It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holidays, you silly idiot, it’s GOLD GLOBE NOMINATIONS TIME! If the Golden Globes themselves are a third-rate awards ceremony in an over-crowded field of awards ceremonies, doled out by the ever-mysterious and seemingly-illegitimate foreign press association, convened in a sad-looking hotel ballroom where even the nominees are force-fed liquor in order to endure the whole thing, then just imagine how exciting this part is when it’s not even the actual awards yet! It’s just people talking about who may or may not get an award later! Could it be TOO exciting?! Keep people with hear conditions away from the entertainment media-complex!

Then again, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting this year instead of that godless Ricky Gervais, and they’re cool. Also, there were good things this year and they are up for awards right there with the bad things (The Newsroom for BEST drama series? Best? Are you spelling that right?). So let’s take a look at these nominations because what else are we going to do? Look at this bunch of golden retrievers playing in the snow? NO. FOCUS. WE ONLY HAVE ONE JOB, AND WE ALMOST NEVER DO IT, SO PAY ATTENTION. So let’s check out these cool nominations ( and then let’s all meet back here on Sunday, January 13th to watch The Golden Globe Awards Show. See you then. No blogging until then. Enjoy the time off. God I wish. FOCUS! NOMINEES!

MOVIES:

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kindgom
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 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, DRAMA
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

BEST ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Ewan MCGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

BEST ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
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 ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST SCREENPLAY
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
Michael Danna, Life of Pi
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
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables
“Skyfall” from Skyfall

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour
A Royal Affair
The Intouchables
Kon-Tiki
Rust and Bone

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Rise of the Guardians
Brave
Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Wreck-It Ralph

TV:

BEST SERIES, DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Homeland
The Newsroom

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

BEST SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Big Bang Theory
Episodes
Girls
Modern Family
Smash

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL SERIES
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

BEST SERIES, TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

BEST SERIES, TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES ACTOR
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES ACTRESS
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Comments (57)
  1. Good early news on Django Unchained I guess but a Big Bang Theory nomination makes me suspect.

  2. I am not completely on the Girls hate train, still not sure how I feel about the show although I think Lena Dunham can be more than a little self-important, but I really don’t see how its a “comedy or musical.” It has some funny moments, but I think it is more on the drama side of dramedy.

    My main frustration with this is that Park and Rec isn’t up there when that is most definitely a great show and more of a comedy than Girls, regardless of whether or not you enjoy watching Girls.

  3. Oh man, the other three John Hawkes megafans are super stoaked about this. Yay John Hawkes!

  4. Smash? Seriously? Smash is one of those shows that I’m pretty sure the writers thought was going to be canceled after 3 episodes, so they didn’t actually write a plot to sustain an entire season, let alone a whole series. Just completely unfocused and arbitrary. Not to mention terrible! That show is terrible!

  5. The entire nomination slate for Best Comedy/Musical Series bums me out.

  6. Funny how they nominated New Girl for best comedy last year, when only six or seven episodes had aired and it wasn’t very good yet, but now that it is legitimately one of the best comedies on TV it doesn’t get nominated.

  7. I’m really confused that The Newsroom got picked over Mad Men for best Drama series. so weird, right?

    Anyway, I’ll watch the show because people will be funny and Tina Fey & Amy Poehler are my girl crushes.

  8. Moonrise Kingdom is nominated! It was a very nice movie that I assumed everyone would forget about by the time awards stuff rolled around.

    • WELL, they forgot about ParaNorman and Beasts of the Southern Wild. at least Moonrise Kingdom gifs were all over the tumbler all year (I assume they all have tumblr accounts yes?)

  9. I’m so surprised that Lincoln is nominated! Who would have thought that was even a possibility?

  10. Walter White, Don Draper, or Nucky Thompson: Who’s your favorite ego-maniacal dirt bag?

  11. If Don Cheadle is nominated for House of Lies (which is a decent show), then I can’t understand why Kristen Bell isn’t nominated as well. She is by far the most interesting character on that show, and no I am not just saying that because I love Veronica Mars.

    • She should also get nominated for Best Guest on Craig Ferguson, which is totally a real award and both of them should come to my house and pick it up because I spent a lot of time and effort making it.

  12. Noms for PSH, Adams, and Phoenix, but MAN did The Master get snubbed in basically every other category that Lincoln was nominated for.

    But always remember: The Tourist was nominated for best musical/comedy. None of this means anything. It’s one back-slapping event in a season of increasingly back-slapping events that produces a shit-ton of red-carpet interviews and air time for designer clothing companies.

    That all being said: none of the Master stuff is a surprise. “Give the actors their nods, and PTA can sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.”

    Boo, I say.

    P.S. Holy Motors should have gotten a nod for best foreign film. Should have. But didn’t. The Tourist.

  13. I am simply flummoxed that none of you lot have congratulated me. I thought we were friends!

  14. Where is the category for most “Stanley Steamer Variations – Comedy or Musical” ?

  15. As much as I love Tina Fey, I really hope Amy Poehler wins for best comedy actress. The past few seasons of Parks and Rec have been so fantastic, and Leslie Knope is often the best, which is hard to do in an amazing cast of people. Sad no one else was nominated. Also, glad to see Jack Black being recognized for Bernie because he was so great in it. I really like it when he takes on more dramatic roles.

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