2013 Golden Globe Nominations

The 2013 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning and Lincoln leads the pack with seven nominations and Argo close behind with five. Despite not having yet seen Django Unchained I am excited to see it so loved, at least in the recognition the Hollywood Foreign Press has given it. The new Quentin Tarantino film also garnered five nominations and is easily one of my most anticipated of the year. I can't wait to see it for myself on Christmas Day, but I can only become more excited about the quality of the film after seeing it get a best picture nod for drama as well as nominations for Tarantino for best director and both Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio for best supporting actor. I was especially glad to see Jack Black also receive a nomination for his work in Bernie as it is one of my favorite films so far this year.

It was somewhat of a surprise to see Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor get nominations for their roles in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, but even more out of left field to see that film nominated for best picture (comedy/musical) due to the fact everyone seems to have forgotten about it. I enjoyed the film somewhat but it certainly wasn't one that stuck with me or left an impression. Someone in the Hollywood Foreign Press must have really taken to it though as the nominations it did get were in three major categories. The Golden Globes have always offered a bit of variety as opposed to the Oscars who show little love for lighter fare, but I would have much rather seen a few nominations for something like 21 Jump Street in that category than Salmon.

Other surprises include Bill Murray's nomination for his performance as FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson as so far that film has been pretty disappointing as far as critical reception goes (I have yet to see it). There was also no love for David O. Russell or Tom Hooper in the best director category though Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables scored best picture nominations in the musical/comedy category. I was also personally disappointed that there was no recognition for Paranorman in the animated film category but both Rise of the Guardians and Frankenweenie received nominations. It likely doesn't matter as Wreck-It Ralph will win, but Paranorman was far more deserving than the other Dreamworks and Disney films on the list .

I will follow the announcement of these nominations with my predictions for each of the following motion picture categories as the air date for the awards show gets closer. The 2013 Golden Globe Awards will air on January 13, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. EST. This years hosts are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Following is a list of the nominees for all of the motion picture categories...


MOTION PICTURE NOMINEES

BEST PICTURE (DRAMA)
  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty
BEST PICTURE (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook
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 (COMEDY/MUSICAL)
  • Jack Black, Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Ewan McGregor, Salman Fishing in the Yemen
  • Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
BEST ACTRESS (COMEDY/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
SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
DIRECTOR
  • Ben Affleck, Argo
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
ANIMATED FILM
  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It Ralph
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 Affiar
  • The Intouchables
  • Kon Tiki
  • Rust and Bone
ORIGINAL SCORE
  • Life of Pi
  • Argo
  • Anna Karenina
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Lincoln
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
CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD
  • Jodie Foster