Golden Globe Nominations 2011

December 14, 2010 by  
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Golden globeThe awards season is getting under way kicking off with the Golden Globes on January 16 and the nominations are in.

Leading the pack (justifiably so) is The King’s Speech with seven nods just ahead of The Social Network and The Fighter with six a piece.

Hot on their heels are Black Swan, Inception and The Kids Are All Right with four each, and then it’s 127 Hours, Alice in Wonderland, Burlesque and The Tourist with three each. If those last three strike you as a little strange (everyone just looked at me when I went “What?!” a moment ago), it’s because the Globes insist on separating the comedies from the dramas.

The directors are exactly the same as the respective drama noms – Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan, David Fincher for 127 Hours, Christopher Nolan for Inception, David O Russell for The Fighter and Tom Hooper for The King’s Speech.

In the musical/comedy category, Johnny Depp bizarrely picked up two nominations for Alice In Wonderland and The Tourist (what?!) and Annette Benning and Julianne Moore are up against each other for their roles in The Kids Are All Right. We’re very pleased that Emma Stone also go a nod for her excellent work in Easy A.

Best Actress (Drama) has the expected noms for Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone and Natalie Portman for Black Swan with Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole, Halle Berry for Frankie And Alice and Michelle Williams for the excellent Blue Valentine.

Best Actor (Drama) sees Ryan Gosling pick up a deserved nod for Blue Valentine as well as Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network. Mark Wahlberg is also up for The Fighter along with James Franco in 127 Hours. But if Colin Firth doesn’t win for The King’s Speech, I’ll eat my critic’s pen.

Strangest of all is that there’s absolutely no mention of the Coen Brothers’ True Grit which was expected to go great guns. The rumour mill is grinding out news that there was some disagreement on whether it was a comedy or drama (like that matters) or that the Coen’s pulled it from the nominations. We’ll have some more news on this when we hear but with Oscar buzz already surrounding True Grit it seems that the Globes’ reputation as an Oscar indicator are now shattered.

The Globes will be presented on the 16th January. Full list of Film nominations below:

Best Picture (Drama)
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist

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 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 Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs)
Angelina Jolie (The Tourist)
Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right)
Emma Stone (Easy A)

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 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 Screenplay
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours)
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right)
Christopher Nolan (Inception)
David Seidler (The King’s Speech)
Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

Best Animated Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Film
Biutiful (Spain)
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
I Am Love (Italy)
In a Better World (Denmark)

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech)
Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland)
A.R. Rahman (127 Hours)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (The Social Network)
Hans Zimmer (Inception)

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)
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” (Burlesque)

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