December 13, 2012

The 70th annual Golden Globe nominations were revealed today, which doesn’t sound right, because 70 years? Alright, whatever you say, Hollywood. As usual, the announcement was met with a mix of indifference/blind rage from people who don’t understand the concept of boundaries between appreciating a work and subsuming it into your cellular structure via osmosis.

The big news in the movie categories is that Lincoln ‘leads the pack’ with seven nominations. Good for Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis, because I feel like it’s been a while since the entire media world spent weeks talking about how those two deserve employee of the month plaques for being good at their jobs.

I’d write more about the movie stuff, but who the hell goes to see movies anymore? As for TV, GAMES OF THRONES WAS SNUBBED. No nominations for the beloved HBO dragon-tits drama, which is fine, because that meandering mess of high school drama club sets was a joke this season. But that also means no supporting actor nod for Peter Dinklage, who we can all agree seems like the chillest bro ever, so let’s worry about that for a few minutes. Not such a chill bro IRL, but brilliant at his job of pretending to be someone else while wearing an entirely different set of sweaters and pants he might normally wear was Mandy Patinkin, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Homeland.

Also OVERLOOKED in the drama category were Sherlock, although Benedict Cumberbatch did get his recognition. Mad Men didn’t get nominated for Best Drama, although Breaking Bad did, so you hyperventilating TV heroes can sort of relax on that one.  The single biggest white hot ball of focused outrage will likely be directed at the Best Comedy category for TV, which includes “The Big Bang Theory”, “Episodes”, “Girls”, “Modern Family”, and “Smash.” Comedy, as they say, is subjective, but no it isn’t, because every single one of these shows is a turd. Good for Lena Dunham though, feel like she doesn’t get much attention lately.

See the rest of the list below.

Best Picture, Drama:
“Argo”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Misérables”
“Moonrise Kindgom
“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, Drama:
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best Actress, Drama:
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
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, Musical or Comedy:
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:
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

Best Screenplay:
Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”
David O’Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Chris Terrio, “Argo”

Foreign Language Film:
“Amour”
“A Royal Affair”
“The Intouchables”
“Kon-Tiki”
“Rust and Bone”

Best Animated Feature Film:
“Brave”
“Frankenweenie”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

TELEVISION

Best Television Series, Drama:
“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey: Season 2″
“Homeland”
“The Newsroom”

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical:
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Episodes”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“Smash”

Best Miniseries or Television Movie:
“Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

Best Actor, Television Drama:
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Actress, Television Drama:
Connie Briton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Juliana Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Actor, Television Comedy or Musical:
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Actress, Television Comedy or Musical:
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Actor, Television Movie or Mini-Series:
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Best Actress, Television Movie or Mini-Series:
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Best Supporting Actor:
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Danny Huston, “Magic City”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

Best Supporting Actress:
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Archi Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Maggie Smith, “Downtown Abbey”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

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