2012 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

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2012 golden globes 2012 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

Much-ballyhooed (in a good and bad way) comedian Ricky Gervais will be back to host the Annual Golden Globes Ceremony for a third time in 2012, when the 69th annual iteration of the event takes place.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has officially announced its nominations for the 2012 Golden Globes show – and, just like any year, there are many obvious selections, a few surprises, and more than a handful of choices that are bound to rub moviegoers of all shades the wrong (or, in some cases, the right) way.

Filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius’ black-and-white silent film homage, The Artist, led the way with six Globe nods total; co-writer/helmer Alexander Payne’s The Descendants and director Tate Taylor’s The Help were close behind. That heavily-praised dramedy and popular literary adaptation (respectively) managed to snag five nominations each, putting them one ahead of Descendants star George Clooney’s latest directorial effort, The Ides of March and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which each stacked up four nods. Steven Spielberg’s latest dramatic offering, War Horse, was right behind that pair with three nominations in technical categories; Albert Nobbs also managed to secure three nods, in the areas of acting and original music, while Moneyball landed three for Best Drama, Actor, and Screenplay.

On the TV side: the mini-series Mildred Pierce landed four nods, including acting nominations for stars Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, and Evan Rachel Wood. Showtime’s Homeland, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and ABC’s Modern Family each landed three nods, while HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones and FX’s successful spooky romp American Horror Story also managed to secure two nominations (including, in the coveted Best Dramatic Television Series category). Sadly, AMC’s critical smash, Breaking Bad, only landed a Best Actor nod.

Several indie and lesser-known critical-darlings received little-to-no love from the Hollywood Foreign Press, including titles like The Tree of Life, Warrior, DriveMartha Marcy May Marlene, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Similarly, there were more than a few surprising snubs (no Best Director nod for David Fincher on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? No Winnie the Pooh for Best Animated Feature?) and certain films fared far better than anticipated (namely, The Ides of March). However, there were also more than a few no-brainers (ex. Meryl Streep being nominated for The Iron Lady) and some rather unexpected choices (ex. Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love).

Check out the full list of Golden Globe nominations below:

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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.

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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”

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The 69th Annual Golden Globes awards presentation will be broadcast live on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 5 p.m. PST on NBC.

Source: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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  1. I’m surprised not to see Aaron Paul or Mandy Patinkin get noms. I thought Cinema Verite and Too Big To Fail were pretty underwelming so I would make room by removing Robbins and Giamatti especially considering Giamatti only had about 5 minutes of screen time.

  2. It feels like the powers that be are pushing for Clooney to win some big awards this year.

  3. I’m so disappointed that Harry Potter is getting recognized. It really deserves to be

  4. WOW NOTHING FROM “THE WARRIOR”?

    • I thought the same thing. That piece of crap Gosling gets a nomination but Hardy and Nolte aren’t even thought of. Warrior was incredible. Really shows you what these award shows are all about.

      • Piece of Crap Gosling ? Serious ? He is one of the best young actors in Hollywood and has a nearly flawless record when it comes to movies with every single one being very good.

        • Agreed.

        • Yeah he is a good actor….he made the Notebook

          • He ddn’t make it, he starred in it.

            By the way, he also starred in Drive, Blue Valentine, Half Nelson and Lars and the Real Girl.

            If anything you should be complaining that out of his 3 movies he wasn’t nominated for Drive, his strongest performance. It’s obvious he was nominated for Ides of March because Clooney was attached to it.

  5. disapointed not a single nomination for ‘warrior’ (tom hardy/nick nolte). It was my best movie for 2011.

    I’ll be rooting for Tintin in best animated

    • Yeah i agree atleast nolte should get nom, but i think just the movie alone should win best picture. especially this year.

      • Warrior for best picture? The trailer gave away the end we knew they were gonna make it to the championship making all fights before hand not exciting.. moneyball was a far better movie as was hugo, drive and 50/50

        • yeah even with the trailer giving the ending it still was the best movies ive seen this year, until you’ve seen it you would understand.

  6. Nothing from Melancholia, A Dangerous Method, or Dexter? That’s disappointing.

    I’m rooting for Michelle Williams, Woody Allen, and David Duchovney right now. I’m at least glad to see that Midnight in Paris is getting its due.

    • Dangerous Method was nominated for best supporting actor for A Dangerous Mathod.

      I was surprised since it felt like that movie was forgotten by the awards.

  7. Michael Fassbender or Ryan Gosling should win for best actor, not only because they really stood out this year, but because I’m so tired of George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

    • Brad pitt has never won an oscar and he deserves it for his great work throughout the years

      • Yeah what he said

  8. Hope game of thrones wins it’s category, it was amazing each week IMO. It deserves recognition

    • No nomination for Oldman.
      Wrong nomination for Gosling in the drama category.
      Nothing for Woody and Rampage.
      Thank god they gave Albert Brooks his nom.

  9. I’m still surprised to see Albert Noobs and J. Edgar get nominated in the acting categories. Both of the movies got bad reviews and some of them are saying that the acting wasn’t that good (for Albert Noobs specifically, I’ve heard the same critiscm on DiCaprio) so it feels like they got nominated because of their star power. Either way with both of them reciving a globe nom and SAG nod they’re still in the Oscar race. Dissapointed that that meant no nod for Kirstin Dunst, Elizabeth Olsen, Micheal Shannon and Woody Harrelson.

