2013 Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announced; LINCOLN, ARGO, and ZERO DARK THIRTY Get Some Love; SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN Surprises

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The nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes have been announced.  The Golden Globes are a “legitimate” award simply by virtue of A) They’ve been around for so long; B) Stars like attending because it’s a laid-back version of the Oscars where people can get an award, schmooze with other folks in Hollywood, and enjoy a nice meal.  The Golden Globes are doled out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is a phony organization that can easily be swayed through pandering.

Most of the nominees are the usual suspects (especially in the TV categories), and there weren’t too many surprises among the film categories either.  Movies that have been doing well among critics organizations–Lincoln, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook–all received their due.  The only surprise was the love shown towards Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which racked up nominations in the Comedy/Musical category for Best Actor (Ewan McGregor), Best Actress (Emily Blunt), and Best Comedy/Musical.  With nominations in these categories, I’m surprised it didn’t pick up a nod for Best Supporting Actress for Kristin Scott Thomas, who has the movie’s standout performance.  Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.  The 70th Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on January 13, 2013 at 8pm EST/5pm PST. [Update: We've updated the article with a promo video for the awards featuring hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.]

zero-dark-thirty-posterBest Motion Picture (Drama)

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

  • The 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 in a Motion Picture (Drama)

  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • Richard Gere – Arbitrage
  • John Hawkes – The Sessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
  • Denzel Washington – Flight

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)

  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
  • Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible
  • Rachel Weisz – The Deep Blue Sea

bernie-movie-image-jack-black-01Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

  • Jack Black – Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
  • Ewan McGregor – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Bill Murray – Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)

  • Emily Blunt – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Judi Dench – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Maggie Smith – Quartet
  • Meryl Streep – Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Alan Arkin – Argo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

anne-hathaway-les-miserables-imageBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy

Best Animated Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

cloud-atlas-posterBest Score for a Motion Picture

  • Anna Karenina
  • Argo
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln

Best Original Song

  • “For You” from Act of Valor
  • “Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys
  • “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games
  • “Skyfall” from Skyfall
  • “Suddenly” from Les Miserables

Best TV Series (Drama)

  • Breaking Bad
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • The Newsroom

Best TV Series (Comedy)

  • Big Bang Theory
  • Episodes
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Smash

breaking-bad-season-5-premiere-1Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men
  • Damien Lewis – Homeland

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Connie Britton – Nashville
  • Glenn Close – Damages
  • Claire Danes – Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
  • Don Cheadle – House of Lies
  • Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
  • Louis C.K. – Louie
  • Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

veep-tv-show-image-julia-louis-dreyfusBest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
  • Lena Dunham – Girls
  • Tina Fey – 30 Rock
  • Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Best Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Game Change
  • The Girl
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Political Animals

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock
  • Woody Harrelson – Game Change
  • Toby Jones – The Girl
  • Clive Owen – Hemingway and Gelhorn

game-change-julianne-moore-ed-harrisBest Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Nicole Kidman – Hemingway and Gelhorn
  • Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Sienna Miller – The Girl
  • Julianne Moore – Game Change
  • Sigourney Weaver – Political Animals

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

  • Max Greenfield – New Girl
  • Ed Harris – Game Change
  • Danny Huston – Magic City
  • Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
  • Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

  • Hayden Panetierre – Nashville
  • Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
  • Sarah Paulson – Game Change
  • Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
  • Sofia Vergara – Modern Family



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  • CHRIS

    Wow, Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy? If that can get a nod, why can’t Paul Thomas Anderson get his well deserved spot for Best Director? He only made the best arthouse movie of the year.

    • brad

      Because The Master is awful and PTAs major mistep,

      • Max

        I couldn’t disagree with you more Brad, I loved The Master. Loved everything about it

    • junierizzle

      It just isn’t that good. A beautifully shot movie doesn’t mean it’s good.

      • CHRIS

        I just don’t see how anyone could say it was “bad” or a “misstep”. Unconventional for sure, but I thought it was excellent on every level. …and therein lies the subjectivity which makes film so endlessly debatable and invigorating!

      • Hmmm…

        CHRIS, it sounds to me like you’re just jumping on the artsy-fartsy bandwagon. I’ll be damned if you can give me at least three legitimate reasons this movie was better than okay, aside from the acting and cinematography, which were the only two redeemable qualities about the movie.

