And so the awards season begins. The Golden Globes nominees were announced today. And as usual, unless you live in a big city, there are a lot that you will not have had an opportunity to see yet. But there are no big surprises here, except perhaps that there are no real blockbusters in the mix. Toy Story 3 was the highest grossing picture of the year. Remember though as you read that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which gives out the Golden Globes is just 90 journalists’ opinions and they frequently nominate stars they like no matter what they’re in (see this year’s Johnny Depp.)


Best Picture – Drama

Black Swan

The Fighter


The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Best Picture – Musical or Comedy

Alice in Wonderland


The Kids are All Right


The Tourist

Best Actor – Drama

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King’s Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine

Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Best Actress – Drama

Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp, The Tourist

Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs

Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

Annette Benning, The Kids Are All Right

Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs

Angelina Jolie, The Tourist

Emma Stone, Easy A

Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David Fincher, The Social Network

Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David O. Russell, The Fighter

Best Screenplay

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours

Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids are All Right

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David Sieber, The King’s Speech

Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Animated Feature

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist


Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film


The Concert

The Edge

I Am Love

In a Better World

Best Original Song

Bound to You, Burlesque

Coming Home, Country Strong

I See the Light, Tangled

There’s a Place For Us, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me, Burlesque

Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech

Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland

A. R. Rahman, 127 Hours

Hans Zimmer, Inception

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network


Best Television Series – Drama

Boardwalk Empire


The Good Wife

Mad Men

The Walking Dead

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie, House

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Television Series – Comedy

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory

The Big C


Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy

Toni Collette, The United States of Tara

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Lea Michele, Glee

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Steve Carell, The Office

Thomas Jane, Hung

Matthew Morrison, Glee

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Televisio

Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0

Chris Colfer, Glee

Chris Noth, The Good Wife

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

David Strathairn, Temple Grandin

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Hope Davis, The Special Relationship

Jane Lynch, Glee

Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire

Julia Stiles, Dexter

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


The Pacific

Pillars of the Earth

Temple Grandin

You Don’t Know Jack

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth

Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Judi Dench, Return to Cranford

Romola Garai, Emma

Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Idris Elba, Luther

Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth

Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship

Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

So what’s missing? Any great films that seem to have been slighted? Gross oversights? Ridiculous choices?

One thought on “Golden Globe Nominees”
  1. Yeah… The Tourist should not be on the list. It’s mediocre at best. And yet, gotta love the film’s promoters for jumping on the opportunity to re-do their commercials to highlight this suddenly “critically-acclaimed” flick! Ah, marketing. 🙂

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