Thursday, December 13, 2012

2012 Golden Globes: Nominations (Film)


Here are the Golden Globe nominations in the film categories... 

Picture - Drama
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi 
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

The usual suspects are nominated here. Argo, Lincoln and ZDT continue to secure themselves a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars. Life of Pi also gets a nice push. But the biggest story is Django Unchained. A nomination here wasn't unexpected, but wait until you see how strong a showing it had across the board with nominations. 

Picture - Comedy or Musical
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 
Silver Linings Playbook


All the expected nominees... and Salmon FIshing in the Yemen? Did anybody not forget that movie existed? Did anybody even watch that movie? 

Animated
Brave
Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It-Ralph 

That 'Paranorman', far and away the best animated movie of the year was snubbed is sad. That it was snubbed in order to make room for Hotel freaking Transylvania, one of the worst Shrek-imitators the animation landscape has ever seen and one of the very worst movies of the year, is outrageous. 

Lead Actor - Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Richard Gere - Arbitrage
John Hawkes - The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
Denzel Washington - Flight

No surprises here. Joaquin Phoenix gets a nomination after his snub yesterday at SAG and that could help him get to the Kodak. But this award seems like Daniel Day-Lewis's to lose.

Lead Actress - Drama
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea

Sad, again, to see neither Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) nor Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) get some love in this category. Still, I'm hopeful they'll find a way to get an Oscar nomination even if their amazing work doesn't need such validation.


Lead Actor - Comedy or Musical
Jack Black - Bernie
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Ewan McGregor - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray - Hyde Park on Hudson

The love for Salmon Fishing was strong. This is going to be a showdown between Cooper and Jackman for the win. Also, in such a weak year for this category, I am pretty sad Tommy Lee Jones' great work in Hope Springs went unnoticed. 

Lead Actress - Comedy or Musical
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

No surprises here either once you realize how much they loved Salmon Fishing. 

Supporting Actor
Alar Arkin - Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Now here's the first sign of how much they loved Django at the HFFPA. Notably absent are Robert De Niro and Javier Bardem who could've really used a nomination. Most of all though, Matthew McConaughey, who seemed to me like a sure-thing here, is nowhere to be seen. 


Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - The Master
Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Nicole Kidman - The Paperboy 

So, Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy was actually a thing. Glad to see that happening strange as it seems. 


Director
Ben Affleck - Argo
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg - Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

The love for Django prevented either Tom Hooper or David O. Russell from getting nominated. The Globes like QT more than other award groups, so I am guessing Tarantino doesn't make it to the Oscars (at least in this category). Either Hooper or Russell could get that fifth spot then.

Screenplay
Argo
Django Unchained
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty 

Score
Anna Karenina
Argo
Cloud Atlas 
Life of Pi
Lincoln

Song
Act of Valor - "For You"
"Not Running Anymore"
The Hunger Games - "Safe and Sound"
Les Miserables - "Suddenly"
Skyfall - "Skyfall"

I'm not quite sure in which film Jon Bon Jovi's "Not Running Anymore" was featured. Or if it was featured in a film at all of HFFPA voters just wanted to get JBJ to attend their ceremony and so they nominated a song without a movie attached to it.

Foreign Film
Amour (Austria)
The Intouchables (France)
Kon Tiki (Norway)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
Rust and Bone (France)

Rust and Bone is not eligible for the Oscars in this category, the rest of this field could very well be four of your Foreign Film nominees.

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