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Golden Globe Nominees! (And a few comments)

posted by Nell Minow

BEST PICTURE: DRAMA
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Comment: Where is “True Grit?” And “Toy Story 3″ should be in this category.
BEST PICTURE: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are Alright
Red
The Tourist
Comment: “The Tourist?” Wait, it was supposed to be funny? And where are “Get Him to the Greek” and “The Other Guys?”
BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronosfsky, 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 ACTRESS: COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Anette Bening, The Kids Are Alright
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are Alright
Emma Stone, Easy A
Comment: Hurray for Emma Stone! Look for her next year as a best actress nominee for “The Help.”
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 SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World
Comment: Nice to see a nomination for “The Concert.”
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 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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3
Comment: This is the toughest category. Every one of them deserves the prize.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Bound To You” (Burlesque)
“Coming Home” (Country Strong)
“I See The Light” (Tangled)
“There’s a Place For Us” (The Chronicles of Narnia)
“You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me” (Burlesque)



  • Alicia

    Hi, Nell. My initial response (after watching the announcement broadcast on the Today Show) was the same as yours: Why the shut out of the Coen Brothers, Jeff Bridges and “True Grit”? Everything I’ve heard about this movie makes me want to see it.
    And everything I’ve heard about “The Tourist” makes it sound like a turkey, even though I thought initially that it might be a kind of fun take-off on Hitchcock. Perhaps Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Julian Fellowes, and Christopher McQuarrie underestimated how hard it is to make a great comic thriller like “North by Northwest.” Having great talent behind a movie is not enough.
    But, as for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, I’d sooner expect the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to ignore “True Grit” at nomination time than the Golden Globe voters.

  • Shary

    Nell, I didn’t post a comment regarding Black Swan when it was listed under your Recent Releases because I hadn’t seen it yet. I thought Natalie Portman did a masterful job of portraying the deranged ballerina Nina Sayers. Overall, I enjoyed the movie, although it was a tad too bizarre, and it was often difficult to know what was really happening as opposed to what was a figment of Nina’s screwed up mind. For parents, the sex scenes, though brief, are steamy, to say the least.
    To Alicia: The Tourist doesn’t just sound like a turkey; it IS a turkey. The Golden Globes must be getting desperate to consider either Jolie or Depp for an award based on their subdued, zombie-like performances in this flop of a flick.

  • LLC

    Not to dismiss True Grit as I haven’t seen it, but it sounds like everyone assumed this movie was going to be a winner before they even saw the trailer. Talking with people, they are upset Jeff Bridges and True Grit were left out, but haven’t seen the movie yet to determine for themselves whether it is good and deserving movie.
    I will see the movie, as the track record for all involved has been good, but it is frustrating to be told which movies will be nominated so far in advance (not to take at you Nell but there is no way to know if The Help and Emma Stone will be as good as we hope).
    And yes, The nominations for The Tourist and Burlesque are ridiculous. I would have liked to have seen The Other Guys and How do you know take those spots, but at least its been narrowed down to a three horse race.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Let me know what you think when you see “True Grit,” LLC. I think a lot of the show biz types and critics who complained about the nominations had seen it already. I had, and I think it is a far better film than some that were nominated.
    As for “The Help,” well, it is a prediction, but I’d call it an informed guess. Check with me this time next year and we’ll see who is right!
    Thanks for a great comment!

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