    I’m fine with the rest of the nominees, just really upset the despite getting bad reviews Glee is still nominated for best comedy. And I would’ve loved it if Connie Britton was nominated for best actress in American Horror Story.

  10. The Academy Awards may be far from perfect, they are still more credible than the Golden Globes

  11. Johnny Galecki over Jim Parsons? Though I’m glad to see the Big Bang Theory get props, I don’t agree with it.

    • i think so too but still go the big bang theory!! :)

  12. Where the nod for The Walking Dead? This show has consistently delivered some of the best drama on tv.

    • yeah I’m surprised that’s not on there. Looks like the help is gonna win most awards

    • I Second that

  13. People need to keep in mind that this is the Golden Globes. The same program where The Tourist got nominated for best musical/comedy.

  14. Question, how in the world did Breaking Bad get snubbed this year’s Golden Globes and last year’s? The fourth season received far more acclaim than American Horror Story, Boss, and Homeland (according to Metacritic), and yet it was not nominated??

  15. Can’t believe that Drive and Warrior were snubs two of the best movies this year.

    Also I can’t even comprehend Breaking Bad not getting nominated for best Drama. Considering it’s not just the best Drama but the best show on television right now. Especially dumb to see American Horror story being nominated over it.

    • agreed both those films were the best this year.

    • Even if Drive and Warrior were snubbed by the Globes, they’ve still picked up a bunch of nods from other awards circles like the BFCA, Independent Spirit Awards, NBR, and in May it took home the best director award at the Cannes film festival, something that’s hard for a North American production to do. Meanwhile Warrior has been recognized by the SAG awards and also by the BFCA. Honestly those awards should be taken more seriously than the Globes.

  16. Emmy Rossum should’ve got a nomination for her performance in Shameless (showtime)
    Great show can’t wait for season 2

  17. Really? New Girl, Really? 30 minutes of Zooey ‘acting’ cute garners a best acting nomination and show nomination. What about Community.

    And why is My Week With Marilyn, in that category, did i miss something from the trailers, it did not look particularly funny or musical-ly. Stupid.

    And no love for ‘The Boy Who Lived’? COME ON!!!

  18. So Trent Reznor and Atticus Rose get nominations for music (which they should), but The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets nothing for acting, directing, or writing?
    Interesting.

    • Rooney mara was nominated for best actress.

  19. No Muppets? Best Comedy AND Musical.

  20. I can’t they didn’t put take shelter. That was a great film and an amazing performance by Michael Shannon!

  21. Why is Cars 2 on there and Kung Fu Panda 2 isn’t?? Has the Academy been hooked on git-r-done?

    • I was wondering the same thing! Kung Fu Panda is more superior/enjoyable than Cars 2.

  22. These movies realy suck (at least most of them) there are a lot of better movies that should’ve been nominated. Where’s Dexter in the Television ? The Walking Dead?

  23. No nominations for WARRIOR, KUNG FU PANDA2 OR HARRY POTTER7p.2?

    LOL WTF. Ok this world is officially ending in 2012 lol.

    • Cars 2 over ung Fu Panda 2 and Winnie the Pooh? Especially considering that those two got WAYYYYYYY better reviews than Cars 2.

  24. Whilst some off these categories seem an utter mess im glad that Boss and Kelsey Grammar are up for nomination, great show.

  25. How does Breaking Bad end with arguably its best season yet and doesn’t even get an Emmy nod? Really?

    • It didn’t get an Emmy nod because it didn’t air during the emmy consideration period due to its hiatus. But these are the globes, the less serious awards show that get it wrong most of the time.

  26. Pretty poor list this year, apart from Sofia vergara of course. Can’t blame the writers strike for it this time round, I blame reality shows, can’t stand them.

  27. No Drive and Breaking Bad? What the hell?

  28. Sooo disappointed in this year’s nominations. Last years was alright, and I actually watched them for the first time, but I didn’t even recognize most of the movies on the list. And Harry Potter didn’t get ANYTHING? Are you freaking joking? Harry Potter DH Part 1 got TWO Oscar nominations, and I think the last one did a much more astounding job (I loved both parts, but part 2 just blew me away, left my crying in tears throughout the entire second half). And Alan Rickman… omg, Alan Rickman… I could not stop crying every time he was on screen! EVERY SINGLE TIME, and that includes the very first scene when he’s looking out into the school courtyard entrance.
    And even the animated features list looked pathetic… Cars 2? Really? Arthur Christmas? No Kung Fu Panda? I’m surprised War Horse got on the list- feel like it would be a good movie to me, but didn’t expect Oscar nomination… although I think 50/50 was to expected, and maybe Week with Marilyn… but Warrior wasn’t on there, which I am surprised about…. *sigh* disappointment…

  29. I am sincerely Not happy!!! Tom Hardy so deserves a Golden Globe for Warrior, Lawless, Or even Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy!! He is an Amazing Actor. Also I am sick of Sons of Anarchy being overlooked! What is wrong with you people!! Charlie Hunnam, is also fantastic. Same people every year. Boring!

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