December 14, 2010

2011 Golden Globe Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 68th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning, with some surprises. However, there's little shock for the two movies with the most nominations, including Best Picture - Drama: The King's Speech, with seven, and six for The Social Network.

Perhaps the biggest shock from Hollywood Foreign Press's announcement is the The Tourist's nomination for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical; and it's two stars, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, with nods for their respective roles. The film received generally mixed reviews (MRQE Metric: 47). Perhaps, other more deserving films could take the spot. Burlesque, another bag of mixed love from critics (MRQE Metric: 48), also is nominated for the same category.

Other surprises include snubs for the Coen Brothers' epic remake, True Grit. Plus, Danny Boyle's travel thriller, 127 Hours, only got nods for Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, but not for Best Director or Best Picture - Drama.

Non-surprises include Inception and The Social Network battling for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture - Drama.  Expect The Kids Are All Right to take home it's Golden Globe for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy. Plus, the Best Actor - Drama category is a battle royal with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) all up for the win.

The Golden Globes are often considered a good telling of what will get nominated--or win--the ultimate prize: the Academy Award. However, in recent years, the big winners tended to differ. The full list of film nominees is below. Who do you think will take home the awards? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. The Golden Globes will air live on Sunday, January 16 at 8 pm on NBC.


Nominees for Film

Best Picture - Drama

Best Picture - Musical or Comedy

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
David Fincher - The Social Network
Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan - Inception
David O. Russell - The Fighter

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 - Comedy or Musical
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 - Comedy or Musical
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
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
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy - 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan - Inception
David Seidler - The King's Speech
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

Best Animated Feature

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat - The King's Speech
Danny Elfman - Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahman - 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network
Hans Zimmer - Inception

Best Original Song
"Bound to You" - Burlesque - Music by: Samuel Dixon, Lyrics by: Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler
"Coming Home" - Country Strong - Music and Lyrics by: Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges
"I See the Light" - Tangled - Music by: Alan Menken, Lyrics by: Glenn Slater
"There's A Place For Us" - Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Music and Lyrics by: Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood and David Hodges




1 comment:

  1. That royally sucks about True Grit. Any movie with that type of cast and screenplay deserves a nod.

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