Look away. It’s the Golden Globe nominations.
Lord alone knows why people still pay so much attention to the Golden Globes. It has been demonstrated over and over again that these gongs offer only the loosest pointers to the Oscar nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the …
Lord alone knows why people still pay so much attention to the Golden Globes. It has been demonstrated over and over again that these gongs offer only the loosest pointers to the Oscar nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the dubious body that hands out the things, has yet to explain why it is qualified to judge anything more prestigious than a nobbly knees competition. And yet, here I am, cutting and pasting this year’s nominations.
L to R: H Bonham-Carter, C Firth. Hang on a moment.
The whinges above noted, all the early favourites for the Academy Awards are firmly in place. The King’s Speech, The Social Network and Black Swan all figure heavily. Bookies will continue to count Colin Firth (George VI in The King’s Speech) as favourite for the best dramatic actor award. Natalie Portman (mad ballet dancer in Black Swan) is in poll position for the best serious actress Globe. The Social Network looks like taking the best dramatic film award.
The most entertaining aspect of any Globes list are the dodgy romps and genuine turkeys that turn up in the best comedy or musical category. Where else would Bulesque, The Tourist and Red figure in a best picture race? It wouldn’t altogether have been a surprise to encounter Grown Ups or Leap Year in this shortlist.
At any rate, here are the main film nominations for your perusal. You can find the full list here.
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter
Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway – Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone – Easy A
Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love And Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack