Dec 142012
 

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association have announced the nominees for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, due to be awarded on January 13th. While these awards receive much publicity and have a dazzling ceremony, they don’t actually hold a huge amount of weight. What I do enjoy about the Globes, is the fact that comedic performances [that are often not acknowledged by the Oscars], are recognised and awarded here.

The nominations are spread among the Oscar front-runners, with Lincoln (7), Argo (5) and Zero Dark Thirty (4) leading the nominations. The Master picked up three acting nominations but missed out in the director and motion picture (drama) categories.

Surprisingly, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen picked up three nominations – it was a very pleasant film, but rather forgettable, and not exactly awards fodder. I would say the same for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but that stars British acting royalty so it is predictable that it would receive some nominations.

I was most disappointed that the excellent The Perks of Being a Wallflower was completely shut out. This film deserves a lot of recognition, particularly in the acting and screenwriting categories.

Full list of feature film nominations after the jump. For the TV categories, please visit the official website.

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, Lincoln
RICHARD GERE, Arbitrage
JOHN HAWKES, The Sessions
JOAQUIN PHOENIX, The Master
DENZEL WASHINGTON, Flight

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – 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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Brave
Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-it Ralph

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
AMY ADAMS, The Master
SALLY FIELD, Lincoln
ANNE HATHAWAY, Les Miserables
HELEN HUNT, The Sessions
NICOLE KIDMAN, The Paperboy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
ALAN ARKIN, Argo
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, Django Unchained
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, The Master
TOMMY LEE JONES, Lincoln
CHRISTOPH WALTZ, Django Unchained

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
BEN AFFLECK, Argo
KATHRYN BIGELOW, Zero Dark Thirty
ANG LEE, Life of Pi
STEVEN SPIELBERG, Lincoln
QUENTIN TARANTINO, Django Unchained

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
MARK BOAL, Zero Dark Thirty
TONY KUSHNER, Lincoln
DAVID O. RUSSELL, Silver Linings Playbook
QUENTIN TARANTINO, Django Unchained
CHRIS TERRIO, Argo

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
MYCHAEL DANNA, Life of Pi
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, Argo
DARIO MARIANELLI, Anna Karenina
TOM TYKWER, JOHNNY KLIMEK, REINHOLD HEIL, Cloud Atlas
JOHN WILLIAMS, Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
FOR YOU, Act of Valor
NOT RUNNING ANYMORE, Stand Up Guys
SAFE & SOUND, The Hunger Games
SKYFALL, Skyfall
SUDDENLY, Les Miserables

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