Golden Globe nominations revealed

British film lovers rejoiced today with the news that forthcoming period drama The King’s Speech has received the most nominations for the Golden Globe awards

British film lovers rejoiced today with the news that forthcoming period drama The King’s Speech has received the most nominations for the Golden Globe awards. The film, starring Colin Firth as King George VI, will be competing in a total of 7 categories, and is now more hotly tipped than ever to be a success at the Oscars in February.

The next most successful films were David Fincher’s Facebook drama The Social Network and David O. Russell’s The Fighter, which are both up for 6 awards each. The main actors of both films have been nominated alongside Firth for the Best Actor (Drama) gong, whilst the Actress categories feature the leading ladies of Black Swan, Winter’s Bone and The Kids Are All Right. Johnny Depp, meanwhile, will be competing with himself; he’s received recognition for his performances in both Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist in the Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) category.

Other Brits who were popular with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were Christopher Nolan, who’ll be going for Best Director, Best Picture (Drama) and Best Screenplay with his blockbuster smash Inception, supporting actors Christian Bale and Helena Bonham Carter and Danny Boyle, whose 127 Hours is nominated for 3 awards. In the television categories, where Kelly McDonald, Idris Elba, Romola Garai, Ian McShane and Judi Dench are up for acting awards, Glee is leading the way with the most nominations.

Surprises have included the omission from all categories of True Grit and Hereafter, whose directors – the Coen brothers and Clint Eastwood – are regular features of the award season. The much-hyped Biutiful has been included only in the Best Foreign Film category, and Toy Story 3 was similarly unable to receive a Best Picture nod, whilst the Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) choices have received a wealth of bad press.

The ceremony will be hosted by Ricky Gervais on January 16th.

Best Picture (Drama)
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

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 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 and Alice)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)
Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)
Johnny Depp (The Tourist)
Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs)
Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)

Best Actress (Musical or 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 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
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours)
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right)
Christopher Nolan (Inception)
David Seidler (The King’s Speech)
Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

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

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

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech)
Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland)
A.R. Rahman (127 Hours)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (The Social Network)
Hans Zimmer (Inception)

Best Original 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 TV Series, Drama
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best TV Series, Comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Best Actor, Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Best Actress, Drama
Julianne Marguiles, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress, Comedy
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Lea Michele, Glee

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie
The Pacific
Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack

Best Actor In a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Ian MacShane, Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Best Actress In A Mini-Series or TV Movie
Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes, Temle Grandin
Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
Romola Garai, Emma
Jennier Love Hewitt, The Client List

Best Supporting Actor In a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-O
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin

Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly McDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Robert De Niro

One comment

  1. 18 Dec ’10 at 1:14 am

    Peter Hitchens on meth

    I do hope that my favourite TV comedy series ‘The Big’ wins.

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