The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning and I, of course, streamed theme live from the comfort of my snuggie. Leading the pack with the most nominations are The Artist with six, followed closely by The Descendants with five. The Artist received nods for Best Picture Comedy/Musical, Best Actor Comedy (Jean Dujardin), Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Supporting Actor (Bérénice Bejo), Best Screenplay (Michel Hazanavicius), and Best Original Score (Ludovic Bource). The Descendants received nominations for Best Picture Drama, Best Actor Drama (George Clooney), Best Director (Alexander Payne), Best Supporting Actress (Shailene Woodley) and Best Screenplay (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash).
Also, we got some lucky double nominees happening here. George Clooney racked up nominations for both Best Director for The Ides of March and Best Actor Drama for The Descendants. Then we’ve got Ryan Gosling, my sweet, sweet Ryan, who received Best Actor nods in both Comedy and Drama for his roles in Crazy Stupid Love and The Ides of March. Those suits and abs are Best Actor in my book.
A whole slew of other films received some nominations including Bridesmaids, Midnight In Paris, 50/50, My Week With Marilyn, The Help, Moneyball, Hugo, J. Edgar, Shame, and The Iron Lady, to name a few. Dang, those Golden Globes just love to include errrbody.
That being said, there still were some major snubs, namely to my beloved, dino-centric The Tree of Life. Unsurprisingly, Malick’s masterpiece received not one nomination, due to The Hollywood Foreign Press being ignoramuses who clearly didn’t get what was happening during that 2 h 45 min epic. Okay, okay, I had no clue either. But it’s still a far superior movie to The Help or Ides of March. Oh well, thems the breaks. Luckily, The Academy Awards are uppity biatches, like myself, and don’t give a Harvey Weinstein if The Golden Globes were nuts for Crazy Stupid Love.
Another major snub came with David Fincher for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s omission from the Best Director category, and Beginners from the Best Picture Drama category. Films that got the altogether shaft include Cameron Crowe’s animal loving We Bought A Zoo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and that other Olsen sister’s cult movie Marcy Mary May Marlene.
As far as The Golden Globes being an Oscar predictor, I don’t personally agree. I believe the Comedy/Drama divide make up for a lot of the random nominees (cough cough Gnomeo and Juliet cough). However, if one thing has been made clear over the last few weeks of award season hype, it’s that The Artist is the one to beat this year.
To see the full list of the 2012 Golden Globe Nominations, click here.