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The Nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globes

December 13, 2012

Golden GlobesThe nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has given lots of love to everything from Argo to Zero Dark Thirty, as Lincoln leads the pack with a total of seven nominations.

The five films in the running for Best Picture – Drama are Argo (five nominations), Django Unchained (five), Life of Pi (three), Lincoln (seven) and Zero Dark Thirty (four).  The line up for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical includes The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (two nominations), Les Miserables (four), Moonrise Kingdom (one), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen  (three) and Silver Linings Playbook (four).  The nominees for Best Director are Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained).

There are a few unfortunate choices like Robert De Niro being left out of the supporting field for Silver Linings Playbook and David O. Russell missing out on a Best Director nod for the same film in an already packed line up of deserving nominees.  The supporting nom that Nicole Kidman got for The Paperboy is probably the first time that an actress has been recognized for a role that required them to urinate on Zac Efron.  But I’m also quite happy with a lot of the nominations, including John Hawkes and Helen Hunt picking up much deserved acting nods for The Sessions, along with Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams all being recognized for their great work in The Master.

I also support all ten films in the running in the two Best Picture fields, and it’s nice to see a nomination for Moonrise Kingdom even if it is the only nod that the film received.  For the most part, the six acting categories are also strong, and I’m happy to see that both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were recognized for Silver Linings Playbook.  I don’t have much to add on the TV side of things, but it’s nice to see Zooey Deschanel get an acting nom for her excellent work on New Girl even though the great show unfortunately continues to be left out of a Best Series – Comedy or Musical nomination.

That’s pretty much all of the commentary I have to add at the moment, and it will be interesting to see the comparisons when the Academy Awards nominations come out on January 10th in 2013.  The Golden Globe winners will be announced on January 13th in the new year, at a ceremony hosted by the hilarious duo of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.  The TV noms can be seen here, and we have included the complete list of nominees in all of the film categories after the break.

-John C.

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Moonrise Kingdom

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Richard Gere, Arbitrage

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Jack Black, Bernie

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

BEST ACTRESS, 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 SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin, Argo

Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Master

Sally Field, Lincoln

Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

BEST SCREENPLAY

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Tony Kushner, Lincoln 

David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook 

Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Chris Terrio, Argo

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Brave

Frankenweenie

Hotel Transvylvania

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Amour

A Royal Affair

The Intouchables

Kon Tiki

Rust and Bone

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Alexandre Desplat, Argo

Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina

Tom Tywker, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek, Cloud Atlas

John Williams, Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“For You” from Act of Valor

“Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys

“Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games

“Skyfall” from Skyfall

“Suddenly” from Les Miserables

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