2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

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2011 Golden Globes 2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

Celebrities Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes, and Blair Underwood dragged themselves from the comfort of their beds early this morning to announce the nominations for this year’s other big cinematic awards, the Golden Globes.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has unveiled its nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globes and, like any year’s crop of nominees, there are a few surprise choices, some unexpected snubs, and a number of highly anticipated selections.

Leading the movie pack with seven nominations is the period drama The King’s Speech, which began to garner serious awards buzz back when it toured the festival circuit this past fall. David Fincher’s The Social Network has already snagged a handful of critic’s choice awards and secured six Gold Globe nods, matching that of this month’s true-life boxing drama, The Fighter. Indie breakout hits Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right both managed to collect four nominations, including acting nods for leads Natalie Portman, Annettte Bening, and Julianne Moore.

Chris Nolan’s Inception landed a Best Picture-Drama nod as well, while the comic book flick Red made the cut for the Best Picture-Comedy or Musical category. While it was surprising to see the Coen Brothers’ True Grit fail to receive a single nomination and Ben Affleck’s The Town snag just one, the big shocker was that Johnny Depp received nominations for his work in both Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist – unexpected, to say the least.

On the TV side, Glee was on top with five nominations, while critically-acclaimed shows like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire managed to land three nods each. Showtime was a big winner in the Best Television Series for both comedy and drama as Dexter, The Big C, and Nurse Jackie all landed nods, while AMC’s The Walking Dead became the first cable television series about the zombpocalypse to be nominated for Best Drama. Okay, it’s the ONLY show to fit that description, but that doesn’t take away from The Walking Dead‘s immense critical/ratings success.

Check out the full list of Golden Globe nominations below:


Best Picture – Drama

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

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

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

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

  • Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
  • Johnny Depp, The Tourist
  • Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Love & Other Drugs
  • Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical Comedy

  • Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
  • Anne Hathaway, Love & Other Drugs
  • Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
  • Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
  • Emma Stone, Easy A

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

  • Christian Bale, The Fighter
  • Michael Douglas, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
  • Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
  • Jeremy Renner, The Town
  • Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

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

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

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Director – Motion Picture

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

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

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

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

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

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

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

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Biutiful – Spain
  • The Concert – France
  • The Edge – France
  • I Am Love – Italy
  • In a Better World – Denmark


Best Television Series – Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Dexter (SHOWTIME)
  • The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Mad Men (AMC)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • The Big C (SHOWTIME)
  • Glee (FOX)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME)

Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
  • Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
  • Katy Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
  • Kyra Sedgewick, The Closer

Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama

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

Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Carlos (Sundance Channel)
  • The Pacific (HBO)
  • Pillars of the Earth (STARZ)
  • Temple Grandin (HBO)
  • You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 68th Annual Golden Globes will be hosted by Ricky Gervais. The ceremony will air on NBC on January 6, 2011.

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  1. It is a crime that John Powell was not nomintated for his work in How to Train Your Dragon. Best soundtrack out this year.

    • So far, I give that to Inception hands down. Let me go find this one and take a few spins, as I have not yet heard it. I’ll post again on this in a few hours!


    • Wonderful stuff, man. Great recommend! Still not sure if I want to see the movie lol, but the music is exceptional. This guy has stood out to me before, but I had yet to really explore his work. I guess I know who I’ll be listening to over the next week. :) lol It seems animated films are the last bastion of truly bombastic style, schizophrenic level film composing anymore. Live action movies rarely, if ever, encourage that level of ridiculous tempo changes and mood switching. His orchestration is great. On a musical level alone, extremely cool!


  2. I am surprised that Tru Grit got no nominations when all I have heard is that it should be nominated.

    Also, the Best Comedy/Musical category is a joke this year. The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland, and Red are all up there? I enjoyed Red yes, but not nomination worthy. Alice in Wonderland was not good enough for a nomination in any means. The Tourist was just god awful. Where are the many other comedies that could have been up there?

    Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Get Him To The Greek, The Other Guys, and the list goes one. Sure they may not have won but they should get the nominations over those other three at least.

    • i totally agree, i also very much enjoyed Red but i assumed it was action/comedy not comedy/action, and although i’m in the minority of people who liked alice in wonderland the only awards it should be getting is for visual effects.
      i’ve not seen The Tourist but even the talents of Johnny Depp could distract me from the fact that i’d have to sit through a movie that reinforces the stereotype that Angelina Jolie is attractive and talented =/

      in addition to the hilarious Scott Pilgrim, The Other Guys and Get him to the greek, they also should have considered the BRILLIANT and subtle Cyrus, Date Night, Greenburg, hot tub time machine, I Love you phillip morris, even some of the performances in the pretty lame Dinner for Schmucks should have given it priority over the likes of Alice in Wonderland.

  3. You guys mispelled Alexandre Desplat

    Well I’m not surprised at all with the nominations,they’ve all recieved good scores from critics.

    • Alas – almost made it through the whole list of nominees without an error.

      Ah well, thanks for catching that, Rickster. :-)

      • No problem that’s what I’m here for lol 😉

        • I thought you were here to make me punch my computer… :)

          • Oh yeah thats another reason :)

  4. cool that Garfield got nominated, he definitely deserved it

  5. Piper Perabo nominated over Kyra Sedgwick and Glenn Close! Give me a break!!

    • Kyra Sedgwick WAS nominated.

