Thursday, December 13, 2012

2013 Golden Globe Nominees

I admit it.
I am totally put out that Nicole Kidman has been nominated again for Best Actress in The Paperboy because tonight is the last day our theater is showing the film, so I have to change all my plans just to catch this showing. With only 93 members residing in southern California, but entertainment critics with a combined readership of around 250 million people, the Golden Globes perhaps counts for more than it should, but that's not quite right, is it? They've been around since 1944 (the Oscars since 1929), so the longevity of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (what the 93 call themselves who give the award called "The Golden Globe") to dazzle and sparkle maintains an impressive aura.
There are a few surprises on this list for cinematic nominees: again, Nicole Kidman appears, but so does Salmon Fishing In the Yemen (Emily Blunt has also picked up a nom for Best Actress in a Musical/Comdey); because of the splitting of categories for Best Picture Of the Year into Drama or Comedy/Musical, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is also nominated. Richard Gere has his first nomination for Best Actor for Arbitrage and so does John Hawkes for The Sessions (Helen Hunt has all ready received nominations, but not for a Golden Globe; Rachel Weisz is back on the list for The Deep Blue Sea, and I just checked, you can watch The Deep Blue Sea on Netflix Instant Streaming) and Joaquin Phoenix is honored with his performance for The Master as is Philip Seymour Hoffman in the Supporting Actor category.
Tom Hiddleston and Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea.
The Nominees are (awards announced live January 13):
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Best 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 Actor in a Motion Picture, 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 the Hudson
Best 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 Actress in a Motion Picture, 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 Actor 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 Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Best Director
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 Taratino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo
Best Foreign Language Film
Amour (Austria)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
The Intouchables (France
Kon-Tiki (Norway)
Rust and Bone  (France)
Best Animated Feature Film
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
"For You," Act of Valor, Monty Powell & Keith Urban
"Not Running Anymore," Stand Up Guys, Jon Bon Jovi
"Safe and Sound," The Hunger Games, Taylor Swift. John Paul White, Joy Williams & T Bone Burnett
"Skyfall," Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth
"Suddenly," Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil
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