2012 Golden Globe Nominations: Surprises & Snubs

December 15, 2011

The 2012 Golden Globe nominations have been announced and there were quite a few surprises, as well as some serious snubs.

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Earlier today the nominees for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards were revealed thanks to Gerard Butler, Woody Harrelson, Rashida Jones and Sofia Vergara, who had the honor of reading off the now coveted list of names.

Before I give you my two cents on the list I give to you the nominees.

Best Picture Drama
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

Best Picture Comedy/Musical

The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week With Marilyn

Best 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 Have to Talk About Kevin

Best Actor Drama
George Clooney – The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March
Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress Comedy/Musical
Jodie Foster – Carnage
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet – Carnage

Best Actor Comedy/Musical
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks – Drive
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Best Director
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
George Clooney – The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Best Screenplay

Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon – The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon – The Descendants
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin – Moneyball

Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots

Best Foreign-Language FilmFlowers of War
Blood and Honey
The Kid With a Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

Best Original Score
The Artist
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
War Horse

Best Original Song
Hello, Hello – Gnomeo & Juliet
Keeper – Machine Gun Preacher
Lay Your Head Down – Albert Nobbs
The Living Proof – The Help
Masterpiece – W.E.

Best Drama Series
American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones

Best Comedy Series
Modern Family
New Girl

Best Actress Drama Series
Claire Danes – Homeland
Mireille Enos – The Killing
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe – Revenge
Callie Thorne – Necessary Roughness

Best Actor Drama Series
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer – Boss
Jeremy Irons – The Borgias
Damian Lewis – Homeland

Best Actress Comedy Series

Laura Dern – Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Laura Linney – The Big C
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Best Actor Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, – 30 Rock
David Duchovny – Californication
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane – Hung
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes

Best Miniseries/Movie
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Hour
Mildred Pierce
Too Big To Fail

Best Actress Miniseries/Movie
Romola Garai – The Hour
Diane Lane – Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey
Emily Watson – Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce

Best Actor Miniseries/Movie
Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey
Idris Elba – Luther
William Hurt – Too Big to Fail
Bill Nighy – Page 8
Dominic West – The Hour

Best Supporting Actress Series, Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce

Best Supporting Actor Series, Miniseries or Movie
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti – Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins – Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

I am not all that pleased with this list. First off how is Melissa McCarthy not nominated for Bridesmaids? Nothing against Kristen Wiig but Melissa totally made that movie. Next no Breaking Bad nomination for Best TV Drama, are you freaking kidding me? It is the best show on television; it so should have been up for a nod instead of Boss, ugh! Those are the two biggest snubs in my opinion. There was however a couple of nice surprises like Shailene Woodley being nominated for The Descendants, she is amazing and so deserving of this nod. I was also pleased to see my guy Ryan Gosling nominated for Best Actor in both the Drama and Comedy/Musical category.

All that being said I was not very happy with this year’s nominations, it kind of makes me not want to watch the show on January 15th on NBC.

Shailene WoodleyBryan CranstonMichelle WilliamsJonah HillClaire Danes

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