  6. Shocked The Tourist and Alice in Wonderland got nominated. They were terrible. Surprised Easy A or Scott Pilgrim didn’t get nominated. Johnny Depps performances were not award worth.

  7. No nominations for Lost and Breaking Bad in the Best Drama category? For shame, Golden Globes!

    BTW, I predict this is just the start of the flood of award noms. for Boardwalk Empire. Expect that to clean up at the Emmys.

    • Indeed, Breaking Bad was overlooked.


  8. What is with the combination of the supportig actors and actresses categories with mini-series & tv series -drama AND comedy-? That’s taking 3 different potential categories and shoving them together. With the result of Neil Patrick Harris not being nominated for the first time in 3 years. Strange…

  9. Piper Perabo nominaated for Covert Affairs? WHAT! That is HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE Show. I barely stomached 1 episode for 10 minutes before I had to turn the channel. If I want to watch a television show about Spies, I’ll stick with Burn Notice thank you very much.

  10. Those are the worst acting and movie nominees I’ve seen in the past few years. Except “the kids are all right” which was pretty good. More proof that the golden globes are the least credible awards out there.

    • i mean in the comedy category. the drama i have no real complaints. not who i’d pick but still good

  11. The best comedy/musical award is always a joke to me anyway. In my opinion very rarely does the right movie win or even get nominated.

  12. It wasn’t until a mini-thread on today’s Open Discussion did I realize that “True Grit” got zilch. Is it coming out too late in the season and will get looked at next year? Or does the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just not like good movies? It definitely seems that way from the Comedy/Musical categories.

    Plus how are “Temple Grandin” and “You Don’t Know Jack” still contenders? “Temple Grandin” won several awards all ready didn’t it? Was that just the Emmys?

    Here’s hoping for Hayley Atwell and Ian McShane in “The Pillars of the Earth.” That was a great mini-series and those two were astounding. Also for “The Walking Dead.”

    I love it when a show or movie gets a Best Drama or Comedy/Musical yet none of the cast is nominated in a subsequent category. :)

  13. Might want to check that airdate. I believe the show airs on sunday the 16th.

  14. Wow no nom for Ryan Reynolds in Buried Or True Grit wow complete bull.

  15. One of the reasons I like the Golden Globes is because they honor Comedy but this year is amazingly off. The Tourist and Red being the most interesting noms. Scott Pilgrim and The Other Guys seemed more worthy than those 2. And I am curious because when I watched The Tourist at no point did I think I was seeing a comedy. It wasn’t promoted or advertised as such and I don’t remember laughing at any point of the movie either. IMO though the major snub of all is Winter’s Bone not reciving a BP nomination. Amazing, amazing movie that I hope gets more recognition…..

  16. Best Picture – Drama = Inception
    Best Picture – Musical or Comedy = Red (that movie was so F’ing funny!)
    The Walking Dead better when drama
    and really? why isn’t The Office on there?!

  17. Andrew Lincoln should have gotten a nod for work in The Walking Dead.

  18. I’m sorry. I can’t stop laughing.

    Don’t get me wrong. Johnny Depp is one of the most liked, respectable actors working today. He’s one of the best. He’s also done better work.
    I’d have given something to Andy Garcia and City Island. And…Michael Cera for Scott Pilgrim.

    But it really does not bug me too much- The Globes are not worth the time. They are a joke.

    Question: Where’s Gwen Paltrow?

    • Thank you! City Island should definitely have gotten a nomination in there somewhere. That movie was great!

  19. Katey Segal’s name is incorrectly spelled.

  20. hmm good thing inception won

  21. Apparently the foreign press doesn’t appreciate westerns, or the Coens. This is why I never thought a Golden Globe was worth a damn. I haven’t seen The Tourist but reviews are mixed to negative, and some how got three major noms. True Grit has got nothing but universal praise and didn’t get a single nod.

    My guess is that cause it’s a remake and a western, the foreign press automatically dismisses it. Though I could be wrong on eligibility dates too.

    • Well, it’s a sure bet the Academy Awards will give the Coens a best pic nom, they always do! The Coens always get noticed elsewhere. I haven’t seen the film yet, but looking forward to it. The Coens are always amazing.


      • I hope the academy does, the Coens are great filmmakers. They never let me down.

    • Outside of Canada, “True Grit” has yet to hit international cinemas. EU premiers are in January or Fabruary.
      Most EU reviewers seem to be pretty psyched for “True Grit”, but since they haven’t seen it yet, they can hardly nominate it, can they?

  22. Okay, first of all, “Alice in Wonderland” was neither a musical nor a comedy; it was a light-hearted adventure movie. Second, where are the nods for “Scott Pilgrim” and Michael Cera in particular? That was a great movie.

  23. Johnny Depp gets two nominations for two dodgy films?

    Bruce Willis in Red
    Liam Neesson in The A-Team
    Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys
    Joaquin Pheonix in I’m Still Here

    There’s probably a shyte tonne more that you can list.

    • There’s a chance he’s being nominated for being Johnny Depp.

    • You’re kidding about Phoenix, right?

    • What about Sharlto Copley in the A-Team? He was hilarious!

  24. Piper Perabo. I didn’t see that one coming.

  25. I’m overjoyed to see Sons of Anarchy getting some love. Katy Segal is amazing mother and wife of the two main characters and the heart of the motorcycle club.

  26. These nominations are unbelievable.