Friday, December 13, 2013

2013 Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globes are an odd awards show. I half-jokingly refer to them as the Starfucker Awards, since the nominations often seem to be based more on who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association wants to walk their red carpet rather than the quality of the performances. If you think I'm kidding, remember that in 2010 Johnny Depp was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy for Alice in Wonderland AND The Tourist. And the mix of honoring the year in film and television makes it feel like a party thrown for everyone, rather than a specific industry event like the Oscars and the Emmys (that alcohol flows freely here adds to that good-time vibe).


This year's nominees are, for the most part, surprisingly great and coherent. You can find a full list of nominees below the jump; for now, my thoughts on what transpired this morning.
  • Rush being nominated for Best Motion Picture, Drama certainly is a nice reminder that yes, that is technically a movie still in the Oscar race.
  • I know the Globes have a very loose definition of "comedy" and "musical," but does The Wolf of Wall Street really count as such?
  • Absolutely nothing for Fruitvale Station and Lee Daniels' The Butler. That's really surprising to me, especially the snub of Oprah Winfrey for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
  • On the other hand, the love that Daniel Bruhl (Rush) and Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) got in Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (as well as at the SAG nominations yesterday) makes me unbelievably happy. Both of them were phenomenal in their films and have been underrated so far this awards season.
  • Also fantastic: Julie Delpy's nod for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy (again, I would hesitate to call Before Midnight a comedy, but if this is the result, I'm fine with it). The same goes for Greta Gerwig in the same category.
  • Given how much they love Martin Scorsese, I'm surprised to see his name left out of Best Director in favor of Alexander Payne.
  • Best Original Score is an absolute delight. Apart from John Williams and Hans Zimmer, they went with little-known composers who deserve some recognition. It's just too bad that Oscar isn't likely to follow suit.
  • I wasn't expecting to see The Wind Rises in Foreign Language Film and not in Animated Film. The latter category also left out Monsters University - a surprising move for a group that nominated Cars 2 - but included The Croods. It's a crazy world we live in.
  • On the television side of things, the Globes are their usual nutty selves. Masters of Sex is definitely the best new show of the season, but nominating Michael Sheen while snubbing the incomparable Lizzy Caplan is a crime. I also get that the HFPA likes things that are shiny and new, but Brooklyn Nine-Nine's nomination for Best Comedy Series seems a little absurd (and I genuinely like the show) and Andy Samberg - nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series - is one of my least favorite things about it. And they remembered how great Corey Stoll was on House of Cards but couldn't find any room anywhere for Mad Men (zero nominations)? These are the Globes we love to hate.
Full list of nominees:


BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Captain Phillips
Rush
Philomena

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY/MUSICAL

Nebraska
American Hustle
The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Llewyn Davis
Her

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Robert Redford, All is Lost
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Judi Dench, Philomena
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY/MUSICAL

Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY/MUSICAL

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE

Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

BEST DIRECTOR

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Alexander Payne, Nebraska

BEST SCREENPLAY

John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Steve Coogen and Jeff Pope, Philomena
Spike Jonze, Her

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Blue is the Warmest Color (France)
The Past (Iran)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Wind Rises (Japan)
The Great Beauty (Italy)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Frozen
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Steve Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave
Alex Ebert, All is Lost
Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Atlas," The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
"Let it Go," Frozen
"Ordinary Love," Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
"Please Mr. Kennedy," Inside Llewyn Davis
"Sweeter Than Fiction," One Chance

BEST COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Girls
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Parks and Recreation

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Pohler, Parks and Recreation
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
The Good Wife

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

BEST MINISERIES/TV MOVIE

American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

BEST ACTOR IN A MINISERIES/TV MOVIE

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES/TV MOVIE

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Behind the Candelabra
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, OR TV MOVIE

Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, OR TV MOVIE

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Jacqueline Bissett, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

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