The 2012 Golden Globe nominations are in, officially kicking awards season into high gear. Voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA), the Golden Globes are always a bit more relaxed and laid back than the Oscars, doling out awards for the best comedies and comedic performances of the year, as well as separate awards for television. This year's batch of movie nominations are, as usual, a mixed bag of expected titles, some surprises and not really a lot of snubs (unless you expected The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 to make the list). This year's awards will broadcast live on January 15th, 2012, and be hosted by Ricky Gervais.
Biggest surprises? Not really a whole lot of surprises, but many films did get a little boost in terms of their awards presence and potential Oscar nominations, like 50/50, The Ides of March, My Week with Marilyn and Midnight in Paris. Many feel the HFPA like to suck up to big celebrities so they'll show up to their awards ceremony, which may be why we see nominations for both Angelina Jolie's film In the Land of Blood and Honey (for Best Foreign Language Film) and Madonna's film W.E., given a Best Score nod.
As far as major snubs go, Fandango readers listed Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) as the biggest snub in our daily poll, followed by Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Nick Nolte (Warrior), The Tree of Life and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is a bit of an odd one because it hasn't even come out yet. Also noticeably absent were nominations for The Muppets, which definitely deserved either a Best Song nod, or a spot in the Best Film - Comedy or Musical category.
Everything else was pretty much expected, and it'll be interesting to see which of these wild cards (and this is a year with many wild cards) use their Globe nomination as a launching pad for Oscar consideration. Regardless, chalk this up as a year with no clear frontrunner, leaving plenty of space for surprise come crunch time.
Check out the 2012 movie-related nominations below, and let us know what you think.
Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Ides of March
Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
George Clooney - The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Ryan Gosling - The Ides of March
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 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 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
The Ides of March
Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Puss in Boots
Best Foreign Language Film
Flowers of War
The Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid with A Bike
The Skin I Live In
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
W.E., Abel Korzeniowski
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Hugo, Howard Shore
War Horse, John Williams
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Lay Your Head Down," Albert Nobbs
"Hello Hello," Gnomeo and Juliet
"The Living Proof," The Help
"The Keeper," Machine Gun Preacher
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Where oh where is Alan Rickman for his incredible portrayal of Snape? Boo.....and boo hoo.
Emma Stone deserves best actress.
Sarah's Key this movie should have received acting nominations. This was one of the best movies of the year.
It is a real shame that two people can not win that best supporting drama actress award because both Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain are 100% real, believable and beautiful in their roles in The Help.
The nomination for Chris Cornell's song "The Keeper" from "Machine Gun Preacher"is well deserved. The song effectively presents Sam Childers' dilemma and campaign to save abused and orphaned children in South Sudan and Uganda.
The Best Picture of the Year is "The Help", it touched every emotion / Best Picture (Comedy or Musical is " Midnight in Paris", you cannot ignore the genius of Woody Allen with his lessons learned movies. Best Performance by an actor is a hard one, so many, so good, but this year it's time for Brad Pitt. This was his most honest performance ever. Leonardo you are definitely my second choice. You have been passed over too many times when you should have won.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part. 2 should of been nominated for Best Picture.
Drive should have been nominated for BEST PICTURE.
Ew. No it shouldn't.
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