|The Artist leads the way with six nominations.|
The Ides of March
This might decide whether or not The Ides of March makes it into the Oscar selections. A nomination for Clooney (director) certainly strengthens that claim. The Descendants, The Help, Hugo and Moneyball could be locked in with their inclusion here, but War Horse is a massive head scratcher. Those who have already seen it will know what I mean.
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Midnight In Paris
My Week With Marilyn
Few surprises here. Though I am openly against Bridesmaids I expected it to feature. The Artist and Midnight in Paris will fight it out. The Artist will win, but Midnight in Paris might sneak into an Oscar nomination (Woody Allen also nominated for Best Director). No The Muppets. It's infinitely better than Bridesmaids. What a shame.
Best Actor – Drama
George Clooney – The Descendants
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
I predicted that if Gosling got a nomination, it would be for The Ides of March. But over Michael Shannon in Take Shelter? No. Still no Oldman, but I am expecting Clooney, Pitt and Fassbender to join Dujardin and either DiCaprio or Shannon on Oscar day.
Best Actress - Drama
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton - We Need To Talk About Kevin
No surprises here. With Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams moving into comedy, Rooney Mara is given a shot. Still, it's between Tilda and Meryl.
Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Brendan Gleeson - The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50
Ryan Gosling - Crazy, Stupid, Love
Owen Wilson - Midnight in Paris
This is interesting. I'm glad to see Owen Wilson, a little surprised to see Ryan Gosling (though he was good) and pleased to see JGL. This will be between Gleeson (outstanding) and Dujardin. My money is on the latter. The Artist topped with six nominations.
Best Actress - Musical or Comedy
Jodie Foster - Carnage
Kate Winslet - Carnage
Charlize Theron - Young Adult
Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn
I never knew Carnage was a comedy. Or Young Adult. Still, Michelle Williams will win this I assume.
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks - Drive
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Viggo Mortensen − A Dangerous Method
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Great to see Albert Brooks back following the SAG snub. Still Jonah Hill, and no John Hawkes for Martha Marcy May Marlene. Plummer and Branagh are there again. Heard great things about Viggo, and he might compete with Notle for that final spot.
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Shailene Woodley - The Descendants
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
The same as the SAG, but with McCarthy replaced by Woodley, which makes the Globes significantly better in this category. Still no Mulligan.
Midnight in Paris
The Ides of March
Who is going to win this? Woody? Alexander Payne and co. for The Descendants? Zailian and Sorkin for Moneyball? Probably The Artist.
Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin
Puss in Boots
No Kung-Fu Panda 2? It's far better than both Cars 2 and Puss in Boots. This was always between Rango and Tintin though.
Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation (Iran)
The Flowers of War (China)
The Kid with the Bike (Belgium)
In the Land of Blood and Honey
The Skin I Live In (Spain)
A Separation should take this out, with The Skin I Live In likely it's chief competitor. I'm seeing the latter tonight so I'll report back.
Best Original Score
Ludovic Bource - The Artist
Abel Korzeniowski - W.E
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Howard Shore - Hugo
John Williams - War Horse
I would like to scream in anger about one of these inclusions, but I'm not allowed to. No nomination for Desplat or Cliff Martinez (two of the year's best in Drive and Contagion) or The Chemical Brothers (Hanna). I hope Reznor/Ross own this and not the final name mentioned.
Best Original Song
"Hello Hello" - Gnomeo & Juliet - Elton John
"Lay Your Head Down - Albert Nobbs - Sinead O' Connor
"The Living Proof" - The Help - Mary J. Blige
"The Keeper" - Machine Gun Preacher - Chris Cornell
"Masterpiece - W.E - Madonna
Nothing for The Muppets. What a disgrace.
So, send me your thoughts. Are you happy/displeased with the nominations? Does this make-up for the SAG? How do you think this will translate to Oscar nominations?