2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced

By Katey Rich 2011-12-15 06:35:30discussion comments
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Read below for the full list of nominees! This year's Golden Globe nominees were announced live on television this morning-- or, well, half of them were announced in a live stream online, and the other half, the big half, was announced on the Today Show. We're updating the list of winners below as they come in, so keep checking back for the full list, and eventually some analysis of how they shook out.

Unlike last year's crop of completely out-there nominees, nearly the entire list of names read off today came from films that are legitimately in the awards hunt-- The Artist, which has been sailing through a series of critic's groups in the last few days, took home all the major nominations including a slightly surprising nod for Berenice Bejo as Best Supporting Actress. Even the typically maligned Comedy/Musical category made room for legitimate contenders like My Week With Marilyn and Midnight in Paris, and even made the surprise inclusion of 50/50, the unfairly overlooked dramedy that also earned Joseph Gordon-Levitt a Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical nomination. Score one for the good guys!

The Globes also were more enthusiastic about a handful of films than critics have been, including the George Clooney-directed The Ides of March and Steven Spielberg's War Horse, both of which made it in as Best Picture, Drama. They also went out there for Michael Fassbender, who stars in the NC-17 rated Shame and missed out on a SAG Award nomination yesterday-- that's a big win for an actor who faces an uphill climb in getting that Oscar nomination. Bizarrely, though, they managed to nominate Kristen Wiig for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical in Bridesmaids, but snubbed what might be that film's best Oscar chance, Melissa McCarthy in Best Supporting Actress

Other snubs include big Oscar-season releases like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which was left out entirely, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which got a nomination for Best Actress for Rooney Mara but was left out of the Best Drama category. And Gary Oldman, who seemed scheduled to nab his first-ever Oscar nomination, continued to fail to gain traction when his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy missed out on a nod this morning.

Even in the smaller categories there were some surprises-- the Best Original Score nomination for W.E. speaks to the Globes's tradition of sucking up to celebrities (that's the movie Madonna directed), and they included the motion-capture The Adventures of Tintin even when many think the Academy won't consider it animation proper. And if you've never heard of the Foreign Language Film nominee In the Land of Blood and Honey, hearing that Angelina Jolie directed it may clear that up.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

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 ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

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 Need to Talk About Kevin

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR 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 ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain , The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Flowers of War
In The Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid WIth The Bike
A Separation
The Skin I Live In

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
W.E., Abel Korzeniowski
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Hugo, Howard Shore
War Horse, John Williams

BEST 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.

For the television nominees, hop on over to our coverage at TV Blend.

The Golden Globes ceremony, which you may remember is being hosted by Ricky Gervais, will air Sunday, January 15 on NBC. We'll be covering it live on the big day, so don't forget to come back here to find out all the winners.
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