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2012 Golden Globes Nominees - The Artist, Paris, Descendants & Help

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December 15, 2011

Golden Globe Awards

The list of nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the yearly precursor to the Academy Awards, have just been announced - you can find all film nominees below. The infamous Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees this morning from The Beverly Hilton. Their nominees this year are a bit unusual, but almost exactly what you'd expect from the HFPA. The top nominees are The Artist, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris, hence my headline. I'm also happy to see Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Albert Brooks (from Drive!) all getting deserved noms, too. Full list below!

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hosted by Ricky Gervais with a live telecast airing on NBC. Read on for the full list of 2012 nominees.

BEST DRAMA
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
War Horse

ACTOR (DRAMA)
George Clooney - The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Ryan Gosling - The Ides of March
Brad Pitt - Moneyball

ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton - We Need To Talk About Kevin

BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
50/50
The Artist
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Brendan Gleeson - The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50
Ryan Gosling - Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson - Midnight in Paris

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Jodie Foster - Carnage
Charlize Theron - Young Adult
Kristin Wiig - Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Kate Winslet - Carnage

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Flowers of War (China) - Zhang Yimou
In the Land of Blood and Honey (Bosnia) - Angelina Jolie
The Kid With a Bike (France) - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
A Separation (Iran) - Asghar Farhadi
The Skin I Live In (Spain) - Pedro Almodóvar

ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Cars 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Albert Brooks - Drive
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen - A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer - Beginners

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Bérénice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

DIRECTOR
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
George Clooney - The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Martin Scorsese - Hugo

SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash - The Descendants
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon - The Ides of March
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian - Moneyball

ORIGINAL SCORE
Ludovic Bource - The Artist
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore - Hugo
John Williams - War Horse
Abel Korzeniowski - W.E.

ORIGINAL SONG
"Lay Your Head Down" - Albert Nobbs
"Hello Hello" - Gnomeo and Juliet
"The Living Proof" - The Help
"The Keeper" - Machine Gun Preacher
"Masterpiece" - W.E.

There are some very interesting picks in the nominees this year, which isn't unexpected for the HFPA, but I'm still surprised to see films like The Help and Midnight in Paris getting so much recognition this season. A taste of things to come with the Oscars? Or just another politically influenced awards show with more mainstream choices? What do you make of the 2012 Golden Globes nominations?

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  • Crump's Brother
    It's a shame,  No love for Drive Angry.
    • Sammuel
      hahahahahaha hilarious
  • Sammuel
    I was surprised that Ides of March got so much recognition and Drive didn't get as much. But Ides of March was a fantastic acted movie. VERY surprised to see Midnight in Paris for directing and Drive not getting that nom. I feel like Winding Refn should've easily been nominated. But I think the Oscars will recognize the underdogs a little more with their choices and will surprise us even more.
  • Anonymous
    No Harry Potter love? That's a shame...
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nuno-Lopes/100001022192304 Nuno Lopes
    what no drive and warrior?
  • happy camper
    these awards are always a joke, the foreign press is corrupt and they are always politically influenced in there choices, I mean did they still really pick Avatar over The Hurt Locker...
    • Anonymous
      I would have picked my nose over those two.
  • Anonymous
    The lack of love for Drive is super depressing. The Help? Really? Those television noms are a joke too. I don't know why I pay attention to awards season. I'm usually let down. 
  • :)
    Oh yeah! The skin I live gets some love. I hope it wins best foreign language film
  • FunkyGreen
    No Nick Nolte for supporing..forget golden glodes. Ass from an elbow.
  • Antonypacker
    Am I really the only one who thinks Tom Hardy truly deserves to stand on the pedestal for best actor for Warrior??? I just though his performance was breathtaking
  • Nyamsprod
    The Kid With a Bike is from Belgium not France 
  • Anonymous
    Kind of disappointing that Elizabeth Olsen didn't get a nomination for Martha Marcy May Marlene. Thought she would've gotten the recognition. 
  • duane
    Kung Fu Panda 2 is a shoe in for the best animated category..... Wait a sec......
  • Zade
    Nothing about take shelter? Really? It better get some Oscar recognition.
  • SapphireD910
    I've never really cared much before about the Globes, and now I see why.  I usually just check in on the winners and don't bother with the noms. At least Fassbender got his nom.  That's one thing I wanted.  Now, although I don't know most of these performances to judge them, I don't want there to be any awards for a past project or to award them for the body of work, versus the best of the chosen performances.  But really... I'm just asking too much with that aren't I?
  • http://twitter.com/darktaxidermist Davide Coppola
    Drive deserves more spotlight, like pronto!!!
  • Warrior
    No Nick Nolte, what a joke.

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