Thursday, December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Nominations

Yea, this is pretty important: the industry creating the social documents which reflects who we are and what we think, what we value and esteem, has brought out the award nominees for the best pictures of 2011 and here they are (and here are other critics lists for awards and the SAG award noms at this link here):

BEST DRAMAThe Descendants (seeing it this week)
The Help (my review here: The Help: Of Chocolate Pies)
Hugo (my review here: Hugo & Worlds Within Worlds)
The Ides Of March (my review here: The Ides Of March: Assassinating the Democratic Party)
Moneyball (Moneyball and the Great American Economy)
War Horse (released Christmas Day)
ACTOR (DRAMA)
George Clooney - The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar (my review here: Villains & Heroes: J. Edgar)
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Ryan Gosling - The Ides Of March
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
ACTRESS (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 MUSICAL OR COMEDY
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight In Paris
My Week With Marilyn

ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Brendan Gleeson - The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50
Ryan Gosling - Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson - Midnight In Paris
ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Jodie Foster - Carnage
Charlize Theron - Young Adult
Kristin Wiig - Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Kate Winslet - Carnage
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Flowers Of War (China) - Zhang Yimou
In The Land Of Blood And Honey (Bosnia) - Angelina Jolie
The Kid With A Bike (France) - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
A Separation (Iran) - Asghar Farhadi
The Skin I Live In (Spain) - Pedro Almodóvar (my review here: Transgenesis: the Skin I Live In)
ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures Of Tintin
Arthur Christmas (my review here: Arthur Christmas & the Author Of Christmas)
Cars 2
Puss In Boots
Rango

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks - Drive
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen - A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Bérénice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants
DIRECTOR
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris
George Clooney - The Ides Of March
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash - The Descendants
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon - The Ides Of March
Woody Allen - Midnight In Paris
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian - Moneyball
ORIGINAL SCORE
Ludovic Bource - The Artist
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore - Hugo
John Williams - War Horse
Abel Korzeniowski - W.E.
ORIGINAL SONG
"Lay Your Head Down" - Albert Nobbs
"Hello Hello" - Gnomeo And Juliet
"The Living Proof" - The Help
"The Keeper" - Machine Gun Preacher
"Masterpiece" - W.E.

The Golden Globes will be handed out at the ceremony on Sunday 15 January 2012.

There were a lot of great movies not making the list, including Contagion, Tree of Life, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Warrior, Margin Call and Martha Marcy May Marlene, just to name a few; since the SAG awards have been announced, this pretty much does it until the Oscar noms come out but just think of all the great films there were this year--each Critics Circle giving top prize to different pictures--and the conflicts between the SAG noms and the Golden Globe noms. This will be interesting.