      • CHRIS

        I loved the good multiplex movies this year like Argo and Lincoln and Life of Pi because they were well done on every level and very entertaining. But The Master was something else entirely. Its rare that you’ll ever see a movie like it again. The direction is flat out excellent. The story is challenging and psychological and doesn’t pander to the audience or even approach the word “cliche”. The pace is deliberate but never boring, and the tone (along with the music) is jarring and intense but effective to the story. Its not a bandwagon, its just art. Some people get it and some don’t.

  • Pocketses

    Newsroom with the love! I’m sure it WONT win, but it damned well should, both Jeff Daniels AND for best series.

  • Marc Blazel

    Where the fuck is Game of Thrones?

  • rob

    How andy lincoln and TWD got snubbed is beyond me. smh.

  • Jose

    ParaNorman > Brave/Frankenweenie/Hotel Transylvania/Rise of the Guardians/Wreck-It Ralph

    • ScottX

      You are just right man.

    • IllusionOfLife

      Words can not express how wrong this is. ParaNorman was absolutely brilliant while Frankenweenie was extremely mediocre and Hotel Transylvania was abysmal. Hopefully when the Oscars roll around LAIKA will get the recognition they deserve.

  • Andrew from Troy

    AARON PAUL.

  • tom

    i know trolls are gonna rag on me for bringing up The Dark Knight Rises, but to be completely snubbed is not a good sign. i thought it would at least get some love in best score. then again, the globes don’t have the kinds of technical awards that the Oscars do, so hopefully it can pick up some noms there

    • Pocketses

      The problem is, and if you like it, you’re entitled to and that’s fine, the movie doesn’t really deserve any of those technical awards, and certainly not for the bigger ones. It still remains, months after it’s release, a jumbled mess, with too many plot holes, a putrid decision for a villain’s voice, and too much wrong to be nominated for major awards.

      And for best score? That score was overpowering, it takes you right out of the film. Those drums, they NEVER. SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP. Ambient music every single solitary second of a film is NOT a good thing.

    • Pocketses

      The problem is, and if you like it, you’re entitled to and that’s fine, the movie doesn’t really deserve any of those technical awards, and certainly not for the bigger ones. It still remains, months after it’s release, a jumbled mess, with too many plot holes, a putrid decision for a villain’s voice, and too much wrong to be nominated for major awards.

      And for best score? That score was overpowering, it takes you right out of the film. Those drums, they NEVER. SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP. Ambient music every single solitary second of a film is NOT a good thing.

  • Stefan

    How does the Newsroom beat out Game of Thrones and Mad Men?! What a joke

    And I love me some Alan Arkin but he was barely in Argo, surely Phillip Seymour Hoffman or Tommy Lee Jones deserved it more

    • Anonymous

      Um, both Hoffman and Jones ARE nominated…

  • Anonymous

    Smash for best comedy series? How about Parks and Rec?

  • Snatchmo

    I hate that they toss all the supporting nominations together. There aren’t enough supporting actors in a comedy, drama, miniseries to make separate categories?

    I’m also happy to see that Modern Family’s entire cast didn’t get nominated like they have in the past.

    Granted, drama is a tough category, but I’m surprised Game of Thrones, Justified, The Walking Dead, and Boss didn’t get any recognition.

  • Romsy

    Absolutely no love for Beasts of the Southern Wild? Come on. Also Parankrman was the best animated film of the year by far. Golden Globes is definitely more fun to watch then the Oscars because all the guests get tipsy and its much less formal, but their elections for nominees this year is terrible.

  • CHRIS

    I loved the good multiplex movies this year like Argo and Lincoln and Life of Pi because they were well done on every level and very entertaining. But The Master was something else entirely. Its rare that you\’ll ever see a movie like it again. The direction is flat out excellent. The story is challenging and psychological and doesn\’t pander to the audience or even approach the word \"cliche\". The pace is deliberate but never boring, and the tone (along with the music) is jarring and intense but effective to the story. Its not a bandwagon, its just art. Some people get it and some don\’t.

  • Gerard Kennelly

    dec 13
    the GG noms

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