Golden Globe nominations – snubs and surprises

Megan Fox, along with Jessica Alba and Ed Helms, announced the Hollywood Foreign Press nominations yesterday.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” leads this year’s Golden Globe Awards nominations, placing in seven categories including Best Drama, with nods for Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner as well as actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field and composer John Williams. Other favorites for the Hollywood Foreign Press include Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” all of which received Best Drama and Best Director nods as well as other nominations.

On the television side, new series “Nashville,” “Smash” and “The Newsroom” earned accolades, while longtime awards favorite “Mad Men” failed to make the Best Television Drama list for the first time. Critical favorites “Homeland” and “Downton Abbey” earned four and three nominations each, respectively, and are expected to be favorites when the awards are handed out.


The Hollywood Foreign Press clearly has a thing for Nicole Kidman, nominating the actress in both film and TV categories. Her nod for Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” may be the most controversial this year, as the film was widely panned coming out of the Cannes Film Festival. Also a surprise? Multiple nominations for “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” an early 2012 film with little to know awards campaign. Stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt earned acting nods while the film made the Best Musical or Comedy list.


While Tom Hooper’s presumed awards season juggernaut “Les Miserables” earned nods for Best Musical or Comedy, actor Hugh Jackman and supporting actress Anne Hathaway, Hooper himself didn’t make the Best Director list. And despite turning in great performances in multiple films, Matthew McConaughey came up empty handed at the HFPA. Other notable snubs include Robert DeNiro for “Silver Linings Playbook” — though Best Supporting Actor is the tightest race this year — and indie darling “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which didn’t receive a single nomination.

The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be handed out live January 13, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who are nominated against each other in the Best Actress in a Television Comedy category.


Best Motion Picture – Drama


“Django Unchained”

“Life of Pi”


“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

“Les Miserables”

“Moonrise Kingdom”

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director

Ben Affleck, “Argo”

Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”

Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”

John Hawkes, “The Sessions”

Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Jack Black, “Bernie”

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”


Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”

Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

Judi Dench, “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Maggie Smith, “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Alan Arkin, “Argo”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”

Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Amy Adams, “The Master”

Sally Field, “Lincoln”

Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Helen Hunt, “Sessions”

Nicole Kidman, “the Paperboy”

Best Screenplay

David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Chris Terrio, “Argo”

Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”

Best Original Score

“Anna Karenina”

“Life of Pi”



“Cloud Atlas”

Best Original Song

“For You,” Keith Urban (Act of Valor) “For You”

“Not Running Anymore,” Jon Bon Jovi (Standup Guys)

“Safe and Sound,” Taylor Swift (the Hunger Games)

“Skyfall,” Adele (Skyfall)

“Suddenly” (Les Miserables)

Best Foreign Language Film

“The Intouchables”


“A Royal Affair”

“Rust and Bone”


Best Animated Feature Film (2006–present)



“Wreck-it Ralph”

“Rise of the Guardians”

“Hotel Transylvania”

Best Drama Series

“Breaking Bad”

“Boardwalk Empire”

“Downton Abbey”


“The Newsroom”

Best Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory”



“Modern Family”


Best Actor in a Television Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”

Louis C.K., “Louis”

Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series

Connie Britton, “Nashville”

Glenn Close, “Damages”

Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series

Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Lena Dunham, “Girls”

Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

“Game Change”

“The Girl”

“Hatfields & McCoys”

“The Hour”

“Political Animals”

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Kevin Costner, “Hatfiends & McCoys”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”

Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”

Tobey Jones, “The Girl”

Clive Owen, “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”

Sienna Miller, “The Girl”

Julianne Moore, “Game Change”

Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animal”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Max Greenfield, “New Girl”

Ed Harris, “Game Change”

Danny Huston, “Magic City”

Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”

Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”

Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”


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