language Film

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

Best Television Series: Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

Best Television Series: Musical or Comedy

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

Best Mini-Series of Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Carlos
  • The Pacific
  • The Pillars of Earth
  • Temple Grandin
  • You Don’t Know Jack

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

  • Idris Elba for Luther
  • Ian McShane for The Pillars of the Earth
  • Al Pacino for You Don’t Know Jack
  • Dennis Quaid for The Special Relationship
  • Edgar Ramirez for Carlos

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

  • Hayley Atwell for The Pillars of the Earth
  • Claire Danes for Temple Grandin
  • Judi Dench for Return to Cranford
  • Romola Garai for Emma
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt for The Client List

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Musical or Comedy

  • Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock
  • Steve Carell for The Office
  • Thomas Jane for Hung
  • Matthew Morrison for Glee
  • Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series: Musical or Comedy

  • Toni Collette for United States of Tara
  • Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie
  • Laura Linney for The Big C
  • Tina Fey for 30 Rock
  • Lea Michele for Glee

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Drama

  • Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall for Dexter
  • Jon Hamm for Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie for House M.D.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series: Drama

  • Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife
  • Elizabeth Moss for Mad Men
  • Piper Perabo for Covert Affairs
  • Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy
  • Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer

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

  • Scott Caan for Hawaii Five-0
  • Chris Colfer for Glee
  • Chris Noth for The Good Wife
  • Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family
  • David Strathairn for Temple Grandin

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

  • Hope Davis for The Special Relationship
  • Jane Lynch for Glee
  • Kelly Macdonald for Boardwalk Empire
  • Julia Stiles for Dexter
  • Sofia Vergara for Modern Family

And that’s it! There weren’t too many surprises, except in the Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy category. I can understand Burlesque because it is like the only musical to come out this year, but The Tourist? Granted, I haven’t seen it, but I find it hard to believe that a film that got a 20% from RottenTomatoes.com could end up being nominated for best comedy. And is it a comedy? What about Alice in Wonderland? I thought it was just okay and visually great, but it really fell short as a comedy and it was most definitely not a musical. I also thought the acting nominations in the comedy category tended to stick to known names rather than actually looking for solid comedic performances.

For television, while I am not a fan of the current seasons of the dramas that were nominated (sans Mad Men), they do make sense compared with the competition. I think Mad Men will sweep just about all dramatic categories.

What do you all think? Did they get it right this year or not?

 

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4 Responses to “2011 Golden Globe Nominees Announced”

  1. Brian Pac Sostak December 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    I have a gripe with the best animated film category. I have yet to see Toy Story 3, Tangled, or The Illusionist but I thought Megamind was much better than How to Train Your Dragon and Despicable Me. I have made it no secret that I thought Megamind was the best movie experience of the year and I’m shocked it wasn’t nominated.

    Also, the TV categories are so predictable it’s boring. The nominees seem to be built solely on reputation and not their quality this year.

    • Chris Petersen December 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

      Yeah that’s kind of what I noticed. I feel like the nominations were written when everyone came to vote and realized they hadn’t actually seen the stuff. So they voted based on what was the one they had heard of.

      As for the animated features, I was fine with what they put up there except How to Train Your Dragon. I was expecting so much more after the rave reviews. You know that I liked Despicable Me (mainly because of the minions), but I kind of liked it equally with Megamind. If it were my choice, Megamind would repleace HTTYD and I haven’t seen the Illusionist, but it did really well critically.

      I just find it so funny that The Tourist got nominated for Best Musical or Comedy based on what RT had for it. I mean 20% and if you read the reviews they are scathing. They don’t really talk about how Depp and Jolie did a great job either and somehow they get nominate for best performance? Was the film even a comedy to begin with? I would have much preferred to see something like The Other Guys on there.

  2. Brian Pac Sostak December 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    I rewatched The Other Guys a few nights ago and enjoyed it much more than the first time. Now I see what you guys did in the theater, I hope to see Walhberg in more comedies in the future.

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