Well, the Golden Globe nominations are out now. They’re somewhat meaningless, especially when it comes to television (seriously, they pick the same things every year, pretty much, which is the detriment of voting on projects that last for years), but they can be a decent preview of what might happen at the Oscars. Even if the winners might not be the same as the winners of the Oscars, the nominations can give a look.
Now, this year’s nominations are interesting. “Django Unchained” has five nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, while Tom Hooper goes without a Best Director nomination for “Les Miserables.” I find that really peculiar. It makes me wonder if Tarantino’s going to see some Oscar nominations this year, something I’m not sure he’s done before.
Anyway, let’s look at the movie nominations. I’m keeping TV out of it because I’m massively ignorant about TV shows that are nominated and, again, they seriously pick the same stuff every year. “Modern Family” must have 30 of those things by now.
I’ll bold my picks. Later, I’ll do a comparison between my picks and the actual winners when the awards happen mid-January. Looking at the nominees, though, I’m suddenly saddened about exactly how many nominated movies I still haven’t seen. Due in no small part to being from Alabama, where a lot of these movies never seem to come, or come late, or only to Birmingham. Frustrating.
Out of the six different movies I picked as winners (I’m expecting a lot of multiple awards for some of these movies), I’ve only seen four of them (missing “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Silver Linings Playbook”). Out of the 38 different movies that were nominated in total, I’ve only seen 10. …oops. Maybe I should just hope for a 25% viewed-to-nominated ratio.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”)
Richard Gere (“Arbitage”)
John Hawkes (“The Sessions”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”)
Denzel Washington (“Flight”)
Best Performance by an 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”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Jack Black (“Bernie”)
Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”)
Ewan McGregor (“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”)
Bill Murray (“Hyde Park on Hudson”)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Best Director – Motion Picture
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Best Animated Film
Best Foreign Film