2013 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

By December 26, 2012
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The Golden Globe Awards are around the bend once again and the recent announcement of nominees have created quite the stir amongst fans with surprise inclusions and exclusions in said list.

Despite a strong season, The Walking Dead is noticeably absent from the list of nominees and for the first time since it’s debut in 2007, Mad Men is ALSO absent from many categories save for the Best Actor in a Television Drama nod for Jon Hamm. Jessica Lange picked up a Best Actress in a Television Drama nod for her work as hard-as-nails nun Sister Jude in American Horror Story: Asylum but the show itself saw zero love. Last year, Lange took home Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Constance Langdon in the first season of American Horror Story and while she’s not my choice, it could be interesting to see someone win in two different categories for the same show.

The film side also sails on a sea of strange choices with Les Miserables receiving only two nods for Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. In something I MUST call absolute shenanigans on, The Hobbit earned ZERO noms despite the MASSIVE box office numbers pulled opening weekend and continuing to pull.

On the plus side, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Best Supporting Actor nod for Django Unchained could finally be the boost to the Academy Award he deserves and has been robbed of four times…I say “four” as he’d been nominated three times (Blood Diamond, The Aviator, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?) and the GLARING omission of his role as Jack in Titanic. And my dark horse, Jack Black, has also earned a Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy nomination for his role as real life killer Bernie Tiede in the sleeper hit Bernie.

The animated side of things are a little lopsided with a win most likely going to Disney. With three of out five nominations belonging to Brave, Frankenweenie and Wreck-It Ralph against the likes of Rise Of The Guardians and the animated comedy Hotel Transylvania (directed by Powerpuff Girls creator, Genndy Tartakovsky and starred Adam Sandler), it would be an incredible shocker if one of the two non-Disney upstarts took the crown.

Jodie Foster is this year’s Cecil B. DeMille recipient, an honorary Golden Globe that recognizes “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”.

The full list of nominees reads as follows (with my predictions in bold):

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”

Cecil B. DeMille Award:
Jodie Foster

Best Television Comedy or Musical:
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Episodes”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“Smash”

Best Television Drama:
“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“Homeland”
“The Newsroom”

Best Miniseries or Television Movie:
“Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

Best Actress, Television Drama:
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Actor, Television Drama:
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actress, Television Comedy Or Musical:
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation”

Best Actor, Television Comedy Or Musical:
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway and Gellhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields and McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway and Gellhorn”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Danny Huston, “Magic City”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

And there you have it. While my predictions are somewhat, well, predictable, I do confess that some of my choices (like going with Ben Affleck and Jack Black for the win) are more who I would LOVE to see take home the pretty little bobble.

How close did I get? We’ll see when the amazing (and nominated) hosts Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) hit the stage on January 13, 2013. I love these ladies. Can’t WAIT!!!

Feel free to leave your predictions below as well! I’m uber curious to see your choices!

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