Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Golden Globe Nominees! The HFPA Strikes Again!

It's a big day and a much needed boon for The King's Speech, whilst True Grit was completely shut out. I have a feeling the film was simply not screened for them, but then again, this mysterious group of European "critics" (seriously, WHO the fuck ARE they?) weren't likely to jump a western's bones. But really what effect does this all have on the race? Not much, by my count of the last few years. In any case, fun to watch, but meaningless nonetheless. 
Best Picture – Drama 
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
Best Picture – Musical/Comedy 
“Alice in Wonderland”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The Tourist”
Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
David O. Russell, “The Fighter”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
David Fincher, “The Social Network”
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/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/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
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, “The Kids Are All Right”
David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, “127 Hours”
Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”
Best Foreign Language Film
“The Concert”
“The Edge”
“I Am Love”
“In a Better World”
Best Animated Feature
“Despicable Me”
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Toy Story 3”
Best Original Score
Danny Elfman, “Alice in Wonderland”
Hans Zimmer, “Inception”
Alexandre Desplat, “The King’s Speech”
A.R. Rahman, “127 Hours”
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “The Social Network”
Best Original Song
“Bound to You” from “Burlesque”
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from “Burlesque”
“There’s a Place for Us” from “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong”
“I See the Light” from “Tangled”
Have at it in the comments section, as always!


elizagolightly said...


Matt Bukaty said...


Kevin K. said...


. Inception in for Picture, Director, and Screenplay.

. Black Swan in for Picture, Director, Actress, and Supporting Actress

. The Social Network in for Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, and score

. Bale in for Supporting Actor

. Blue Valentine in for Actor and Actress

. 127 Hours in for Actor and Screenplay

The rest is underwhelming, but not bad. The Comedy/Musical categories are laughable. Welcome to Starfuckers Inc. folks. Seriously, anyone who takes the HFPA seriously again is delusional. Fun, but meaningless.

mombot said...

Why are the musical/comedy categories "laughable"? Other than Burlesque, the other movies belong in that category. I guess since there weren't any real musicals out this year, they had to squeak in one that was close to that definition. I mean, would we rather have a Tyler Perry "comedy" in the list?

Other choices that I'm glad didn't make the list: Date Night, Cop Out, MacGruber, Grown Ups, Dinner for Schmucks, etc. I think in place of Burlesque, they should have put Morning Glory there, because Burlesque isn't that much of a musical and MG is actually funny. B is more "songs in a movie" than a true musical anyway.

I liked The Tourist and very surprised (because of the bashing by most critics) that it got a nomination. I'm not surprised that they liked his Frank Tupelo because it's actually hard for Depp be play normal since he's not. I mean that in the most complimentary way posible, too.

Kevin K. said...

It's laughable because of all the quality comedy films they snubbed in favor of sucking up to Hollywood.

Easy A
Get Him to the Greek
Four Lions
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

All four are much much better than

The Tourist
Alice in Wonderland

It just kind of solidifies this group as a joke.

Candice Frederick said...

interesing array here. looks like once again they chse throaway nominees in the comedy/musical sections. smh

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