Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Golden Globe Nominations 2010

The Globes announced their nominations for the year, and I found myself raising my eyebrows in surprise, good and bad, fairly frequently.  For odd things, like "I didn't know The Tourist was a comedy", and "What is Barney's Version?"  "How is it possible that all the nominated songs are from movies I would like, that's odd."  But here's the list in a very disorganized way.  What did you think?

1.    Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

2.    Best Actress in a TV series, comedy
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Bic C
Lea Michele, Glee

3.    Best TV movie or mini-series
The Pacific
Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

4.    Best original song – motion picture
Bound to You - Burlesque
Coming Home - Country Strong
I See the Light - Tangled
There's a Place for Us - Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me - Burlesque
5.    Best Actor, TV series comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

6.    Best Actress in a TV series, drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, the Closer

7.    Best original score – motion picture
Alexandre Desplot, The King's Speech
Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahmin, 127 Hours
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Hans Zimmer, Inception

8.    Best screenplay – motion picture
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, Kids are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The Kings Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Netowrk

9.    Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie
Scott Caan,  Hawaii Five-0
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
David Strathern, Temple Grandin

10. Best TV Series, comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

11. Best foreign language film
Biutiful, Mexico, Spain
The Concert, France
The Edge, Russia
I Am Love, Italy
In a Better World, Denmark

12. Best animated feature film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

13. Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Speicla Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

14. Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
Romola Garai, Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

15. Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
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

16. Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Johnny Depp - Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp - The Tourist
Paul Giamatti -  Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal -  Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey - Casino Jack
17. Best supporting Actor in a motion picture
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

18. Best supporting Actress in a motion picture
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

19. Best Actor in a TV series, drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House

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

21. Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist
22. Best TV series, drama
Broadwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

23. Best Actress in a motion picture, drama
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

24. Best Actor in a motion picture, drama
Jesse Eisenberg - Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg - The Fighter

25. Best motion picture, drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network


Rachel said...

With The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland, Red and Easy A getting nominations, but only one for Winter's Bone, I think it's safe to say these "awards" are nothing but a big drunken joke.

Jess said...

Rachel - I've been a hold-out from all the Globes bashing about them just wanting to meet/hang out with really famous people, but this list reads more like people didn't even see the movie - The Tourist as a comedy or musical? And for TV comedy - almost none of them are merely comedies. I did like the nomination for Julia Styles and The Walking Dead. But Michael Douglas? Really?

Rachel said...

Red was loads of fun and all, but not in a "best of" way. I would laugh if I wasn't crying so hard. At least pick Scott Pilgrim for that!

Jess said...

Yeah,and Burlesque over Scott Pilgrim or even over Easy A? Odd, odd choices.

The Mad Hatter said...

I can answer the BARNEY'S VERSION question for ya.

It's a Canadian film based on a very famous Canadian novel by Mordecai Richler. Briefly, the book is about a man from Montreal telling his life story, centering quite a bit on his three failed marriages.

The book was rather well received up here and was put into film development for what seemed like forever.

Eventually, filming began with quite the cast in tow (Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike)and it even played a gala screening at TIFF this year.

But by all accounts, it really isn't much to write home about...which makes it fall in line perfectly with what the HFPA seem to be about lately!

Jess said...

Thanks Hatter! Sounds interesting, but not necessarily award worthy. I'll keep it in mind.

Tom said...

I liked the Tourist, but am surprised that it got so many nominations. Depp was OK, but not in a "Best Actor" way. "Toy Story 3" should have been up for best Comedy or Musical.

clarabela said...

I plan to see Black Swan and The Tourist today. Do you have any favorites for the Golden Globes? Any surprise nomination omissions? True Grit, Jeff Bridges and the Coen Brothers are oddly missing.

Castor said...

Absolutely horrendous and almost comical. Let's face it, Depp and Jolie got nominations only to shore up the ratings for the telecast...

Jess said...

@Clarabela - I was happy to see Julia Styles get nominated for Dexter, and in general, the TV categories weren't horrendous, but for movies, there were too many oversights and mis-steps to actually predict. Of course, since I'm an awards junkie, I'll post predictions the week of the awards.

@Castor - that's a good description, comical. The Tourist as a comedy is funny. Hatter once called it the Desperate Housewives effect (a show that continuously was nominated as a comedy which is more often a dark drama) and I think the Globes take that to an extreme level just trying to get as many people included. I really enjoyed "Love and other drugs" but neither actor should have been included here.