Golden Globe Nominations!

The Hollywood Foreign Press Announced the nominees for the 68th Golden Globe Awards this morning. They were...interesting. The King's Speech leads with seven nominations (I'll be seeing that tomorrow). The Social Network and The Fighter (has not yet been released here, I'll be at a sneak-peak on Thursday!) came in second with six nods apiece. The nominees in most of the drama categories are pretty good. The comedy? Not so much. All we can really they is that the HFPA really likes their Johnny Depp. Depp managed not one nod, but TWO, for Alice in Wonderland (which he was awful in) and The Tourist (which he was more awful in). The HFPA completely snubbed Made in Dagenham in the comedy categories, blind-siding both the film and its worthy actress Sally Hawkins. I've seen many of the nominees, but it turns out that the one film I'm behind seeing this awards season is...Burlesque!!!

Black Swan racked up four nominations, including Best Actress for Natalie Portman and Best Supporting Actress for Mila Kunis, although I think that Barbara Hershey should have been nominated instead. Jacki Weaver, however, was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Animal Kingdom. Portman and Weaver are two actors I'm rooting for most, so since they were nominated, I can't really complain. Canadian film also did well, with Paul Giamatti earning a Best Actor nod for Barney's Version and Halle Berry with a Best Actress bid for Frankie & Alice.

The nominees:

Best Picture, Drama:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical:
Alice in Wonderland
Kids Are All Right
The Tourist 

Best Actor, 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 Actress, Drama:
Halle Berry, Frankie & Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actress, Musical/Comedy
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 Actor, Comedy/Musical
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giammatti, Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O’Russell, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Screenplay:
127 Hours
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Score:
127 Hours
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Social Network

Best Song:
Bound to You (Burlesque)
Coming Home (Country Strong)
I See the Light (Tangled)
There’s a Place for Us (The Chronicles of Narnia)
You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me (Burlesque)

Best Foreign Film
Biutiful (Mexico) 
The Concert (France) 
The Edge (Russia) 
I Am Love (Italy) 
In a Better World (Denmark)

Best Animated Film:
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3 

I'll have commentary/picks later closer to the awards ceremony. In the meantime, I'll swallow my pride and buy a ticket for Burlesque.