Golden Globe Nominations

Meryl Streep earns her 27th Golden Globe nom for Hope Springs

The Oscar race is heating up! Things are getting very exciting, and every bit as frustrating. The Golden Globes announced their nominees this morning and started things with a big tease by acknowledging Dario Marianelli’s excellent score for Anna Karenina. “Huzzah!” I thought, “Keira Knightley made it in.” Then the nominations got to the major categories and Knightley was snubbed for… Helen Mirren. #Yawn. There were some pleasant surprises, though, like nominations Richard Gere in Arbitrage and for Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy, which redeems the SAG and should silence the naysayers. It’s a great performance and Kidman should win when the trophies are handed out. (But I’ll be every bit as happy if the prize goes to Helen Hunt.) Other goodies are a 27th nomination for the great Meryl Streep in Hope Springs. Hope Springs was surprisingly snubbed for lesser fluff like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Also showing up was SAG nominee Marion Cotillard, who I guess is now my Best Actress hopeful now that Knightley’s great work is going unrewarded. Lincoln leads the nominations with 7, for Picture, director, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, screenplay and score. Following Lincoln are Argo and Django Unchained with five, and Silver Linings Playbook and Les Mis tied in the Comedy/Musical category with four apiece.

The nominees:

Best Picture – Drama
Django Unchained
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Picture – Comedy/Musical
Les Misérables

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

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 Misérables
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress – Comedy/Musical
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Lincoln , Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O’Russell
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli.
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Cloud Atlas, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Lincoln , John Williams

Best Song
 “For You” from Act of Valour
“Not Running Anymore” from Stand Up Guys
“Safe and Sound,” The Hunger Games
 “Skyfall” from Skyfall
“Suddenly” from Les Mis

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour – Austria/France
The Intouchables – France
Kontiki – Norway
A Royal Affair – Denmark
Rust and Bone – France

Best Animated Film
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck it Ralph