Golden Globes 2012: The Nominees Are In!

Golden Globes 2012: The Nominees Are In! Welcome to awards season! The Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning and there were some noticeable snubs, as well as some surprising inclusions.

First off, let's talk about the surprises. Despite strong reviews, Joseph Gordon Levitt's cancer comedy "50/50" hadn't gotten all that much awards buzz.

So imagine the pleasant surprise to see it nominated for both Best Picture, Comedy and Best Actor, Comedy. "Hugo" in the Best Drama category is probably also a bit shocking, as a movie that was marketed mostly towards children.

But I guess you can never go wrong with Martin Scorsese. It's also nice to see meme-friendly hottie Ryan Gosling get some love for both "The Ides of March" and "Crazy, Stupid Love". I guess just like the rest of us, the Globes can't get enough of Gosling's sexy charm.

Now let's get on to what we love here at Yidio: TV! And those nominations were also chock full of surprises and snubs. So let's start with the snubs first. Where is sweet standout comedy "Parks and Recreation", which made just about every critic's best of list this year? Despite it's insanely strong ensemble (and Ron effing Swanson, come on!) there was only one nomination for Amy Poehler to award the show.

Also snubbed from the comedy category was brainy but underrated "Community" as well as "The Office", "30 Rock", word of mouth hit "Happy Endings"and "Up All Night". In fact, most of the comedy nominations seemed like they should be in a separate dramedy category. And despite all it's creative problems "Glee" is still nominated this year?

In the drama category, not a single nomination went to anything on network television. Instead the list was made up almost entirely of new shows including "Homeland", "Game of Thrones" and "Boss". And while I love the horror and campy over-the-top nature of "American Horror Story," I'm not sure I see it as a best drama contender.

There were some surprise inclusions that were nice to see. While I think the comedy on "New Girl" could be sharper, the show is sweet and fun and it was nice to see it get a nomination. It was also nice to see a nomination for professionally adorable Zooey Deschanel.

I wasn't expecting to see either Jeremy Irons or Madeline Stowe get nominated for "The Borgias" or "Revenge" and their inclusion is a welcome one. Irons has been killing it as the historical Borgias pope, bringing gravitas and humor to his role. Meanwhile, Stowe has been icy perfection as the matriarch of Hamptons elite on "Revenge". Also surprising was Callie Thorne's nomination for "Necessary Roughness" a fun USA summer show that usually wouldn't nab awards gold.

There's much more to say but why not take a gander at the nominees yourself. The full list is below:

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

BEST PICTURE, COMEDY
"The Artist"
"50/50"
"Bridesmaids"
"My Week With Marilyn"
"Midnight in Paris"

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney in "The Descendants"
Brad Pitt in ''Moneyball''
Leonardo DiCaprio in ''J.Edgar''
Ryan Gosling in ''The Ides of March''
Michael Fassbender in ''Shame''

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Viola Davis in ''The Help''
Meryl Streep in ''The Iron Lady''
Tilda Swinton in ''We Need to Talk About Kevin''
Rooney Mara in ''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo''
Glenn Close in ''Albert Nobbs''

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

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Michelle Williams, ''My Week With Marilyn''
Jodie Foster, ''Carnage''
Kristen Wiig, ''Bridesmaids''
Charlize Theron, ''Young Adult''
Kate Winslet, ''Carnage''

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Albert Brooks, ''Drive''
Christopher Plummer, ''Beginners''
Kenneth Branagh, ''My Week With Marilyn''
Jonah Hill, ''Moneyball''
Viggo Mortensen, ''A Dangerous Method''

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, ''The Artist''
Octavia Spencer, ''The Help''
Jessica Chastain, ''The Help''
Janet McTeer, ''Albert Nobbs''
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

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

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
"American Horror Story"
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Boss"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"

BEST COMEDY SERIES
"New Girl"
"Enlightened"
"Episodes"
"Glee"
"Modern Family"

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Kelsey Grammer, "Boss"
Jeremy Irons, "The Borgias"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Mireille Enos, "The Killing"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Madeleine Stowe, "Revenge"
Callie Thorne, "Necessary Roughness"

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
David Duchovny, "Californication"
Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"
Thomas Jane, "Hung"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Laura Linney, "The Big C"

BEST TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
"Mildred Pierce"
"Too Big Too Fail"
"Cinema Verite"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Hour"

BEST ACTOR, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
William Hurt, "Too Big Too Fail"
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Bill Nighy, "Page Eight"
Dominic West, "Appropriate Adult"

SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Paul Giamatti, "To Big To Fail"
Guy Pearce, "Mildred Pierce"
Tim Robbins, "Cinema Verite"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
Kelly Macdonald, "Boardwalk Empire"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Evan Rachel Wood, "Mildred Pierce"

BEST SCREENPLAY
''Midnight in Paris''
''The Ides of March''
''The Artist''
''The Descendants''
''Moneyball''

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
''Rango''
''The Adventures of Tintin''
''Puss in Boots''
''Arthur Christmas''
''Cars 2''

BEST FOREIGN FILM
''In the Land of Blood and Honey''
''Flowers of War''
''The Skin I Live In''
''The Kid With a Bike''
''A Separation''

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''W.E.''
''The Help''
''Albert Nobbs''
''Machine Gun Preacher''
''Gnomeo and Juliet''

BEST SCORE
''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo''
''War Horse''
''The Artist''
''W.E.''

What do you think? Who are you glad to see and who got snubbed? Sound off in the comments!

 
 
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